Written in second person perspective to this person, the narrator discusses her love of books, her problems with the library system, and shares her attraction to one library visitor in particular. The Library of Unrequited Love is, of course, a book that will be loved by book lovers.
There are many passages throughout the book I wanted to highlight and scribble over but it would probably pain me to do so because I hate to treat books in such a way. Something striking about our narrator is her bitterness.
It was nice to read about a character who had such strong opinions about things as this really helped connect reader and narrator. The rating is not a true reflection of my feelings towards the books, because I could have given it five stars.
There was just something stopping me from giving it five, or even four, stars. Rating does not equal enjoyment, though, so please remember this. For such a short book, there was so much emotion and feeling packed in.
The length of the book was something I particularly liked. And, another thing I liked reading about, was the French culture. As the book has been translated from French to English, I think the culture was shown more than if it had been written in English and not been translated.
I really think you should all read The Library of Unrequited Love. When she's not reading, she enjoys cuddling guinea pigs and eating Oreo chocolate, but let's be real: she's mostly always reading.
Aww this book definitely sounds fit for a book nerd. Also, I know what you mean by the three star rating.
Sometimes I rate a book four stars because I really enjoyed reading it, but from a technical standpoint was really a three-star read. Fantastic review though, Lucy! Okay, this is officially on my to-buy list. It sounds really interesting! Might read it in the next Bout of Books read-a-thon, with it being so short and stuff.
What happens when a book meets its perfect reader at precisely the right moment? For the narrator of The Library of Unrequited Love , a librarian who has witnessed many such encounters during her lifetime, her heart flutters.
She knows the power of books to capture the full range of human experience and, as a result, help people when they feel their most abandoned, lonely and worthless. It is at one of these low points that we meet the librarian, a single, middle-aged bookworm who fell in love, once, but was left.
A monologue follows in which she gushes with observations about love, life and, you guessed it, libraries. The Library of Unrequited Love , a debut novel by French writer and journalist Sophie Divry, is as much an ode to libraries as it is a monologue on heartbreak and loneliness. She admits its hierarchy, its monotonous drone and its lack of quality books and readers, while she also confesses her love for a student researcher who barely notices her.