Year 9, Book 33

33. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

The titular character A.J. Fikry is a curmudgeonly book store owner on a small island off the coast of Massachusetts. After the death of his wife he basically shut himself off from life and love until two unexpected women enter his life in the form of a small child who mysteriously shows up in his book store one day and an intrepid sales representative named Amelia. This is a sweet little book that I really enjoyed reading.

It’s a romance of sorts, but it doesn’t really follow a typical romance format. It would be great for someone like me who doesn’t really care for all the tropes of romance novels, but who can get behind a lovely little story of life and love. I give it a 7 out of 10.

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