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.
Irma’s business partner, Elliott, has recently passed away. Irma waste no time in selling their book store. This sends red flags to Irma’s daughters, Laney and Bree, and Elliott’s partner, Thom. These three decide to investigate and find out exactly what Irma is hiding!
The cast of characters in this book cracked me up, especially Laney! She is snarky and she takes no prisoners where her mother is concerned. When these three get together and start investigating, I found myself laughing out loud at some of their antics!
This story started out strong and I was hooked on the book references and the snarky comments. I found myself grinning and reminiscing about authors I read growing. However, it did slow down a bit in the middle.
Need a good book with great book references…this is it! Grab your copy today!
I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.
GRETCHEN ANTHONY is the author of Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners, which was a Midwestern Connections Pick and a best books pick by Amazon, BookBub, PopSugar, and the New York Post. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, Medium, and The Write Life, among others. She lives in Minneapolis with her family.
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