Five Favorite: Books Set in Libraries

“Five Favorite” is a feature on thewasofshall where I lay out my five favorite “x”. Sometimes they’re relevant to a season or holiday, mostly they’re not. It’s an all-around fun excuse to give my 100% amazingly awesome opinion. To see previous (and future) topics, click here. To participate, scroll all the way down.

ChuckPushingDaisiesI’m pretty sure that all book lovers have a dream to one-day own ALL. OF. THE. BOOKS. (Whether that dream is practical is beyond the point here.) For me, it was (and is) to simply own a Library – like, a room in my house that JUST holds books on wall to wall, floor to ceiling shelves with a nice big window and a huge comfy chair. As such, I get a little flush of happiness when I read books that feature or are set in libraries because, well, you know… books. Here are my five favorite.

Home Libraries


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Public Libraries


A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness


The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova


The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Have your own five favorite books set in libraries? Share them! Post them to your blog, link back to this post, and then comment letting me know!

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