For the Love of Books | August 2022

Meet Me In The Margins by Melissa Ferguson | Kindle | This is one of those slow burn romance books where you’re not entirely sure who you’re rooting for. This is the epitome of a book about books, engaging and kept me reading far too late into the night.

Claire works at a stodgy publishing house where nonfiction and literary fiction are considered the only books worth reading. 🙄 But she’s working on writing a romance manuscript …

After a mishap forces her to hide her pages in a secret room, she comes back and finds a mysterious editor has written critical notes all through the margins! The gall of this person! So begins a back and forth exchange that becomes more and more personal, but full of mystery! Who is this talented, funny, and charming editor?

Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis | Kindle | This story actually takes place throughout the year. Noelle is stranded on a highway during a blizzard and ends up spending hours and hours with a stranger. Over the course of the next year, they flit in and out of each other’s lives by chance.

This was a fun, fateful romance – I enjoyed seeing how Noelle and Sam kept meeting and wanted them to finally get together!

Tomorrow, Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin | Kindle | An intoxicating and wholly unexpected epic of love, art, belonging, betrayal, and … video games. This is the story of Sam and Sadie, two childhood friends who meet in a hospital game room in 1986. They come from completely different worlds, but bond immediately over video games. Eight years later, as students at separate Boston colleges, the pair reunite and bootstrap a Tempest-inspired video game that becomes an unexpected blockbuster, cementing their future as game designers but bringing upheaval into their personal lives.

I don’t have any interest in video games but I adored this book, which is ultimately about creativity and ambition, astonishing success and what comes after, and the inevitable hurts and disappointments of a life-defining friendship.

As Monday is a UK Bank Holiday, the next scheduled post will appear on Tuesday, 30 August.

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