Friday, September 18, 2015

Book Review: This Book Will Change Your Life by Amanda Weaver

This Book Will Change Your Life
Author:  Amanda Weaver
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing
Expected Publication Date:  September 28, 2015
*ARC Received from Publisher via NetGalley

From Goodreads:
Take a chance and change your life…

College was supposed to be where Hannah’s hard work paid off, but the major in honors chemistry she’s been working towards since childhood is slipping away. Worse, she’s not sure she wants it anymore. Salvation comes from an unlikely place—a used bookstore and Ben, the passionate college senior who works there.

Ben’s trapped in a life mapped out for him. Trapped in a future career as a lawyer to make his father happy. Trapped pursuing a girl he doesn't even like because she fits into a world he doesn’t want, but can’t escape. But then he meets Hannah. And for the first time, he knows what it means to truly want something.

So he gives in to being her friend. Then to wanting her. Then to kissing her. And within the freedom of his impulsivity, both of their carefully planned lives begin to fall apart…

LOVED that this book was all about books.  Ben is an English major and works in a used bookstore and books are his life.  Hannah has never been a reader but Ben starts recommending books for her to read and she falls in love with reading and they have many conversations about books, reading them together, discussing them, reading aloud to each other.  How could I not love that?

And Hannah…what a great main character.  She's so supportive of Ben, she really does see the best version of him and encourages him to be that person.  She also talks to him about what bothers her, and I appreciated that because it lessened the angsty drama.

While there were parts of Ben I absolutely loved (his passion for reading especially), he was frustrating.  I agreed with Hannah, he needed to man up.  She was spot on when she expressed how his diffidence scared her and I have to say, it did keep me from completely falling for him.  It took him awhile to get his act together (but not too long) and it was obviously a big part of his growth as a character.  

Light and fluffy, This Book Will Change Your Life was a fun read.

Posted by:  Pam


  1. Hmm I do love that books play such a huge role in this book but your description of Ben makes me nervous - will he frustrate me to the point that it effects my enjoyment?

    1. It may keep you from loving it, to be honest. He's so excited about books, though, that maybe it will balance out lack of backbone? Sadly, I think he's portrayed realistically, but that doesn't make me love him as a book boyfriend. There is a reason, after all, that I love fiction! :) ~Pam