Welcome back to Goodreads Monday! It’s been a very hot minute since I did one but I figured I might as well get back into it! This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners and it invites you to pick a book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it. Easy enough, right? Feel free to join in if you want to! I’ll be using a random number generator to pick my books from my insanely long GR Want-to-read list.
This week’s featured book is The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan. I think this also has a different title (I think in the US) and it’s known as: The Bookshop on the Corner. This is an older contemporary romance (2016) and it has a 3.85 star rating on Goodreads.
A gorgeous, warm and joyful story from bestselling author Jenny Colgan, author of LITTLE BEACH STREET BAKERY, WELCOME TO ROSIE HOPKINS’ SWEETSHOP OF DREAMS and MEET ME AT THE CUPCAKE CAFE
Nina is a librarian who spends her days happily matchmaking books and people – she always knows what someone should read next. But when her beloved library closes and she’s suddenly out of a job, Nina has no idea what to do next. Then an advert catches her eye: she could be the owner of a tiny little bookshop bus, driving around the Scottish highlands.
Using up all her courage, and her savings, Nina makes a new start in the beautiful Scottish highlands. But real life is a bit trickier than the stories she loves – especially when she keeps having to be rescued by the grumpy-but-gorgeous farmer next door…
Why do I want to read it?
It’s a book about books and it’s set in Scotland. No, seriously. 😂 Who doesn’t love a book about books and book lovers? Plus, this is also a romance so you know my hopeless romantic heart loves that idea even more! I also have this thing about Scotland (it’s the same as my thing with Alaska). Maybe it’s a bit of an obsession. I’ve only been to Edinburgh (and a bit outside of the city) and loved it so much–it’s breathtakingly beautiful, so I always enjoy Scottish settings and having my imagination sweep me away. I’ve seen a few reviews for this one and they were quite positive so that’s a win for me!
Have you read The Little Shop of Happy Ever After or is it on your TBR? If you have read it, what did you think of it?