A Novel Idea
Required reading has never been so hot.
Once upon a time there was a Brooklyn hipster named Norah. Unlucky in love, and short on extracurriculars for her college apps, Norah decided to start a book group. She knew the perfect locale -- a local indie bookstore with a crush-worthy cutie manning the soy latte counter.
When the first meeting arrives, Norah gets a page-turnin...more
Anyway, I guess it's because I'm 21 now and I have read a lot of other books--both YA and adult--but I really had a hard time not rolling my eyes at the main character in this book. I used to relate to these kinds of cha ...more
Honestly, I think this is an amazing teen book that fills the heart with both joy and exitment. It may have some gay people, but so what? It may be a lit ...more
First of all I hated high school like Norah does. My guidance councillor seemed to be under the impression that I was friendless (untrue!), pregnant (untrue and where did he get that?! I wasnt even fat yet) and wouldn’t amount to much (untrue?). Valentines Day was my least favourite holiday, like Norah.
These striking resemblances to my life are not what draws me in though, it’s the bookstore they hang out in that I wish we had in ...more
It also looked like it was going to be a quick and light read. Sometimes if I am reading a more complicated read, I like to also pick up a light one as I did with this book.
For a light romantic comedy targeted towards teenage girls, this book was rather...dumbed down. Whil ...more
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As another Simon Pulse Romantic Comedy, A Novel Idea surely did not disappoint! From characters you can easily relate with, to an intriguing plot, it surely was worth the read! When I started, I didn't really put it down and after just three hours, I finished it.
I could totally get Norah. She reminds me of myself at some points especially about the extracurricular thing. Also, I love the fact that she's a big bookworm. Starting my own book club is an idea that I wan ...more
I feel bad that Norah felt the need to hide who she was and what she loved but actually I think that's a corre ...more
Final: Eh, didn't hate it...
"Here’s a secret: I love trashy paperback romances. Please don’t mock me until you hear me out.
Yes, they’re completely cheesy and have embarrassing titles like Ravaged by Love and A Pirate’s Passion. The covers alone make me blush: women spilling out of their gowns, bare-chested guys with flowing hair, candles, canopy beds, ruffles. So not ...more
The book club amasses an odd collection of members: Francesca, the "it" girl who seems to be hiding something; Neil, your typical sci-fy geek; and James, the shy but cute guy Norah develops a ...more
The premise of A Novel Idea sounds promising a shy bookish girl starts a book club at a local bookstore/coffee shop to bulk up her college resume and hopes to find a cute boy in the process. And holy cow the book did not disappoint. It was as sweet, bookish, and nerdy as I hoped it would be!
Norah was very easy to relate t ...more
Norah's motives were somewhat petty, and her actions were eyeroll-inducing. I really disliked all the Rosamund schemes. It's obvious that James was humouring her, and she really did not need to do things like send herself flowers. Seriously, that's wasteful and a bit too ...more
This was cute and quirky, and I liked how modern and accepting it felt, despite being published ten years ago. Norah's best friend is gay, they have parties that involve alcohol given to them by a friend's college-attending older brother, their group of friends contains ...more
Norah, a book reader, has started a book group because her guidance counselor said she needed more extracurricular for her college application. She held the book club at the book nook. She falls for James and devises a secret plan from a book to capture his heart. There were different love conne ...more
The book group was going to fall apart but Norah met/"Stalked" an author Philippa Askance. She promised she would show up 'of some sort.' Turns out, she never show ...more
When Jane realizes that she has a crush on James, she decides to try to make him jealous with help from a romance book. Will it work or will it just create disaster? It seemed it went by quickly. These books are good, not that great but not bad. Perfect for reading either on a rainy day or in a day. Still, I recommend it if you like romantic ...more