“She enjoyed people — she really did — she just needed to take them in homeopathic doses; a little of the poison was the cure.” — The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
Don’t kill the messenger, but I didn’t love this book. 🙈
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill is a fun little book. Yes, Nina’s character is fun and quirky and admirable. We all want to work in a bookshop and have conversations with our cats. (I don’t have cats, but if I did, I’d definitely talk to them!)
I found the whole thing a bit predictable and just a little shallow. The bit about her family was interesting, I guess. I don’t know… I just didn’t love it. I even thought about not finishing it.
I REALLY wanted to love it since I’d heard so much about it and my secret Santa from a Singapore book group I’m in went to the trouble of buying it for me because I put it on my list! Which makes me feel doubly bad for not liking it.
I think part of the problem was it was very millennial, and I’m not a millennial. So I had trouble relating, which makes me feel really, really old. But there it is. I’ve said it. I couldn’t relate and I didn’t love it.
And if you’d like to read a review about a book I did love, click here to read my Station Eleven review!
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