The November Literary Junkies read was a quick, fun book by Rebecca Raisin called The Bookshop on the Corner. It was a nice change from the heavier reading I've been doing lately. Although I felt the book could have used a little bit more length and detail, it was fun to read and quick to get through. The characters were likable and the small town a place you'd dream about...at least I dream about cute small towns. Gilmore Girls anyone? Read the Goodreads description below and find my personal thoughts towards the bottom.
What Goodreads Says:
Who said that only real heroes could be found in fiction?
Sarah Smith had an addiction – she was addicted to romance novels. The meet-cute, the passion, the drama and the gorgeous men! Now this wouldn’t have been such an issue if she hadn’t been the owner of the only bookshop in Ashford, Connecticut.
Ever since her close friend Lil, from The Gingerbread Café, had become engaged she had been yearning for a little love to turn up in her life. Except Sarah knew a good man was hard to find – especially in a tiny town like Ashford. That was until New York journalist, Ridge Warner stepped into her bookshop…
Love could be just around the corner for Sarah, but will she be able to truly believe that happy-ever-after can happen in real-life too!
What I Say:
The Bookshop on the Corner has a character I think all of us bookworms can relate to. Sarah is a bookshop owner who starts an online shop and blog to bring more awareness to her business. She's obsessed with romance novels and that perfect guy they seem to always have as the male lead. As she's reading her latest novel in the windowsill of her shop, in walks this guy who could be right out of the book she's currently got her nose in. It's a bit ridiculous and feels completely unrealistic but that's what I love about this book. It basically tells you that things in the books don't happen in real life yet here's this character who's pretty much experiencing a real life Harlequin novel for herself! It's a charming read with really fun characters that make you giggle. I would have liked to see more detail personally. I think she could have included a few events that were mentioned by the characters and expanded on Sarah and Ridge's budding relationship.