The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill Review

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.

Title:The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

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  • Miranda Reads

    "I mean, I get that the universe whirls in mysterious yada yada, but wouldn't you rather travel the world?""No, I'd rather stay home and read." Nina Hill's life is perfect as it is, thank you very mu...

  • Paromjit

    Abbi Waxman's creation, the book obsessed 29 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 th...

  • Liz

    How 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 la...

  • Angela M

    3.5 stars (I have to round up since I love making lists and of course, I’m bookish.)The truth is that many of us are like Nina Hill and live bookish lives. We might not be as quirky and maybe not as...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister

    Delightful, amusing, & full of heart!THE 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...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Five bold, big, underlined, shining, intellectual, quirky, weird, nuts, but so so so much entertaining, perfectly crafted, how can I resist to love it stars!!! How any ordinary human being could resis...

  • BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)

    5 Embrace Your Bookish Life stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐! Abbi Waxman you have left me absolutely smitten! 💖 This story has sassy wit, laugh out loud humor and so much heart. Not only did I unabashedly ad...

  • Susanne  Strong

    4 Fabulous Stars.A Novel for the Book Lover in All of Us!Yes, it’s true, I loved Nina Hill. Perhaps it’s because I identified with her so much (no shock there!). Truthfully, I think most of us who...

  • Kaceey

    Cute! Cute! Cute! And a tasty dash of fun!Nina feels life is just how it should be. Organized, clutter free and filled with everything she enjoys! She works at a bookshop, plays trivia on a team with ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    What a charming book about books! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ I’m so happy authors are bringing us these types of reads, and Abbi Waxman has done an exceptional job with Nina’s story!Nina has it all in her m...