I’m normally not much of a chick lit person, but this one had such an appealing (and personally relevant) title that I decided to give it a go. I was pleasantly surprised, as well. Often I find women’s fiction simpering and slushy, with far too much romance and not enough action for my liking. Yeah, I probably should have been born a bloke.


Book Lover is the story of Dora, who disappears on “book binges” when life gets tough, locking herself in her flat for days on end with a good book, bubble bath and a glass or six of wine. Personally, I think that sounds wonderful, but it worries the people around her who want her to settle down and live a more ‘normal’ existence. Naturally the only guy she runs into works in her local bookshop, and they strike up a romance. She finds herself getting more and more involved with his family, but isn’t sure that the relationship itself is heading where she wants it to go…


Pretty good, an easy read but one that won’t bore you.

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