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.

Video Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Video Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Just wanted to give a big shout out to all the book bloggers out there that urged me to give this one a go; you know who you are! Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier is by far the oldest book I've read in awhile (it was published in 1938), but I loved it, so I've recorded a...

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Book Review: There There by Tommy Orange

Book Review: There There by Tommy Orange

I love reading books written from an Aboriginal perspective. Everytime I do, I feel a bit closer to understanding an aspect of indigenous culture, which as a Canadian, comes with a new sense of urgency that I believe a growing part of our population shares in. You can...

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Book Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

Book Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

I didn't realize this until half way through, but this is the second book I've read by Diane Setterfield. The first book I've read of hers is called Bellman & Black, which I read back in 2014 but didn't write a review for (according to my 2014 list). Anyway, I...

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Book Review: Little Green by Tish Cohen

Book Review: Little Green by Tish Cohen

I think I'm alone in the negative opinion I have of the book Little Green by Tish Cohen. Through a quick google search of other reviews of it, most people really enjoyed it. And it's not that I hated it, not at all, but the marriage at the heart of the novel didn't...

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Book Review: Border Child by Michel Stone

Book Review: Border Child by Michel Stone

I remember reading the blurb for this book two years ago and thinking how relevant it was for that time. Now as 2018 has just wrapped up, it's sadly even more relevant today. What I didn't realize back then was that this book is a sequel to Stone's first, titled The...

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Book Review: Shrewed by Elizabeth Renzetti

Book Review: Shrewed by Elizabeth Renzetti

I know some women may hear of a book about feminism and think 'why do we need another one of these, we're all equal!' but it's not until you read books like this that you realize we still have so far to go. If that doesn't sound appealing then maybe this will:...

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Book Review: The Homecoming by Andrew Pyper

Book Review: The Homecoming by Andrew Pyper

I'm always a bit hesitant to embark on a horror novel (or movie) because I have such high expectations for the genre, and I'm frequently disappointed. Too often, the storyline starts off scary then just dissolves into a weird, over-the-top mess that's so unbelievable...

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Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Before I started reading The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, I assumed it would be a boring, literary book about the meaning of life. Even though it had won all sorts of positive attention, I wasn't sure it was for me. Now that I've read it, I'm pretty confident it's...

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Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Valentine’s Day Books

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Valentine’s Day Books

This is the first year that my daughter (almost 4) is really going to participate in Valentine's Day and of course I'm going to have some picture book recommendations to mark the occasion. We've purchased some cards for her to give out at school (paw patrol, of...

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Book Review: the sun and her flowers by rupi kaur

Book Review: the sun and her flowers by rupi kaur

I read rupi kaur's first book of poetry milk and honey when it came out a few years ago, and I liked it. And although I don't typically read or review poetry, I was willing to give her second book the sun and her flowers a go, simply because I remembered enjoying her...

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