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The Other Half of Augusta Hope
The Other Half of Augusta Hope | Joanna Glen
30 posts | 18 read | 16 to read
YOURE NOT LOST. YOURE JUST LOOKING.
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HelenaLW
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5/5

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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What a beautiful book to kick off my 2021 reading!! Beautiful, poignant, heartwarming and heartbreaking. Highly recommend.

BookwormM I loved this one 2y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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I'm going with this one instead to end the year / start the new year.

suvata Me too! So-long 2020! 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @suvata please let the door hit it hard on its way out! ☺ 2y
suvata @Penny_LiteraryHoarders That‘s a good plan. 2y
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Clare_Riley
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What a book. It started off with a quirky, independent little girl, and progressed into the story of a young woman who wants to get away from her small English town and limited life choices. Augusta and Parfaits stories run side by side, and you know they‘re going to meet. It‘s a bit heart rending (Mediterranean refugee crisis & suicide feature). Loved it.

BookwormM I agree great book 2y
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Oryx
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I really like this one so far @trishb - thanks again ♥️

#dogsoflitsy

TrishB Yay 😁 my doggo is lying down in the shade in the back yard! 2y
Oryx @TrishB I finished this book yesterday - really loved it! Thanks again 2y
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 glad you enjoyed it. 2y
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Oryx
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What a lovely surprise @TrishB - thank you so much ♥️

TrishB You‘re welcome, sorry it‘s so late and I really hope you haven‘t read (if you have please pass on appropriately!). ❤️😘 2y
Oryx @TrishB Nope I haven't read it, and don't own it already - thanks again ♥️ 2y
BookwormM Loved this book 2y
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LoveToReadLiveToRead
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So, there was a lot to like about this book. Augusta was a great character; she brought a lot of humour to the story and her hunger for knowledge was infectious (yes, maybe I did think about starting Latin on Duolingo after she‘d talked about it).
BUT, I also had some reservations. It felt to me like a book that was one thing in the first 2/3rds and something else in the last. It was also fairly obvious what the ending was going to be......TBC

LoveToReadLiveToRead ......and I felt it took a little too long to get there and limped along a little at the end. It was beautifully written though and showcased some heartbreaking examples of human tragedy throughout. I didn‘t love it like some of the glowing reviews I‘ve read but it was an enjoyable read. (edited) 2y
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Night_Reader
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3.5/5 🌟

It took me awhile to get into this one but I'm glad I stuck by it because I enjoyed the 2nd part of the book much more. The author wrote about loss and suffering very well and I liked the character of Augusta. The only drawback for me was that some parts moved too slowly and the ending felt too neatly packaged.

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Tashreads
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I‘ve been in a dark reading mood lately, so thought it was time for something lighter. What are your favourite lighter reads?

AllieLovesBooks Good Omens always makes me chuckle. 💚 3y
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Hannah_11
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Not usually a fan of ebooks but as my favourite bookshop is closed have had to start downloading some. This was such an interesting book. Perfect for lockdown reading 📖 #lockdown #booklover #AugustaHope

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JeffyRoo
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Incredible. Encompassing. A very human story.
Augusta is the odd sister, never fitting into her family, though she lives the best life she can in her own skin, driven by words.
Parfait is the oldest son of a Burundian family, being torn apart by war, who wants to escape.

A story of intersection, the impact of love and loss, and human relationships.

BookwormM Great book 3y
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Tashreads
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Project TBR 2020: Random number generator. I let google choose 5 numbers between 1 and 450 off my #goodreads want-to-read shelf. (Not pictured is NOS4R2 by Joe Hill). #projecttbr2020

AutumnRLS Little has been on my list forever! Let me know what you think! 3y
Rissreads I absolutely love your idea of how to pick your next book. I think I will steal it! ❤ 3y
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squirrelbrain
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Can‘t say too much without giving away the major plot line but I think that Augusta wonders #didImakethemostoflovingyou in this book.....

One of my favourites so far this year....

#soaringscores

TrishB This was a lovely little surprise this book ♥️ 3y
Cinfhen Haven‘t heard of this one!! 3y
CrowCAH The cover is pretty with the foil! 3y
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BookishEscapade
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I chose this novel because people have compared it to Eleanor Oliphant which I adored.

I loved the story. But, what prevented me from giving it 5 stars was the lack of depth that the characters received. I love knowing, understanding and empathising for the characters. I could still do it to a certain degree, not as much though.

Excellent, heartbreaking story of survival and belonging. I just wanted more depth.

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BookishEscapade
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When you‘re at the tail end of the book and you can‘t stop reading even though it is almost midnight.

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BookishEscapade
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I am loving this story, loving it. How I wish there was more detail though! Started off so well at the beginning with the years being mentioned and significant historical events but now...

I want to know more what the characters are feeling and seeing. I don‘t really get that from this novel.

Anyone else agree?

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BookishEscapade
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Shouldn‘t we first be tipped upside down to let all our knowledge out - like when you empty a piggy bank of its coins?

#quoteoftheday #qotd

BookwormM You are really hitting the books I love at the moment 👍 3y
BookishEscapade @BookwormM I was up until 3am reading Augusta! So tired at the moment but worth it 3y
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BookishEscapade
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When your kindle freezes and you have to go to another book 🤷🏻‍♀️

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RedLeaves
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Just getting started with this but the writing is a delight! I love Augusta already

Tamra I need to check this out! 3y
RedLeaves @Tamra It's glorious! 🥰 3y
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TrishB
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Such an unexpected, emotional read with literally a bit of everything. Really enjoyed it and had a little cry in the middle. I actually love books that make me cry unexpectedly.
Thanks Jenny and Helen for highlighting this little gem.

JennyM The tears were unexpected for me, too! Glad you enjoyed 😊 3y
squirrelbrain I agree - this book was totally not what I expected at all. It‘s one of my favourites so far this year... ♥️ 3y
Caroline2 Sounds good, stacked. 👍🏻 3y
Cathythoughts Nice review! Must try & read this one soon X 3y
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JennyM
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Augusta is the quirky twin, the clever one who doesn‘t quite fit in, while Parfait is raising his siblings in war torn Burundi. Worlds apart they are, yet this is their story. And, my goodness, it is lovely. The writing is simple and poignant - which did feel a bit YA for me at first - but literally had me weeping at the halfway mark. Lovely 💫💕

Tanisha_A Sounds a lovely read. Great review! 3y
Tanisha_A 🥰 3y
TrishB Lovely review, so I hop over to kindle and it‘s on a limited deal offer for 99p 😁😁 thanks 👍🏻 best tell Cathy too @Cathythoughts 3y
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Cathythoughts @TrishB yes I was thinking this one looked good .... Thankyou I‘m on it 👍🏻♥️ 😊 (edited) 3y
Cathythoughts Thanks Jenny 👍🏻♥️ 3y
JennyM @Tanisha_A @TrishB @Cathythoughts thanks lovelies. It‘s quite an emotional read, but has that mixture of sadness and hope. I hope you enjoy - and especially for 99p 😘 3y
TrishB I‘ve just finished! God, I had a little cry in the middle 😪 a really good read. 3y
JennyM @TrishB yep, it was the middle that got me! Glad you enjoyed 😘 3y
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JennyM
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Looking forward to this one. Friday nights are always better with a new book.

Tanisha_A Enjoy your Friday night! 3y
Buechersuechtling So true❣️ 📅📚=📈🥰 3y
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squirrelbrain
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Oof, this was a heart-breaker. From the Readers First extract that I read, I expected a Ginny Moon or perhaps an Eleanor Oliphant.

I certainly didn‘t expect the second strand of the story, a desperate refugee from war-torn Burundi.

It‘s a tough read but beautifully written. I only received it yesterday lunchtime so, as you can tell, I just couldn‘t put it down.

Itchyfeetreader Gosh this sounds beautiful 3y
RehanaSarker Can i have the book epub link? 3y
BookwormM Glad you loved this as much as I did one of the best reads this year 3y
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TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 3y
RaimeyGallant Wow. Sounds like something that needs to be on my tbr. 3y
TrishB Just finished this - had a good cry in the middle. Sad and uplifting! 3y
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squirrelbrain
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Thanks, postperson, for taking such care with my #bookmail package. This is actually how I found it on the floor under the letterbox...

TBH though a hardback book should have been sent in a cardboard sleeve / envelope rather than a too-big Jiffy bag.

Luckily the book (an ARC from Readers First, tagged) is OK....

TrishB How annoying! 3y
Caroline2 Argh 😤 that‘s so bad! 3y
wanderinglynn So annoying! 😖 3y
Cathythoughts Crazy stuff! What‘s that about !!!! 🤬 3y
BookwormM Loved this book 3y
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BookwormM
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Beautifully written powerful story all I can say is read it

Full review here https://thereadersroom.org/2019/05/31/the-other-half-of-augusta-hope-by-joanna-g...

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BookwormM
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#Netgalley #AugustaHope #ARC

What a beautiful way to describe love 💕 I

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BookwormM
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#Netgalley #AugustaHope #ARC

How beautiful is this description I wish I could see this painting

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BookwormM
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#Netgalley #AugustaHope #ARC

I love the writing in this book

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BookwormM
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#Netgalley #AugustaHope #ARC

How is that for an opening paragraph

squirrelbrain Ooh I won a hard copy of this through ReadersFirst. It‘s not arrived yet, maybe in the next few days... 3y
BookwormM @squirrelbrain I love this book hope it arrived soon for you 3y
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