Monday, July 8, 2019

Blog Tour Review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

Abbi Waxman's books are always so much fun, so endearing and just ones that you are so glad you took the chance on. Her latest has all the heartwarming, fun adventures, dialogue and characters we have come to know and expect from her. 




Title: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
Author: Abbi Waxman
Genre: Contemporary
Published By: Berkley (July 9, 2019)
Source: ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Book Description:
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.





About the Author:



Abbi Waxman, the author of Other People's Houses and The Garden of Small Beginnings, is a chocolate-loving, dog-loving woman who lives in Los Angeles and lies down as much as possible. She worked in advertising for many years, which is how she learned to write fiction. She has three daughters, three dogs, three cats, and one very patient husband. She can be found online at abbiwaxman.com, Facebook.com/abbiwaxmanbooks, and on Twitter @amplecat.





What can I say about this book other than I absolutely loved it? It is so darn funny and relatable and so very real feeling. Who doesn't love books? Have a crazy messed up, complicated family? Who doesn't feel anxious about things and well...did I mention the crazy messed up, complicated family?


There is so very much to love about this book I truly could go on about it all day. But in short, this book, this story and all it's fun quirky characters, reminded me why I fell in love with Waxman's debut years ago. Her wit, witty one liners, family dynamic, slow burn romances, and memorable characters, all make this one story you truly, don't want to miss. So much wonderful goodness packed into this read. Pick it up, give it a spin, you won't be disappointed. 



26 comments:

  1. This was a 5-star read for me too. I thought it would be good, as I found her previous book amusing, but it was funny and warm and I loved all the crazy family antics. The quirky characters were a plus, because Waxman utilized their quirks so well. It just made me feel good.

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  2. I haven't read this one nor this author before! I do love quirky characters and all the possible wit so I'm checking this out.
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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    1. I loved her debut and then this one as well! I did like her second book but not as much as this one or her first. ;)

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  3. Another 5 star rating for this book. I think You may to add this to. My reading list. Great review.

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  4. I need this book in my life! It sounds perfect for me, and any book-loving person.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  5. That's great! I love books like that

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  6. I have a crazy family and am an introvert so I can relate with Nina.

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  7. I keep seeing good reviews for this. :)

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  8. This sounds right up my alley with the list-making, shy bookshop clerk finding family. I've loved her other books.

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    1. I have too and this is definitely one I think a lot of us bloggers can relate too! :P

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  9. I do love stories with quirky characters that make me laugh. I'll have to look this one up. Wonderful review! :)

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    1. I really do too, they are always so much fun. Thank you so much Rachel!

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  10. I'm seeing a lot of this one around at the moment! It sounds fun and I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'll need to check it out.

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    1. I hope you do and that you like it as well. :D

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  11. Oh this look like a very interesting book~ Thanks for share with us

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  12. This sounds like such a clever and witty read! I do enjoy quirky characters, and slow-burn romance!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  13. Her last book didn't work for me so I wasn't sure about this one. Looks like I am missing out!

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    1. I didn't like her last one either honestly but I loved her debut and this one was a very close second!

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