The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman was a little like a bar of chocolate: sweet and enjoyable — a nice binge — but nothing that’s going to fill you up or linger. I had it on my TBR list and almost took it off since Gayle (Everyday I Write the Book and The Readerly Report) said it was only OK, but I found it on the Express Checkout shelf and grabbed it anyway. I also had liked Waxman’s The Garden of Small Beginnings (reviewed here). And, since it only took a few hours to read and was funny and endearing in moments, I am glad I read it. It’s the story of Nina Hill who likes her quiet life and job in a bankrupting (sure that’s not a word) independent bookstore. Of course, that life is interrupted by the death of the father she didn’t know and a man who she wants not to like. I am sure you can predict the ending and the story isn’t going to knock your socks off, but if you like a book that has everything tied up in neat knots, this is a good choice (and an excellent beach read too).

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