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: Vermin by Lori Hahnel

Book Review: Vermin by Lori Hahnel

As the economy continues to take a nose dive here in Alberta, I'm becoming more and more determined to read local and encouraging others to do the same. When possible, buying locally-authored books from an independent book store is even better because it keeps the...

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Book Review: One More for Christmas by Sarah Morgan

Book Review: One More for Christmas by Sarah Morgan

I don't watch a lot of television, and I only have Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ for streaming services (of which I don't watch very often), so I tend to miss out on the dearth of holiday hallmark movies that come out this time of year. Luckily, books are always...

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Mini Book Reviews: Non-Fiction Holiday Books

Mini Book Reviews: Non-Fiction Holiday Books

Each Fall I send an email to the major publishers I review for, asking them for their holiday specific titles. I do this because I need to plan for my radio segments early, but I also love reading for the specific season. If it was a normal year I would recommend...

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Book Review: Why the Rock Falls by J.E. Barnard

Book Review: Why the Rock Falls by J.E. Barnard

Do you avoid jumping into the middle of a mystery series and insist on reading the 1st book first? I rarely get the opportunity to read a series in consecutive order, so I have no problem starting halfway through, but I do realize this sets me back in the character...

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Book Review: Rabbit Foot Bill by Helen Humphreys

Book Review: Rabbit Foot Bill by Helen Humphreys

Rabbit Foot Bill by Helen Humphreys is my online book club's November pick (yes, that's still going!), and days after we announced our choice, a reader messaged me to say it took her only four hours to read. I love a fast read, so I was delighted when I read this in a...

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IveReadThis Jr. Edition: The World Around Them

IveReadThis Jr. Edition: The World Around Them

When I saw the announcement for the upcoming release of the picture book Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky, I was really excited. I had been looking for a way to approach the topic of racism with my 5 year-old because she hears the...

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Book Review: White Ivy by Susie Yang

Book Review: White Ivy by Susie Yang

I've been so excited to dive into this debut novel since it landed on my doorstep a few months ago, and although I thought it was going to be a book mainly about race, wealth is the true focal point of the story. White Ivy by Susie Yang has been compared to Little...

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Book Review: Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen

Book Review: Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen

I rarely do this, but when my new boss handed me a book and said 'you have to read this' I quickly slotted Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen into my reading queue. Why did I make an exception this time? Number one: she's my new boss and I want to keep her happy because I'm...

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