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These ‘This Time Will Be Different’ Bookstagrams Are Brimming With Flower Magic

These 'This Time Will Be Different' Bookstagrams Are Brimming With Flower Magic

Hey there, Epic Readers. You may know This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura as having one of the most stunning book covers known to man, and in that case, you would be correct. It’s an amazing book, managing to be both compelling and hilarious, and we truly cannot get enough of this cover art.

In case you aren’t familiar, let’s break it down for you. This Time Will Be Different follows CJ, a seventeen-year-old who has never lived up to her mom’s ambitions and expectations, and who is perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family’s flower shop. Hannah believes in flower magic, all the power and meanings that flowers have, but CJ isn’t buying it. She’s just happy to have found a skill she can be proud of. BUT THEN, her mom decides to sell the shop—to the family who swindled CJ’s grandparents when thousands of Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during WWII. This drives a wedge between CJ’s friends, family, and her entire community, and for the first time, CJ has found something she wants to fight for.

In conclusion, uh, hell yes?

We knew we couldn’t be the only ones obsessed with both this book and its cover, and we were right. We scoured bookstagram for some of our favorite photos of This Time Will Be Differentand brought just a few for you below!

 

This Time Will Be Different Bookstagrams

THAT WILL MAKE YOU BELIEVE IN THE MAGIC OF FLOWERS

 

1. @librarycutie, we’re not sure this could get any prettier, tbh.

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#ad | ♡ #qotp: what is your favorite contemporary? // if you’re a fan of contemporaries by Jenny Han, Morgan Matson, and Sandhya Menon like me, then you’ll love THIS TIME WILL BE DIFFERENT by critically acclaimed author Misa Sugiura! 📖🌼⁣ ⁣ this book is a richly crafted contemporary YA novel about family, community, and the importance of writing your own history. it’s another smartly drawn coming-of-age novel that weaves riveting family drama, surprising humor, and delightful romance into a story that will draw you in from the first page!⁣ ⁣ to learn more or to purchase a copy click on the link in my bio! the full summary is below!⁣ thanks to @storygramtours and @epicreads for the book! ⁣ ————————————————————⁣ ⁣ SUMMARY:⁣ Katsuyamas never quit—but seventeen-year-old CJ doesn’t even know where to start. She’s never lived up to her mom’s type A ambition, and she’s perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family’s flower shop.⁣ ⁣ She doesn’t buy into Hannah’s romantic ideas about flowers and their hidden meanings, but when it comes to arranging the perfect bouquet, CJ discovers a knack she never knew she had. A skill she might even be proud of.⁣ ⁣ Then her mom decides to sell the shop—to the family who swindled CJ’s grandparents when thousands of Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during WWII. Soon a rift threatens to splinter CJ’s family, friends, and their entire Northern California community; and for the first time, CJ has found something she wants to fight for.⁣ ⁣ #bookstagram #ThisTimeWillBeDifferentTour #ThisTimeWillBeDifferent #MisaSugiura #EpicReads #sponsored #storygramtours #bookstagrammer #yacontemporary #contemporaryya #ireadya #contemporaryromance #yareads #yabooks

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2. @inquisitivebookworm is killin’ it with these floral vibes!

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@epicreads #partner | Happy Pub Day to one of my most anticipated YA releases this year: THIS TIME WIL BE DIFFERENT by Misa Sugiura! This story follows 17-year-old CJ, who loves nothing more than working in her aunt Hannah's flower shop and arranging beautiful bouquets (much to the dismay of her ambitious mother). But then her mom decides not only to sell the beloved flower shop, but to hand it over to the family that stole from CJ's grandparents when Japanese Americans were forced into internment camps during WWII. Suddenly, CJ has something much bigger to fight for. ✨ . To say that I'm excited to dive into this book would probably be an understatement 🤓 And if the synopsis alone hasn't convinced you to buy a copy ASAP, It's also been described as for fans of Jenny Han (!!!), Morgan Matson, and Sandhya Menon. If you guys want to learn more about it (yes, yes you do) or purchase a copy (you know you want to), there's a link in my bio with some more info 😁

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3. ALL the feels from @simoneandherbooks

 

4. Remember how we’re making #bookspinegoals a thing? @owlslittlelibrary

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– happy pub day🎉 – Today is an amazing pub day! First of all, these two gems by Asian authors are now available wherever books are sold. And I highly recommend these two! – ▫️This Time Will Be Different by @misallaneous1 ▫️Searching for Sylvie Lee by @jeankwokauthor – Other books I’m not so patiently waiting for (to arrive at my doorsteps) that come out today: – ▫️On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by @ocean_vuong ▫️Patsy by @ndennisbenn . Her book Here Comes The Sun is @words.between.worlds’ June pick! ▫️The Tinderbox by Robert Fieseler (paperback is out today!) Thanks for letting us know @allisonreadsdc. Also one of @thestackspod choice this month. I just checked it out from my library today! Woohoo~ ▫️The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams (paperback).Historical fiction, love, a good summer read? Yes please! – See any that you want to read? I have SO MANY books I want to read in June💙

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5. We have so much appreciation for these props 😍 @loriimagination

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What’s your favorite flower or flowering tree? 🌺 The mimosas are in full bloom here and I couldn’t help collecting a few of their feathery blooms for this picture. This Time Will Be Different is high on my summer TBR. It sounds like the perfect book to lounge in the hammock with. Keep reading to find out more about this lovely book. . For fans of Jenny Han, Morgan Matson, and Sandhya Menon, critically acclaimed author Misa Sugiura delivers a richly crafted contemporary YA novel about family, community, and the importance of writing your own history. . The author of the Asian Pacific American Award-winning It’s Not Like It’s a Secret is back with another smartly drawn coming-of-age novel that weaves riveting family drama, surprising humor, and delightful romance into a story that will draw you in from the very first page.To learn more or to purchase a copy click on the link in my bio! . Summary: Katsuyamas never quit—but seventeen-year-old CJ doesn’t even know where to start. She’s never lived up to her mom’s type A ambition, and she’s perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family’s flower shop. She doesn’t buy into Hannah’s romantic ideas about flowers and their hidden meanings, but when it comes to arranging the perfect bouquet, CJ discovers a knack she never knew she had. A skill she might even be proud of. Then her mom decides to sell the shop—to the family who swindled CJ’s grandparents when thousands of Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during WWII. Soon a rift threatens to splinter CJ’s family, friends, and their entire Northern California community; and for the first time, CJ has found something she wants to fight for. #ThisTimeWillBeDifferentTour #ThisTimeWillBeDifferent #MisaSugiura #EpicReads #ad #sponsored #storygramtours #alittlebeautyeveryday #ofquietmoments #booksbooksbooks #makeitblissful #mymagicalmorning #yabooks #liveauthentic #bookobssesed #bookdragon #igreads #bookworms #flatlaystyle #readersofig

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6. @storygramtours, killin’ it as always

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For fans of Jenny Han, Morgan Matson, and Sandhya Menon, critically acclaimed author Misa Sugiura delivers a richly crafted contemporary YA novel about family, community, and the importance of writing your own history. . The author of the Asian Pacific American Award-winning It’s Not Like It’s a Secret is back with another smartly drawn coming-of-age novel that weaves riveting family drama, surprising humor, and delightful romance into a story that will draw you in from the very first page. . Summary: Katsuyamas never quit—but seventeen-year-old CJ doesn’t even know where to start. She’s never lived up to her mom’s type A ambition, and she’s perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family’s flower shop. . She doesn’t buy into Hannah’s romantic ideas about flowers and their hidden meanings, but when it comes to arranging the perfect bouquet, CJ discovers a knack she never knew she had. A skill she might even be proud of. . Then her mom decides to sell the shop—to the family who swindled CJ’s grandparents when thousands of Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during WWII. Soon a rift threatens to splinter CJ’s family, friends, and their entire Northern California community; and for the first time, CJ has found something she wants to fight for. . #ThisTimeWillBeDifferentTour #ThisTimeWillBeDifferent #MisaSugiura #EpicReads #ad #sponsored #storygramtours #homeinspiration #cozyhome #cozyvibes #myhomevibe #bookphotography #booknerdigans #bookcommunity #booknerd #ilovebooks #booksbooksbooks #bookgram #bookaesthetic #bookobsessed #cozy #hygge #mybeigelife #roominspiration #vscobooks #amreading #bookworm #hyggehome

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7. @thesimple.booklover, there’s nothing *simple* about how much we *love* this *book*

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QotD: What was your favorite color as a kid? Is it still your favorite color today? . . I love this candle from @timelessprintsca! It smells sooo good. My husband loves it too and immediately started burning it the next day. It makes our apartment smell delicious! If you get any candles from her don’t forget you can use my code SIMPLE10 to save some money. . . Thank you so much to @epicreads, @misallaneous1, and @storygramtours for sending me this book! I’m super excited to read this contemporary and I love the cover. . For fans of Jenny Han, Morgan Matson, and Sandhya Menon, critically acclaimed author Misa Sugiura delivers a richly crafted contemporary YA novel about family, community, and the importance of writing your own history. . The author of the Asian Pacific American Award-winning It’s Not Like It’s a Secret is back with another smartly drawn coming-of-age novel that weaves riveting family drama, surprising humor, and delightful romance into a story that will draw you in from the very first page. . . Summary: Katsuyamas never quit—but seventeen-year-old CJ doesn’t even know where to start. She’s never lived up to her mom’s type A ambition, and she’s perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family’s flower shop. She doesn’t buy into Hannah’s romantic ideas about flowers and their hidden meanings, but when it comes to arranging the perfect bouquet, CJ discovers a knack she never knew she had. A skill she might even be proud of. Then her mom decides to sell the shop—to the family who swindled CJ’s grandparents when thousands of Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during WWII. Soon a rift threatens to splinter CJ’s family, friends, and their entire Northern California community; and for the first time, CJ has found something she wants to fight for. #ThisTimeWillBeDifferentTour #ThisTimeWillBeDifferent #MisaSugiura #EpicReads #ad #sponsored #storygramtours #beautifulbooks #bookcommunity #bookishlove #timelessprintsca #bookishcandles

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8. Basically, @owlslittlelibrary is killing. the. game.

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– b o o k r e v i e w – Thank you for the #freebook @epicreads. Available June 4th! – “When you called the paper and got them to do an interview featuring you, who did you think it was going to be about? You said it was about calling attention to the movement, but who came out looking like a hero? And don’t even tell me you don’t plan to use this whole experience as a college application essay. About how instrumental you were, even though you didn’t have to be. Have you ever heard of the term, ‘white savior?’”- This Time Will Be Different by @misallaneous1✍🏼 – Wow! I wish books like this existed when I was growing up. This book was amazing. I used to think YA books were just light and fluffy reads and underestimated them. I tend to like heavier books that explore social issues and thought YA books wouldn’t be able to fulfill them. But boy am I quickly learning again and again how wrong I am! This book introduces a very diverse cast including the main character, CJ, who is biracial. CJ’s BFF Emily is queer and I loved how Emily’s romantic life was covered as well. The author does an outstanding job covering all the issues / questions teenagers face in High School, and it was a touch more interesting and relatable as the cast were mostly all Asian. What I loved so much about this book were the flawed characters. Flawed yet realistic people. While the ending was not what I was hoping for, it was perhaps the most realistic one. While I wanted to stay in HS forever, with the same group of friends, I knew that I had to close that chapter in my life to learn and grow. I remember feeling infinitely hopeful about the unknown future. While This Time Will Be Different covers a range of topics, racism is a big one. I never really gave it much though, how Pearl Harbor affected the Japanese-American community. This novel covers America’s not so proud history towards Japanese-Americans, and I learned more about the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. However, “history” seemed eerily relevant with the social / racial issues we face even now and made me wonder how much we have progressed as a nation. Thoughts? *Overall 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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9. Can we live in this bookstagram, pls and thank you? @foldedpagesdistillery

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Do you remember the first time you saw yourself in a book character? For most of my life I was singly focused on the amount of dragons and magic in my stories that it did not occur to me that books could be a place to feel seen. I didn’t read ANY contemporary until maybe six years ago when I picked up “The Fault in Our Stars” and then Colleen Hoover’s books—and the experience of nostalgia or relatability floored me. . 🌸 I saw myself first in “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” as a half-Asian girl with a dad from the US, mom from Japan, and two sisters. (Aside from them being half-Korean it felt so exact!) Next in “The Astonishing Color of After”, which nailed my experience and feelings of being half of two races. And while these two books have been extremely relatable, I’ve wanted to find something with characters from Japan. . 🌸 I’m not sure “This Time Will Be Different” will have experiences I will relate to (thank you to @harperteen for gifting me this copy), but this little blurb about the book completely caught my attention and interest: “Drawing on her own experiences as a Japanese American living in Northern California, Misa Sugiura deftly explores the way that race not only shapes CJ’s experiences, but those of her community and family as well. Particularly timely in a moment when communities are focusing on more honest and inclusive views of America’s past, Sugiura explores the long-ranging effects of how a community interprets its history and relationships with one another.” . 🌸 I often think about how race has shaped me as a person and I’m really looking forward to reading this book! . 🌸 #thistimewillbedifferent #misasugiura #weneeddiversebooks #flowerstagram

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10. At this point we’re fangirling over @owlslittlelibrary almost as much as we are over This Time Will Be Different

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– #currentlyreading – Thank you @epicreads for gifting me a copy of this book. – *SYNOPSIS: “Katsuyamas never quit—but seventeen-year-old CJ doesn’t even know where to start. She’s never lived up to her mom’s type A ambition, and she’s perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family’s flower shop. She doesn’t buy into Hannah’s romantic ideas about flowers and their hidden meanings, but when it comes to arranging the perfect bouquet, CJ discovers a knack she never knew she had. A skill she might even be proud of. Then her mom decides to sell the shop—to the family who swindled CJ’s grandparents when thousands of Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during WWII. Soon a rift threatens to splinter CJ’s family, friends, and their entire Northern California community; and for the first time, CJ has found something she wants to fight for.” – TIME IT WILL BE DIFFERENT by @misallaneous1 is such a fun, heart-warming read. I’m a little more than halfway through and really enjoying it. The main character is biracial and her friends include those that are Korean, queer, and ones that have dealt with mental issues. I’m glad that a YA novel touches on these issues because when I was growing up, books that mentioned said topics were unheard of. I intentionally brought this book because the novel take place in the Bay Area! THIS TIME WILL BE DIFFERENT is available June 4th! Yall, I love San Francisco so much. We’re eating our way through this city. We went to FIVE bakeries last night and they were al so good. Also met up with Hannah from @postgradreads and that was amazing~ Most of the places we ate at were all Hannah’s recommendations and all were so good. What else should we eat today?

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11. Pure aesthetic goals via @readwithtee

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Hi guys, happy Friday🌿 QOTD: What was last book you read? 🌿 AOTD: for me it was This Time Will Be Different 🌿 This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura was a beautifully written contemporary read. It’s the first book i read by the author 🌿 The story involves CJ a biracial half Japanese and half white 16 year old. Whose family opened and owned a flower shop many years ago before it was taken by the McAllister family following the aftermath of Pearl Harbor when Japanese internment camps were created 🌿 Many years later CJ family was able to win back the flower shop but unfortunately it’s not a successful business as it once was. Causing CJ’s mother to decide on selling it to the highest bidder. But CJ along side her aunt would do anything to keep the shop running especially preventing it from getting into the greedy hands of the McAllisters once again 🌿 The book covers different ranges of topics such as family dynamics, friendship and self discovery, to racism and sexuality. I also loved the way the author intertwined Japanese history in America it was such an eye opener and impactful🌿 CJ was such a relatable character, what she was going through reminded me of what I and other teens went through in high school. I especially loved the flashbacks of her past they were so intriguing to read. I do wish there was more of them. It kind of felt that some parts were left unanswered. 🌿 Overall, This Time Will Be Different was a good read! I enjoyed learning about the different meanings behind each flower and the Japanese history in early America. If you get the chance you should read it 4/5⭐️ 🌿

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