The Bookish Life of Nina Hill meets Younger in a heartfelt debut following a young woman who discovers she’ll have to ditch the “dream job” and write her own story to find her happy ending.
Meet Nora Hughes―the overworked, underpaid, last bookish assistant standing. At least for now.
When Nora landed an editorial assistant position at Parsons Press, it was her first step towards The Dream Job. Because, honestly, is there anything dreamier than making books for a living? But after five years of lunch orders, finicky authors, and per my last emails, Nora has come to one grand conclusion: Dream Jobs do not exist.
With her life spiraling and the Parsons staff sinking, Nora gets hit with even worse news. Parson’s is cutting her already unlivable salary. Unable to afford her rent and without even the novels she once loved as a comfort, Nora decides to moonlight for a rival publisher to make ends meet…and maybe poach some Parson’s authors along the way.
But when Andrew Santos, a bestselling Parsons author no one can afford to lose is thrown into the mix, Nora has to decide where her loyalties lie. Her new Dream Job, ever-optimistic Andrew, or…herself and her future.
Your next book club read touching on mental health, happiness, and the peaks and perils of being a young woman just trying to figure it all out. Nora Hughes is the perfect heroine for anyone looking to get past their own chapter twenty-something and build their storybook life.
Praise for Must Love Books
“A heartfelt and exciting debut.” –Taylor Jenkins Reid, bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & The Six
“A book for book lovers that takes a hard look at the predatory approach of the corporate world with a heroine who’s easy to love and root for. I enjoyed all of the inside look at the publishing industry from the perspective of a young woman scraping together all of her wits just to get by. It’s impossible not to root for Nora!” –Jesse Q. Sutanto, national bestselling author of Dial A for Aunties
“Honest, relatable, and real, Must Love Books is a tender reflection on finding your person while you’re still desperately searching for yourself rolled up in a thoughtful novel about the changing work world.” –KJ Dell’Antonia, New York Times bestselling author of The Chicken Sisters
“With emotional honesty and a surprising wit that I found addictive, Robinson’s debut is everything a book-about-books fan wants in a novel.” –Kelly Harms, Washington Post bestselling author of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler