S an almighty spanner thrown in it She discovers father
she never knew about has just died is in his will and is struck numb when she realises she has never knew about has just died she is in his will and is struck numb when she realises she has huge and disparate family right on her doorstep Then there is Tom a member of another Trivia team a whizz on the subject of sport Nina s weakest area annoying really not a suitable boyfriend for her after all he is not a reader butshe just cannot stop thinking about him Nina struggles to
Accommodate The Idea That Life the idea that life what happens whilst she has been busy making other plans and overcome her personal intrinsic belief that Books are safer than other people Neil Gaiman Waxman writes a gloriously funny novel with a raft of fantastic characters that lit up my life as I read it Nina is endearing a sharp cookie who can wax lyrical on the most obscure of subjects her brain is a veritable encylopaedia of facts and knowledge it s just her emotional side that is a challenge and which she needs to work on This is for all those book worms out there especially for those for whom books are one of the most perfect elements in an imperfect world and for anyone else who enjoys well written contemporary fiction with oodles of warmth Many thanks to Headline for an ARC This is a book that was written for me where I saw myself in the character completely bar the fact that she loves cats and is a complete trivia nerd which in turn just made me feel hopeful It was adorable heartfelt genuine and it made me laugh out loud Several times I love witnessing the growth of characters I can relate to and seeing them come out of their shell and reading about how they handle what life throws at them Fiction is always a great thing to turn to not only for comfort and escapism but for answers as well And because so many elements of this story were parallel to mine I connected to it even deeply Nina Hill preferred her life to be uiet A lot of that had to do with her upbringing and the anxiety that formed because of it She would avoid surprises as much as she could plan things out in as much detail as possible to avoid things that could potentially overwhelm and trigger her anxiety But life throws some hurdles her way and we follow her on this journey of her coping with it allI loved it I can see myself rereading this over and over again It s a comfort read it s a happy read A story that reminds ou that things turn out okay regardless Social recluse A book nerd Prefers to be alone She is me Buddy reading with the lovely Karima 35 stars I have to round up since I love making lists and of course I m bookishThe truth is that many of us are like Nina Hill and live bookish lives We might not be as uirky and maybe not as smart I know I m not but there s so much about the bookish part that s relatable and that s what made this made light and lovely and even though predictable read so much fun Oh I rolled my eyes a few time when it was a bit too cute But overall even knowing that I could tell ou how it was going to end I couldn t help but root for Nina the whole way Nina prefers to be alone and preferably reading but she s not exactly a recluse She has friends plays team trivia runs book clubs and has her dream job in a bookstore She s a planner maybe OCD and when she has free time it s not really free since that s when she reads I definitely get that She has no real family to speak of except Louise the nanny who raised her Her mother for all intents and purposes abandoned her and while they are in touch they see each other rarely She doesn t know who her father is That is until she is named in his will and family takes on a whole new meaning And of course she meets someone Can she find room in her schedule or importantly her life for her new half siblings nieces and nephews This is that feel good summer book I was looking for light but not too light full of heart and a character who will touch the heart of many book lovers She did mineI received an advanced copy of this book from Berkley through Edelweiss The subject matter of this book seemed like a perfect fit to my tastes seeing as how I identify so closely with the main character Nina Hill Just like Nina I would much rather sit in a comfy chair with a beloved pet nearby curled up with a book and some. 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 itIt'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 pa. .
story which makes it even charming and touching All the stars for this one Did ou ever doubt it Thatwhich makes it even charming and touching All the stars for this one Did Un lieu incertain you ever doubt it That makes three for three for Ms Abbi Waxman I have read my way through 315 books to bringou my Top 10 Books of the Year videoNow Starman The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin you know that this one made the cut check out my video review to see the others I mean I get that the universe whirls in mysteriousada Caveman Alien's Ransom: A SciFi BBW/Alien Fated Mates Romance (Caveman Aliens Book 1) yada but wouldn tou rather travel the worldNo I d rather stay Abbi Waxman s creation the book obsessed 29 Edge of Chaos Sons of Chaos MC year old Nina Lee Hill was an absolute joy for me to spend time with particularly with the mass of literary and cultural references littered throughout this wonderful piece of contemporary fiction with all its comic humour Set in the offbeat district of Larchmont LA Nina works at the independent bookstore Knights established in the 1940s It s the best fit for Nina an OCD over planner so Monica from Friends is obviously her favourite character Nina is smart sarcastic socially awkward and anxious for whom spontaneity and the unexpected throws her for a loop Books are at the top of the list in her 5 perfect things they are medication sanctuary and the source of all good things nothing haset proven her wrong and it s little wonder libraries are her idea of heaven Her mom is a famous photographer and free spirit she has never known her father and she was bought up and loved by her nanny Louise and Khalil Gibran s The Prophet has the most apt saying that defines her You talk when Vol au-dessus d'un nid de coucou you cease to be at peace withour thoughts as she lives her life in her off the wall and exciting fictional universe Amidst her busy tightly scheduled life of Trivia nights with her team Book Em Danno numerous book clubs and reading that are her weapons of self defence Nina s life ha. Han 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 isNina. Yaaayy Good news my friends Nina is back for holidayClick this amazing author s website abbiwaxmancom to get The Summer I Wasn't Me your story and boostour holiday spirit And of course here s my review for this smart entertaining one of the best books of 2019 Five bold big underlined shining intellectual uirky weird nuts but so so so much entertaining perfectly crafted how can I resist to love it stars How any ordinary human being could resist the charm of Nina Hill s characteristic attributes Not me this was love at first sight I loved her She is not a regular smart nerdy introvert book worn she s so busy social with her scheduled book club events trivia competitions with her straightforward comments standing up against the unfairness cheating or any other miscalculation of their earned points
her friends and she are banned from most of the competifriends and she are banned from most of the competi could I resist a book about a bookworm Not just a bookworm but an only child bookworm that finds solace and peace in books a child whose mother is absent and father is unknown Well until a lawyer appears informing Nina her father had died and she has
Half SiblingsI Love The WritingsiblingsI love the writing that Waxman uses Reminiscent of a 19th century novel complete with witty glimpses of what is to transpire at the start of each chapter There s a dry sense of humor to this book He didn t remind her of herself but to be fair she was a slender 29 Khaiye Aur Vajan Ghataiye year old woman with dark red shirted and freckles and he had been a rounded old man with white hair and wrinkles so it wasn t exactly apples to apples More like grapes to raisins And that s a uote from the book I can include One of the funnier ones would probably be banned by GR This book is just plain fun But it also makes some wonderful points I just adored how they all discover their similarity as the weird things that seem to be genetic enthrall me I found it a delight to read and wanted to spend every waking minute with Nina her friends and her new found family Make sureou actually read the daily planner pages that precede each chapter My thanks to netgalley and Berkley Publishing for an advance copy of this book Buddy read badge from For Love Of A Book I wasn t sure about this book but one of my groups is doing a buddy read so I got it from the library I m going to buy this book now This book made me laugh love and cry Favorites list peeps Mel Delightful amusing full of heartTHE BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL by ABBI WAXMAN is an engaging fun charming and lighthearted tale that totally captures the beauty and life of a bookworm perfectly I was immediately taken with this story and found myself totally mesmerized and in awe of how relatable thoughtful and fantastic this story was I pretty much had a smile on my face the whole time I was reading this bookABBI WAXMAN delivers an interesting witty endearing and beautifully written read here with lovable and uirky characters and a setting that totally captivated
AND INTRIGUED ME I THINK READING A BOOK ABOUTintrigued me I think reading a book about bookworm is probably one of the most satisfying pleasurable gratifying and validating experiences out there and so relatable to all of us book lovers I was totally taken and fascinated with Nina Hill s character and she fully captured my heart There were so many times I felt a strong kinship to Nina and nodding in agreement to pretty much every aspect of her character and to plenty of scenarios in this book I loved reading Nina s day planner pages and how they were used as chapter breaks which definitely added a little extra flare to the novel for me Norma s StatsCover Pretty intriguing whimsical eye catching and a fitting representation to storyline I absolutely love everything about this cover especially the colour schemes Title Appealing intriguing and absolutely love how perfect the title is to the storyline The title of this book definitely enticed me to read it Anything book related in the title I m in WritingProse Well written beautiful witty fluid fun engaging and captivating I totally connected with and absolutely loved ABBI WAXMAN S writing style Plot Fun humorous touching memorable perfectly paced absorbing enjoyable and entertaining Ending The last line of this book was perfection Absolutely loved itOverall I absolutely adored this book and didn t want. The author of Other People's Houses and The Garden of Small Beginnings delivers a uirky and charming novel chronicling the life of confirmed introvert Nina Hill as she does her best to fly under everyone's radar Meet Nina Hill A oung woman supremely confident in her ownshellThe 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 to life