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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Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson
This is a novel following two people who end up writing letters to each other as they process grief and their lives so far.
I know that was a terrible description.
I really enjoyed this book.
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One Day in December by Josie Silver
I think this book was on a list of feel good books that the library.
So basically this is a contemporary romance novel about a girl who falls in love with a boy who ends up dating her best friend.
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The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
This is a historical fiction novel starting in London in 1888. We follow the life of Fiona as her family and dreams are torn apart and she has to completely remake her life.
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The Cider House Rules by John Irving
My boss actually recommended this book to me and I needed an ebook for my vacation so I thought I would give it a go (without even reading the description).
Before I go any further I should mention that this book deals heavily with abortion and the actual medical procedure as well as themes of abuse, addition, racism… just all the stuff you want to read about.
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Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
My mom recommended this book to me. It’s a historical fiction novel loosely based off of true events. In this book we follow the story of five children who are taken from their parents and to the Tennessee Children’s Home where they experience all sorts of trauma before being adopted by people who think their parents abandoned them. We also follow the present day story of a woman who is trying to figure out her grandmother’s past.
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How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry
This was another one of those books with books/bookshops in them just like The Bookshop on the Corner and I have to say that this book is rather similar.
Again, this is about a woman who runs a bookshop (this time in a little English village) and about a bunch of people who live in the village and find love in one way or another.
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