Title: Book Love
Author: Debbie Tung
Source: Free ARC from Andrews McMeel Publishing
Note: As stated under the Source (above), I received this book for free from Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley. I pride myself on writing fair and honest reviews.
“Bookworms rejoice! These charming comics capture exactly what it feels like to be head-over-heels for hardcovers. And paperbacks! And ebooks! And bookstores! And libraries!
Book Love is a gift book of comics tailor-made for tea-sipping, spine-sniffing, book-hoarding bibliophiles. Debbie Tung’s comics are humorous and instantly recognizable—making readers laugh while precisely conveying the thoughts and habits of book nerds. Book Love is the ideal gift to let a book lover know they’re understood and appreciated.”
As a lifelong book lover, I’m a huge fan of book-related…anything. A collection of cute comics about being insanely in love with books and all the quirkiness that goes along with that? Sign. Me. Up. And it is no surprise that many book lovers love Book Love. However, I’m in the minority.
Don’t get me wrong. I liked it. The illustrations are cute. I related to most of the book nerd characterizations. But it wasn’t particularly fresh. There was nothing new on offer, so it just felt a bit cliché. Like something I see on my FB and Twitter feeds every day. Cute. Relatable. Likable. But not amazing.