storied lifeThis is a charming little book that even a slow reader like me can get through in just a few days.  I really wanted to love it, but truthfully, I simply liked it.  I finished it over a month ago and have barely thought of it since.  It's written for book lovers and does make you think of the books you love and want to share and I think that's the real value of the book -- more than the story itself.  It also allows you to imagine a world with real bookstores in it.  Sigh. I read The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin because the blurbs compared it to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society -- which I loved for its old-fashioned quirkiness and bits of history and memorable characters.  (I have read other books that reference TGLAPPPS and those weren't up to snuff either.)  Maybe I would have liked it more if that hadn't been my initial association. I got to the end (and cried a little), but also felt I'd missed something.  Have you read it?  Did I miss something? Follow my blog:  leave a comment on this post & subscribe.
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One Response to Wednesday Book Club: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

  1. Kate Ostrem says:

    I’m waiting to get this on CD from the library. Since starting 9 Open Doors, I haven’t been reading for pleasure as much so always try to have something good on in the car as I’m schlepping around. I’ll let you know what I think! Sure have heard a lot about this book.

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