What The Storied Life of AJ Fikry is About:
The story is about a curmudgeonly man and his love of stories. Through the novel you see how love transforms and stories complete and complement our lives. The characters are rich and quirky and the writing lovely to read and although I am never intimidated by a long book, I know some people will appreciate its shorter breadth. This book will be a perfect complement to a trip to Cape Code, Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard.
Why I love this book:
I was gifted this book to read from my one of my oldest and dearest friends, Laurie. We were meant to be friends in this life, which was evident from my first day of high school when she befriended me and by our similar taste in books. Reading has long been one of my favorite things and I love how this story is about stories.
Where it will inspire you to travel:
This is a charming book set in a fictitious town off the coast of Rhode Island, where I live. In my mind the setting is much like my beloved Block Island. The minor setting is a book store, which is also a place I love and brings great memories to me of my grandparent’s house and their bookstore.
“We aren’t the things we collect, acquire, read. We are, for as long as we are here, only love. The things we loved. The people we loved. And these, I think these really do live on”
― Gabrielle Zevin,
What is your favorite book? I would love to hear in the comments.