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 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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Books I’ve Read in 2018 + GIVEAWAY*

Books I’ve Read in 2018 + GIVEAWAY*

So I typically create a post at the beginning of each year listing the books I read the previous year. Since I started doing this, I've realized this is probably one of the most boring posts I write so I've added a few things to 'spice up' this year's list. I won't...

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Book Review: At-Risk by Amina Gautier

Book Review: At-Risk by Amina Gautier

Probably for the first time ever, I spent months reading one book. Many would take that as a sign that I didn't like it, but in fact it is quite the opposite. Amina Gautier's collection of stories At-Risk is quite affecting; stark in its unapologetic depictions of...

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Book Review: Fed Up by Gemma Hartley

Book Review: Fed Up by Gemma Hartley

I find the words 'fed up' particularly evocative. This may sound sexist, but I think women are pushed to this point much more than men, simply because we (females) take it upon ourselves to make everyone around us 'comfortable', whether we realize it or not. It's not...

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