A Millennial Love Story… which is perfect for female Millennials and those who enjoy romantic comedies. But alas, as a baby boomer grandmother, The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman held less appeal to me. I doubt my book club would enjoy it, but the book would be great for a book club of younger women.
I was torn between giving this a 3 star vs. a 4 star rating and have decided to go with 3 Stars. It is cleverly written and full of snappy repartee. It deals with the issue of anxiety in a sensitive manner. But I was not at all interested in competitive trivia or the mind numbing facts that were constantly mentioned throughout the dialogue. I am also completely put off when a book says there will be “A Reading of The Will”. There is not a single state in America that requires a will reading. It is such nonsense to include that as a plot line.
Nina Hill is a 29 year old single woman, living in Los Angeles, who deals with her anxiety by keeping a planner and living a simple life. Her activities include a regimented schedule of working at a book store, being on a competitive trivia team, book club, exercising, and reading. Her mother , who never told her who her biological father was, left Nina in the care of a nanny while she traveled the world as a photographer. Nina’s life is interrupted when she learns that her unbeknownst biological father has died and left her something in his will. She also learns she has a rather large family, some nice, and some not so nice. In the mean time, she starts to fall for a guy on one of the other competitive trivia teams. And then there is the problem that her employer has failed to pay rent and the book store is in jeopardy. But just like a Jane Austen novel, there is the hope of a happy ending.
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