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: Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

Book Review: Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

I was in search of a new Canadian-authored Halloween book to read during October, and had trouble finding something, as I typically do. Luckily, I stumbled upon this terrifying little novella, Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw, who was a new-to-me author...

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Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: 4 Halloween Books to Choose From

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: 4 Halloween Books to Choose From

As soon as October 1st hit, we were decorating our house orange and black. Not only do we bring out the ghosts and spiderwebs, we focus our reading on Halloween books to get the kids excited (in a sugar-free way) about the coming holiday. Below I summarize the 4 books...

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Book Review: Astra by Cedar Bowers

Book Review: Astra by Cedar Bowers

Although it sat on my shelf for a few months, Astra by Cedar Bowers wasn't pushed to the top of my stack until it appeared on the Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist. I wish my reading wasn't a slave to the prize lists, but I must admit it helps me narrow down my...

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Book Review: My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

Book Review: My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

It was only a year ago that I reviewed Stephen Graham Jones' last book, The Only Good Indians, which I really enjoyed, so I jumped at the chance to read his latest release (just in time for the beginning of the spooky season) My Heart is a Chainsaw. Don't like blood...

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Book Review: The Listeners by Jordan Tannahill

Book Review: The Listeners by Jordan Tannahill

With so much anger, division, and suspicion flying around these days, a book about cults seems extremely timely. How do people become so entrenched in their individual views, that they begin to isolate themselves from their loved ones? When someone struggles to...

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Book Review: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

Book Review: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

Very rarely will I have the foresight and planning to read a book well before its release date, and post the review to coincide with its hype and subsequent launch. Luckily I've managed to do just that today! Some sources have claimed that Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony...

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Book Review: A Sally Rooney Threesome

Book Review: A Sally Rooney Threesome

Do you see what I did there? For anyone who has read a Sally Rooney novel, you'll know how sex plays a role in her writing, which is a fact I've most recently become aware of since I read all three of her books. Her publisher contacted me and asked if I'd like to see...

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Book Review: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Book Review: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

I am continually impressed by the eclectic mix of books that Matt Haig has published in the past few years. The first book of his I read was historical fiction, then I moved onto a work of non-fiction which I failed to write a formal review of, but talked about on the...

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