Mar 30, 2021AndreaG_KCMO rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A few pages into this book, I didn't want to like it; the banter and vernacular are too familiar, too "millennial." But obviously, since I fit the demographic, I fell for it. The title character is lovable and her small troubles are…Read moreRead more of this comment
Mar 20, 2021rosalij rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Easy reading. Nina is an introvert who struggles with social anxiety, yet she is a really strong and independent woman who works at a bookstore and loves trivia games. Her life changes when she finds out her father left her something on…Read moreRead more of this comment
Mar 04, 2021WPL_Erin rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
I wanted to like this book, I really did.
It had all the components of a quirky fun story but they didn’t mesh well together it it felt really forced and not at all genuine.
Plus, god I hated Nina. She was such an inconsistent character…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 11, 2020ArapahoeKristy rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Nina enjoys her quiet life with her books and her cat until she is surprised by a visit from a lawyer one day while at work. Raised as an only child, she is shocked to find out that she has quite a few relatives who had been unknown to…Read moreRead more of this comment
Oct 17, 2020TeaD4 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A fun and easy story to read during the pandemic! Nina's love of all things books is reflected in details throughout the story, and will make anyone who loves books and being in bookstores/ around shelves of books absolutely delighted.…Read moreRead more of this comment
Sep 18, 2020Lunarchi rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I love books that include books as a part of the plot or theme. I noticed The Bookish Life of Nina Hill in one of our local public library’s book chats. I thought it might be of interest and it was. Nina Hill was a millennial who worked…Read moreRead more of this comment
This is a fun and light-hearted read about a quirky bookworm with social anxiety. Nina Hill works at a bookstore, has a cat, and with the exception of trivia nights and book clubs, leads a very quiet life. Until things happen. She finds…Read moreRead more of this comment
Sep 12, 2020e0026718080 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
It's a really fun book that successfully took my mind off of my current troubles. Sometimes we need something a little witty, very light, and very cute to get through the week. If that's what you're in the mood for, this is the book for…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jun 22, 2020AMWayment rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Nina Hill's life is perfect as it is, thank you very much.
She has an adorable little apartment, a fabulous job at a local bookstore (Knight's), and a grumpy cat (Phil).
Nina looked down and smiled...with the plentiful sarcasm and…Read moreRead more of this comment
May 19, 2020TSCPL_Miranda rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I loved this book! Funny, heart warming, and uplifting, with lots of literary references sprinkled throughout. Nina believes that there are five perfect things in the world--reading, cats, dogs, honeycrisp apples, and coffee. She's a…Read moreRead more of this comment
May 11, 2020librarianjessicaboorsma rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This was such a fun, light romp that I think most bookworms can probably relate to.
Nina Hill is alone, and she likes it that way. She's a bookworm who works at a bookstore, a trivia master, a perpetual organizer whose life always goes…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jan 29, 2020Ren_M rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Cute book. Too many magical coincidences to take seriously. Likely destined to be a movie on the Hallmark Channel. Not sure why it has been chosen for many book clubs (unless they're secretly wine clubs with a literary excuse), as there is…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jan 27, 2020Adw555 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A book about an introvert who loves to read - sign me up!!
PLOT SUMMARY: Nina loves her job at the bookstore, her weekly book club meetings , her trivia team, her cat and most especially her alone time. In order to…Read moreRead more of this comment
Nov 20, 2019msf_grpl rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This was a quick, mostly entertaining read. The dialog and narrator comments were quick witted, humorous, irreverent-- but overdone, so that it soon wore thin and I found it annoying at times. Quirky characters and coincidences can get…Read moreRead more of this comment
I wasn't a fan of the last couple of pages, but other than that, the book was delightful. I've seen comments from other people that didn't like her personality, and I will admit that she's got some quirks, but I loved the absolute…Read moreRead more of this comment
Oct 19, 2019sloanelCPL rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
chick lit, lit lit, chick lit lit -- sounds like a flavour instead of a genre -- a chick lit lit rom com. Very satisfying. Some nice descriptions of the adaptations we make to manage anxiety, and some nice explorations of complementarity…Read moreRead more of this comment
Oct 19, 2019JessicaGma rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This was a quirky read about someone who has well managed their life to mitigate their anxiety, and well, life had other plans in mind with a surprise family to learn all about. Nina was fun, and some of the other characters were a hoot.…Read moreRead more of this comment