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Bookworm by Robin Yeatman
Lately I avoid NetGalley to prevent myself from going on a request spree. I learned that lesson the hard way last year. So when I do peruse the ARCs I try to be more selective. I ask myself if it’s really something I’d happily read. When I saw the name of this book and the colorful cover I thought it’d be fun to mix up my reading genre from my usual fantasy. I have no idea what to expect with this, and I’m only 8% in, but it’s entertaining so far.
About the Book
Author: Robin Yeatman
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: February 14, 2023
Print Length: 288
A wickedly funny debut novel—a black comedy with a generous heart that explores the power of imagination and reading—about a woman who tries to use fiction to find her way to happiness.
Victoria is unhappily married to an ambitious and controlling lawyer consumed with his career. Burdened with overbearing in-laws, a boring dead-end job she can’t seem to leave, and a best friend who doesn’t seem to understand her, Victoria finds solace from the daily grind in her beloved books and the stories she makes up in her head. One day, in a favorite café, she notices an attractive man reading the same talked-about bestselling novel that she is reading. A woman yearning for her own happy ending, Victoria is sure it’s fate. The handsome book lover must be her soul mate.
There’s only one small problem. Victoria is already married. Frustrated, and desperate to change her life, Victoria retreats to the dark places in her mind and thinks back to all the stories she’s ever read in hopes of finding a solution. She begins to fantasize about nocturnal trysts with café man, and imaginative ways (poisoned pickles were an inspired choice in Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres) of getting rid of the dread husband.
It’s all just harmless fantasy born of Victoria’s fevered imagination and her books—until, one night, fiction and reality blur and suddenly it seems Victoria is about to get everything she’s wished for . . . .