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Top 10 books about reading

U and I - Nicholson Baker To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface - Olivia Laing Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece - Michael Gorra The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them - Elif Batuman How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at An Answer - Sarah Bakewell How Proust Can Change Your Life - Alain de Botton Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling With D.H. Lawrence - Geoff Dyer Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages - Phyllis Rose The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia - Laura Miller A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter - William Deresiewicz

The Guardian Books has picked the top 10 books about reading, would you add anything to this list? 


Here's the interesting quote from the author of the Guardian article, Rebecca Mead:

My favorite books about books, or about reading, are those in which the writer has not felt it necessary to hide his or her own personal involvement in the subject – or to limit its disclosure to a preface or afterword – but instead has taken his or her own investment as a starting point. Reading isn’t a terribly dramatic activity to write about, admittedly. But since all real writers are also readers, it is, for some of us at least, a compelling, indeed unavoidable, subject. I bet if skydivers could skydive about skydiving, they would. (via)

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/12/top-10-books-about-readers-nicholson-baker