The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland book review
Okay, this is another one of those books that just kept popping up on Litsy and Goodreads with fantastic reviews. People said; “it is the book for book lovers!” I feel like I read something TOTALLY different than everyone else.
This book had a hard time keeping my concentration, but I did finish it. I felt like giving up, but I persevered mostly because I was doing a 25 hours in 5 days reading challenge.
I really hate giving bad reviews, because I know people put their heart and soul into a book. But, I really struggled with this one.
The main character has the name Loveday… Yes, that’s right Loveday. It is one of those “too bookish” character names I can’t jump on board with.
She suffered tragedy in her childhood. The affects carried over into her adulthood. (For the love of everything that is holy – LET IT GO!) The book is very slow, and goes back and forth between the present and the past (her parents and their relationship?) I didn’t like the way the story was told at all.
Also, I believe the author was trying to be humorous in portions of the book. However, in my opinion in doing so made Loveday come off as rude and stuck up.
Then don’t even get me started on the constant descriptions of her tattoos. I felt like banging my head into the book repeatedly when this happened. Who needs a page full of a description of a tattoo of all things. Nobody. That’s who.
The saga continues, she hooks up with people just to be with them? But, she also has this super loving, wonderful, always by her side man. Despite the fact that she was pretty much a terrible person. Didn’t believe their relationship for a second.
Was there honestly even a plot to this book? Most of the book was about her job or how terrible of a person she was. “Must unpack boxes of books, and place in shelf.” “Must be rude and inconsiderate of everyone around me.”
I don’t want to sound hateful, but this is probably one of the worst books I’ve ever read. No plot, terrible main character name, and character development. Double thumbs down from me. 👎🏻 👎🏻
Let me know if you’ve read The Lost for Words Bookshop and what your thoughts were on it. Also, am I missing something about this book?
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