The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

Someone on Bookstagram recommended this book to me, and the Kindle sample hooked me into buying a copy. Waxman’s writing is incredibly tight and creative, and Nina reminds me of Christina Plutzker (Heather Burns) in You’ve Got Mail, which is my all-time favorite romantic comedy. 

Nina, an orphan, suddenly discovers that she has way more relatives than she knew about, and she has to decide how much she’s going to set aside her reclusive life to engage in relationships. As an introvert and wannabe hermit, I could definitely relate to weighing the pros and cons of relationships and community. 

At times, Nina’s nerdy personality annoyed me, but I can also relate to her debilitating anxiety and her reluctance to risk her heart by investing in others and opening herself up to be known. 

I give this book five stars and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys nerdy romantic comedies.

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