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 every three weeks.

Book Review: Perfect Tunes by Emily Gould

Book Review: Perfect Tunes by Emily Gould

There is no shortage of books on parenting; people who have children and (annoyingly) people who don't have children all feel compelled to give advice on this subject. But what many of these books fail to acknowledge is the power of circumstance, and how the...

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Book Review: Actress by Anne Enright

Book Review: Actress by Anne Enright

It's hard to imagine what it would feel like to have a famous parent. I'm sure there are numerous accounts online that I could dig into, but I'd much rather read a fictional account of it; it feels less like voyeurism and more like personal enlightenment when reading...

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Book Review: Hideaway by Nicole Lundrigan

Book Review: Hideaway by Nicole Lundrigan

If you read Nicole Lundrigan's last book The Substitute, you'll have a good idea of what you're in for in her latest novel, Hideaway. Both books deal with traumatized children, neglectful parents, and big family secrets. These sound like heavy topics, and they are,...

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Book Review: The Student by Cary Fagan

Book Review: The Student by Cary Fagan

When I really love a book, it's difficult to pinpoint what elevates it above all others. I suppose it's a bunch of things; character, plot, writing, but also the lack of issues I can point to that disappointed me. With all this in mind, I've decided The Student by...

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Book Review: Someday Jennifer by Risto Pakarinen

Book Review: Someday Jennifer by Risto Pakarinen

As I write this review, I've got a soundtrack of '80s music playing softly in the background; at the moment, it's "Live to Tell" by Madonna. I normally require near-quiet to write, but I'm hoping the music will offer some inspiration as I think back to my experience...

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Book Review: Woman on the Edge by Samantha M. Bailey

Book Review: Woman on the Edge by Samantha M. Bailey

Are you the type of reader that's affected by book hype? If an upcoming release is getting a lot of attention, does it make you want to read it even more? It's ok to admit it affects you, that's why they call it 'buzz', it's so persuasive! Woman on the Edge by...

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Book Review: Holding on to Normal by Alana Somerville

Book Review: Holding on to Normal by Alana Somerville

Holding on to Normal by Alana Somerville is a memoir. It's about a 33-year-old mother of two young children who is diagnosed with breast cancer; her journey of discovering the lump, deciding on treatments and reconstructive surgeries and then enduring the chemotherapy...

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Ivereadthis Jr. Edition:  Happy Home-bound Easter

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Happy Home-bound Easter

Easter is my favourite holiday because the chocolate selection is exceptional at this time of year. Cadbury is my go-to brand of chocolate (#notsponsored) and they bring out all the showstoppers in March and April; cream eggs, mini eggs, lil' scoops, I love them all....

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Join My Online Book Club!

Join My Online Book Club!

If you're like me, looking at your empty April calendar will make you think one of two things: 1) See you later TBR pile! 2) I miss people. I'm feeling this so much lately. I've been considering starting an online book club for a few months, and what better time to...

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