A review by katsbooks
This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens

emotional funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


“Be a good companion to yourself and you will never be lonely.” 

“Life is change -- if nothing's changing, you aren't living.” 

“I don't think the scale of other people's problems make your own any easier to live with.” 

I was quite surprised with this book. I definitely went in thinking it was going to be your normal run-of-the-mill, fluffy romance, and it was that, to some extent. However, it spent a lot more time on the character development of Minnie and Quinn than their actual romance and I was kind of here for it. I loved that therapy was included in one of their stories! We definitely need to do more normalizing of therapy. One of the things I hate in romance novels is when the other person "fixes" all of the problems of their partner. It was so nice to see a novel that tipped that trope so throughly on its head. I also really like how the timelines jumped around. I loved so many elements of this but somehow they didn't all always work together. I think this might just be because this was the author's debut novel. There are so many fantastic pieces that I love in books that I would be super interested in reading other books from this author in the future. 

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