Nina Hill lives an organized and scheduled life. She works in a bookstore, plays on a trivia team, runs her book clubs, and has a cat named Phil. Every second of her day is scheduled and even her time where she has nothing to do is actually earmarked for reading. When the father that she never knew dies and leaves her an inheritance, her life is invaded by a gaggle of relatives – none of which fit into her agenda. Add in the cute guy that plays on an opposing trivia team, and Nina’s carefully scheduled life starts to fall apart.
I loved this book. I loved the character of Nina. I loved her organization. I loved that she talks to her cat. I loved spending time with Nina and I felt like she was a kindred spirit. She is a huge bookworm and is always thinking about books, talking about books, or spouting off random knowledge. She is a bit quirky but I found her, most of the time, to be charming.
This book was super fun to read and I think I had a smile on my face the entire time. There are plenty of pop culture references (maybe too many?) and scenes of Nina working in the bookstore. Her imagination runs rampant, probably because she spends so much time reading. I loved that, at its heart, this book is about Nina coming to terms with the fact that she may be missing out on enjoying things because she is in her book bubble.
The majority of the chapters are broken up with pages of Nina’s day planner. I enjoyed seeing the way her priorities and life changed as the novel went on. I think I might have to get a planner like her’s.
I will say that Nina’s new family was a bit confusing. There were so many people and it was a bit challenging to try to keep everyone and their relationships with Nina straight. I also felt like the ending of the book was a bit rushed. I would have liked to have another chapter or two.
I liked this book a lot. It was a delightful read and one that I’m sure book lovers and introverts will adore.
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