BOOK REVIEW: THE BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL BY ABBI WAXMAN

42431386.jpgThe Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

Published July 9, 2019

Paperback, 352 pages

MY GOODREADS RATING 5/5 STARS

(Thanks to Netgalley & Berkley Books, I received an eARC)

 

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:

     “Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful.”–#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin 

The author of Other People’s Houses and The Garden of Small Beginnings delivers a quirky and charming novel chronicling the life of confirmed introvert Nina Hill as she does her best to fly under everyone’s radar.

Meet Nina Hill: A young woman supremely confident in her own…shell.

The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book. 

When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! They’re all–or mostly all–excited to meet her! She’ll have to Speak. To. Strangers. It’s a disaster! And as if that wasn’t enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny, and deeply interested in getting to know her. Doesn’t he realize what a terrible idea that is?

Nina considers her options.

1. Completely change her name and appearance. (Too drastic, plus she likes her hair.) 

2. Flee to a deserted island. (Hard pass, see: coffee). 

3. Hide in a corner of her apartment and rock back and forth. (Already doing it.)

It’s time for Nina to come out of her comfortable shell, but she isn’t convinced real life could ever live up to fiction. It’s going to take a brand-new family, a persistent suitor, and the combined effects of ice cream and trivia to make her turn her own fresh page.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

This is the first book that I’ve read by this author but I have heard great things about their other book. I cannot say enough good things about this book I absolutely loved it, and it was definitely one of my favorites of the year. I could relate to the main character so much I felt like the book was written specifically for me.

I thought it was a very interesting that the trivia was brought up in this book. I know people who go or have gone to trivia and loved it, I have actually gone myself and found that it was really fun. I thought it was comical how seriously the characters took their trivia team, but also could see why it was taken so seriously.

This is honestly such a cute book I would highly recommend it to anybody that is a fan of romance. I could even see people who are not fans of romance enjoying this one because the story was a lot more than just romantic relationships. I can’t wait to read more books by this author, they have definitely become an auto by author for me.

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