The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

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 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.

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  • Miranda Reads

    "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 read." Nina Hill's life is perfect as it is, thank you very mu...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    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 resis...

  • Paromjit

    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 th...

  • Liz

    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 la...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    Buddy read badge from For Love Of A Book I wasn’t sure about this book but one of my groups is doing a buddy read so I got it from the library. I’m going to buy this book now. This book made me la...

  • Angela M

    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...

  • Julie

    The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman is a 2019 Berkley publication.Sweet, witty, clever and whimsical- my kind of people- in my kind of book! By some standards, Nina may seem a bit eccentric. ...

  • Warda

    This is a book that was written for me, where I saw myself in the character completely (bar the fact that she loves cats and is a complete trivia nerd!) which in turn just made me feel hopeful. It was...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister and proud Grandma!!!

    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...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    This was the perfect book at the perfect time and I loved it SO MUCH! It was so charming and nerdy and got Los Angeles RIGHT and I just really, really, really enjoyed this. 10/10 do recommend reading ...