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Shauna Robinson

Autor(a) de The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks

5 Works 466 Membros 24 Críticas

About the Author

Image credit: Rachel E.H. Photography

Obras por Shauna Robinson


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th century
Locais de residência
San Diego, California, USA
Virginia, USA
Katelyn Detweiler



Not five stars because the seeing wasn't well established as San Francisco and yet portrayed as an important component, and apparently MC and her bf are black but that barely came up even when I would have expected it to matter in the story. There were some details that didn't seem consistent, like MC mentioning she had no idea what to do with Black hair, but later bf casually smooths it back into place. I have no idea what her hair looks like. 

Four stars because I thought about the book when I wasn't reading it, and the relationship between Nora and Beth reminded me a lot of my own similar relationship with a friend I started work with (and we have now since left). Their friendship was well built. There were lines and moments that made me laugh and smile. This book felt honest and accurate, as someone who went through some of this recently, and it makes sense that the author framed it on her own life as well. That authenticity shows on the story.

Got a free arc from NetGalley. This is my honest and voluntary review.
… (mais)
Jenniferforjoy | 11 outras críticas | Jan 29, 2024 |
Checked out of library completely for the title and i read nothing about it so I expected this to be a romance/chick lit book but it turned out to be a much darker story about a young women struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts and how she’s trying to hold it together through a lot of job related woes and a budding romance with an author who seems great but represents a conflict of interest with her publishing job and career ambitions.
hmonkeyreads | 11 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
I found this book incredibly easy to get into and once I started I had it read in no time. It is cute, funny and entertaining.

I loved the idea of an underground book club but found many things unrealistic and a stretch to the imagination. A non book reader who falls into the job of running a bookshop and then suddenly develops a big love of reading. A businessman so obsessed with his ancestor that he won't allow modern books to be sold in his bookshop to the extent that he is in danger of going bankrupt.
The local people who don't order their books online (or maybe they are all boycotting the zon) and resort to buying them secretly from a person who has one box of books? But hey, the story was really cute so I just went with it.
Malcolm and Maggie have a sweet friendship/romance and I enjoyed their game where they each have to read a book of the other's choosing and then go out for dinner to chat about it. However, their romance was a bit bland and not central to the story.

I loved the quirky characters in this strange little town and the friendships they created as they bonded over their secret book club. It was very entertaining to watch the book club thrive whilst trying to stay hidden from the bookshop's owner.
Everything gets resolved in the end in a sweet and uplifting way.
… (mais)
Inishowen_Cailin | Jan 18, 2024 |
* I received a copy of this item to review on Edelweiss *

The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks was a delightful read. I had assumed that the focus of it was going to be romance, but was overjoyed that there was not only a good romance, but so much more to the story. The characters were so immediately lovable, and the setting of a small bookish town was lovely. I really enjoyed the idea of setting up secret book meetings and selling contraband books and having meetings about it. It made me want to attend events like the ones in the books.… (mais)
lindywilson | 10 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |



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