The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey

“‘I thought giving up was the answer, but it’s not. It’s about being honest about what and who we are’”

(Namey 267).
I love the name and cover of this book! It’s so pretty!!!

Goodreads Synopsis: From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property manager becomes more active in the upkeep of their apartment complex, the only home Darcy has ever known outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balance.

While Darcy is struggling to survive beneath the weight of her mother’s compulsive shopping, Asher Fleet, a former teen pilot with an unexpectedly shattered future, walks into the bookstore where she works…and straight into her heart. For the first time in her life, Darcy can’t seem to find the right words. Fairy tales are one thing, but real love makes her want to hide inside her carefully constructed ink-and-paper bomb shelter.

Still, after spending her whole life keeping people out, something about Asher makes Darcy want to open up. But securing her own happily-ever-after will mean she’ll need to stop hiding and start living her own truth—even if it’s messy.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Spoiler-free review: This book was so sweet! I really loved the way it was written, and Darcy was such an interesting protagonist. I haven’t read many books where the main character enjoys reading, so I feel like I connected with Darcy and her overall personality! Also, this book was so life-like! I’ve read TONS of romantic Wattpad novels that are super unrealistic. They all involve an absolutely GORGEOUS bad boy who has had a troubling past, a feisty girl, and a fast-paced plot! However, The Library of Lost Things was completely different! Asher and Darcy’s love story was fairly slow and exactly how I imagine relationships to work in real life—not crazy Wattpad world! 😋

Though it was super cute in the end, I can’t help but wish their romance was a bit more spicy! 😄😄 However, I completely understand the author’s decision! Also, Marisol (Darcy’s best friend who you meet at the beginning of the book!) and Darcy’s friendship is TO-DIE-FOR!!! Their story just made me melt, and it was a great contrast to the situation Darcy had to experience with her mother. I really loved the overall message of this book, and I enjoyed being alongside Darcy as she continued to grow and learn more about herself.

I would definitely recommend this book if you like realistic-fiction novels, especially ones with a bit of romance and a lot of hardship! Overall, I really liked this book and I hope that you do too!

Thank you so much for reading!!! I’m going to try to post a lot more this week! I was in a bit of writing-slump, but I am back on it! My goal is three posts! Whoop whoop! 🙌🙌 Anywho, I hope you have a wonderful day and stay safe! You are amazing and don’t ever forget it! ❤️—Rishika

Citation for picture: Laura , Namey Taylor. “The Library of Lost Things .” Goodreads , 2019,

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