Saturday, September 17, 2022

The Book Hater's Book Club: A Novel by Gretchen Anthony


(Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

Filled with humor, family hijinks, and actual reading recommendations, The Book Haters’ Book Club features a messy group of people trying to save their local Indie bookstore --  and who might just save each other along the way. This heartwarming, wildly entertaining novel is both a celebration of found family, and a love letter to booksellers and librarians everywhere. 

Elliot, co-owner of Over the Rainbow Bookshop in Minneapolis, started The Book Haters’ Book Club—a newsletter of reading recommendations for the self-proclaimed “nonreader” – because he believed that it only takes the right book to turn a Book Hater into a Book Lover. Now, after they’re all reeling after Elliot’s sudden death, his business partner, Irma, has agreed to sell Over the Rainbow to a developer. When Irma breaks the news to her daughters, and Elliott’s romantic partner, Thom, they are aghast. Especially since Irma won’t explain why she’s so intent on selling. 

Irma’s daughters and Thom conspire to save the bookshop. Even if it takes some snooping, gossip and (minor) sabotage, they won’t give up without a fight.

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“an exuberant love song to the power of books, bookstores, and the durable community that they create. Laugh-out-loud funny, this book will restore hope to all those fearful for the survival of bookstores and libraries.”  -LIBRARY JOURNAL

my thoughts:

What a thoroughly enjoyable read! I just loved The Book Hater's Book Club by Gretchen Anthony! It was such a fun treat to read - a book about books, what more could I want!?! 

Elliot and Irma are co-owners of the Over the Rainbow Bookshop, but when Elliot suddenly dies Irma decides to sell the shop to a developer. Say what? Yep, she's getting rid of the bookshop and that decision is not sitting right with her daughters or Elliot's partner, Thom. So the trio decide to snoop and dig around to find out why Irma decided to sell the bookshop. Along the way, they discover secrets and truths about Elliot, Irma, and themselves. Talk about a sweet family drama! 

The Book Hater's Book Club is an entertaining story chock full of unforgettable characters and an unputdownable story - it's a great book to kick off the upcoming Fall season! After all, what could be more Fall-ish than a book about books? Am I right?  So, make sure to check out, The Book Hater's Book Club!

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!

1 comment:

Lark said...

It's got a bookstore in it, so I'm in! ;D