This is my organizational post for the Bibliophilic Books Challenge.
I am excited about this one, because I thought I had imagined it, but it turns out it really exists. The point is to read books about books. They can be fiction or non-fiction, so there are plenty to chose from. There are many qualifying books on my TBR shelves right now, and I have really been in the mood for them.
I signed up for the "Bibliomaniac" level, which means I have 12 to read by the end of the year. I do not have a final list yet, but I have several in mind. There are enough choices on my TBR shelf that I chose all 12 from what I have now.
There are a lot of author biographies on my list. I think they fall within the guidelines for the challenge, because they discuss the authors' books. But if they do not count, there are plenty of other choices on my list.
FINISHED AND REVIEWED
The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby (reviewed here)
The Flaneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris by Edmund White (reviewed here)
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman (reviewed here)
A Year in the World by Frances Mayes (reviewed here)
Housekeeping vs. the Dirt by Nick Hornby (not reviewed yet).
GRABBING MY ATTENTION
Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Nick Hornby
Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love, edited by Anne Fadiman
99 Novels by Anthony Burgess
The Well-Educated Mind by Wise S. Bauer
How to Read and Why by Harold Bloom
Studies in Classic American Literature by D. H. Lawrence
The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald
The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
At Home with Books: How Booklovers Live with and Care for Their Libraries by Estelle Ellis
The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World by Guillaume de Laubier
Literary Essays by Mark Twain
Speak Memory by Vladimir Nobokov
Saul Bellow: A Biography of the Imagination by Ruth Miller
Oscar Wilde: A Certain Genius by Barbara Belford
Capote by Gerald Clarke
Greene on Capri: A Memoir by Shirley Hazzard
Walks in Hemingway's Paris: A Guide To Paris For The Literary Traveler by Noel Fitch
NOTESThis post was last updated on September 22, 2010.