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: Householders by Kate Cayley

Book Review: Householders by Kate Cayley

Having read a few reviews of Householders by Kate Cayley, I started to view this book that Biblioasis sent me (bless them) as a hidden gem that only people 'in the know' were reading and writing about. A starred review in Quill and Quire cinched it for me - I had to...

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Book Review: The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Dawn Dumont

Book Review: The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Dawn Dumont

I'm no dancer, but I FEEL like doing a little jig of excitement when I see Indigenous author Dawn Dumont has a new book coming. She is without a doubt one of my favourite writers, and in my humble opinion, one of the best Canadian writers working today. If you have...

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Book Review: The Silver Shooter by Erin Lindsey

Book Review: The Silver Shooter by Erin Lindsey

I just read a string of particularly grim books so the thought of sinking into the pleasantries of a cozy mystery (by a Calgary author no less!) was more than appealing. The Silver Shooter, A Rose Gallagher Mystery by Erin Lindsey was released in 2020, and although it...

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Book Review: The Shaytan Bride by Sumaiya Matin

Book Review: The Shaytan Bride by Sumaiya Matin

A morbid curiosity first drew me to this book, but The Shaytan Bride by Sumaiya Matin also stood out to me as a memoir that every feminsit should read. There are also elements of the supernatural, as the Shaytan is a spirit from Islam that supposedly possesses women,...

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Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Friendships that Last a Lifetime

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Friendships that Last a Lifetime

Anything Cale Atkinson writes and/or illustrates tends to go over well in this house. His graphic novel series for early readers is a new favourite of my kids because it's not too text-heavy and the pictures are super cute. Simon and Chester first appeared together in...

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Book Review: Swimming Back to Trout River by Linda Rui Feng

Book Review: Swimming Back to Trout River by Linda Rui Feng

After finishing the last page of this book, I released a great big sigh. Not because I was relieved it was over, in fact, I had hoped Swimming Back to Trout River by Linda Rui Feng would go on longer past its 260 pages. Instead I let out a sigh of contentment because...

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Book Review: The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke

Book Review: The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke

Happy Halloween! Today is the perfect day to curl up with a spooky read (really, the entire month of October is) and I've got a stellar recommendation for getting you into the Halloween spirit. The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke landed on my doorstep towards the end...

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Book Review: The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig

Book Review: The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig

This is my second-to-last Halloween book that I've got on my shelf, and now that I've been reading horror for a few straight weeks, I'm feeling a bit sensitive to all the violence I've been exposed to, but I'm also more attuned to the critiques of society that this...

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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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