Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence

Dear Fahrenheit 451Dear Fahrenheit 451 is a book about books, letters of love (or farewell) to the books on author Annie Spence’s shelves. I enjoyed Spence’s thoughts on all sorts of books, her bookish matchmaking, as well as hearing about the quirkier tastes of some of her library patrons. Maybe because we’re of the same generation, I connected with her musings. But also, there were a number of well-loved books she didn’t like that made me feel heard. Sometimes it can be lonely feeling like you’re the only one who couldn’t get into a popular book. Dear Fahrenheit 451 is full of bookish nostalgia and commentary on books old and new, and oh my word the suggestions (I especially appreciated her “recovery read” suggestions.) RIP to my TBR list.

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