Book Review: Book Love by Debbie Tung

“Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.”

– Author Unknown

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. (Goodreads)


Hi all! Before anything else, let me just mention that I have decided to give this blog a fresh theme. I loved my former one, however I realized that as much as I wanted a classic layout, it only worked on my mobile view (where I do most of my posts) and does not really translate to the desktop view. I hope this update also provides a better experience for everyone. With that being said, let’s move on to today’s featured book! 💕

I can’t tell you enough how excited I was to read Book Love by Debbie Tung! When I saw the cover I just felt it was something I will totally relate to and I was proven right. Only 10 pages in and I couldn’t stop smiling. It’s obviously written and drawn by someone who loves books, to be read by fellow bookworms. My thoughts in every page were all “I know right!” and “This is so me!”

This is definitely a book I would recommend to every book lover I know. It also has book recommendations, and tips on how to avoid reading slump and get more reading done. The art is so cute and charming.

It perfectly captures all the irony and nuances of being a bibliophile. They really delivered on their promise—I felt so understood and appreciated. It accepts and celebrates all kinds of book lovers with open arms.

Big thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for giving me a copy of this wonderful book in exchange for an honest review.

Overall Rating: 5/5



Debbie Tung Twitter @WheresMyBubble

Deborah “Debbie” Tung is a cartoonist and illustrator from Birmingham, England. Her comics are based on simple (and sometimes awkward) everyday life moments and her love for books and tea. She runs a Tumblr blog, Where’s My Bubble?, where she first started sharing her comics. She lives with her husband and works from home in her quiet little studio.



11 thoughts on “Book Review: Book Love by Debbie Tung

  1. This book looks great! I especially love the one comic strip you’ve posted – “when people ask me anything” Vs. “when people ask me about books”. That is definitely me! 😅


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