Thursday, September 21, 2023

Books from the Backlog - The Bookish Life of Nina Hill


Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!

Goodreads:  The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

Blurb:  The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner 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.
When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! They're all—or mostly all—excited to meet her! She'll have to Speak. To. Strangers. It's a disaster! And as if that wasn't enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny, and deeply interested in getting to know her. Doesn't he realize what a terrible idea that is?

Nina considers her options.

1. Completely change her name and appearance. (Too drastic, plus she likes her hair.)
2. Flee to a deserted island. (Hard pass, see: coffee).
3. Hide in a corner of her apartment and rock back and forth. (Already doing it.)

It's time for Nina to come out of her comfortable shell, but she isn't convinced real life could ever live up to fiction. It's going to take a brand-new family, a persistent suitor, and the combined effects of ice cream and trivia to make her turn her own fresh page.

Why It Needs to Come Off the Shelf:  I bought this at an Audible sale ages ago and still haven't read it.  It looks like exactly the kind of book I've been enjoying lately so now is definitely the time to read it.


  1. I love books about bookstores and bookworms, this looks good to me :-)

  2. I've always wanted to read this one. I hope you get to it.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  3. I thought this book was so much fun! I really enjoyed it. :D

  4. This was on my radar for awhile I'll be looking out for what you think. 📙

  5. I read this but should be interesting on Audible.

  6. This book is on my tbr as well. It sounds like it will be a great read and I hope that we both enjoy it when we get the chance to read it.

  7. I really enjoyed this one and hope you will when you read it!