Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

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Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1)Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Sunny is an American-raised albino girl who recently moved back to Nigeria.  She is befriended by a boy at school and his weird friend Chichi.  Chichi doesn’t go to school.  She stays at home with her mother in a shack.  Sunny is surprised to find that the shack contains thousands of books that cover every surface and Chichi studies them all.

My review

 


 

A Natural History of Dragons (Memoir by Lady Trent, #1)A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Lady Trent was a bookish young lady whose passion for learning lead her to go on an expedition to study dragons and eventually write the best books on the subject.

 

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The Storied Life of A.J. FikryThe Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A.J. Fikry owns a bookstore and has very certain ideas about what people should be reading.  These ideas don’t usually jibe with what his customers want to read.

 

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A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

All the trouble in this book comes from finding a missing manuscript with illustrations pertaining to alchemy.  Suddenly everyone wants it and the person who found it can’t make it appear again.

 

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Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1)Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Imagine if the Library at Alexandria had never burned.  Instead it kept getting more and more powerful until it controlled all the books in the world.  Everyone has access to digital copies of all books but no one is allowed to own a physical copy.  Paper books are the biggest thing on the black market.

My review


 

Trip of the Tongue: Cross-Country Travels in Search of America's LanguagesTrip of the Tongue: Cross-Country Travels in Search of America’s Languages by Elizabeth Little

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The author of this book loves to spend her time reading grammar guides in different languages.  She sets off to find out the story behind small pockets of language in the United States, such as Crow in South Dakota, Norwegian in Minnesota, Creole in Louisiana, and Basque in Nevada.

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Gutenberg's ApprenticeGutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The ultimate book nerds!  This is an historical fiction take on the workshop that produced the first printing press.

 

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The Fort at River's Bend (Camulod Chronicles, #5)The Fort at River’s Bend by Jack Whyte

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is part of my favorite historical fiction series of all time.  It is a retelling of the Camelot story without all the magic.  By this point, the series is focusing on Merlynn.  He is a very educated man who uses what he has learned in books to appear magical to the people around him.

I first read this one pre-book blogging.


 

 

The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tuesday Next is a Book Agent. She can go into a book and interact with the characters. She’s part of the law enforcement for the Book World. This is one of my favorite fictional worlds.

I first read this one before I wrote a lot about books on the blog too.


 

 

The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When he is 11, Daniel is introduced to the Cemetery of Lost Books. He is allowed to pick one. He chooses one written by Julian Carax and falls in love. As an adult he tries to find other books by that author but discovers that someone in Barcelona is destroying them.

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