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 Homecoming by Andrew Pyper

Book Review: The Homecoming by Andrew Pyper

I'm always a bit hesitant to embark on a horror novel (or movie) because I have such high expectations for the genre, and I'm frequently disappointed. Too often, the storyline starts off scary then just dissolves into a weird, over-the-top mess that's so unbelievable...

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Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Before I started reading The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, I assumed it would be a boring, literary book about the meaning of life. Even though it had won all sorts of positive attention, I wasn't sure it was for me. Now that I've read it, I'm pretty confident it's...

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Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Valentine’s Day Books

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Valentine’s Day Books

This is the first year that my daughter (almost 4) is really going to participate in Valentine's Day and of course I'm going to have some picture book recommendations to mark the occasion. We've purchased some cards for her to give out at school (paw patrol, of...

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Book Review: the sun and her flowers by rupi kaur

Book Review: the sun and her flowers by rupi kaur

I read rupi kaur's first book of poetry milk and honey when it came out a few years ago, and I liked it. And although I don't typically read or review poetry, I was willing to give her second book the sun and her flowers a go, simply because I remembered enjoying her...

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Book Review: Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh

Book Review: Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh

I'm beginning to think I'm the only one who hasn't heard of Steve Cavanagh. This book, Thirteen has been tucked into my TBR shelf for far too long, as I had scanned the premise when I received it last year then promptly forgot about it, even though I was intrigued at...

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Book Review: Wenjack by Joseph Boyden

Book Review: Wenjack by Joseph Boyden

I received Wenjack by Joseph Boyden as a gift a few years ago, and have been meaning to read it since then. Considering it's so short (102 pages), it's a shame it has taken me so long to get to it because it's a very well written novella and beautifully packaged to...

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Book Review: Motherhood by Sheila Heti

Book Review: Motherhood by Sheila Heti

Sheila Heti’s older book How Should a Person Be? seems a more apt title for her most recent work Motherhood   because it's basically just a woman debating how she should live her life. This is the first book by her that I’ve ever read, so perhaps this is how most of...

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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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