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Book Review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

This was one of my palette cleansing books in between all of the Democratic candidates’ biographies. Nina Hill as a main character is delightful. I mean if you are a bookish sort (and I am) she is your fictional best friend. She works at a bookstore, owns a cat and a big night out is Trivia Night. Sounds like bliss to me.

Nina would much rather spend her time with books rather than people. As an only child she wasn’t interested in making a bunch of friends. Her list making and schedules reminded me of me. She never knew her Dad at all. When he dies she is thrust into a family filled with siblings and cousins.

This takes her life in a completely different direction. It’s not a serious book though so I didn’t mind when the tone got sort of campy. All in all a great book to read by a pool.

Favorite quote: (this is Nina considering her options of running away) Flee to a deserted island. (Hard pass, see: coffee) See what I mean? So, so relatable.


By Jenny Naughton

JENNY NAUGHTON and her husband share their 1930's era Chicago home with four sons and a daughter. A voracious reader, Jen reviews books before their release for dozens of publishers on her page: Windy City Reader. Jen also blogs (on WordPress!) about classical, mostly secular, home education at Good Enough Homeschool.
In her spare time, she runs an online book club for teens and helps other home educating family match their kids with the perfect book for them.
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