Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Little Paris Bookshop // A Blogging for Books Review

When I picked out this book to read, it felt like the perfect book. The main character, Monsieur Perdu, is a literary apothecary--from his boat he runs a bookstore designed to prescribe books are remedies to peoples' ailments, whether they have broken hearts or downtrodden souls. However, the one heart Monsieur Perdu can't mend is his own, so he sets out, casting off his boat from the pier in Paris, and searches for the answers to life that books can't necessarily answer.

Being a great lover of books, I felt drawn into the idea that books are the prescription for life, and that if a book helps just one person, it has served its purpose. I also loved that The Little Paris Bookshop included a list of books at its end as suggestions for certain life afflictions, allowing the reader to take these suggestions into her own life. My only complaint about this book is that the plot seemed to diverge from it's original point--it became less about books as a remedy and more about living life itself be the remedy to a broken heart. I guess it speaks more to life as it is, however, as one cannot grow just from the experiences read about in books.

I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.

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