Book mentions in this thread

  • Votes: 16

    Name of the Rose

    by Umberto Eco

    In 1327, Brother William of Baskerville is sent to investigate charges of heresy against Franciscan monks at a wealthy Italian abbey but finds his mission overshadowed by seven bizarre murders.
  • Votes: 16

    How to Read a Book

    by Mortimer Jerome Adler

    Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works
  • Votes: 15

    The Footnote

    by Anthony Grafton

  • Votes: 6

    A History of Reading

    by Alberto Manguel

  • Votes: 5

    The Information

    by Martin Amis

  • Votes: 5

    The Possessed

    by Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Demons is an anti-nihilistic novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It is the third of the four great novels written by Dostoyevsky after his return from Siberian exile, the others being Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov. Demons is a social and political satire, a psychological drama, and large scale tragedy.
  • Votes: 5

    Nabokov's Favourite Word Is Mauve

    by Ben Blatt

  • Votes: 5

    Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius

    by Jorge Luis Borges

  • Votes: 4

    A Gentle Madness

    by Nicholas A. Basbanes

  • Votes: 4

    Reader's Block

    by David Markson

  • Votes: 4

    The Nature of the Book

    by Adrian Johns

  • Votes: 3

    El infinito en un junco

    by Irene Vallejo

  • Votes: 3

    The Name of the Rose

    by Umberto Eco

  • Votes: 3

    How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read

    by Pierre Bayard

  • Votes: 3

    What We See When We Read

    by Peter Mendelsund

  • Votes: 2

    Literature and the Gods

    by Roberto Calasso

  • Votes: 2

    The Book on the Bookshelf

    by Henry Petroski

  • Votes: 2

    New Grub Street (Oxford World's Classics)

    by George Gissing

  • Votes: 2

    The Library

    by James W. P. Campbell

  • Votes: 2

    A Solemn Pleasure

    by Melissa Pritchard

  • Votes: 2

    Fahrenheit 451

    by Ray Bradbury

    A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.
  • Votes: 1

    Water Me Next Week

    by Ma Theresa Ebro

  • Votes: 1

    Epic

    by John Eldredge

  • Votes: 1

    Criticism

    by Walter Jackson Bate