The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
What’s it about?
This book was a pleasure to read. A.J. Fikry is an interesting character and he surrounds himself with lots of other interesting characters. I usually do not like a novel that is all tied up in a bow at the end, but his was an exception. It was just so charmingly predictable, that I could not help but like it.
What did it make me think about?
How much I would love to own a small bookstore on a small island.
Should I read it?
I think an awful lot of people will find this small novel charming, but it will especially appeal to all the book lovers out there.
"People tell boring lies about politics, God, and love. You know everything you need to know about a person from the answer to the question, What is your favorite?"
8 1/2 stars
best of summer/ fall 2018
best of winter/spring 2017-18
best of spring/summer 2017
best of winter
best of summer 2014
last spring favorites
on my nightstand
edge of your seat
― Charles William Eliot
3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!