Nonfiction Review: Dear Fahrenheit 451

September 25, 2017 Uncategorized 6 ★★★★★

Nonfiction Review: Dear Fahrenheit 451Title: Dear Fahrenheit 451: A Librarian's Love Letters and Break-Up Notes to the Books in Her Life
Author: Annie Spence

Summary: Funny, entertaining, and relatable – I loved this and would recommend it to anyone who love books.

This is a collection of letters from librarian Annie Spence to books she’s loved, books she’s hated, and everything inbetween. She shared books that have meant a lot to her in her life, along with some personal stories and some of her interesting experiences as a librarian. She then wraps up with some book recommendation lists.

I was a little nervous about whether I’d be able to enjoy the letters to books I’d not read, but I needn’t have worried. Every one of these letters entertained me and I definitely laughed out loud on multiple occasions. Her notes to books she didn’t enjoy were particularly funny. A note to the bookshelf at a party she was attending and a note to a book that didn’t keep her husband from talking to her while she tried to read also stood out for their humor. And I’m guessing a lot of bookworms will find those two essays and many others particularly relatable too!

Her letters that were more touching than funny were equally enjoyable. I loved hearing about the books she loved or which touched her because of their connection to her life. I thought the amount of her own life that she included was perfect. Her personal life was relatable and her experiences as a librarian were entertaining, but the focus was still on books. I really have to recommend this to any book lover, which I would guess means that if you’re reading this review, I’d recommend it to you 🙂

6 Responses to “Nonfiction Review: Dear Fahrenheit 451”

  1. Naomi

    I’ve seen this around, but hadn’t heard much about it yet. I’m happy to know you liked it – I think it would make a good gift for a bookish person!

    • DoingDewey

      I was nervous about that going in too, but it really didn’t bother me at all. The letters were engaging and easy to follow anyway 🙂

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