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Adult Assembly Required | Abbi Waxman
"A young woman moves to Los Angeles to escape her life and discovers she doesn't have to leave all of herself behind to make a fresh start, from USA Today bestselling author Abbi Waxman. When Laura Costello moves to Los Angeles, hoping to finally get away from her overprotective family, she doesn't expect to be homeless after a week. (She's almost certain she didn't start that fire . . . right?) When she's rescued by a charming but eccentric bookseller and installed in a slightly chaotic and entirely illegal boardinghouse, she isn't sure if she's fallen on her feet or just out of the frying pan. A handsome housemate, a landlady with regrets, and the unwelcome attention of an old flame conspire to make Laura's life far more complicated than she hoped. However, a set of new friends who widen her experience-and knowledge of trivia-will do their very best to help this transplant put down roots and learn what it really means to be an adult"--
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vonnie862
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Just letting my team know that I fit the book.
#round16 #groupC #LMPBC

@suvata @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 @Bookwormjillk

smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I wonder how many of my paper clips and sticky notes have made it this far. 🤣 2d
vonnie862 So far, it seems to be all there. 2d
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TheBookHippie
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MARCH 💜 #SUNDAYBUDDYREAD

We enjoyed her The Bookish Life of Nina Hill together ..

2023 schedule:

http://bookhippie.com/index.php/2022/08/01/2023-list-for-my-sundaybuddyread-on-l...

mcctrish I can‘t wait, since I already started it accidentally 🤣 4d
TheBookHippie @mcctrish 👀🤣♥️ 4d
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Bookwormjillk
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Mehso-so

This was a pleasant enough read, but I felt like I was missing something. Maybe if I read Nina Hill first?

#LMPBC

I will get this in the mail on Friday!

smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I was also not really impressed with this story, but I enjoyed Nina‘s story and I was grateful to know more about her before reading this book. 2w
LiteraryinLawrence For what it‘s worth, I liked Nina Hill a lot more than this one. So even if you weren‘t wild about this, you might enjoy reading that one for its own sake. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
CoffeeAndABook I was really disappointed in this story! Only held out till the end for Nina Hill‘s sake 🥱 and was so glad when it was over… 😐 so far it‘s the only book by AW it haven‘t enjoyed. Loved Nina Hill and I WAS TOLD IT WOULD GET EASIER & THE GARDEN OF NEW BEGINNINGS. 🌱 1w
vonnie862 I'll be in the lookout. 1w
kimmypete1 I also didn‘t care for this one, but I loved Nina Hill. 1w
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Garabrandtreviews
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I was so excited to hear about this book! I had loved The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, so hearing that some of the characters would show up here too made me really happy. The characters were great- I loved Laura and Impossibly Handsome Bob. I wasn't ready for the book to end.

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CoffeeNBooks
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#12BooksOf2022 Day 10- October

Another great Abbi Waxman novel, both different than The Bookish Life of Nina Hill and similar as well. Laura moves from New York to Los Angeles to attend grad school, but also to get away from her family and ex-fiance. Shortly after she arrives, she finds herself in need of help, and stumbles into a bookstore owned by Nina Hill. Laura soon finds herself befriended by a lovely cast of characters.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Sounds well worth a read, I enjoyed The Bookish Life of Nina Hill. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good! I love Nina!! 💛 1mo
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LiteraryinLawrence
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Pickpick

Today has been spent just reading so far, which is lovely! I read this book that @BennettBookworm gave me this fall, and while I didn‘t love it as much as Waxman‘s previous book The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, it was very sweet and fun with a colorful cast of characters. Fitz snuggled with me while I read and the headphones were to cancel out the noise in the house. 💗

Now I‘m going to open my #jolabokaflodswap package!!

Soubhiville Terrific photo! 1mo
BennettBookworm So glad!! 1mo
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suvata
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Bookwormjillk I‘ll keep an eye out! 2mo
Bookwormjillk I got this today @suvata Thanks so much for the book and the gift ❤️💚 2mo
suvata @Bookwormjillk Wow, that was quick. You are very welcome for the gift. I was in the holiday spirit. That happens to me this time of year. 😝 (edited) 2mo
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suvata
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• Read in December 2022 for Litsy Markup Postal Book Club #LMPBC Round 16 - Group C
#LMPBCRound16GroupC

#StoryGraph: fiction contemporary romance funny lighthearted medium-paced
374 pages | first published 2022

A young woman arrives in Los Angeles determined to start over and meets a “totally normal and mostly friendly dog thief who lives in the house and looks like a movie star”. #IYKYK

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mcctrish
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I started this the other day and just now realized that I bought it for #sundaybuddyread 🤦🏻‍♀️ it‘s for April so I‘m going to stop and pick something else up. I had specifically stacked my Sunday reads in a separate pile but the Christmas decorations have caused my haphazard organizing to fail 🤣🤣😆

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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
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Mehso-so

@Bookwormjillk @suvata @vonnie862 #LitsyMarkUpPostalSwap This is a cute story and, as you can see by all of those paper clips, I did have a lot to say as I read it. Maybe it‘s because I‘m also reading and much more interested in Fairy Tale by Stephen King, but I felt myself getting bored several times with this one. Revisiting characters from Waxman‘s other books was fun. This one was just ok.

suvata I haven‘t read any of her books, so I‘m not familiar with any of the characters. Maybe that‘s a plus. 3mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 @suvata they‘re all likable people that I wouldn‘t mind hanging out with. This story just wasn‘t anything special in my own opinion. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill sat on my shelf for months and I ended up loving it. 3mo
suvata @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 it happens…sometimes the time is just perfect for a certain book 3mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I‘m sorry to be sending you a book with a so-so review. Hopefully the rest of you will enjoy it more. Maybe it would‘ve been different if I wasn‘t also sucked into another book. 3mo
JamieArc I felt the same about this book. I really liked many of her other books, so I was surprised I didn‘t like this one as much. 2mo
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kimmypete1
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Bailedbailed

I am just not feeling this one at all.

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CoffeeNBooks
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Pickpick

Another great Abbi Waxman novel, both different than The Bookish Life of Nina Hill and similar as well.

Laura moves from New York to Los Angeles to attend grad school, but also to get away from her family and ex-fiance. Shortly after she arrives, she finds herself in need of help, and stumbles into a bookstore owned by Nina Hill. Laura soon finds herself befriended by a lovely cast of characters.
#LitsyLoveReads

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CoffeeNBooks
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I had to try all the new flavors! I tried these with yesterday's #coffeeandabook. ☕️📚

AmyG Yum! 3mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Starting the #OutstandingOctober Readathon with my Saturday morning #coffeeandabook ☕️📚. I have no goals for this readathon other than to just read a much as I can whenever I can. 😀
@Andrew65

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Let me know how this one is! Love Nina! 💛 4mo
5feet.of.fury Love that mug! 4mo
Andrew65 Great to have you with us and good luck 😁 4mo
CoffeeNBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm hoping this one's as good as Nina Hill! 4mo
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Mehso-so

This was just so-so for me. Maybe too many characters? Though I did like seeing some past characters back in that mix. And just a smidge to slow for me, the whole will they are won‘t they just went a little too long. I did love Maggie (quirky landlord) and the pets were adorable. I‘ll read more from her, also could have been the narration. #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #AwesomeAugust @Andrew65

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 6mo
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Sharpeipup
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Cleaning my backpack - only 1 book…so far.

MyNamesParadise I finished that recently and loved it so much! Enjoy! 6mo
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MyNamesParadise
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Pickpick

Omg how I loved this book! It was just so readable! I really love Waxman‘s style of writing and dialogue and fun yet complex characters. Laura moves to LA to start grad school against her family‘s wishes and she stumbles into the bookstore run by Nina Hill (from Waxman‘s The Bookish Life of Nina Hill). There she finds a place to live with a bunch of welcoming & loveable characters. I didn‘t want this book to end but I was satisfied with the end.

Sparklemn Great review. Can't wait to read it! 6mo
MyNamesParadise @Sparklemn thanks!! I hope you enjoy it when you read it!! 6mo
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JenReadsAlot
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Pickpick

This was good!

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JoyBlue
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Abbi Waxman‘s latest is salve for a wounded soul, full of humor and friendships. Read my full review here: https://debbybrauer.org/#adult-assembly-required

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Megabooks
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Contemporary romance isn‘t usually my jam, but I have a soft spot for Waxman. I enjoy her nerdy, comical cast of characters. Sweet beach read!

Laura recently relocated to LA following a tragic car accident, and during her first week, her apartment burns down. Luckily, she walks into Nina‘s bookstore ⬇️, and they find her a room in Polly‘s house. With her new friends, she begins working through her trauma and develops a crush on her roommate, Bob.

Megabooks This is a continuation of the cast of characters from 7mo
JenReadsAlot Read most of this today on my flight! 7mo
Megabooks @JenReadsAlot cool! I hope you liked it. 😁 7mo
Cinfhen Perfect description of Waxman‘s books!! Nerdy & sweet 💕💕 7mo
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A traumatic experience leads to new friendships that morph into family. This common thread, punctuated with humor, is a Waxman staple. It works; she‘s a must read! Set in the world of Nina Hill and Garden of Small Beginnings, new LA transplant Laura ducks into a book shop during a downpour. There, she meets some whimsical folks who immediately take her in. Sometimes it takes a village to raise an adult, and to gently help them adjust.

Cinfhen I enjoy Abbi Waxman books, too!!! I didn‘t know she had a new one 😁🙌🏻❣️ 8mo
HeatherBookNerd Does this one stand alone or do I need to read another one first. 8mo
britt_brooke @HeatherBookNerd It stands alone. There are recurring characters but in a minor capacity. 8mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen It just came out! 8mo
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janeycanuck
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Pickpick

Abbi Waxman is good for my mental health.

I was laughing from page 1. It was great to visit some dear friends and make some new ones with a story that was sweet and funny.

britt_brooke Love her! 8mo
janeycanuck @britt_brooke She‘s definitely one of my favs right now! 8mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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My Covid induced #bookhaul has arrived.
All feel good books; I think.

Onioons Silver linings! Hope you feel better soon. 8mo
AmyG Feel better. Enjoy tour books. 8mo
KristiAhlers You can‘t go wrong with any of those! Hope you feel better! 8mo
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marleed
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Pickpick

I‘m glad this MC stumbled into Nina Hill‘s bookstore on a rare rainy LA. afternoon so she could befriend Nina and Polly. Although a weaker pick than my initial intro to Nina, I enjoyed the friendships here. I really liked Bob but the ‘does he/does he not‘ like me trope was stretched too long for responsible mature adults. …Props to Laura though, my driving fears are much less than hers but I would never face traffic behind a wheel in LA!

KristiAhlers Yeah driving in SoCal isn‘t for the faint of heart. Neither is driving in the Bay Area. I learned how to drive a stick shift in San Francisco. If you can do the hills there and not kill the engine you can drive anywhere. The one place I drove and swore never to do again is Paris, France. London wasn‘t much easier either but I did it frequently when we lived there. 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved Nina! I may read this next 🧡📚 8mo
marleed @KristiAhlers oh my gosh, I‘m so impressed. There are just too many places I‘ve never been because of the merging required once I get there :( 8mo
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marleed @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks oh, I hope you enjoy your visit with Nina! 8mo
Garabrandtreviews Holy cow, there's a sequel!!! Loved Nina and now I really want this in my life. 8mo
marleed @Garabrandtreviews oh I‘m thrilled to enlighten you! It‘s a bit more a companion than a sequel, but I love it when authors include my favorite characters in their other works! 8mo
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janeycanuck
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I once attended a virtual author chat with Abby Waxman and she was so damn funny, I literally fell off my chair. So happy I was able to pick this up from the library today so that I can distract myself from the Ontario election where we‘re almost definitely re-electing a terrible government that doesn‘t care about the environment or it‘s citizens.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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It‘s always fun when your book matches your flowers 🌸

#BookMail
#LitsyLove
#TBR

Lynnsoprano Love it! 8mo
BookBosomed1 Is this her new book??? 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookBosomed1 yes!! 🧡🧡🧡 8mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookBosomed1 have you read all of her others? I loved Nina! I bought the others 🧡 8mo
BookBosomed1 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve read the Bookish Life and Other People‘s Houses. I loved Nina! 8mo
UwannaPublishme Beautiful! 🌸 8mo
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SilversReviews
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“USA Today bestselling author Abbi Waxman returns to the page this spring, offering up a dose of her signature wit and warmth in ADULT ASSEMBLY REQUIRED.”

FULL POST: https://tinyurl.com/yz9dzyts

@abbiwaxman
#abbiwaxman
@penguinrandomhouse

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t wait to read this one!! 9mo
SilversReviews @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It does sound good. Enjoy!! 9mo
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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
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The call letting me know this book was available to pick up, came while I was in a daily morning meeting at work. It took everything in me to focus on what my manager was saying about daily goals and other only somewhat important announcements, then I had to get through my whole work day before the book could be picked up! Being an adult is hard sometimes. 🙄