πŸ“š The Borrow a Bookshop Holiday

πŸ“š “The Borrow-a-Bookshop Bookshop CafΓ© invites literature lovers to run their very own bookshop … for a fortnight.” When Jude sees the advertisement, she immediately decides to book two weeks for herself and her beloved Max. But when things don’t work out between the two of them, she decides to go on her own: books and solitude are what she needs to heal her broken heart. There is just one problem, and his name is Elliot.

❀️ I loved:
πŸ“š Can Clove Lore’s Borrow a Bookshop. While reading the book, I kept thinking: what if this tiny bookshop was real? I would love to spend a couple of weeks in a lovely British town by the sea, running my own bookshop. It’s just the perfect holiday, isn’t it?
πŸ’Œ The love for bookshops. Jude and Elliot mention some of my favourite bookstores while talking to each other. Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice, Shakespeare and Company in Paris, Livraria Lello in Porto… If you’ve never been, mark them on your Map, they are definitely worth a visit!
🌊 The setting. A lovely little town by the sea, with a pub and a harbour, full of quirky and very peculiar characters. The perfect setting for the perfect story.
🦊 The foxes. I had never seen a fox before moving to Ireland, and now I just love them. That’s why I really appreciate the role that they play in this book (no spoilers, though).

πŸ€” I wasn’t so sure about:
🏘️ The villagers. I was really expecting the author to deep dive into these quirky characters to make the book even more funny and enjoyable. But she didn’t. The names are all there, but we never really get to know them.
πŸ‘¨ Elliot. Since the beginning, he is a bit shady: you can tell he is hiding something. I don’t think that his story is developed very well, though. Of course, what happened to him is revealed at the end of the book, but everything happens too fast.

⭐⭐⭐ 3/5 An enjoyable book about books, easy to read. The characters could have probably been developed a little bit more.

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