How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry
This was another one of those books with books/bookshops in them just like The Bookshop on the Corner and I have to say that this book is rather similar.
Again, this is about a woman who runs a bookshop (this time in a little English village) and about a bunch of people who live in the village and find love in one way or another.
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Longbourn by Jo Baker
This story sets place in the world of Pride and Prejudice but the main characters are the servants of the household. We follow the life of Sarah, one of the handful of servants, as she navigates all that life throws at her.
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The Huntress by Kate Quinn
This is the same author that wrote the Alice Network which I enjoyed (although I didn’t totally love it) and this book has been getting a lot of love from people so I thought I would give it a shot.
In this book we follow three different story lines all interwoven with the story of “the Huntress” a German Nazi who (among other things) killed six children. The war is over, most people want to forget, but some people need to find and punish those who did wrong.
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The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester
This is a historical fiction novel following the story of Estella, a French woman who flees to New York during WW2 and her granddaughter, Fabienne, who is trying to figure out her life as her grandmother is dying.
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The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
This is a novel set in Chile following a couple generations of a family and all that they go through. I’m not totally sure how to explain this. Mostly it’s about family and the drama that happens between people. But also there are kind of like supernaturalish elements and it’s kind of ethereal. Also a lot of it is political.
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The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
The library had a list of books about books which intrigued me and this was on it so I picked it up.
This is a British book following the life of Nina who leaves her life in the city and moves to a tiny town in Scotland and ends up selling books from a van. Yep, that’s basically the plot.
And this is where I would put the read more line if I only knew how…
So… I enjoyed this book overall. It was fluffy, it was cute, it was VERY PREDICTABLE. I feel like I should have been frustrated by how predictable it was but it felt almost comforting.. like everything just happened the way it should.
Another thing the author did that I quite liked was to pop in little notes about other characters that Nina wouldn’t know about (or like about their future or something) that helped you understand their perspective and add a little spice I guess. (Something kinda similar was done in Leap Day – although they are obviously very different books).
I think my biggest problem with this book was that their is a foreigner who is kind of portrayed as a bad guy. The one foreigner in the book is bad…
In a weird way this reminded me a lot of Wilde Like me and just that genre I guess. This probably also qualifies as women’s fiction. It’s just kind of fluffy character driven content. And like it’s adult without being graphic.
Ok, that’s all for now.
#37 of 2019
The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki
This is a historical fiction adult novel following the life of Elizabeth “Sisi” who becomes the Empress of the Habsburg empire. Continue reading “(35) The Accidental Empress // Bookish Blurb”
Wilde About the Girl by Louise Pentland
This is the sequel to Wilde Like Me and in this book we follow the continuing life of Robin Wilde.
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Abhorsen by Garth Nix
This is the third (and final?) book to the series that started with Sabriel. This book picks up right where Lirael left off with Sam and Lirael surrounded by the dead. Continue reading “(30) Abhorsen // Bookish Blurb”
Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland
I follow Louise Pentland online (specifically on YouTube) and I thought it was high time to read her first book now that the third one is coming out soon.
This is a contemporary woman’s fiction novel following the life of a single mom (Robin Wilde) as she grapples with feelings of loneliness and self-worth. I recognize that I’m not really the intended audience of this book (seeing as I have no children) but I did ultimately quite enjoy this book. That being said, this book is by no means perfect. Continue reading “(27)Wilde Like Me // Bookish Blurb”