I’m Writing Letters to Books in 2020?

Today I’d like to talk about a little change that will be happening with how I review books in 2020. 

A few months ago I read Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence, which is a book of letters this librarian wrote to books she read over the years. In the spirit of this book, I wrote my review of it in the form of a letter and had so much fun. The review felt more personal than all the other reviews I had written over the years because I could more fully explain the context in which I read the book and how that impacted my thoughts on it. I’ve always associated certain books with certain memories–reading The Fellowship of the Ring in the back of my dad’s truck the summer before sixth grade, reading Grimm Tales by Philip Pullman while traveling abroad, and reading Watership Down in the wake of a break up. Some people can hear a song and remember where they listened to it the most, but for me that feeling has always been the strongest with books. And now I’d like to share that with you all.

In 2020, I’m planning on writing all of my reviews in the form of letters to the books themselves. Through these reviews I hope you’ll understand a bit more of the context in which I read these books as well as deeper insight into how I connect with what I read. My hope is that I’ll be able to review books I’m reading in 2020 for the first time as well as books that I read in the past that would lend themselves to being written about in the form of a letter.

I’m so excited for this little experiment! I hope you enjoy it!

Have you ever done something like this? Any suggestions of which books I’ve already read that I should write letters to? Have you ever read Dear Fahrenheit 451? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

26 responses to “I’m Writing Letters to Books in 2020?”

  1. This will be so exciting!! ♥️

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    1. Thank you!! I am very excited!

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  2. Ooh that’s such a wonderful idea! I’ll really be looking forward to seeing your letter reviews. Also, do you mind if I copy your idea? I won’t be writing reviews in the form of letters on my blog but I would love to write letters to books personally, in a diary 🙂

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    1. Absolutely, go for it!! I can’t wait to see your letters!! 🙂

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      1. Thank you ❤️

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  3. This is such a great idea! Definitely going to try this, have fun with it 🙂

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  4. That’s a such a lovely idea 😍😍it brings you so much closer to the book🌺🤗

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    1. Thank you! I’m very excited for it!

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  5. I LOVE this idea!! Excited to read your letters 🙂

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  6. This sounds great!! I need to locate a copy of this book too. I can’t wait to see your reviews like this. Awesome!

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    1. Thank you so much! ❤

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  7. Ahh what a brilliant idea, Holly, I love it so much and can’t wait to read your next reviews! ❤

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    1. Thanks, Marie!! ❤

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  8. This sounds like such an adorable idea!

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  9. I absolutely love love love this idea, Holly! I think it’s brilliant and I’m so looking forward to your letters 🙂 Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you so much!!! ❤

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  10. What a lovely idea! Good luck! 😀

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  11. That’s a really interesting idea – I especially like your comment that using this format enables you to give more of a personal reaction in your reviews. That’s the part that I find the hardest to do ….Shall watch with interest how this develops

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    1. Thank you!! I’m very exciting to see as well!

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  12. What a lovely idea, Holly! This honestly sounds like such a fun and unique way of writing reviews! I can’t wait to read all the ones you share! ❤

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    1. Thank you so much, Kelly!! ❤

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