Title: The Bookshop on the Corner
Author: Jenny Colgan
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 Goodreads.com: "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.
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.
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!