Ever wonder what the characters of Bob’s Burgers would buy from an indie bookstore? Look no further! We have compiled a list of books that your favorite characters would (probably) read!
The Food of Oaxaca: Recipes and Stories from Mexico's Culinary Capital by Alejandro Ruiz, Carla Altesor, Enrique Olvera (Foreword by)
Bob's Burgers Character: Bob
As a professional chef and restaurateur Bob loves to cook. He’s always looking to improve and push the bounds of food. He carefully crafts masterpieces of Thanksgiving dinners for his family and friends. Bob would want to expand his skills to a different culinary experience by trying new recipes from Oaxaca. He would relish the time-intensive process of preparing the perfect mole. Ruiz’s cookbook is divided into three sections, including one of his own creations like Duck Tacos and Oaxacan Chocolate Mousse. I can imagine Bob pouring over these recipes and enjoying trying them out on Linda and the kids.
Beyond Broadway: The Pleasure and Promise of Musical Theatre Across America by Stacy Wolf
Bob's Burgers Character: Linda
Genre: Performing Arts
Linda loves dinner theatre, singing and dancing. Why not read a book about musical theatre in the United States? This book is basically a road trip showcasing the off-the-beaten-path shows that Linda would love such as high school musicals, dinner theatre, community theatres, and more. More inspiration for her if she ever gets to relive her dinner theatre fantasies at the restaurant.
This Is My Brain in Love by I. W. Gregorio
Bob's Burgers Character: Tina
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Tina loves her family’s restaurant almost as much as Bob. This YA romance introduces a 16-year-old named Jocelyn Wu who is determined to save her family’s failing Chinese restaurant. Meanwhile a boy named William Domenici in need of a summer job and “investigative skills” for the school newspaper starts working at her family’s restaurant. You know Tina has written an “Erotic Friend Fiction” about this exact scenario.
Dog Man: A Graphic Novel (Dog Man #1) by Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
Bob's Burgers Character: Gene
Genre: CH-Early Graphica
Gene isn’t the most avid reader so what better way to get into reading than a graphic novel series for kids about a crimefighter who has the body of a cop and the head of a dog whose archrival is a cat. This has Gene written all over it!
Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build Implements of Spitball Warfare by John Austin
Bob's Burgers Character: Louise
Louise loves to get into shenanigans especially at Wagstaff School. This book with its directions on how to build miniature toys and catapults is just the ticket she needs to further annoy her teachers and guidance counselor, Mr. Frond, and wind up in detention. But it will be worth it to see their faces when she uses a catapult to launch spitballs far and wide!
A House in a Week: Prefab Houses by Francesc Zamora
Bob's Burgers Character: Teddy
Teddy the handyman likes to challenge himself and what better way to do that than to build a house from the ground up? This book compiles convenient and easy-to-construct houses that are sure to fill Teddy’s mind with inspiration to build the best prefab home.
I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano
Bob's Burgers Character: Gayle
Gayle writes her own poems and she loves her cats more than anything. Add those together and you have the perfect pick for Gayle! She would love to recite this in her apartment for her beloved cats, Jean Paw’d Van Damme, Pinkeye, and Mr. Business!
The Hairdresser of Harare: A Novel (Modern African Writing Series) by Tendai Huchu
Bob's Burgers Character: Gretchen
Gretchen is Linda’s BFF and hairdresser. She will be turning the pages of this book set in Zimbabwe about a friendship between a rival hairdresser and a single mother. This book is intense, but so is Gretchen.
You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy
Bob's Burgers Character: Mort
Mort likes to practice mindfulness and do MasterClass type lessons in between his mortuary job duties. This book from journalist Kate Murphy discusses our tendency to fail to listen and how we can build better relationships with better listening. Mort is all over that!
The Empathy Diaries: A Memoir by Sherry Turkle
Bob's Burgers Character: Mr. Frond
As the Wagstaff guidance counselor, Mr. Frond is in need of well-researched information in an accessible form of the memoir. Turkle delivers that in this vulnerable memoir that details her personal experiences as well as her research. Frond will love this book just from the title and enjoy the useful information.
Dancing Is the Best Medicine: The Science of How Moving to a Beat Is Good for Body, Brain, and Soul by Julia F. Christensen, Dong-Seon Chang
Bob's Burgers Character: Jimmy Jr.
Jimmy Junior’s passion is dancing and this book affirms his love and practice of it.
Edited by Nicole R.