August 25, 2015

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

"Since you've liked To Kill a Mockingbird, I'm sending you Kathryn Stockett's The Help too. They've got racism in common, at least." ~ pg. 25

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is a book about books. The summary suggests it is witty and charming. The setting is in a small farming town called Broken Wheel in Iowa. The residents let books into their confined world, share stories they've read and make book recommendations. There is a lot of name-dropping and references, as expected in a book about books. Among those mentioned in letters between main character Sara and her pen-pal Amy are Little Women, Harry Potter, Lisbeth Salander, and Jane Austen. And still...

I wanted to like The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend. I really did. What's not to love about a book about books?! But somehow it didn't give me that escape I need when reading fiction. Sadly I cannot recommend this book about well...readers' recommendations.

DISCLAIMER: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Title: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Author: Katarina Bivald
Published: January 2016
Pages: 398
Edition: Galley
Challenge: New Author
Rating: ♥



  1. Ugh, I was going to request and read this. You've saved me the time. The premise sounded so good too.

    1. You're welcome. I am really disappointed with this one.