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The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill | Abbi Waxman
Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful.#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin The author of Other Peoples 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 own...shell. 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 allor mostly allexcited 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.
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LiteraryLona
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I love this book! ❤️📚

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Eggs
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Day 7: finished 2 more audiobooks. Watsons go to Birmingham, and Bookish Life of Nina Hill-loved both!
Total books: 10 so far for #AwesomeApril #Readathon

Clwojick You‘re crushing it! 🔥🔥 1mo
Eggs @Clwojick Thank you Cassandra 🧡 ☺️💗 1mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 I loved 1mo
Eggs @Andrew65 Thank you💕Andrew! 1mo
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Sleepswithbooks

“It didn‘t matter what hit the fan; as long as there were unread books in the world, she would be fine.”
- Nina Hill👩🏼‍🦰📖📚📚

AmyG Such a lovely book. 2mo
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Sleepswithbooks
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Sunday‘s are for starting new books. This was a gift from @BennettBookworm 💛📖

BookBosomed1 I loved this book. 2mo
KathyWheeler I loved this book. Even though Nina is quite a bit younger than me, I related to her. I also liked the author‘s casual writing style. It was perfect for this book. 2mo
BennettBookworm Yay!! 2mo
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Andrew65
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Nina!! 💛 2mo
Eggs I still need to read this💕 2mo
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peanutnine
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Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 and great cover❣️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my favorites 💛 3mo
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Bookishlie
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My current bookstore haul with Peaches oblivious to my photo taking ways….

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caitlin.reads.books
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This was such a great book!! 🧡💙 I‘ve been reading several books about books and publishing so I finally picked this one up. I had borrowed it from my mom over a year ago. I read it in two days. It made me laugh out loud a few times and had a lot of depth as well. 5⭐️ and one I could see myself re-reading (and I‘m not much of a re-reader).

britt_brooke I love Abbi Waxman! 4mo
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Dragon
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Nina Hill is an almost orphan working in a bookstore in a trendy neighbourhood in LA. She has a crush on the rival quiz team captain but can‘t seem to do anything about it. The unexpected appearance of her previously unknown multigenerational family throws her quiet life into relative chaos. A gentle romcom - well worth the time - I‘m very envious of her privilege and lifestyle .

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bookwormlife
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Book lovers unite! 'The bookish life of Nina Hill' begins with these beautiful quotes that all book-lovers can agree upon!

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laur89
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Super cute and sweet book to kick off the new year. Any story with “book” in the title is usually a pick for me! Nina is relatable and the author did a great job of easily transporting me into Nina‘s life in Larchmont. If you want a quick and easy read with humor, romance, trivia facts, and plenty of literary nods, this one is for you! ❤️👓📚🐱

LiteraryinLawrence I really loved this one. It helped me through my low point at the start of Covid. 4mo
laur89 @LiteraryinLawrence It‘s definitely a feel good book! It reminded me of Colgan‘s The Bookshop on the Corner. 4mo
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moodduarte
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Life can throw you major curveballs, but it‘s rare you can do much more than duck.

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Nebklvr
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This was great fun. Possibly because I have more than a bit in common with the protagonist. The humor was a little crude. Anxiety was described and dealt with well.

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laur89
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My #JanuaryTBR was picked by fellow Littens and my furry buddy! My goal is read at least 22 books in #2022 😊 #tbr #goodreads #beatthebacklist #mountTBR

TheSpineView That face!💜🐾 5mo
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SheilaChew
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Knitting a second sock and reading about Nina Hill.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks LOVE this book!! And your socks too!! 5mo
JamieArc Those socks look so cozy! 5mo
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ProudBookNerd

."Nina had looked around (the library) and realized she would never run out of things to read, and that certainty filled her with peace and satisfaction. It didn't matter what hit the fan; as long as there were unread books in the world she would be fine. Being surrounded by books was the closest she'd ever gotten to feeling like the member of a gang. "

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ProudBookNerd

"Libraries were her favourite places, and when she traveled, she would start out at the local library, thus immediately identifying herself as a total nerd. They say you always remember your first time, and Nina definitely did. Walking into the Los Angeles library to get her first library card, when she was eight or so was still a memory she treasured. "

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ProudBookNerd
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Loved this book. Light read, not heavy at all. Perfect for a quiet evening in. The plot was not intense, there were a few passages that were very relatable and it had its humorous moments. Made me wish that we still had more independent bookstores around. As it is, I just randomly came acrose this book while browsing in my local library. I love it when that happens. You don't have that same experience with digital books at all.

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SheilaChew
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Merry Christmas!!! Reading by the fire in the afterglow of gifts. Thankful for the season!

Nute Merry Christmas, Sheila!💚🌟❤️ 5mo
SheilaChew @Nute Merry Christmas and happy new year! 5mo
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peanutnine
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Thank you so much Tammy for my #jolabokaflodswap gift! I'm so excited to read this book and dig into this candy 🤤😋
@Butterfinger
And thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing this wonderful event ☺️💖

AmyG The lovliest book. 5mo
MittenGirlPeach It really is a lovely book! 5mo
Butterfinger You are welcome!! 5mo
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moodduarte

She enjoyed people—she really did—she just needed to take them in homeopathic doses; a little of the poison was a cure.

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moodduarte

She sometimes made lists of things she‘d already done solely so she could cross them off, which she couldn‘t help feeling was pretty pathetic but strangely satisfying. :")

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moodduarte

She was small and slender and gave the overall impression of a baby deer, until she spoke and you realized you‘d been looking at a fox all along. As her good friend Leah once said, she wasn‘t mean; she was painfully accurate.

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ItsAnotherJen
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I absolutely adored this book! I identified some of my own personality traits in quirky bookish Nora, loved the crazy fun family she discovered she was a part of, and honestly was sad when I finished it. So cute and funny.
4.5 stars

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Sleepswithbooks
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I came home from a long overnight at work to find this fantastic surprise from @BennettBookworm waiting for me to open!! Thank you so much Suzanne!!!! I‘m going to check out your favorite online booker too - it sounds awesome 🤗🦉

perfectsinner Enjoyed that one! 8mo
BennettBookworm Yayyyyy music to my ears!!! I hope you enjoy this awesome book!! ❤️ 8mo
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DanaManiac
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Mehso-so

3 ⭐️

I will admit that I chose this book solely because of the cute cover. It was just okay- I'm not sure what I really think about it. Nina wasn't particularly likable, but neither was Tom. The long lost family spin was a bit interesting, but I finished out of curiosity rather than actual interest.

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rosalita
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A light contemporary romance with appealing characters across the board. I could have done with fewer jokey asides and digressions because they kept taking me out of the story a bit, but I'm a grumpy old lady so bear that in mind. Overall I'd recommend it.

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rosalita
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I feel this so much!

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Jesstomimitsu
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Predictable but enjoyable. Easy to relate to the character, fluid reading, page-turner pick.

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Macnjen
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Audiobook. Good narration but a very predictable story

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Macnjen

So far, not impressed. Seems very predictable. Book club choice so I have to finish.

sprainedbrain I hate it when that happens… 11mo
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Moonprismpower
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Hate it for TWO REASONS:
1:Tom announces he is Nina‘s boyfriend after one week? In public to her friends and family without having a discussion with Nina first? Is that only odd to me??

Second reason in comments!!!! ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

Moonprismpower 2:Tom was offended when Nina had an anxiety stack and when she said she needed to be alone he refused, had to be told twice. He assumes this is a breakup. Nina has to chase after this loser? Even though he completely disregarded her needs? What a dick. 12mo
eeclayton I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who didn't fall in love with this book! 12mo
Moonprismpower @eeclayton whew! Yeah the beginning was so promising too! 12mo
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BookishBelle
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I finished this one today. Such a good, easy read! Thank you again @Pogue for sending it to me!

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Well_Read_Redhead
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This was such a fun little feel-good book! It was just what I needed to read after an emotionally draining week. I had a couple issues with the ending, but other than that I loved it!

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michellelav
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I really enjoyed this light read 💕 Nina is such a relatable character and I loved everything about her 😁❤ This book made me was to visit my local bookstore so bad 📚😍

Any suggestions for other light reads like this one? 😊📚 TIA

i.besteph Glad you found this book a good one. I loved reading it too! 🙌🏽 12mo
michellelav @Maike that sounds great! I've added it to my list 😁📚 12mo
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michellelav @I.be.Stef It was so relatable! I love it 💕 12mo
michellelav @LiteraryinLititz Ou yes! That sounds like the perfect read 😊 12mo
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mandarchy
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#NutsInMay
Knocked Ed Asner off my TBR list. And listened to the audio book, something I need to do more. Loved Merci Suárez, & Nina Hill. My son bailed on I survived. He is getting harder to read to🙁. And Refugee was too much.I will revisit the recommendations from this week and have something good on stand by, power through, pull it off like a bandaid, pull up my big girl shorts and never look back. Good book, I'm just done with that genre.

Prairiegirl_reading When you need another recovery book Rosaline Palmer takes the cake was fun! 12mo
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mandarchy
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I just woke up the house laughing!

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mandarchy
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Thank you! @Megabooks @Amandajoy @Prairiegirl_reading @Zoe-h & @ErinSueMreads for coming to my rescue when I needed a quick #feelgoodread

Megabooks Enjoy! 12mo
Scochrane26 Love this book! 12mo
ErinSueMreads The bookshop on the corner is the other one I was trying to think of! 12mo
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mandarchy @ErinSueMreads thanks, I'll keep that in mind when I need another feel good read. 12mo
mandarchy @Megabooks so far I really am. It's really funny. It might make me want to organize a little. 12mo
Megabooks Nina is such a fun character, but I can definitely be organizationally challenged. Nina‘s life is so neat and precise in the beginning! 12mo
kspenmoll This book was great! 12mo
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saudade_senorita
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If you like cute cosy apartments, a quiet life, surrounded by all things books, you'd probably find your best friend in Nina Hill! Abbi Waxman described my dream life in a book, almost dream life! 🌟🌟🌟
(Image from Google, I don't own a hardcopy)

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samantharoberts
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Took some time out today to sit down and finally finish this book! It‘s been on my TBR for so long 😬. Such a cute story I‘m glad I finally got a chance to read it

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“Being with you is as good as being alone.”

#Sad / Happy 💛😊
#OppositeDay

I love this one!! Does anyone know of any books similar to this one?

Veebee 'The Reader on the 6.27' is also good. 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Veebee thank you!! I‘ll look it up 💛📚 13mo
samantharoberts I just finished reading this one. It was so good! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @samanthagutt yes!!! 💛💛💛 13mo
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LaurenMags
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This was a fun read. I needed it after all the heavy reads lately. 📚

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perfectsinner
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Morning! Happy Sunday.
I'm about 30% through my audiobook 🎧
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
I'm hoping it's gonna be a relaxing day of laundry and reading
Enjoy the last of the weekend book friends

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Emily92Bibliophile
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The perfect read to get out of a Book Slump. Light enough to breeze through, but relatable and well developed characters to fall in love with. Loved Nina‘s bookish wit and quirky phrases- I found a literary kindred spirit in a lover of books and stories, and working through and living with anxiety. A must read!

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akfreeborn
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I just loved this book. Nina was very relatable and I liked her new found family. Sweet easy read. Glad to finally get to it. Reminded me slightly of Beach Read.

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LaurenMags
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Agree with all the above!

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Emu
Mehso-so

Feel good - ok book

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sharread
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5 beautiful stars. What a delightful read, learning about Nina and her unique library of books life that drastically changes from a new found big family. She is one likable character, big hearted, funny, down to earth and relatable. I loved it!

LiteraryinLawrence This was a favorite of mine during lockdown! 1y
Crazeedi I started to read and just couldn't get in to this one for some reason 1y
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Jbakesmcgee3
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ such a nice cute story with a lot of my favorite things: Books and Team Trivia

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GingerAntics
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Tagged is a third book I have in all three formats (ebook, audiobook, physical book). These came in the mail today. I can‘t wait to try The Garden of Small Beginnings.
#AbbiWaxman #TheBookishLifeOfNinaHill #TheGardenOfSmallBeginnings #bookmail

Chrissyreadit I have both of those on my In Real Life TBR shelves. 1y
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