The bookish life of Nina Hill – Abbi Waxman

Title: The bookish life of Nina Hill
Author: Abbi Waxman
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Genre: Young adult
Pages: 352
My rating: 6/10

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The bookish life of Nina Hill

Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, an excellent trivia team and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book.

So when the father she never knew existed dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! She’ll have to Speak. To. Strangers.

And if that wasn’t enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny and interested in getting to know her…

It’s time for Nina to turn her own fresh page, and find out if real life can ever live up to fiction. . .


I finally finished reading my 6th book of this year, which was The bookish life of Nina Hill. This was one of the books I really wanted to read and was on my wishlist for at least a year.
I have to admit I thought the beginning was a little bit too boring for me. I even wanted to start another book instead of finishing this one. But it got better and better.

Nina and I have a couple of things in common: we love to read books and we both are introverts. She has a job during the day at a bookstore and in the evening she loves to read. And her life is pretty simple and easy. Until she finds out that she has a whole family and she also has a crush on Tom. So suddenly her life changed a lot and it is all too much for her. She gets anxious. I honestly think that Nina worries too much and tries to plan her whole life. What is the fun of that? Life is so much more fun when you do things spontaneously.

It is definitely not the best book I ever read. I think this is so far my least favorite book of this year, but I’ve only read 6 books so far. I just wanted to get more action or drama. I just had the feeling that something was missing. It is not a bad book but it wasn’t my cup of tea. But maybe you will like it?

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