Life’s a Beach by Chloe Coles
Series: Bookshop Girl Book 2
Published by: Hot Key Books
Release date: 20/09/18
Summary: Holly and Paige are at a literary festival in Skegton-On-Sea. They’ve been looking forward to it for ages. It’s one of the biggest book festivals around – and there’s a pop up bookshop tent and a lot of Big Shot Writers. It’s basically like they’re being PAID to go on a BFF HOLIDAY and SELL A FEW BOOKS! They had to beg their grumpy boss Tony to put their names forward. He ummed and ahhed and said he wasn’t sure it was a good idea. But they’re here at last and it’s brilliant.
Well, kind of. It’s true that there’s a diva of an author called Minnie, who dresses head to toe in pink, and insists that Paige picks fresh flowers for her signing table every day, even though it’s raining. But along the way, Paige begins to find that there’s quite a lot to learn from Minnie – not least, how to reach out for the things she wants . . . and the boy she likes.
Written by debut author and bookseller Chloe Coles, this is the second in a new teen series that will make you want to rush out and take shelter in your nearest bookshop!
I read the first book in this series earlier this year, and I really enjoyed it, so I was really excited to see that there was a sequel coming out. These books are literally my dream life, of working in a bookstore and going to book festivals, and reading them just makes me feel like I am sort of living that life for a while.
This is one of those books where the main character ends up in loads of cringy/funny situations, and I found them really funny. Sometimes when authors try to do that kind of thing it doesn’t really work, but in this case it really did.
I absolutely adored the seaside book festival setting of this book. It was exactly the kind of thing I’ve always wanted to go to.
I really loved the elements of girl power in this book too, especially the bit with the ladder (if you’ve read it you know what I mean). I just feel like even book that don’t have feminism as the main plot line should still have feminism in there anyway, and this book definitely does.
If you like reading books about books and bookshops, I would definitely recommend this series. Also, if you know of any other books set in bookshops or where the main character loves books, please let me know down below.