The Bookish Life of Nina Hill



The Bookish Life of Nina Hill Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful 1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin The author of Other People s Houses and The Garden of Small Beginnings delivers a quirky and charming novel chronicling the life of confirmed introvert Nina Hill as she does her best to fly under everyone s radar Meet Nina Hill A young woman supremely confident in her ownshell.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 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. Download The Bookish Life of Nina Hill – bluevapours.co.uk

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The Bookish Life of Nina Hill  By Abbi Waxman IBN : 0451491874 Format : Paperback – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 333 pages
  • The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
  • Abbi Waxman
  • 12 March 2017
  • 0451491874

10 thoughts on “The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

  1. Miranda Reads says:

    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 readNina 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 smiledwith the plentiful sarcasm and soothing rows of book spines It was heaven on earth. And on her wild days she plays trivia at a local bar provided itI 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 readNina 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 smiledwith the plentiful sarcasm and soothing rows of book spines It was heaven on earth. And on her wild days she plays trivia at a local bar provided it isn t one of the places she s been banned from it happens, okay Tom, her greatest rival, can be a bit of a ...

  2. Paromjit says:

    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 from Friends is obviously her favourite character 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 from Friends is obviously her favourite character Nina is smart, sarcastic, socially awkward and anxious for whom spontaneity and the unexpected throws her for a loop Books are at the top of the list in her 5 perfect things, they are medication, sanctuary and the source of all good things, nothing has yet proven her wrong and it s little wonder libraries are her idea of heaven Her mom is a famous photographer and free spirit, she has never known her father, and she was bought up and loved by her nanny, Louis...

  3. Liz says:

    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 dry sense of humor to this...

  4. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    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 her straightforward comments, standing up against the 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...

  5. Angela M says:

    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 But overall, even knowing that I could tell you how it was goi 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 th...

  6. Norma * Traveling Sister says:

    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 interesting, witty, endearing, and beautifully w Delightful, amusing, full of heart THE BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL by ABBI WAXMAN is an engaging, fun, charming, ...

  7. Debra says:

    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, an...

  8. Lola says:

    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 timesreal and worth befriending to me This is not a story fo 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 timesreal and worth befriending to me This is not a story for those who like fast and furious This is a story for the patient, those who appreciate quiet wisdom and who enjoy seeing extraordinary things happen to ordinary people It is not a particul...

  9. *TUDOR^QUEEN* says:

    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 kindles and thousands of book files in her case, ac The subject matter of this book seemed like a perfect fit to my tastes, seeing as how I identif...

  10. Susanne Strong says:

    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 my book buddy Kaceey would beg to differ BAAHH 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,...

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