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Books We Can’t Wait For You To Read in July!

  We’re almost there! Summer is finally getting to be in full swing. It took long enough! It’s the time when you have to pick the best summer reads you can and have them all lined up for cottage visits or lazy weekend afternoons in the shade. We can help you with that! Here are [...]

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The Quick by Lauren Owen

The Quick by Lauren Owen

  Chapters-Indigo | Amazon     Have you heard about Lauren Owen’s debut novel, The Quick yet? It’s an astonishing debut of epic scope and suspense. The Quick conjures up magic and menace in Victorian London’s elegant drawing rooms and its dark, dangerous alleyways. A rich feast for anyone who loves Sarah Waters, The Night Circus [...]

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L. Marie Adeline’s Summer Reading Picks and a Contest

  When you think about summer, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? If you said “reading,” we might be soul mates. It’s the best time for reading! Long, lazy days, warm nights, sometimes it’s so hot you don’t want to move and the only activity you can manage is turning the pages [...]

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Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

7 Fantastic Novels About Memory

  Memory is such a fascinating subject: Why do we remember the things we do and forget others? How much can we really ever trust our recollection of events. So it’s a deep topic for authors to explore in their novels. We’ve compiled some of the best books about losing, recovering or discovering the power [...]

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Drink and Book Pairings For Your Next Book Club Meeting

  We saw this article about the London Library trying a new approach to book clubs, and we were all-in. Books on Tap will have members meet in a local pub. While this may be a new approach for a library, we’re sure that many existing book clubs have been pairing beer and books for [...]

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Michelle Krys Chooses Her Top Five Teen Characters

  We love Michelle Krys’s debut novel Hexed around here. It’s pretty much a cross between Bring It On, The Craft and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, so how could we not! Chapters-Indigo| Amazon A little bit about the book: If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky [...]

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Quiz! What Kind of Book Nerd Are You?

  Ever wonder which fictional character is most like you in terms of book nerdiness? Now you can finally find out by taking our “What Kind of Book Nerd Are You?” quiz!

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Books We Can’t Wait For You To Read in June!

  It’s almost June! And it’s starting to feel like the warm weather is going to stick around for the summer months! It’s the time when you have to pick the best summer reads you can and have them all lined up for cottage visits or lazy weekend afternoons in the shade. We can help [...]

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Literary Pick Up Lines

  Picture this: You’re at your neighbourhood pub trying to meet someone special, or you’re at the coffee shop and want to strike up a conversation with that cutie reading a book, or you see someone with a Kobo on the bus. What to do? You want to break the ice, but you want them [...]

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The One & Only Emily Giffin is Back!

  The wait is almost over! On May 20,  you can get your hands on a copy of Emily Giffin’s new novel, The One & Only! Set in a Texas football town this book is everything you’ve come to expect from Emily Giffin mixed with a good dose of Friday Night Lights: Texas forever! Thirty-three-year-old [...]

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