Review: Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan

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Growing up in a Persian family where the pressure to become a doctor and find a nice boy is mounting from her parents, Leila struggles to keep it a secret that she likes girls. Her hidden feelings are challenged when a beautiful new girl shows up at school and she’s tasked with showing her around. […]

Review: The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard

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A group of five girls, united by their hatred of the school bully Nolan Hotchkiss, discuss how they would kill him if they had the chance. They all have their valid reasons but it was just talk. They weren’t actually going to do it. When Nolan dies in the exact way that the girls talked about, they’re […]

Double Feature Brunch Book Club: August & September Wrap-Up!

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WOW this is so behind.. both Jenn and I have had a crazy past few months and weren’t able to get together for our August brunch any earlier than what actually transpired (Not bad for the first time in over 2 years of Brunch Book Club!), so we did our August brunch later, and our […]

Recap: Lauren Oliver in Toronto

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Lauren Oliver, author of the best-selling Delirium series, was back in Toronto to promote her new adult novel Rooms in Toronto’s west end last week. Foregoing the seat behind the desk, Lauren came out to excited applause from  her fans and hopped up onto the table to get more close and casual to the people who […]

Recap: Philippa Gregory in Toronto

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Last week, Toronto’s Al Green Theatre played host to best-selling historical fiction novelist Philippa Gregory. In town to promote her latest book, The King’s Curse, this new novel follows the life of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole during the reign of King Henry VIII. Thanks to the lovely people at Simon & Schuster, I had the opportunity […]

Review: I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1) by Barry Lyga

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His friends call him Jazz, but Jasper Dent is also known in his small town as the son of the most dangerous and notorious serial killer to have walked in their midst. Determined not to follow in his father’s footsteps and trying desperately to shake the stigma of being Billy Dent’s son, Jazz – along […]

Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

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After leaving behind a successful career, Bernadette finds herself living in Seattle with her husband and brilliant daughter, Bee. Bernadette detests the city and her neighbourhood full of busybody moms to the extent where she hires a virtual assistant in India to help her with everyday tasks. When the pressure and threat of interactions with […]

Top 10 Tuesday 103

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Every season when Top 10 Tuesday does these “Top 10 Books on My ___ TBR List”, I always feel like I get overly ambitious… because when I look back on them as I do the next seasons’ now, I realize I don’t get to very many of them. HOWEVER, it looks like I fared pretty […]

Recap: Toronto Word on the Street 2014

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With plans to meet up with Christa in the morning to check out Word on the Street, I awoke to the sounds of heavy rain which dampened our plans. In the span of about half an hour, we went from not going anymore, to maybe checking it out later in the afternoon, to “oh good! […]

Review: Heist Society by Ally Carter

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Katarina has escaped her childhood of growing up in a family of thieves until Hale shows up to pull her back into that world. Her friend and partner in crime (literally) informs her that a major player in the mob scene has had his art collection stolen, and Kat’s dad is suspected of stealing it. […]

Review: The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puértolas

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Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod, a fakir from India, flies to France to purchase a bed of nails from Ikea. When his trip ends up taking longer than he thought it would, Ajatshatru finds himself in the large store overnight and hides in a wardrobe when he hears people coming. The people are there to pack up […]

Meet Philippa Gregory in Toronto!

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Philippa Gregory, best-selling author of historical fiction novels such as The Other Boleyn Girl, The White Queen and many more, is in Toronto to promote her latest book. The great people at Simon & Schuster have offered up a ticket for me to give away to a lucky fan! Keep scrolling to find out more about […]

Review: The Table of Less Valued Knights by Marie Phillips

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After an unfortunate incident from his past, Sir Humphrey has been demoted from the Round Table to the Table of Less Valued Knights. When a damsel in distress comes running into the hall after all the other knights had left, Sir Humphrey takes on her quest, along with his half-giant squire. Along their meandering journey, they […]

Top 10 Tuesday 102

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Ah.. back to school themed Top 10 Tuesday this week. I can’t believe it’s already September… I’m sure a lot of people are asking the same thing but WHERE did this summer go!? In Toronto at least, there has been very few actually warm days, let alone hot ones so it certainly doesn’t feel like […]