Review: Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount

Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount

February 25, 2020

2 stars
2 stars – it was ok

While parts of this book were interesting, overall it was a little bit of a disappointment for me. By the halfway point I found myself getting bored and skimming the sections, which is never good. Part of this was because the sections were being repeated multiple times, like Beloved Bookstores, instead of being grouped together. I would have enjoyed this more if it had only been one section of each of these things instead of all the repeat sections. The first time I got to a repeat section I thought my kindle had jumped back to an earlier point in the book and it was a little irritating. 

Also this book claims it will add tons of books to your TBR but sadly I didn’t add any of them. Almost all of them were books I had no interest in reading and I had only read a few of them. I did enjoy the artwork overall, a few of the portraits were a little creepy but I still liked the art style.   

While this book wasn’t what I was looking for, her words about the impact on books were very true and inspiring. 

“I know that any book, when read at the right moment, might make my life better, might give me a greater understanding of the universe and all the other people in it.”


“And if you love a book, no doubt many other people love it, too. That shared love connects us and sparks that miraculous feeling of not being alone in the world. Which is exactly the whole point of books, showing us the world as others see it, helping us understand each other, reminding us we’re all human.”

Overall, If you like books with lists I would suggest this book because it might not be what you are looking for. 

Popsugar Reading Challenge 2020 – A book with a book on the cover. 

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