Monday, June 6, 2016

LibraryReads "Bookish" Picks has posted their favorite books that are about books!  First on the list is "Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend" by Katrina Bivald. The novel is a New York Times Best Seller and an pick for "Best of January 2016".  It is always available on the Freading site. Here is what the critics are saying:

"[A] heartwarming and utterly charming debut by Swedish author Bivald. This gentle, intelligent Midwestern tale will captivate fans of Antoine Laurain's The Red Notebook, Nina George's The Little Paris Bookshop, and Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. An ideal book group selection, it reminds us why we are book lovers and why it's nice to read a few happy endings." 
Library Journal, starred review

"A heartwarming tale about literature's power to transform." - People

"This charming, book-loving story captures readers' hearts from the very first page.... This is a must-read for book lovers who enjoy a witty, feel-good story that goes beyond the surface." - RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, TOP PICK

"The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin is another bookish pick and also a New York Times Best Seller. Booklist writes that the author "perfectly captures the joy of connecting people and books" in this tender, funny account of a surly bookstore owner who discovers that someone has left a baby in his store. Download it from Freading today! 

“Marvelously optimistic about the future of books and bookstores and the people who love both.” —The Washington Post

“You won’t want it to end.” —Family Circle

“A natural for book groups.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

“A reader’s paradise of the first order.” The Buffalo News