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Kgaudiuso

Joined January 2020

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I loved this book. The relationship between Eudora, Stanley and Rose was cute and funny, and totally what I hope for in friendships, if I reach that age.

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Layla | Colleen Hoover
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I didn‘t think I was going to enjoy this book because I made the mistake of reading other people‘s reviews, but I loved it! So interesting and different than other CoHo books. Would definitely recommend if you want something different.

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A Sky Full of Stars | Dani Atkins
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Such a touching and heart lifting story about Alex, who loses his wife Lisa in a terrible tragedy. But through his loss, he meets some unlikely strangers, who become super important to him through the connection to his late wife. Beautifully written.

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Witch's Daughter | Paula Brackston
Mehso-so

I found the book really slow paced and overly detailed with the back story, but did like the story between Elizabeth and Tegan and how it evolved. The ending was way too predictable, and I‘m not sure if I‘ll read the second book, or not. Maybe if I don‘t have anything else to read.

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One-hit Wonder | Lisa Jewell
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I enjoyed this book! I loved the characters and the plot, and not knowing until later how Bea died and her actual connection to Zander. Plus, I‘m a sucker for a happy ending!

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As with ‘The Rose Code‘ and ‘The Alice Network‘, Kate Quinn does not disappoint with the action and intrigue in this book. Her characters are interesting, the history is fascinating to read about and their are lots of plot twists to keep you hooked!

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Little Rabbit | Alyssa Songsiridej
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Mehso-so

I‘m not sure what I just read. The story focusing on a woman and her relationship with herself, her much older partner and her best friend, and how she struggles with each of them. With control. Intimacy. Her identity. It was interesting, but not a page turner. More an artistic view on kinky relationships.

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Panpan

Never in my life, has it taken me so long to read a book. I had a friend recommended this book to me, so I felt obligated to finish it, but there were thousands of words that could have been removed from this book to make it so much more enjoyable. I had to skim over so many biting paragraphs, that I felt were completely unnecessary, just to get through this. If you have all the time in the world, have at it. Me? I just do not have the time.

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An Honest Lie | Tarryn Fisher
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This was a quick read. I enjoyed this one with its twists and turns, but found that it lagged a little bit towards the end. I also didn‘t really love how the book ended, but still feel it warrants a read.

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Reminders of Him | Colleen Hoover
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I‘m not bawling, you‘re bawling. I loved this book from start to finish, but I‘m a sucker for these types of books and CoHo didn‘t disappoint me. Great for people who want a quick, easy read with a happy ending.

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Regretting You | Colleen Hoover
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What a fun summer read! I think this is my 4th CoHo book and I‘m loving every one of them.

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The Paper Palace: A Novel | Miranda Cowley Heller
Mehso-so

This book made me supremely uncomfortable, but I got through it, and enjoyed the story except for her relationship with her step-brother. Too close to home with a family member.

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I don‘t care what the book snobs say…this was a fun, summer romance year jerker, that had me finish it in less than a day. If you go for these sweet type of books, you won‘t be disappointed!

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Confess: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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Another hit from CoHo! I loved this endearing and heart wrenching story between two young loves that stretch out into young adulthood with some twists and turns.

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The Party Crasher | Sophie Kinsella
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I love Sophie Kinsella! So much fun reading her books, and I get so caught up in them, that I find any excuse to read, and stay up way past my bedtime to get a few chapters in. This one made me a little teary with all the intricacies that families have, as I can relate, and who doesn‘t love a happy ending? 💗

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This was SUCH a fun read!!! So many twists and turns that I almost looked to the end of the book before I was finished because I was so excited to know what the ending was! 🙈

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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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LOVED this book, but also HATED this book! Thought it was going to be a sweet, romance, but it was SO much more than that. Great summer read.

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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This book was so good, that I had to prevent myself from looking at the end to see if my theory of ‘who dun it?‘ was right. I‘m so glad I didn‘t, because I was 1/2 right and 1/2 wrong and it was a great surprise! Awesome summer read!

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With Teeth | Kristen Arnett
Mehso-so

This book was just…ok. I felt like at times, there should have been more to the story, and was disappointed that there wasn‘t.

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Filthy Animals | Brandon Taylor
Mehso-so

I know this book was well reviewed, and maybe I‘m a superficial reader, but it didn‘t give me what I expected from it. Too many chapters on too many people, instead of focusing on a few different storylines. I would have loved to have gotten closure on a few of the people, so feel dissatisfied. I think I‘m just feeling overall disappointed because this book was my choice for my book club, and I fear many will hate it, or be disinterested in it.

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I didn‘t know what to make of this book after the first few chapters, but once I got into it, and understood it, I was most definitely hooked! What an interesting and thought provoking concept. A library to try out different lives based on regrets you had during your life. Wouldn‘t that be something? And not all of them turn out the way you think they will. Actually, most don‘t. Such a good read.

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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Not at all what I expected, but that made reading it, even more enjoyable. It was easy to follow the characters through each of their chapters, and I loved what the Black Cake signified to their family. Traditions like that are not so commonly passed down as much anymore.

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Girl A | Abigail Dean
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I was a little unsure of this book at the beginning, but once I got into it, despite its dark and troubling subject matter (too many sad kid story lines recently!), I really enjoyed it and found it to be endearing and interesting at the same time. Something about Lex really touched me, and I loved the way the book ended.

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Will | Will Smith
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Did not think I was going to enjoy this book as much as I did! I loved how it felt like a conversation between myself and Will Smith. It felt authentic and real, and I learned so much about him that I found super interesting.

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Mehso-so

This was just…ok. For me it didn‘t pick up and start to get interesting until 2/3‘s into the book. Once it did, it was fun with lots of twist, turns and answers revealed.

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An Unthinkable Thing | Nicole Lundrigan
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I really enjoyed reading this book, but also loathed it for all the gross nuances it had throughout the book. It was a great mystery, with everything you could want, and I was surprised by who the killer was (not figuring it out until almost the end).

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Loved this book! What an interesting and heart breaking story. Reading the author‘s note at the end was eye opening, and made me so sad for all those families that lost children. I would highly recommend this for a book club read. The discussion and differing of opinions, thoughts and feelings would be so great, and I‘m looking forward to ours at the end of the month.

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This series has become one of my all time favourites. Bridging the gap between an old fashioned ‘magickal‘ feel with present day, and our world with the mystical, where witches, the fey, the were etc. all live peacefully. I love the characters, the worlds and the story. I‘m just sad that I have to wait until at least November before I can read the next book!

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The Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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Mehso-so

This book could have been waaaayyy shorter and been just as good! I enjoyed it, but it took me forever to read because of how much extra nonsense was in it. Pretty sure I‘ve gone cuckoo from reading it.

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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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Mehso-so

This book was a fun book to read with a cup of tea and nothing else to do. Definitely not a ‘thinker‘ of a book, but a little joy ride of a murder mystery.

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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I thought it was hugely thought provoking, deeply moving and I was extremely moved by the relationship between Into and her sister, and Inti and the wolves. I had no idea that wolves were used to reintegrate new life into park land, so learning about how useful predators are to the natural order of life was appreciated. I would highly recommend this book.

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The Maid | Nita Prose
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This book was so hard to put down that I finished it in a day. I loved how fast and easy of a read it was. I know there is a lot of discussion regarding whether or not her ‘ neuro-diversity‘ was addressed appropriately, but I found her to be such a likeable and quirky character, who was much smarter than everyone gave her credit for. I would absolutely recommend this book to everyone and am excited to discuss it at my book club.

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I have so many feelings about this book…it was confusing, it was heart breaking…at times it was a little boring, but for all those feelings, I‘m so glad I read it. It was deeply moving and I would recommend this to someone who has time to read. For someone who doesn‘t, they may not have the patience for this book.

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All the Quiet Places: A Novel | Brian Thomas Isaac
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I am so proud of ‘Uncle Brian‘ as I know him (the author), because this book was such a wonderfully crafted read, of a young indigenous man growing up in the Okanagan, experiencing such hardship, but told in a remarkably beautiful detailed way, that you really feel the way he felt. I loved it! Would be a wonderful book club read!

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I enjoyed the conversation style of this book and the way it kept you interested between the different characters throughout the book. It was a fun, light read without going too deep…perfect for the weekend!

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The Rose Code | Kate Quinn
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Loved this book even more than The Alice Network! It was so hard to put down, because I loved the story of these three girls coming together to work during the war with jobs that were so secret, that they could barely talk about it with each other. But despite that, they managed to form an unbreakable friendship that really proved itself when it mattered most.

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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Mehso-so

I‘m glad that I watched the tv series to have some sort of premise at the same time as the book, even though they somewhat veered away from each other in certain areas, because I found the book confusing at times, and could not see ‘the bigger picture‘ or ‘the story behind the story‘. I know people with more creative minds than mine will love this, but my more analytical mind had a harder time with it.

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I don‘t care what anyone thinks…I freaking loved this book! I couldn‘t stop reading it and cannot wait to read book #2.

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THE WISH | Nicholas Sparks
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Nicholas Sparks is a consummate story teller. Grabbing our attention with his story weaving ways. Although the twist in this particular book was super obvious (unlike the majority of his other books, imo), it was a satisfying end to a very sad, and poignant love story.

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The Girl in His Shadow | Amelia Blake
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Such a great read about an empowered woman educated by the Dr who brought her up after her family dies from cholera, and the repercussions and triumphs that has on her life and her life choices. I thoroughly enjoyed the writing style and learned a great deal about women in medicine. This would make a fantastic book club read.

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The Book of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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What a great way to end the series! I really couldn‘t put the book down, and was enthralled by the historical note regarding Amelia Bassano, who I had not heard about, but now want to learn more about! For anyone who has been a fan of these books, hopefully you will enjoy the ending as much as I did, and feel a little more than you did when you started.

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Comfort and Joy | Kristin Hannah
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Mehso-so

It was cute, but pretty hokey for Kristin Hannah. Main thing is, you get your happy ending!

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This book was so engaging and interesting! I found myself cheering for each of her patients and couldn‘t wait to read to the end of each of their stories. There were a couple of them that I fully related to, and I had quite a few ‘Aha!‘ moments along the way. Highly recommend this book!

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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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Loved this book! Great page turner until the very last sentence.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Agreed!! 😱 12mo
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I found this to be a quick and easy read. I enjoyed the two timeline stories and how the two tied together at the end, but that last sentence in the book…sequel?

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Hated this book so much, but felt compelled to finish it. Too long, too much, too blah. What was the point of it? I‘ve never given two thumbs down to a book, but this one now holds that title.

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Loved this book! Found so many connections to my own childhood that was relatable snd found her way of telling her story interesting and an easy read. Would definitely recommend reading this for a book club!

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I really liked the beginning and end of this book, but the middle really dragged on! I feel like it could have been cut by quite a bit and been a much more enjoyable book.

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Loved this book! Such an easy read and the main character was likeable and you just rooted for her the whole time.

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Let Me Lie | Clare Mackintosh
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I was so disappointed in the ending of this book as it was just too far fetched and seemed out of character for this author. I enjoyed the first 2/3 of the book, but once I figured it out, I was like ‘c‘mon! You could have done better than that! ‘