Review: Talk Bookish to Me by Kate Bromley

Author: Kate Bromley
Publisher: Graydon House
Released: May 25, 2021
Received: NetGalley
Warnings: Affair, rough humor

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Written by Kate Bromley, Talk Bookish to Me is marketed at a quick, witty, and fun romance. Since I was looking for a bit of a light read, it sounded like the perfect next book for me to pick up.

Kara Sullivan is a writer and a social media influencer. She spends most of her life wrapped up in the novels she writes or the tall tales she spins for her bookstagram account. However, the life she portrays is far from the life she has.

At the moment, she should be focusing on her latest novel and its looming deadline. Instead, she’s helping her best friend prepare for her wedding, which means getting mentally prepared to see her ex-boyfriend again.

I went into Talk Bookish To Me, hoping for a fun, flirty, and quick read. Overall, that is exactly what I got. It wasn’t a novel full of surprises, but then again, I wasn’t expecting (or looking for) that. However, I didn’t end up loving Kara’s character as much as I had hoped.

I want to mention that before I go any further, Talk Bookish To Me is 100% one of those books that plays with the ‘book within a book’ trope. The title and description probably made that obvious, but I wanted to add some clarity, just in case.

Personally, I don’t mind that trope when done right. But I know that some readers hate it, so it seemed worth mentioning. Here, it was done in a lighthearted way, so it didn’t bother me in the slightest.

What did bother me were some of the decisions characters made throughout this book. It made me want to take them by the shoulders, shake them, and give them a good yell until they understood the error of their ways.

So yeah, not quite the light read I was hoping for, not on that front, at least. Still, it was quick and distracting, so I can’t complain too much.

Thanks to Graydon House and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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