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LDavisMunro

LDavisMunro

Joined June 2016

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In the past year, I have read a couple of Agatha Christie novels for the first time. I have loved reading her books, so I was excited to pick up Marie Benedict's new release about the mysterious ten days when Agatha Christie went missing in 1926. ⁠⁠
Definitely worth a read if you are an Agatha Christie fan. ⁠⁠

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The Murder at the Vicarage | Agatha Christie
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This is the second Agatha Christie book I've read and I really enjoyed it. I am a new Miss Marple fan! Blanket and candle to add a little extra #hygge to my reading session.

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Good morning! Brewing some tea and connecting with some poetry this morning.
I came across this collection of poetry by @morganharpernichols this summer and I am in love with the beautiful art and words. I keep coming back to this book in the hard times of this year. 📚☕️
#morningswithabook #poetry #teaandbooks

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One by One | Ruth Ware
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One by One is set at a remote ski chalet where a group of colleagues have come for a luxury work retreat. But, of course, a storm and avalanche hit, cutting off all communication with the outside world and one of them is a killer.
Some reviews have said the story is too obvious, but I didn‘t really notice or care, I was far too wrapped up in the world of the book. I loved the way the story unfolded!

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Winter Solstice | Rosamunde Pilcher
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The last of my holiday books! I absolutely fell in love with this book. It is a slow story that meanders to the exact conclusion that you want it to reach. The Scottish country is the perfect setting for a Christmas read and the hesitancy of all the characters to actually celebrate the holidays makes for a nuanced celebration that feels honest and real

SilversReviews LOVE her books.....haven‘t read this one. 1y
Cathythoughts Nice review! I‘ve never read her ... I see I this one stacked 👍🏻 1y
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Good morning! Going back to some holiday romance, this week I read The Twelve Dates of Christmas.
I‘m sure you can guess the plot of this book. It follows Kate on her journey through 12 dates as she tries to find love. It is a really cute story and a great escape from the crazy world we live in right now. Be warned though… you are probably going to want a lot of hot chocolates and tasty treats while ready this book as Kate is a baker for a cafe.

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This was my first time reading P.D. James and although I didn‘t love all the stories, I really enjoyed most of them. I especially enjoyed being introduced to her famous detective, Adam Dalgliesh, in the story “The Twelve Clues of Christmas”. I was amazed at how much James fit into such short stories, and although the endings were not always surprising, I was ok with that because of the length of the stories.

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Good morning!
In a Holidaze has been making quite the splash on #bookstagram and I absolutely loved it. It was a great, lighthearted holiday romance. Perfect for snuggling up and binge reading in a night.
This is a Groundhog Day type story but set around Christmas in the picture perfect setting of a snow covered cabin. #booklove #bookbinge #morningswithabook #christmasromance

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Greenwood | Michael Christie
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One of my favourite books that I read this year.
Michael Christie‘s writing is beautiful and the story is unique and fascinating. I loved each generation and the structure was so interesting. On top of that, the hardcover books is absolutely beautiful. This book is mostly a historical fiction, but it moves into the present day and then into a future that is more in line with apocalypse stories, so it covers a wide range of genres.

jessjess What a gorgeous cover! 1y
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mexican Gothic was one of my most memorable reads this year.
I found this book to be a really fun read. It had all the classic gothic elements, large creepy house, foggy scenery, off putting servants, and more, while feeling really contemporary. It took some crazy turns! I found the writing was incredibly engaging and I read through this really fast, needing to know what the big secret was. I was not disappointed.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t wait to read this one! 1y
SamAnne I'm looking forward to the Hulu adaptation. I hope they make it campy! 1y
LDavisMunro @SamAnne I hadn‘t heard it was being adapted. I agree, I hope the lean right into all the wacky elements of the book. 1y
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Good morning! I finished The Midnight Library over the weekend and I loved it. 💕 It follows the story of Nora who finds a place between life and death that takes the form of a library. She can choose any other variation of her life to visit and if she finds one that doesn‘t disappoint she can live in it permanently. I love this premise and I found Nora‘s journeys to her multiple lives really interesting. This is a quick, life affirming read.

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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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Re-read just as good as the first time around.

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Crosshairs: A Novel | Catherine Hernandez
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Good morning! A cup of tea and the last few pages of this book greeted me this morning. This is a hard book to read in terms of subject matter but Hernandez weaves a beautiful story that flashes in and out of the past and present, giving the reader backstory on the protagonist and the political situation. The characters really drive this story in their response to the politicians and white privilege that creates the environment of oppression.

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Good morning! Fredrik Blackman is one of my favourite authors and I absolutely loved his newest novel, “Anxious People”. Set during an apartment viewing which turns into a hostage situation after a failed bank robbery, this book has all the things I love about Fredrik Backman‘s writing. The characters are funny, quirky, but so heartwarming and relatable. And the story weaves itself together charmingly and with just the right amount of humour.

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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Good morning ☕️ This morning I finished reading Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz. This is a fun read in the classic whodunnit genre but with the added element of a whodunnit book within the book. Super fun and clever, I loved the characters and the twists and turns. I was surprised by both endings 🤭 📚#morningswithabook #morningsspentreading #whodunnits #magpiemurders #bookstagram

Aims42 I loved this book so much 🥰 I‘m on the waitlist at my library for the sequel 🤓 2y
LDavisMunro @Aims42 I can‘t wait to get to the sequel 🤗 2y
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Loving the pinks of September!

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The Book of Dust | Philip Pullman
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I finished my re-read of #hisdarkmaterials and moving on to the new follow up series. Totally loved the first book and diving into the second!!

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The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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I‘ll be spending the day right here! 📚☕️🌼💕 #booklover #childhoodfav #hisdarkmaterials

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The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Starting today!

Chelsea.Poole 💙💙💙 2y
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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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It‘s cold out there! Staying inside doing what I love this #valentinesday #booklover About this book though... I‘ve only just got started on “Bunny” by Mona Awad, but already I‘m hooked!

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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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The tea is steeping, the rain is spitting and I‘m getting close to the end of this mysterious story! #thrillingsaturday

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Brida | Paulo Coelho
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#morningcommutebook Brida by Paulo Coehlo. Magical 📚🤗

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Conviction | Denise Mina
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Just getting started on this!

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The Nanny | Gilly Macmillan
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Quick, engaging read. Perfect for a day in front of a fireplace.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Monday morning commute reading is still #thestarlesssea. It is a gorgeous book so far just like the cover. #dustjacketoff

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Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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It is suddenly freezing in Toronto with a lot of snow, so I couldn‘t have come across this passage at a more perfect time.
“The weather. It‘s like a poem. Where each word is more than one thing at once and everything‘s a metaphor. The meaning condensed into rhythm and sound and the spaces between sentences. It‘s all intense and sharp like the cold and the wind.”

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Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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“You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone‘s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose.”

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Monday morning commute featuring this beaut of a book. #thenightcircus has been one of my favourite books for years and Erin Morgenstern is releasing her second novel tomorrow. I‘m beyond excited so I had to pick up this book for yet another read. #commutereading #morningbooks #booklover

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Empire of Wild | Cherie Dimaline
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This has been one of my favourite books this fall. I also had the pleasure of seeing @cherie.dimaline speak in Hamilton and in Toronto. If you ever have the chance, go see her speak! And of course... if you are looking for a great read, pick this beauty of a book up!! 📚💜 #fallreads #greatbooks #booklove

Chrissyreadit It sounds like a great read! 3y
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Huntress | Kate Quinn
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It took me a bit longer to get into this one, but once I was in... WOW!

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I loved this book! I often have a hard time when books have unreliable narrators, but Anna is so engrossing and although at times you aren‘t sure if you can trust her as the reader, I was always on her side. Total #gutsyheroine, Anna goes above and beyond to protect people she cares for, despite her personal struggles.

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The Silver Chair | C. S. Lewis
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Loving re-reading this childhood favourite!

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Weekend away = new book 💜📚🤗 #newbookday

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Creepy without being scary, this book made me suspicious of everything and guessing until the end! Quick read and quite enjoyable!

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“Recognizing this reality - that the reaction doesn‘t belong to you - is the only sane way to create.”

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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Audiobook + crochet times! Listening to the second in the YA series A Court of Thorns and Roses.

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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About halfway through The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin and loving it! Also this mug tells it how it is. ☕️📚💜 #mugtruth #eveningreads

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Something in the Water: A Novel | Catherine Steadman
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Kicked off this intriguing read a couple days ago! It was the June pick for #reesewitherspoonbookclub and I am having a hard time putting it down!

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Eva Luna | Isabel Allende
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Is it time for tea yet? Just finishing this book Eva Luna by Isabel Allende, it is totally beautiful!

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This book has everything! Sex, romance, friendship, action, mystery, and great characters. ❤️ #readingbuddy

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Indie and used bookstore crawl today in #hamont. We set up a little scavenger hunt to find certain types of books which made this even more fun. Loved this day. Not only did we find some great local bookstores and picked up some new books, but we also explored areas of Hamilton we hadn‘t been to yet. #literaryfun

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New cover design!!!!!!!!! I‘ve secretly been working away on a updated cover design for Emmy Nation and it just arrived! I‘m so excited to share this with you all. The updated design is available on Amazon already! #emmynationbooks

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Untitled | Unknown
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I got my badge and my station, so it is official! I‘ll be in the sound seat for the next two days @gritlitfestival 🤗 #literaryfestival #canadianliterature #gritlit2018

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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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I forgot to post after I finished this a while back. Sooo good. About half way through the book things got so intense I just read until I was done. Such a wonderful story and beautifully written.

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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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It is an epically windy day with some snow/rain mixed in. So glad to be at home and able to take a cuddly break from work for tea and a book. Current read - The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

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The Baker's Secret: A Novel | Stephen P. Kiernan
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I finished the audiobook of The Baker's Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan on my morning commute. Talk about a #gutsyheroine ! The protagonist, Emmanuelle is a baker in a small French village during WW2, and the story follows her trying to keep her fellow villagers fed and alive during the German occupation of her town. I thought this book was beautifully written with strong characters and a powerful message. #bookrecommendations #gutsyheroines

SilversReviews Love the book and the gutsy heroine. 4y
SilversReviews Braver than I would have been. 4y
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I‘m reading this inspiring book with my coffee this morning! The best start to a morning writing session I can think of. Now off to work on Emmy Nation 2. #emmynationbooks #writinginspiration #stillwriting

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Revisiting a childhood favourite with a snuggly dog! I loved this book when I was a kid and I I love it now.

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I am always fascinated by books written from multiple perspectives and Kim Izzo does an amazing job at weaving one very intriguing story through several characters viewpoints. If you are a fan of historical fiction and #gutsyheroines I totally recommend this book. Seven Days in May by Kim Izzo.