Bait for Bibliophiles and Abbi Waxman’s The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

I’m in the middle of one of those books that feels just right for all of us book nerds out there.  Nina Hill is a shy, list-loving bookshop worker who loves her introverted life. She’s got her trivia team and book clubs and everything scheduled just right, including Thursday nights, which are for reading and cozy pajamas and snacks (yes, please).   The story is about what happens when she discovers a family she never knew she had and what happens to her scheduled life when she needs to figure out how to possibly let some love in.  The voice of the story is so funny and quirky and not in that I’m trying to be the next Eleanor Oliphant way. I can’t think of any other voice I’ve read like it and I really enjoy how refreshing it is.  I’m also thrilled about all of the pop culture and literary references strewn through this, although I’m sure I’m missing many of them because they’re often quite subtle. Oh, and Nina’s trivia obsession? I love a good fun fact. If you’re looking for a light-hearted, charming, and absorbing summer read, The Bookish Life of Nina Hill has been an absolute delight so far.  It’s already in paperback, too, which is both nice for your budget and light for your travels.  (The link is affiliate, so thank you very much for using it. If you’re looking to support an independent, my Powells link is at the bottom of the blog, too. I received my review copy from Berkley Books.)


This book feels like bibliophile bait in the best way, which got me thinking about…

Ten of My Favorite Books That Are Bibliophile Bait

Okay I have to know, what are your favorite books that are pure bibliophile bait? That should be a hashtag, right?

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  • Kayla says:

    Bibliophile Bait is my new favorite bookish term! I think Guernsey will always be my favorite book for book lovers!

    • Erin says:

      Ha! I couldn’t decide if it sounded sketchy, but I’m glad it’s working for you!! I want to be best friends with Juliet so badly.

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