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 once  a month.

Book Review: Careering by Daisy Buchanan

Book Review: Careering by Daisy Buchanan

It was pure coincidence that I read this book during a particularly busy time at my day job, but while Careering by Daisy Buchanan is all about a thankless pursuit of a dream career that doesn't exist, I'm lucky enough to work in the un-glamourous but particularly...

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Book Review: The Chaos Machine by Max Fisher

Book Review: The Chaos Machine by Max Fisher

We all know social media platforms aren't good for us. Low self-esteem, fear of missing out, general depression and envy are some of the more common side effects that most people experience and are aware of when it comes to their participation on these sites. But The...

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Book Review: The After Party by A.C. Arthur

Book Review: The After Party by A.C. Arthur

One of the reasons I read is to gain new perspectives, and learn about lives I wouldn't otherwise come into contact with. This can be done by reading both fiction and non-fiction, which is why I reached for The After Party by A.C. Arthur. It's a mystery novel that...

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Book Review: Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris

Book Review: Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris

Back in February I was lucky enough to sit in a theatre audience and listen to David Sedaris live and in-person, try out some of the stories from his upcoming release, Happy-Go-Lucky. Based on what he read and how he spoke of it, I knew it was going to have some...

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Book Review: The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

Book Review: The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

I had seen brief reviews and mentions of The Sentence by Louise Erdrich around, but never received it from the publisher for review, so accepted the fact I wasn't likely to read it. But then I read a great review of it by Consumed by Ink which outlined that it was a...

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Book Review: Dead Mom Walking by Rachel Matlow

Book Review: Dead Mom Walking by Rachel Matlow

I've had the book Dead Mom Walking by Rachel Matlow on my shelf for what feels like ages (its only been two years, but that's a long time for me). I had read really positive reviews of it when it was released, and I knew it was going to be funny, so I kept it handy in...

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Book Review: Possessed by Jowita Bydlowska

Book Review: Possessed by Jowita Bydlowska

Although Possessed by Jowita Bydlowska has ghosts in it, but they are beside the point. Mental health struggles, abusive behavior, and depression are truly at the heart of this book. A work of literary fiction that made me uncomfortable, I found myself moving between...

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Book Review: Beatrice and Croc Harry by Lawrence Hill

Book Review: Beatrice and Croc Harry by Lawrence Hill

Before I get any Canlit lovers TOO excited, I should mention straight away that this is a middle grade novel meant for kids aged 9-13, Lawrence Hill has not written another adult book yet. But for those who are fans of his, perhaps reading this book may scratch that...

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Book Review: A Sliver of Darkness by C.J. Tudor

Book Review: A Sliver of Darkness by C.J. Tudor

Some thriller readers may already be familiar with the author C.J. Tudor - she wrote the bestseller The Chalk Man a few years ago and continues to build her audience from that success. A Sliver of Darkness is the first book of hers that I've read, and it's a...

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Book Review: The Ghost Woods by C.J. Cooke

Book Review: The Ghost Woods by C.J. Cooke

The atmosphere of The Ghost Woods by C.J. Cooke is a winning combination of ghosts, witches, creepy houses, and eerie secrets that you're better not knowing. I read this book a few weeks ago and some of the images are still floating through my head, not because I was...

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