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Jun 10, 2021
light read
Apr 07, 2021ReadingAdviser_Jessica rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This was such a fun, light romp that I think most bookworms can probably relate to.
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…
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…
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…
Jan 20, 2021mkpederson rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Entertaining and charming with book references, trivia and happy endings. Loved it.
Dec 31, 2020dianekot rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Funniest book I've rad in a long time.
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…
Nov 15, 2020C_reads rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
I might be the only person that disliked this book. And I gave it a real chance! Three! I could not get pass the second chapter finding Nina really unlikeable.
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.…
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…
Sep 16, 2020
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…
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…
Aug 23, 2020DAISYKINS rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
Perhaps my expectations were too high. Found it tried too hard to be witty, also surprisingly shallow. Just didn’t find it finish worthy.
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…
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…
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…
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…
Jan 27, 2020Adw555 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
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…
Dec 20, 2019squirrelee rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
I really wanted to like this book, but I think it lacked depth. I am all about a fluffy book now and then, but this one was cringeworthy at times for me.
Nov 22, 2019theojones41 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Kinda cute. Anxiety ridden young woman meets young man, forms bad opinion, changes mind three or four times, inherits a fortune and a new family, and presumably will now live happily ever after.
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…
Nov 19, 2019
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…
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…
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.…