I picked this book for the prompt “Book with a book on the cover“.
This year, I am trying to participate in the famous Popsugar Reading Challenge (if you have not heard about it, please visit their website)
Plus, any book with the main character battling anxiety while loving being surrounded by books more than by people tends to pick my interest *wink wink*
I related A LOT with the character of Nina. I just wish I had as much general knowledge as she does. My father is not dead but I did learn, when in my 20s, that instead of a sister and a brother, I actually had four brothers and a sister on his side (from 2 different women). I love them all but it was a shock, to be honest. I was raised as an only child: I was kind of unexpected. I suffer from anxiety, that can be crippling when it attacks. Coping with it is a struggle and admitting that this is something happening is very hard.
I really enjoyed reading this book 🙂
About the author
Abbi Waxman was born in England in 1970. Her mother began a highly successful career writing crime fiction. Abbi went into advertising, working as a copywriter and then a creative director at various advertising agencies in London and New York. Eventually, she quit advertising, had three kids and started writing books, TV shows and screenplays, largely in order to get a moment’s peace.
"Nina Hill's life may not seem like much, but for a person battling anxiety, it's more than enough. She enjoys her job at a bookstore and her small circle of friends. Until a visit from a lawyer changes everything... The father that Nina never knew existed has died, leaving behind an enormous extended family. Nina now has innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, and cousins all living within a twenty-mile radius--some welcoming and some not so welcoming, but all demanding her attention. If that's not enough, Nina's talent for worrying is taking the thrill out of falling in love. Tom, a fellow trivia nerd--who's totally into her--is obviously too good to be true. Everything is moving too fast for Nina. Caught in a whirlwind of new people, emotions and experiences, she feels the need to protect herself. But maybe opening her world--and her heart--is a risk worth taking"--