The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry – Book Review

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Finished reading:

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabriele Zevin ★★★★

Expectation

I put this book on my TBR list when it came out in 2014. I loved the idea of a sweet bookstore and a main character who is so passionate about being a bookstore owner and his love for books. I honestly had no plans of when I was going to read it or how I was going to acquire a copy to read. Fate had it this book came out in Croatian translation recently and seeing it made me pick it up right away!

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Summary

Every chapter starts with a little review on a story. The sheer amount of footnotes and notes about many other books and author information was gratifying to read trough. This is one of those books about books I love so much.securedownload

I work in a bookstore and seeing the main character A.J. in action in his bookstore was a real thrill. He’s got his bookish standards and his tastes. He is a man of character and knows what books to recommend.

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There are so many moments in this book that made me happy and emotional. The book and quote choices were spot on. It gave me a few ideas for RL book club meetings and organisation.

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Conclusion

This book was emotional experience for me in more than one way. There were tears! I do not reread books often but this one might be an exception. The way it ended gave me a completely new perspective on the whole book and the book quotes and recommendations are something I will definitely need to come back to!

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