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Turning Pages

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  311 Ratings  ·  88 Reviews
With his pride and her prejudice, what could possibly go wrong?

When the arrogant Blake Hansen steals Addie Preston's promotion at the library, he pretty much rubs her nose in it. But Addie, who dreams of being a full-fledged librarian, decides to stick it out. She loves surrounding herself with books and keeping her father's memory alive in the building where they spent so
Paperback, 240 pages
Published 2012 by Inkberry Press
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Oct 24, 2012 Jenny rated it really liked it
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Nov 21, 2012 Shanda rated it really liked it
Turning Pages is a cute story about Addie Preston, a college student who works at the local library. She hasn’t had the easiest life, which is probably why she finds such comfort in the books she loves.

Addie and her family are dealing with the recent death of her father in a car accident that also injured her step-mother. Addie’s own mother died when she was little, and Addie, her younger siblings, and her step-mom have to face the reality that they can’t afford to stay in their home. She was pa
Kathryn Cooper
Apr 02, 2013 Kathryn Cooper rated it really liked it
reviewed on Clean Adult Fiction

This book was a fun and light read. Like many of you I'm a book lover so it was nice to have the main character be a librarian and obsessed with the library and books. When they met, Addie thought her new boss, Blake, was more into business than enjoying the library. Let's just say they didn't hit it off at the start. Plus Blake was engaged.

Poor Addie just couldn't let go of her library. I see why she was attached, but it still annoyed me at times since I'm the o
Aug 14, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing
Addie is a quirky character who's easy to relate to with believable conflicts and problems. The plot is engrossing with nice twists and turns and characters you want to root for. If you're looking for a light read for teens or anyone who is young at heart, I totally recommend this book!

Nichole Giles
Aug 19, 2012 Nichole Giles rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
Once again, versatile author Tristi Pinkson has stretched into a new genre and has done so with aplomb. Her first foray into the young adult market is sure to be a crowd pleaser thanks to the quirky main character, Addie, who manages to always infuse humor into her real-life drama. This clever retelling of Pride and Prejudice will make you cry, and then laugh, and then growl with frustration at the stupidity of two people who are clearly meant to be together. The question is, will they ever see ...more
MaryAnn Dennis
Aug 28, 2012 MaryAnn Dennis rated it really liked it
First off--the cover is beautiful, and I love titles with double meanings.

Picture Massachusetts in the fall . . .
Addie Preston has already suffered the loss of her birth mother when she was a baby. Recently, she lost her father in a car crash and her step mother is recovering from the same accident and hasn't been able to work.

Addie is majoring in Library Science with the dream of spending her life in this work. Along comes Blake, handsome, a bit arrogant, and unknowingly takes Addie's promotion
Jul 26, 2013 Jaclyn rated it it was amazing
I have looked forward to reading this book for a while. I love Tristi's books and the humor she brings to her writing. I was not disappointed. I read this in a day because I was so stuck in the story.

Here is the synopsis:

With his pride and her prejudice, what could possibly go wrong?

When the arrogant Blake Hansen steals Addie Preston's promotion at the library, he pretty much rubs her nose in it. But Addie, who dreams of being a full-fledged librarian, decides to stick it out. She loves surroun
Katelyn (Tales of Books and Bands)
Turning Pages by Tristi Pinkston is not only super adorable on the outside (I mean, just look at that cover!) but it is also a sweet story on the inside! The main character is a huge book nerd who happens to be dealing with some real-life issues. And let’s not forget that most of the book takes place in a library. It all makes me ask, what’s not to love?

I loved Addie as a main character! She was such a sweet, caring, passionate girl going through some of the hardest things she’s ever gone throug
Oct 08, 2012 Samantha rated it it was amazing
I received this book as part of the Goodreads First Reads Giveaways and as a librarian myself that was one of the main aspects that drew me into the story. I also loved that it was almost like a modern version of Pride and Prejudice. Another aspect I really enjoyed is that Blake rides a motorcycle. Seeing that I am a motorcycle librarian myself, I found that to be pretty awesome. The story is a cute one and it is a really quick read. It highlights some issues libraries face, especially regarding ...more
Julie O'Neal
Oct 17, 2012 Julie O'Neal rated it liked it
Addie is getting a promotion at the library...until Blake shows up and takes that position away from her. Not only that, but the library is going to be torn down to build a brand new library in its place. Addie is super least that is what we are supposed to believe. I had a hard time believing the emotions of the characters in this book. They really fell flat. Addie is supposed to hate Blake for taking her job and for being such a jerk (I know this because she says so). However, it neve ...more
Jan 11, 2013 Lucinda rated it really liked it
'Turning Pages' was a breath of fresh air. I started reading it solely on account of the theme and the blurb (who doesn't love books and libraries, right?) and was quickly engrossed in the wit and lightness of the story.
Addie is a quirky character who is very sure of her opinions and her way of seeing things. Her personal life has recently gone through some changes and when more changes come in her work life, she resists those as fiercely as she can. By the end, her growth is something that make
Jan 02, 2013 ephrielle rated it liked it
I found this interesting more for the chance to see inside the life of a librarian than the story or characters. It sounds fun to be a librarian but not as glamorous as I always thought.

Addie feels very immature for the age she is representing, at least at first. Before long you discover that she is very mature in just about every facet of her life except boys. Her entire life is going through one massive upheaval.

The romance portion of the story felt near non-existent. Specifically between Addi
Devina Dutta
Dec 16, 2012 Devina Dutta rated it liked it
A fun P and P spinoff which I found at wattpad. I loved the characters and the slightly changed plot. I liked the fact that the story was not directly lifted but that the backgrounds of certain characters were interchanged to make the book interesting. A fun light read!
Nov 28, 2012 Diana rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters were great and easy to relate to. I laughed out loud throughout this book and also shed a few tears. (I know it's good when an author can make me do both!) The story move along quickly so I didn't get bored. I loved Addie, Blake, and especially Addie's mom. They were all very strong characters whether they realized it or not. I totally recommend this book! Plus I have a lot of new books to add to my to-read list thanks to Addie.
Mandi Slack
Nov 28, 2012 Mandi Slack rated it it was amazing
Turning Pages, Tristi Pinkston's newest novel, is a story that will leave a smile on your face. Addie Preston, a college student who works at the local library has had a difficult life. After losing her mother at a very young age, she is faced with all the turmoil of dealing with her father's recent death. She, along with her step-mother, and younger siblings are faced with some difficult challenges. Then to compound the situation even further, Addie is suddenly passed up for a promotion she has ...more
Sally Chen
May 24, 2016 Sally Chen rated it really liked it
This is a REALLY GOOD BOOK. I actually read this book on Wattpad few months ago and it was AMAZING! Especially since the setting is a library. A LIBRARY!!! WHO WRITES A BOOK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF A LIBRARY?! NO ONE! They are way too busy with other stuff in relation to vampires or werewolves. But a LIBRARY?!?!?! NO.
That's what makes this book even more fascinating to read. It is much more realistic and true to the heart. GO TRISTI PINKSTON!! I ADMIRE AND RESPECT YOU!!!
Jun 03, 2015 RivkaBelle rated it really liked it
Book provided by author for review.
Review originally published on my blog:

How do I love thee, let me count the ways ...
... You're about a girl who's going to school to be a librarian, and works in a library.
... You're a nod to my beloved Pride & Prejudice.
... You made me laugh out loud, garnering odd stares from the cat.

Seriously though, Turning Pages was a delight to read. Addie Preston is a girl after my own heart, working her way through Library School while al
Jan 24, 2013 Anita rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This was a sweet, easy read, that was really enjoyable. I really grew to love Addie as a character, and loved seeing her grow and develop. Addie and her family are recovering from the death of their father. Addie's step-mom (the only mom Addie's ever known), is having an especially hard time, and recovering from injuries sustained in the car accident that killed her husband. Addie is a huge bookworm and was promised the job of head librarian at her local library. When the job is given to a new g ...more
Feb 03, 2013 Laura rated it liked it
This was a fun, sweet and cute story. I wanted to read something light to end my month of January and this was perfect. Addie Preston is going through many changes in her life. Her father died in a car accident three months ago, handsome but arrogant Blake Hansen has just been hired as the new assistant librarian (a position she was aiming for) and the city counsel has decided to tear down her beloved library to build a newer and bigger one.

Addie isn't happy about this and protests in all the wa
Danica Page (One Page at a Time)
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Disclaimers: I received this as part of the original book tour, but somehow it got lost in the mail, so I did receive a copy from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

An Overview of the Novel: Addie has wanted to work at the library for years and thinks that she's finally going to be named Assistant Librarian only to be passed up for the arrogant Blake, who hasn't even worked at a library before. Addie is furious and automatically dislikes Blake.

But then sh
Laura Bastian
Feb 08, 2013 Laura Bastian rated it really liked it
What a cute story. This was a fun retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Addie has had a pretty rough couple months in this story. Her dad died in a car accident and the families financial situation gets pretty rough, she doesn’t get the promotion she’d been expecting at the library that was basically promised her earlier, and the guy who did get it seems to be a pretty arrogant boss type guy. Her attempts to change the citiy leaders minds about tearing down the building don’t work. Sh ...more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Addie is on a mission. She is bound and determined to save her library. The city has decided to tear down the old and rebuild on the site. The library has many memories of spending quality time with her recently deceased father. In her heart she can't bear to see it go.

Addie's dream job is to be a librarian. That's why she's in school studying Library Science and working at the library. Her dreams are put on temporary hold when Blake walks in and takes the job she had almost been promised, Assis
Apr 23, 2015 Book_freak rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2014
-An easy, interesting, super-enjoyable read that I flew through
-It's a well-written book, & the reason I emphasize this, is because, as popular as they may be, alot of the Wattpad "books" lack good writing
So this one was one of the best I've come across on Wattpad

-But as much as I loved it ( and Blake ;) I felt the romance could have been MUCH better developed and portrayed. Seriously, the first inkling or indication to any romance between Addie and Blake happened in chapter seventeen...whic
Kayla Murray
Sep 02, 2014 Kayla Murray rated it really liked it
I found this book mid-July this summer and have read it a total of 1.5 times since (currently rereading). Relatively watered down compared to the paranormal meets romance meets suspense meets realistic fantasy meets young adult bookshelf that I frequent, I found the story surprisingly refreshing. I really enjoyed the day-to-day bickering between main characters Addie and Blake, as well as the way Tristi Pinkston gives her characters free-reign over how they affect the reader. I found parts of my ...more
Kadie Bennion
Oct 29, 2014 Kadie Bennion rated it liked it
I quite liked this book. Interesting characters and a story that the ending makes sense. A nice, clean read with a little romance thrown in. Plus the main character works in a library, and I love libraries!
Eva Sofia Silva
Sep 10, 2015 Eva Sofia Silva rated it really liked it
This book was a really easy read
It was really good, i loved the characters, the story, it was really really good
This book is a modern take on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and there are certainly some parallels, though it is not a slavish copy set in the modern era. Overall, this story is stronger on Addie’s (of course, the Elizabeth Bennett character) prejudice, than Blake’s (Mr Darcy’s) pride.

I loved Addie, I thought she was a terrific protagonist. Throughout the story she shows herself to be romantic (she smells rain, and loves it), vulnerable, sassy, determined, stubborn, funny, smart, and so, so
Norah Una Sumner
"Something had changed between us-we might actually have become friends.It was almost creepy."

This was really interesting and enjoyable!I loved the characters,their stories,the library,the romance,the friendships,the ending.I loved Addie and her family,I loved how they handled the death of her father and how they really care for each other.I liked how passionate Addie is about library and her job.It's funny that Blake loves Dune,I found it soooo hard to get into and eventually I gave up on rea
Jan 01, 2016 Nela rated it really liked it
It was actually kind of nice and pleasant read. It didn't have that much to do with Pride and Prejudice, maybe a little Sense and Sensibility thrown in to the mix. You could see a little Lizzy and Elinor in Addie, a little Darcy in Blake, some Bingley in Chase, a combination of Marianne and Jane in Melanie ((view spoiler))... But it was more about the characters then the plot and that is OK :)

Sure, Addie was a little annoying at first with her clinging to t
Sep 15, 2016 Lana rated it really liked it
This book was enjoyable. The best thing about it was the amazing emphasis on family. Though the book is a romance novel, the internal conflict is more about Addie trying to get over her father's death, and I loved how she supported her family in this, and in turn, her family supported her. I really loved those morals presented and the good family environment that was presented because not a lot of books seem to mention that.

The thing I didn't like as much about this book was that it was almost c
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"Nothing." He laughed."You were really hungry."
"I don't need to defend my eating to anyone.And just so you know,when I'm done with this,I plan to eat three whole cookies."
"Whoa." He held up his hands."Now you're pulling out the big guns."
"I don't mess around.”
“And of course,Addie."
What did he mean by that-"of course, Addie?" Did he mean "Of course you remember this airheaded chick who attacked the mayor with cardboard and had to be bailed out of jail?" That's not what really happened,but how was I supposed to know what he remembered of the incident?”
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