The Little Village of Book Lovers is an extraordinary story. It’s the first book I’ve ever started rereading immediately, and I haven’t reread that many books overall because it feels like there are too many books out there waiting to be read. What I love most about this book is the unique perspective of Love. The entire book is Love telling the story, with some points-of-view of an ancient olive tree; both of which Marie-Jeanne has a special connection with. This is a book about love but it isn’t a romantic book. Between my first and second reads I had to say goodbye to my beloved cat and many phrases hit me differently. I found myself highlighting passages that I didn’t connect with the first time around that deeply moved me after a new life experience. I imagine this would be a perfect book to reread throughout one’s life.
The Little Village of Book Lovers will be released on July 25, 2023. A friendly reminder to order from your local indie bookstore! If you don’t have one, let me know and I can share one that ships for free.
I was given a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, though I have already preordered my own copy.