Book Reviews

I typically post between two and three book reviews a week. Please refer to my review policy if you’d like to submit a book for consideration. I invite you to subscribe to my newsletter to get a summary of my reviews every three weeks.

Book Review: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

Book Review: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

Is the idea of visiting a remote glass hotel off an island a terrifying thought, or a welcome one? Personally, I love immersing myself in nature, so the idea of sitting in a five-star resort with not another soul in sight (other than the staff mixing my cocktails) is...

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Book Review: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

Book Review: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

Ever since reading There, There by Tommy Orange a few years ago, I've been eager to buy more books about the American Aboriginal experience. These books are hard to find (at least as a Canadian, they seem be hard to find), and other than Louise Erdrich, I'm having...

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Book Review: No More Nice Girls by Lauren McKeon

Book Review: No More Nice Girls by Lauren McKeon

Although this book was published right before the recent Black Lives Matter protests and Coronavirus pandemic its publication is even more timely considering what's gone on in the world since March. No More Nice Girls, Gender, Power, and Why it's Time to Stop Playing...

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Book Review: The Dishwasher by Stephane Larue

Book Review: The Dishwasher by Stephane Larue

As I write this review, The Dishwasher by Stephane Laure, translated from the French by Pablo Strauss was named winner of the Amazon Canada First Novel Award just a few days ago. A prize devoted to first-time novelists only, it's a highly-coveted way of launching...

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Book Review: The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

Book Review: The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

This is a deliciously naughty novel. Whisper Network by Chandler Baker is about a large sports agency with a robust legal team, and the office politics that go on inside its glass tower of prestige. I'd be lying if I said this book didn't make me miss going into an...

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Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Bees,  Soup and a Grouchy Old Lady

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Bees, Soup and a Grouchy Old Lady

2020 has been a difficult year for most, and yes, I realize how much of an understatement that is. It will come as no surprise that I've turned to my trusty bookcase for guidance, but books can be a bridge of understanding and empathy for children as well. When things...

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Book Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

Book Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

Do I love to read a book that's stirred up controversy? Of course I do! Who doesn't? I always want to see what all the fuss is about, even though I know I'm willingly jumping on a bandwagon that doesn't need another rider. My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell has...

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Book Review: Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson

Book Review: Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson

I groaned inwardly as I read the description for this book as a 'literary western'. I generally hate the western genre, I find it very dull, I don't like guns and I'm not really a horse person, so what is there for me? Luckily I picked up Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson...

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Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Something for Everyone

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Something for Everyone

I've got a bunch of kids books that are waiting for review, so here's a random assortment of ones I haven't gotten to for awhile, but my children have been reading and enjoying for more than a few months. When this book was promoted as a mystery for kids, I was...

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