The only thing better than reading about amazing characters is when they also love to read, which is why we can definitely relate to these five fictional female bookworms!
Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson
The bookworm: Miranda Brooks
Owning a bookstore is every reader’s dream! When Miranda Brooks inherits her uncle’s book shop, she discovers a scavenger hunt left behind for her, with clues left between the pages of some of her favorite books. The hunt takes her on a journey not just through literature, but through her family’s history as well. Bookshop of Yesterdays is the ultimate love letter to bookworms everywhere, and you’ll definitely be sucked in to Miranda’s story.
The Little Clan by Iris Martin Cohen
The bookworm: Ava Gallanter
Readers always seem to find each other, and in The Little Clan, two women unite to form a Victorian-inspired literary salon, where book lovers can gather to discuss their favorite works. Ava, one of the cofounders, is not only a big reader, but also has dreams of becoming a writer, and starting the salon leads her to discover more about both herself and her friends.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The bookworm: Liesel Meminger
Set in Germany in 1939, Liesel’s love of books blossoms after she accidentally discovers The Grave Digger’s Handbook. Liesel soon finds herself stealing books from a variety of places, including Nazi book burnings. The Book Thief shows how stories can help sustain not just one person, but a community, even in times of absolute horror.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The bookworm: Jo March
A classic that many a bookworm has already devoured, Jo March of Little Women is another character on this list that not only reads books, but aspired to write them as well. Described as determined and very much a tomboy, Jo love to write plays and short stories and is partiall based on Louisa May Alcott herself.
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
The bookworm: Hermione Granger
Hermione is probably the first character a lot of people think of when they’re asked about fictional female bookworms, and really, can you blame them? From her first appearance, it’s clear that Hermione is prepared for life as a witch, having already dived into her school books, as well as extra reading on the side. It’s no wonder she’s often referred to as the brightest witch of her age, and has gone on to inspire girls both young and young at heart everywhere.
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