The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

July 8th, 2019 Kimberly Review 22 Comments

8th Jul
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
by Abbi Waxman
Genres: Women's fiction
Source: Publisher
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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.

Family Humor ROMANCE Standalone

Are you looking for a fun, quirky story with a loveable bookish character. One filled with family, friends and a little awkward romance? Then you need to grab, The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman. I adored Nina and hope you will too!

I’ve enjoyed previous stories by Abbi Waxman and was drawn to this title first by the cute cover and then by the synopsis… a cat loving, book lover who makes lists and works in a bookstore… Hello Nina!

Waxman paints realistic, quirky characters I love. Nina Hill is no exception. She plans her days with a journal. Thursday evenings are her favorite. In the planner she writes Nothing from 6pm to 10pm. She eats dinner, changes into her pajamas, grabs her warmed-up socks and reads in her comfy chair. We could be besties. Nina suffers from anxiety, loves trivia, movies and scheduling her life. She also has conversations with her cat Phil.

In the Bookish Life of Nina Hill, this only child suddenly discovers she has siblings, nieces and nephews. All of this comes about when she discovers she has a father, or rather had a father. Nina isn’t entirely sure how to handle all this and then there is her trivia nemesis Tom. Who smells like wood and doesn’t like to read? Whose smile curls her toes. Life is confusing and the tale that unfolds made me laugh aloud, swoon, swipe a tear and connect with Nina on so many levels.

If you’ve ever experienced an anxiety attacks, keep lists, love books, quote movies and embrace your inner introvert you will adore Nina Hill.

Family, love, taking chances and most of all being you are key themes throughout this charming story.

Perfect for the beach, The Bookish Life of Nina Hill is a must read summer novel. Find out what you and Nina have in common….

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About Abbi Waxman

Abbi Waxman

Abbi Waxman was born in England in 1970, the oldest child of two copywriters who never should have been together in the first place. Once her father ran off to buy cigarettes and never came back, her mother began a highly successful career writing crime fiction. She encouraged Abbi and her sister Emily to read anything and everything they could pull down from the shelves, and they did. Naturally lazy and disinclined to dress up, Abbi went into advertising, working as a copywriter and then a creative director at various advertising agencies in London and New York. Clients ranged from big and traditional, (AT&T, Chase Manhattan Bank, IBM, American Express, Unilever, Mercedes-Benz) to big and morally corrupt (R. J. Reynolds) to big and larcenous (Enron). Eventually, she quit advertising, had three kids and started writing books, TV shows and screenplays, largely in order to get a moment’s peace.

Abbi lives in Los Angeles with her husband, three kids, three dogs, three cats, a gecko, two mice and six chickens. Every one of these additions made sense at the time, it’s only in retrospect that it seems foolhardy.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. She's a self-professed Whovian, as well as a Supernatural, and Sherlock Holmes junkie, She enjoys sharing books, tips, recipes and hosting the Sunday Post. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat...Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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22 Responses to “The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman”

  1. Carla

    This does sound like a cute and refreshing story. I have it on my TBR, I just need time to read it. Wonderful review Kim, you have hooked me.

  2. Bookish Hooker

    I haven’t read any by this author but I’ve had this one on my TBR for awhile. Any book featuring a reader, bookshop, library, etc. is almost always put on my TBR. Great review!

  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    As someone who grew up an only child I can only imagine how overwhelming suddenly finding out you have a huge family must be. I am most definitely looking for a fun quirky story with a loveable bookish character so this is definitely going on my TBR!

  4. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    So excited to see such a positive review of this one! It caught my attention the second I first read the synopsis and has been on my radar ever since. Nina sounds totally relatable and I’m so excited to pick this one up! 🙂

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