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: Every Man a Menace by Patrick Hoffman

Book Review: Every Man a Menace by Patrick Hoffman

Do you watch CSI: Anywhere? Do modern day thrillers with drugs, violence and crime interest you? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, there is no doubt in my mind that you will enjoy Every Man a Menace by Patrick Hoffman.  The book is split into five...

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Book Review: Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson

Book Review: Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson

I've never read any of Eden Robinson's work before, but people discuss her books like she is always writing something worth reading, so I had high hopes when I picked up Son of a Trickster. Unfortunately, I typically approach indigenous writing with a bit of...

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Radio Segment: Books That Take You On a Journey

Radio Segment: Books That Take You On a Journey

So you can always tell when I've been travelling, because the pictures of my books don't feature Pearl or Smokey. I went on a lovely road trip to the UK a few weeks ago with my husband, and while away, I read a few books about travelling, just to help me get in the...

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Book Review: The Tourist by Robert Dickinson

Book Review: The Tourist by Robert Dickinson

When we look at the covers of books, we sometimes see what we want to, and conveniently overlook the things we don't. Unfortunately this happens to me often because I do things quickly, sometimes too quickly, so I frequently miss things. My most recent example: not...

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Book Review: Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

Book Review: Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

I loved Maria Semple's last book Where'd You Go Bernadette, so I was excited to pick up her follow-up novel, Today Will Be Different. It also takes place in Seattle (Semple's hometown), and once again the protagonist Eleanor Flood is a wacky, stressed-out mom who...

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Book Review: Perfect World by Ian Colford

Book Review: Perfect World by Ian Colford

Mental illness: many people suffer from it, and everyone fears it. It seems like only lately have we begun getting better at talking about it, although that in itself has been a slow progression. But when we think of how people suffering from mental illnesses were...

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Book Review: Gizelle’s Bucket List by Lauren Fern Watt

Book Review: Gizelle’s Bucket List by Lauren Fern Watt

I am most definitely not a dog person. I don't have anything against them, in fact I love petting dogs when I see them on a walk, playing with my friends' dogs, and giving a nice golden retriever a good belly rub when the opportunity presents itself. But you see, it's...

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