Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

Book Synopsis(via Goodreads):

Warning: once you let books into your life, the most unexpected things can happen…

This is a book about books. All sorts of books, from Little Women and Harry Potter to Jodi Picoult and Jane Austen, from to Stieg Larsson to Joyce Carol Oates to Proust. It’s about the joy and pleasure of books, about learning from and escaping into them, and possibly even hiding behind them. It’s about whether or not books are better than real life. 

It’s also a book about a Swedish girl called Sara, her elderly American penfriend Amy and what happens when you land a very different kind of bookshop in the middle of a town so broken it’s almost beyond repair. 

Or is it? 

***Many thanks to Net Galley and Sourcebooks Landmark for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.***

This insomniac's opinion: 

I REALLY wanted to like this one. It takes place in Iowa(my home state) and is full of characters that are bibliophiles. Seems like kismet, right? 

Ahem, wrong. 

Unfortunately, this novel is full of small town clich├ęs and a romantic plot line straight out of a Harlequin novel. 

However, it still was a cute little novel, if not one that I would necessarily pick up again or recommend to someone who reads much. 

Worth staying up all night to read?



2.5 stars, rounded up to 3 on Goodreads. 

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