A book made for book lovers? Sign me up! The Bookshop on the Corner is a readers dream, riddled with small nods to popular literature.
We follow Nina, a librarian who prides herself in finding the right book for everyone. Do you love thrillers? Do you need romance? Do you need fantasy to take you somewhere new? This matchmaker has a book for you.
When Nina’s library is shut down, she is left wondering what her future holds. In a world taken over by technology, where is this old soul supposed to go?
Then it comes to her: she could start a bookshop, but this is not your ordinary shop. She dreams buying a bus and selling books out of her quaint and quirky bookshop. In this short period of time, Nina leaves her library life behind and hits the countryside of Scotland to live out her own adventure.
A book about books. I think it is safe to say that this book obsessed blogger was inclined to enjoy the story. The author, Jennny Colgan, even writes a heartfelt dedication to all fellow readers.
If I had to describe this fictional book in a few words, it would be: Sweet, warm, and predictable. I enjoyed the characters and could feel the love of literature coming through the pages. I enjoyed the author’s style of writing and her thoughtful way with words.
As far as the actual story, it was predictable and held little surprises…but is that really such a bad thing? For what the book was suppose to be, it felt like it hit the nail on the head.
It was a love letter to readers and encouraged us all to go live out our own adventures.
This book can also be found under the title The Little Shop of Happily Ever After.
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