The Bookshop Chronicles

Chapter 62: When Books Can Surprise You with Haylee Freake

May 6, 2022

When we started with the booktruck and then opened a brick & mortar bookstore, we hoped that we would build a community of readers. Actually, I was a little obsessed with the idea. Imagine my delight when Haylee Freake discovered our store and decided this was IT for her. She has been in our Book Club from day one, and she is also an active member of Write Night, our creative night for budding authors. Haylee dives into reading with the passion that must make her Newfoundland parents proud, since they surrounded her with books and the encouragement to read her whole life. Haylee doesn't want to know much about a book before she chooses it, she prefers to go in blind and be surprised - this trick has been very fruitful for her reading life.If you are curious about just how fantastic and well-read our community at DCBC is, take a listen to this convo with Haylee!


Books/Authors we discussed:

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. MaasFinlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

Sarah Dessen

John Green

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin

Fredrik Backman

The Maid by Nita Prose

The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Far From Home by Nellie Armstrong

Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Kiera Cass

Taylor Jenkins Reid

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer Armentrout

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams


Our bookstore offers audiobooks that you can listen to on your iPhone, Android device, or PC. These audiobooks are available through our partner,, and all sales support our store. Choose to support indie bookstores with your audiobooks - it MATTERS.


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Podcast theme music created and performed by the incredible Kerri Bridgen.

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