The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
This is a quite unique book and was another random book that I got from the library via eBook. The book begins with our main character, Sara, arriving in a small town in Ohio from Sweden to find out that the woman she came to visit is dead.
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The Binding by Bridget Collins
This is a fantasy book set in a world where memories can be “bound” into books and thus erased from your mind. We follow Emmett Farmer who realizes he is a binder (one with the ability to bind peoples memory).
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Lovely War by Julie Berry
This is a historical fiction novel following two love stories during WWI however it is told by Aphrodite, the goddess of love. This is the same author who wrote the Passion of Dolssa which I read a while ago.
Ok, I really liked this book. The way it’s told is kinda quirky and original but it didn’t super interfere with the story. Basically, it’s one of those story within a story books if that makes sense. Also it was super beautifully written. I really enjoyed the two love stories and the way they intertwined while also dealing with super heavy topics.
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
This is a historical fiction novel based off of true events. We follow the life of Lale as he is taken to Auschwitz, becomes the tattooist, and falls in love with Gita, another Jew there with him.
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Landline by Rainbow Rowell
I heard about this book on a podcast and then I saw it in an airport bookstore and then I finally decided to get it from the library. Even then I was reluctant to read it but I shouldn’t have been because it was just so lovely.
I want to call this an adult contemporary romance except that this book isn’t about two people falling in love. Like it is… but mostly it’s about their relationship if that makes sense.
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The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
This is an adult contemporary fiction novel about Anthony Peardew and the lost things he finds. It is also the story of his housekeeper overcoming her past. And it is the story of an assistant who falls in love with her gay employer. But mostly it’s a story about love and not in an annoying sappy way.
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The Magicians by Lev Grossman
This book was recommended to me by a stranger (ie someone from my book club thingy) when I asked for fantasy books. I can see how people would like this book but unfortunately this book was really not for me.
This is a teen fantasy book involving a magical school and magical world but it’s also a story about some really disturbed unhappy people.
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The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
This is a story about a music shop and about Frank, the man who owns the shop and only sells Vinyl records. And it’s a story about a mysterious woman who faints outside his shop one day. And it’s a story about a community trying to hold itself together. And it is a story about how music can change your life.
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How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Tom Hazard is four hundred and thirty nine years old. He looks about 41. This is his story.
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On the Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher
This is Carrie’s first fiction book and after reading Louise Pentland’s books I realized that I could read other youtuber’s books.
I’ll admit that I went into this book with fairly low expectations. I just wasn’t expecting it to be that good. I’m glad to report that I was wrong.
We follow Evie Snow who has died but needs to let go of her past in order to get to ‘heaven’ and as we follow her we learn about her past.
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