Book Review: Bookish People

Book: Bookish People

Author: Susan Coll


Thank you to Harper Muse and Netgalley for an eARC.



I really wanted to love this book based off the cover alone. The cover is what drew me in first and then the description sounded good.


However, I did have a hard time getting into this book. There was alot going on at once with many different side stories. I had a hard time keeping track. I also didn’t get very commited to any of the characters.


The story follows a woman named Sophie who owned a bookstore in Washington DC. She is struggling with the recent loss of her husband. The recent news stories and protest really have her on edge. She decides she wants to live in the bookstore where there is a secret hide away. She packs her things to slowly move in.

Aside from that, Clemi, the event coordinator books a controversial poet to come the store. There had been riots and protests at each bookstore around the country because of this poet so every store was cancelling his event…except Clemi. She believes the poet is her father so she is determined to find out.


I did enjoy the daily report of random things that have happened around the bookstore. The vaccum cleaner update was my favorite, but this was not enough to keep me captivated in the story.


Final Score 2/5

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