Bookish life of Nina Hill, The- A book review

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What is your dream life like? If you are a bookworm, I kinda think you will be jealous of the life of Nina Hill. I am not even an introvert and yet I was. I totally loved the book, the writing, as should every bookworm. Go ahead read to find what’s so good about The bookish life of Nina Hill, okay?

About the book

Bookish life of Nina Hill

Book Name: The bookish life of Nina Hill

Author: Abbi Waxman

Genre: Fiction – Romance

Characters: Nina Hill, Tom Byrnes, Peter Reynolds, Archie Reynolds, Liz Quinn, Lydia & Katherine Reynolds, Polly Culligan, Eliza & Millie Reynolds, Alice Reynolds, Lili, Annabelle & Clare, Sarkassian

Setting: Los Angeles, CaliforniaThe United States of America

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The plot

Nina Lee Hill, an anxious introverted bookworm leads a perfect life with her job in a bookstore, a great trivia and Phil, her cat. She takes books seriously and actually considers talking to non readers worthless. Yep, seriously. And oh she is a list maker and planner! (See, whats not to like?)

When she comes to know that her estranged father is dead, she doesn’t realize her perfect world may not be as is. She has a family and a huge one at that. And also she might be named in his will. Also her arch nemesis from the trivia club, Tom may not be so bad after all. 

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How would Nina be able to cope with all these sudden changes forms the rest of The bookish life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman and you definitely should be reading it.

My initial thoughts

I was hooked with just the blurb and the title. I mean I loved the premises and the plot and the mere fact that there is going to be a lot of bookish-ness in the book. And I was not disappointed at all.

On a more serious note, I am sure most bookworms would feel relatable to Nina and her love for all bookish things. Other characters are too perfect to believe, I loved them anyway. 

I loved that Nina wasn’t portrayed as a typical nerdy, closed introvert but as someone who has a social life with select people. Her time is well divided between trivia, movies with friends (or alone) and book club meetings. See, bookworms are not all alone, in reality!

I love a book with a family reunion, or new family in this case. The bookish life of Nina Hill is more of drama than a romance and I really liked that the romance takes a backseat after a while. I wish the author had spent a little more time to this aspect of the book and cut short on her inner ramblings. 

Things that worked for me

  • Very relatable characters that are well developed. 
  • I loved the witty conversations sprinkled here and there.
  • Books. Books. Lists. BOOKS EVERYWHERE.

Things that didn’t work for me

  • I literally rolled my eyes when I read about stereotypical “fabulous gay nephew”.
  • The first few chapters with so many references and facts wore me a bit down. 
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Bottom-line

If you are bookworm whose life revolves around books and bookish things, The bookish life of Nina Hill is definitely for you. Easily one of the good books I read in 2019. 

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Have you read this one? Did you like reading The bookish life of Nina Hill? Are there other books that have bookworms in it that you love? Let us talk.

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10 months ago

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Megan | Ginger Mom & Company
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11 months ago

I’ve wanted to read this for quite some time! So glad it doesn’t disappoint 🙂

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11 months ago

[…] Bookish life of Nina Hill, The- A book review […]

Kathy West
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11 months ago

This looks like a really good read.

Whispering Stories
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11 months ago

This is one of those book that I keep on saying I will read and never get to. Great review.

Ashleigh Mordew
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11 months ago

I’ve heard so many great things about this book.

DJ Sakata
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11 months ago

This looks like a fun read – I wants!

Kate @ Bitch Bookshelf
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11 months ago

Thank you for sharing. I keep seeing good reviews for this!

Sam@wlabb
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11 months ago

I had such a great time reading this book. I remembering smiling, giggling, and laughing a LOT. Her and her crazy family charmed the pants off of me

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