The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

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 al...


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TitleThe Bookish Life of Nina Hill
Author
Release DateJul 9th, 2019
PublisherBerkley
GenreFiction, Romance, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Writing, Books About Books, Adult
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Reviews The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

  • Miranda Reads
    2019-04-02
    "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 much.She has an adorable little apartment, a fabulous job at a local bookstore (Knight's), and a grumpy cat (Phil). Nina looked down and smiled...with the plentiful sarcasm and soothing rows of book spines. It was heaven on earth. And on her wild days ...
  • Paromjit
    2019-06-09
    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 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...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    2019-07-06
    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 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 ...
  • Liz
    2019-06-15
    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 lawyer appears informing Nina her father had died and she has half-siblings.I love the writing style 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 d...
  • Angela M
    2019-08-06
    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 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. Bu...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    2019-07-08
    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. 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 book.ABBI WAXMAN delivers an in...
  • Debra
    2019-08-01
    This was a delight from start to finish. Books, reading, Larchmont. What’s not to love. Not only was I able to identify with Nina to some degree, I was able to imagine everything she did in the book, having lived in Los Angeles for so long and spending numerous hours on Larchmont Blvd. (Village Pizza, anyone? Sam's bagels! oh, the memories)Nina is a bookworm who manages her life down to the second. She can pencil you in, if you are willing to w...
  • Julie
    2019-09-14
    The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman is a 2019 Berkley publication.Sweet, witty, clever and whimsical- my kind of people- in my kind of book! By some standards, Nina may seem a bit eccentric. But, truly, she just likes her job and her books and a solid routine. She may be a classic introvert, but she hangs out with her friends and competes in trivia competitions. However, her quiet, ordered life turns topsy-turvy when she is informed that...
  • *TUDOR^QUEEN*
    2019-07-19
    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 coffee, than doing most anything else. I would much rather be in these same circumstances than have to make small talk with people. Like Nina, the bubble of my home is my happiness, with my ki...
  • Lola
    2019-08-04
    This book, to me, was perfection. Beautiful story, astoundingly-relatable and charming characters that I could not get enough of, lovely fairytale-esque atmosphere and elegant writing style. Sometimes authors just mention that a character is a bookworm, hoping that the reader instantly connects, but instead of simply telling us about Nina Hill’s whole life revolving around books, she actually proved it to us, thus making her ten times more real...
  • BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)
    2019-07-10
    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 adore Nina and wholeheartedly fall in love with Tom (he definitely made it onto my Top 3 Book Boyfriends List) but I was also completely enamored with the book's entire cast of zany and unique characters. This bookish girl read the entire book with a s...
  • Susanne Strong
    2019-08-04
    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 like to read will (Hello, fellow book friends). I am single, I live alone and I spend almost every evening sitting in a comfy chair reading with my cat beside me. I see friends occasionally but not all that often. I am not a planner at all (although...
  • Kaceey
    2019-08-04
    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 her friends. And comes home to her faithful cat Phil who brings her presents in the form of dead worms!(Ick!!)When a lawyer comes knocking on her door to tell her that her father has passed and she is in his will, Nina is stunned! She never knew her ...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    2019-07-10
    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 mind- a job at bookstore (I’d love that!), a winning trivia team (I love trivia!), the best planner (I’ve got multiple planners! 😂), and a treasured cat (I have three!). Oh, and did I mention Nina loves to read? So much so, it’s her only past...
  • emma
    2019-05-29
    The best part of this book is: the bookish stuff.The worst part of this book is: a tie between everything else.I know that making protagonists bookworms and setting books in bookstores et cetera is a major marketing ploy, but I don’t care. If every book I read was about characters who loved to read in places to devoted to books, I’d be fine with that. More than fine. Overjoyed, even.But alas, it is not to be.Romantic comedies always sound rea...
  • Brenda -Traveling Sister host of The Traveling Friends
    2019-07-09
    This is the perfect book for all us bookworms out there who love anything bookish and like our main character would rather read over anything else. We highly recommend grabbing this one as soon as you can and spending some time with our fun, imaginative and very entertaining bookish introverted millennial heroine Nina Hill!Abbi Waxman nails it here with everything about this story and our main character Nina Hill. I loved everything about this st...
  • Toni
    2019-07-05
    The part of the review in which we meet Nina Lee Hill and discuss her personalityNina Hill’s life is perfect:-She has a job in an old bookstore in the middle of a quaint part of Los Angeles-lives in a lovely apartment with a slightly judgemental cat Philip-her marvellous friends with freakishly good memories help her rock the competitive trivia quiz world-her wonderfully direct photographer mother is on a working assignment somewhere in China-t...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    2019-03-27
    Nina works at a bookstore and she has a full schedule of reading, taking care of her cat and work. She really is happy doing just those things. Nina resisted the impulse to pull out her imaginary blaster and blow the woman's head off, and got a microflash of the bit in Terminator 2 where his silvery head splits in the middle and waves about. Liz was always telling her to be warmer to the customers.An introvert and pop culture references....yes, ...
  • Larry H
    2019-07-13
    4.5 stars.It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me or follows me on any of my social media feeds that reading is one of the most immense joys of my life. Whenever I am asked by someone how I read so many books, I explain in part that reading helps me decompress—days when I don't get the chance to read even for a few moments leave me feeling out-of-sorts and much more tense.Perhaps that love for reading is one of the many reasons I w...
  • marilyn
    2019-07-07
    I actually laughed out loud several times while reading this book and that's a rarity for me. Nina Hill really has most of her life put together so tightly that there is no room for dating or any other deviation from her very organized schedule. Even her one free evening that has "nothing" on her calendar, is reserved for four hours of reading. In some ways, I'm not sure there is anything wrong with Nina's life, not sure anything needs to be "fix...
  • Tucker
    2019-04-10
    Many thanks to Elisha at Berkely for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review ”Tomorrow would be better. At the very least, tomorrow would be different.” (note: I read this a couple weeks ago and I just started school so my brain is all over the place and I can’t guarantee that this review will have any worthwhile content.) There is nothing more fun than reading a book about a book lover. It’s both enjoyable and a bit strange...
  • JanB
    2019-08-23
    Charming! Nina Hill is a delightful bookish introvert who I’d love to have for a friend. Engaging and sweet, with wit and humor, this was a comfort read for me.I loved Nina’s daily planner at the start of each chapter. She works in a bookstore, has a cat named Phil, and has a rigidly scheduled life with various activities like trivia night, book club, and movie night. Her night of “nothing” is actually a night of reading (I love that!). A...
  • Beverly
    2019-09-08
    This book is very cute, inside and out, I love the cover art!☺ It reminded me a bit of Bridget Jones's Diary; although, not nearly as good. I wavered between 3 and 4 stars for this, because it is the literary equivalent of hunger being resolved by having a chocolate milkshake. The super sweet confection leaves you full, but unsatisfied and wishing you had made a wiser choice.When I first began reading I was delighted with the bookish Nina and h...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    2019-05-21
    Find all of my reviews at: https://www.goodreads.com/ HAPPY PUB DAY TO THIS LITTLE BIT OF WONDERFUL! Now if my library hold for The Garden of Small Beginnings would magically come up today would be alright ; )After reading Other People’s Houses I knew Abbi Waxman was going to be a go-to gal for me and I was all over trying to obtain an early copy of her new release. But alas the gods at the Galley of the Net declined me quicker than a jackrabbi...
  • Katie B
    2019-04-04
    Some parts of the story I liked, some parts I didn't. There were quite a few things about Nina I could relate to though which is always nice when you are able to feel a connection to the character. Nina Hill is an only child and was raised mostly by her nanny as her single mother was hardly ever around. Nina works in a bookstore and loves to play trivia with her friends. She likes structure and is thrown for a loop when things don't go according ...
  • Jilly
    2019-07-19
    Everyone is talking about how much they relate to Nina Hill and I didn't at all. Am I the weirdo here?His cat is named Mom? Now that's weird.To me, it was just too much. It's like, okay you can wear the unicorn t-shirt, but when you pair it with the cat leggings, the orange Converse, the rainbow hair, AND the cat-ears head band you are no longer being original - you are a walking stereotype. That was Nin Everyone is talking about how much they ...
  • ✨ A ✨
    2019-06-23
    Nina Hill's whole life revolves around her love for books. She works in a book store, is hostess to many book clubs. Has her own huge collection of books. She dreams and breaths books. Nina is happy with her quiet life. She likes it that way. So when she receives the unexpected news of her father's death, a father she had never met and knew nothing about, the big family she suddenly inherited and all the ensuing drama that comes with that — sha...
  • Meredith B. (readingwithmere)
    2019-07-18
    4 Stars! It also meant she thought of books as medication and sanctuary and the source of all good things. Nothing yet had proven her wrong. This is such a cute story! Be sure to read this one - if you are a bookworm you will truly appreciate Nina!Nina is a book worm and is happy in her life. She works at a book store (every bookworm's dream, right), she a few great friends and she schedules her life down to the hour almost everyday. She finds th...
  • Holly B
    2019-06-11
    3.5 Stars rounded up Nina loves all things bookish, she works at a bookstore and enjoys her planners/and making lists. This was a cute, fast read that follows Nina, a 29 year old who is happily living her bookish life when she gets some news that she has a second family that she never knew about. She grew up with an absent mother and was mostly raised by a live-in nanny. She finds out that she is in her deceased father's will. What could he have...
  • Jessica
    2019-07-09
    I received this book for free from the publisher (Berkley Publishing) in exchange for an honest review.I absolutely loved this book! It was everything!To start, I obviously loved the bookish aspect of it. Like chapter sixteen, when she describes her bookshelves….just wow. This book perfectly captured what it’s like to be a bookworm. It’s like a giant love letter to all of us. Interspersed between chapters are daily planner templates that Ni...