I love your phrase, "Authentic biliophile." :) It is an interesting discussion because, of course, hundreds of books caan revolve around the same topic. If you're interested, another comparison exists between Kristin Hannah's The Nightengale and The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes but I haven't done any research to know the back-stories.
I put a new book on my list the other day when I was browsing at B&N: The Library Book by Susan Orlean. I remember reading the review a few years back, but didn't purchase it at the time. I'm looking forward to it. You've probably read it. I just wish I could read faster and more often because there are so great works to consume!
Are you still writing reviews or book-oriented pieces? If you'd like to publish a book review or literary discussion of some sort, I'd be happy to look at it for LiteratureLust.
Thanks so much for reading and responding! Have a fantastic day.