Summer Reads: Sadie, A Book Review

Sadie by Canadian author Courtney Summers is a gutsy and terrifying young-adult thriller guaranteed to keep readers tethered to the story from start to finish. Summers offers a fresh style of prose + podcast, showing two sides of the same story that will leave readers breathless for more. The story Sadie is narrated by two …

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Safe Harbour

Summer Reads: Safe Harbour, A Book Review

Continuing with MuskokaStyle’s Summer Reads, Safe Harbour is a young adult novel by Muskoka writer Christina Kilbourne. It’s fiction that leads you down a path of false safety, a path on which easy solutions become a lot more complicated. The novel begins with Harbour, a 14-year-old girl who finds herself living in a tent in …

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Where to Buy Books in Muskoka

Running low on books to read? We know just where to go. Our favourite indie bookstore in Bracebridge is offering online browsing of its extensive used book collection. The Owl Pen Book Shop his hitting Instagram hard this week with hundreds of photos of its shelves, also known as #shelfies. “We took pictures of some of …

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Summer Reads: The Vanity Fair Diaries

Continuing our Summer Reads 2020 review series: Tina Brown’s deliciously vain memoir: The Vanity Fair Diaries, 1983-1992. “I just had a drink with Warren Beatty at the Ritz-Carlton” This whirlwind of a book is gossipy, glib, showy, and loads of fun. It’s like stepping into the excesses of the ’80s for the first time—or, if you …

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The Girls of Pearl Harbor

Summer Reads: The Girls of Pearl Harbor

Summer reads aren’t restricted to summer. Staying close to home, curling up on the coach, taking some downtime with a good book are all worthy endeavours in springtime, too. With help from Goodreads, NetGalley, blurbs from book launches, and our own reading time here at MuskokaStyle, we’re putting together previews of upcoming “summer reads” for …

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Beachread: In a Dark, Dark Wood

The word hen is all it took. The English mot for bridal shower led author Ruth Ward to devise a twisted “hen party plot” for her first suspense novel, In a Dark, Dark Wood. Set in an eerie glass house in the midst of a secluded English forest, this 2017 beach read will keep you biting your nails to the bitter …

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