In 2013, impressed by the number of book titles popping up in the books I was reading at the time, I began posting what I called Friday Book lists, in which I would list all the books, plays, periodicals, poems, short stories and other publications that appeared in the books I was reading. The endeavour fizzled out after a while when I took a break from rereading the Ngaio Marsh detective novels and began reading books that contained few, if any, mentions of books or reading. However, one thing I found fascinating about the exercise were all the fictional titles I came across.
before, I had discovered the - now, alas, long defunct - Invisible
Library website and had been intrigued by the titles contained therein.
Other webmasters and bloggers have since then made their own versions of this library of fictional books (as has Wikipedia),
and now I have decided to join that club. On my Invisible Library page you will find (to
begin with) the fictional books, short stories, poems and plays included
in my Friday Book lists (I decided to omit any periodicals, newspapers
and articles as their actual existence is often quite hard to verify). I will add new entries whenever I come across them and mark the newest at any time in red.
aim is not to list as many fictional books as possible, but merely to
collect the ones I discover between the pages of the books I read. I
may, if I find myself looking for something to do, pick up, from other
invisible libraries, titles gleaned from books I read before I started
collecting titles, but that's it. If I haven't read the containing book,
you will not find it listed.