Why Our Staff Love The Book Ninja:
Are you a lover of the literary classics who cut your teeth on the novels of Austen, Eliot or Tolstoy? Or are you a diehard YA fan, who can tell a Grisha from a Shadowhunter at twenty paces? Perhaps you’re a bit of both?
No matter where you sit on the literary scale, I think this is a book you’re going to love. Written by the founders of Books on the Rail, The Book Ninja is the story of Frankie and Sunny, two people who don’t see eye to eye when it comes to their taste in novels but try to put it aside for the sake of (true?) love.
More than anything, The Book Ninja is a quirky take on the romantic comedy that celebrates the unadulterated joy that we get from reading. It completely charmed me and I think, given the chance, it might just charm you too.
Sometimes love means having to broaden your literary horizons
Frankie Rose is desperate for love. Or a relationship. Or just a date with a semi-normal person will do. It’s not that she hasn’t tried. She’s the queen of online dating. But enough is enough. Inspired by her job at The Little Brunswick Street Bookshop, Frankie decides to take fate into her own hands and embarks on the ultimate love experiment.
Her plan? Plant her favourite books on trains inscribed with her contact details in a bid to lure the sophisticated, charming and well-read man of her dreams. Enter Sunny, and one spontaneous kiss later, Frankie begins to fall for him. But there’s just one problem – Frankie is strictly a classics kind of gal, and Sunny is really into Young Adult. Like really.
A clever, funny and wryly observed story about books and discovering who you really are.