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: 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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Book Review: Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh

Book Review: Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh

I'm beginning to think I'm the only one who hasn't heard of Steve Cavanagh. This book, Thirteen has been tucked into my TBR shelf for far too long, as I had scanned the premise when I received it last year then promptly forgot about it, even though I was intrigued at...

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Book Review: Wenjack by Joseph Boyden

Book Review: Wenjack by Joseph Boyden

I received Wenjack by Joseph Boyden as a gift a few years ago, and have been meaning to read it since then. Considering it's so short (102 pages), it's a shame it has taken me so long to get to it because it's a very well written novella and beautifully packaged to...

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Book Review: Motherhood by Sheila Heti

Book Review: Motherhood by Sheila Heti

Sheila Heti’s older book How Should a Person Be? seems a more apt title for her most recent work Motherhood   because it's basically just a woman debating how she should live her life. This is the first book by her that I’ve ever read, so perhaps this is how most of...

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Book Review: The Boy on the Beach by Tima Kurdi

Book Review: The Boy on the Beach by Tima Kurdi

I've never had the experience of doubting whether I could finish a book. I love reading, and even when I don't really like a book I'll usually finish it; my DNF rate is extremely low. Reading The Boy on the Beach by Tima Kurdi is the first time I found myself unsure...

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Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Very Rich by Polly Horvath

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Very Rich by Polly Horvath

YA (Young Adult) isn’t a genre I read often because…I’m not a young adult. And, I don’t have children who are anywhere near that age group yet (whew!). But, when Christmas time rolls around, I have to read a wide range of books I normally wouldn’t because I do lots of...

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Book Review: Maid by Stephanie Land

Book Review: Maid by Stephanie Land

I frequently refer to memoirs as their own subsection of the 'self-help' genre, because I believe that learning about someone else's life circumstances is a wonderful way of gaining a new perspective on your own. This theory is once again being proven with Maid: Hard...

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Book Review: Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent

Book Review: Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent

There are so many domestic thrillers lurking around my bookshelves at the moment, it's hard to be truly impressed by anything in the genre at this point because everything seems to be 'done'. So authors are going to greater and greater lengths to surprise the reader,...

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Book Review: Something for Everyone by Lisa Moore

Book Review: Something for Everyone by Lisa Moore

Everyone gets excited when Lisa Moore releases a short story collection, mainly because she hasn't in a while, and it's the form she 'broke out' with. I've only read her novels thus far, but I love her writing, so I knew I would enjoy this newest group of stories...

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Book Review: Half Spent Was the Night by Ami McKay

Book Review: Half Spent Was the Night by Ami McKay

For those of you who have read Ami McKay's first book in this series of sorts, The Witches of New York, you will have undoubtedly devoured her latest, Half Spent Was the Night, which is billed as its sequel. Despite it being so short it packs in quite a bit,...

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