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: You Belong To Me by Colin Harrison

Book Review: You Belong To Me by Colin Harrison

Two years ago I spotted the book You Belong to Me by Colin Harrison in a publisher's catalogue, and I remember being intrigued by the premise, so I requested it for review. It was compared to The Da Vinci Code, but with more of a thriller-noirish aspect to it and to...

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Book Review: There’s a Word For That by Sloane Tanen

Book Review: There’s a Word For That by Sloane Tanen

I've been on a reading streak of chick-lit/contemporary women's fiction lately (I basically use those terms interchangeably now) and I've noticed a few trends within the genre, one of them being the inclusion of a rich or celebrity-like character in every story. Not...

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Book Review: Alice & Oliver by Charles Bock

Book Review: Alice & Oliver by Charles Bock

Ok, prepare yourself; this is a heart-wrenching read. Not this review (hopefully!) but this book: Alice & Oliver by Charles Bock. I must have been feeling particularly masochistic when I read the blurb in the publisher's catalogue and requested it anyway. Alice...

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Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Keep ‘Em Moving

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Keep ‘Em Moving

Here we are in the thick of summer, and in Calgary at least, some rainy days are looming ahead. What is a parent to do with these unfilled hours, rather then just pray September arrives sooner? Books are always my go-to, and I'm thankful that my 4 year-old is getting...

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Book Review: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Review: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

No doubt this book title and/or author name sounds familiar to you. I'm probably writing this review five months too late because the hype was at a deafening roar during its release in March, but I've just finished reading it and am excited to talk about it, so bear...

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Book Review: Stay Up With Hugo Best by Erin Somers

Book Review: Stay Up With Hugo Best by Erin Somers

Stay Up With Hugo Best by Erin Somers is one of those books that takes place over a specific, short period of time; in this case, it's the Memorial Day long weekend in the United States. This type of timeline usually works to add heightened drama to the proceeding...

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Book Review: The Storm by Arif Anwar

Book Review: The Storm by Arif Anwar

I love the suspense that a storm brings to the fore in a fictional book; as the winds change, so do our expectations as a reader. This story begins with a storm, and ends with the same storm, pushing the reader in all different directions and time periods, raging...

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Book Review: Dream Sequence by Adam Foulds

Book Review: Dream Sequence by Adam Foulds

Dream Sequence by Adam Foulds is a little gem of a novel. Short, beautifully written, engaging characters and an exciting ending; what else could a reader ask for? There are two main characters; Kristin is an attractive young woman who's just gotten a divorce from a...

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Book Review: Lipstick Voodoo by Kristi Charish

Book Review: Lipstick Voodoo by Kristi Charish

Most books that get sent my way for review are ones I'm interested in reading right away; mystery, thriller, suspense, literary coming-of-age stories, even the occasional memoir. But every once in a while, something is sent to me that's clearly out of my reading...

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