In honor of September being Library Card Signup Month, see these titles that are about books and libraries!
For example...Simon, a young librarian on the verge of losing his job, lives alone on the Long Island Sound in his family home, a house perched on the edge of a bluff that is slowly crumbling toward the sea. His parents are long dead, his mother having drowned in the water his house overlooks. On a day in late June, Simon receives a mysterious package from an antiquarian bookseller. The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler tells the story of Amos and Evangeline, doomed lovers who lived and worked in a traveling circus more than two hundred years ago.Why does his grandmother's name, Verona Bonn, appear in this book? Why do so many women in his family drown on July 24? Could there possibly be some kind of curse on his family? Simon must try to decode his family history while moving on from the past...a wondrous novel about the power of books and family and magic.
And if you agree with Margaret Atwood's famous quote “I believe that everyone else my age is an adult whereas I am merely in disguise," you might like these titles in which children are the main characters. Like Eggshells by Catriona Lally: Odd and lonely Vivian puts out an ad for a friend—specifically one named Penelope—in a local Dublin paper, and when someone fitting that description finally answers, Vivian's life begins to change.