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oddandbookish
Bloomsbury Girls: A Novel | Natalie Jenner
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Mehso-so

I loved the premise of the book, but it ultimately fell a little short of my expectations.

My main issue with the book is the pacing. It is very slow. Getting through the first half of the book was a struggle. Once I was about halfway through, the pace (luckily) picked up.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2022/09/23/review-bloomsbury-girls/

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RenePenn
Every Summer After | Carley Fortune
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Pickpick

This was just a sweet story. ♥️

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violabrain
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Pickpick

Another fantastic read by Mary Lawson. I‘m so happy I discovered her work over the summer and I can‘t believe I had never heard of her before!

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janeycanuck
Bloomsbury Girls: A Novel | Natalie Jenner
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Pickpick

Jenner writes such lovely novels. It was fun to see Evie again and watch her come into her own plus Grace and Vivien were delightful to get to know. This is the kind of book that you can just lose yourself in with a cup of tea and a plate of shortbread and not realise the entire afternoon has passed. It did wrap up a little too neatly at the end, even for my taste, but in a sweet way.

kspenmoll I so enjoyed this too! I did not know Evie was in a previous book- what is the title? (edited) 1w
janeycanuck @kspenmoll The Jane Austen Society. She‘s a relatively minor character. 6d
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janeycanuck
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Pickpick

Talaga combines amazing journalistic skills with wonderful story-telling skills to weave an incredible book that should be required reading for every Canadian. How are we in 2022 and still haven't addressed so many of the issues this book details? And how is the Thunderbay police force still such a complete dumpster fire?!

Thank you to the Storykeepers Podcast for surfacing this and so many other wonderful books by Indigenous authors for my TBR.

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janeycanuck
Every Summer After | Carley Fortune
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Mehso-so

Hmmmm... This was maybe a bit more graphic than I feel comfortable with when it comes to teenagers (it makes me feel a little gross reading relatively explicit stuff with teens - sorry, not sorry) Putting that aside, this was light summer reading that was heavy on teenage drama so felt more YA-ish. But add in the open door bits and it's definitely not YA... This book maybe just needed to decide what kind of book it wanted to be.

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shanebeth
Every Summer After | Carley Fortune
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Pickpick

super sweet and ultimately satisfying romance. the dual timeline was a great way to tell the story, but I def liked the flashback chapters better than the present day chapters. past and present ties together neatly in the end though! BookTok made me read it! 4 ⭐️s! 🇨🇦💜

book 12/22 for 22

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andrew61
A Town Called Solace | Mary Lawson
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Pickpick

The joy of challenges is picking up books you wd not have read to find an author you will like again , so with
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The story by 3 narrators, a man recently split from his partner who moves to a house he inherits in a small ontario town, an 8 yr old girl whose sister is missing, + an elderly lady in a care home. Great storytelling + characters, + a gradual reveal
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I‘ve already stacked this but now I REALLY want to read it!! Great review 🤩 3w
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ManyWordsLater
Fight Night | Miriam Toews
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My sister wants her book back.

perfectsinner Is it good? Women Talking was a big DNF for me 3w
ManyWordsLater @perfectsinner I LOVED women talking. This one does feel different though 3w
perfectsinner Nice. 3w
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