Friday, April 03, 2009

Bleg: Novels About Books?

We're compiling a required summer reading list for Ateneo de Davao. I want to focus on novels because they're a more intensive and cohesive reading experience. In particular, I want to recommend books about books (and reading) -- and I hope the titles mentioned therein will encourage the readers to follow them later on.

So far only three books come to mind (being the ones I've read):

  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Mockingbird by Walter Tevis
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

A few other titles did pop up during a quick search (thanks to this post about novels about books) but I have not come across them yet:

  • The Tuesday Next novels by Jasper Fforde (will be, er, next on my reading list as soon as the NBS sale happens)
  • Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Salamander by Thomas Wharton
  • Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
Any other recommendations?