The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

January 6, 2016 Chick Lit 13

Good Day, Bookworms.

It’s no secret that I’ve got something of a soft spot for books about books. Or books about readers. Or books about book clubs. What can I say? I can relate to the characters so easily if they like to spend their time with their noses in a book, you know? Of course you know. You’re a very intuitive bunch. I recently acquired a new title, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald, that falls into just such a category. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley for review consideration. This fact in no way bought my good opinion. I’m much too cranky for that sort of thing.*
readersofbrokenwheelblueSara is a lonely Swedish gal who works in a bookshop. In Sweden. I feel like I ought to mention that, seeing as the book takes place in Iowa. She befriends an elderly American woman named Amy through an online book exchange and they become as close as any international pen pals ever could. Eventually, Sara plans a trip to visit Amy in small town, USA. The book details Sara’s adventures stateside, the dynamics of tiny Broken Wheel, Iowa, and the power of a bookshop in a community. It’s a sweet little novel with echoes of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (review), flecks of Fannie Flagg, and dashes of Hallmark original movie. (Lacey Chabert, work on your Swedish accent and talk to the network. I smell success, here, people.)

If your goal in reading a book is to feel better about the world, this is what you ought to be reading. It’s the perfect novel to curl up with on a cloudy day and enjoy a mug full of hot beverage. Cozy mysteries are a thing, but is there such a thing as cozy lady fiction? I’m going to make it so. COZY LADY FICTION, right here, guys. Read The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend with a happy sigh and start your year off with a little ray of sunshine.

Talk to me, Bookworms. What’s your goal when reading? Escapism? Learning? Language? I’m fascinated by what makes you tick.

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13 Responses to “The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald”

  1. JoulesDellinger

    OH MY GOSH, this sounds a teensy bit similar to a book I just read that I think you would love (with the whole online friendships becoming real thing). Read Girl Tripping by Gina LaManna. SO GOOD!

  2. Megan M.

    I feel like “cozy lady fiction” is what Debbie Macomber writes. Am I right? I only read one of her books.

    Books about books are the best. I read for escapism I guess? And to solve a puzzle, since mysteries are by far my favorite genre.

  3. Amy Sachs (@amysachs)

    I’m with Andi on being on the lookout for something like Guernsey ever since I read it. Is this is? I need to read it if so! I would say Jojo Moyes is great for lady fiction escapism too, even if it makes me cry.

  4. DoingDewey

    This sounds really cute to me, but it also doesn’t sound like anything special to me, so I’ve been debating about picking it up. I often read to learn things, but I certainly read for escapism too 🙂

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