Friday, October 7, 2016

TLC Book Tours: The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

Title: The Bookshop on the Corner
Author: Jenny Colgan
Format: ARC
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publish Date: September 20, 2016
Source: I received this book for review from HarperCollins and TLC Book Tours

What's the Story?:

From "Nina Redmond is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion… and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more.

Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobile—a mobile bookshop that she drives from neighborhood to neighborhood, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling.

From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers there’s plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place that’s beginning to feel like home… a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending."

My Two Cents:

"The Bookshop on the Corner" is a wonderfully warm story about Nina, a woman who loses her job as a librarian. She isn't sure what the next step for her is and so she decides to follow her dream of starting a bookstore even if it seems like a silly dream to many of her friends. She isn't sure that she will succeed but along the way, she meets an amazingly supportive group of friends. This is a celebration of dreams and of books!

I've read a few of Jenny Colgan's other books but this one has to be my favorite. I love that this one surrounds a love of books. The author starts out with giving readers a guide on the best places to read the book that I absolutely loved. Readers are automatic friends and I felt that I had an automatic friend in Nina. She is so passionate about her love for literature and sees connecting people with books a labor of love, which I loved.

The characters in the book are great. Nina was a fantastic main character. She is so sweet and smart. I loved how she wasn't afraid to follow her dreams. I also really liked how any time she was trying to figure out what to do next, she thought about what her favorite book characters would do. Now there's a woman after my own heart!

This is a fast read and a bit predictable but still very good for my fellow book lovers!



  1. It sounds perfect. Idyllic but perfect.

  2. I don't mind a bit predictable in a comfort read book like this - in fact, I quite enjoy it!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!


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