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: A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ni Ghriofa

Book Review: A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ni Ghriofa

In 2021, people got excited about this book; A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa was declared brilliant and unique by many book critics and bloggers alike. I had it on my shelf from an early stage as Biblioasis was kind enough to send me an ARC, but it wasn't...

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Book Review: Big Reader; essays by Susan Olding

Book Review: Big Reader; essays by Susan Olding

A book of essays about reading? Sign me up! It will come as no surprise that I loved Big Reader by Susan Olding. Each piece revolves around a particular book, a form of reading, a page in the life of being a writer, and reading experiences evolving over a lifetime....

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Book Review: Dad Bod by Cian Cruise

Book Review: Dad Bod by Cian Cruise

Before I dive into this book review, I'll offer a definition for the term 'dad bod' as not everyone will be familiar with it. According to urban dictionary, "a dad bod is a male body type that is best described as 'softly round'. It's built upon the theory that once a...

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Book Review: Reading the Water by Mark Hume

Book Review: Reading the Water by Mark Hume

Fishing and fatherhood: two subjects I cannot relate to! But as I continue my search for the perfect book for Father's Day, I can safely say that Reading the Water; Fly Fishing, Fatherhood, and Finding Strength in Nature by Mark Hume is the ideal gift for any papa in...

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Book Review: Meaty by Samantha Irby

Book Review: Meaty by Samantha Irby

I half-heartedly complain about the fact that I rarely get to read what I want to, when I want to. When I'm balancing a full-time job with a contract reading gig for the CBC I need to prioritize what books I pick up, which usually means I'm reading the books that I've...

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Book Review: Over My Dead Body by Jeffrey Archer

Book Review: Over My Dead Body by Jeffrey Archer

Without fail, almost every man that has stood in front of my bookshelf in the past few months has commented on this Jeffrey Archer book. Over My Dead Body is the latest in the William Warwick series, and because Archer is a bestselling international sensation, I...

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The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher

The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher

Another example of my favourite genre; books about books, The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher tells the story of the infamous book store Shakespeare and Company. Is 'books about books' an actual genre? No, I made it up, but it's a way to categorize my absolute...

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Book Review: The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

Book Review: The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

Right off the bat, just want to warn you all this book is NOT about candy, or treats of any kind (disappointing, I know). The Candy House by Jennifer Egan is a warning wrapped in multiple layers of story. The candy house in the title is referring to a few different...

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Book Review: The Tangled Miracle by Bertram Brooker

Book Review: The Tangled Miracle by Bertram Brooker

I always rejoice when I get the chance to read a classic mystery. The Tangled Miracle by Canadian author Bertram Brooker was originally published in 1936 under the pseudonym Huxley Herne, and has recently been re-released by indie publisher Invisible Publishing which...

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Book Review: Animal Person by Alexander MacLeod

Book Review: Animal Person by Alexander MacLeod

Alexander MacLeod and his father, celebrated canlit icon Alistair MacLeod are two writers I've always felt I should read more of - this is partly due to the wonderful book reviews of Alistair's writing that can be found on the fabulous book blogs Consumed by Ink and...

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