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.

Short Story Review: Remembrance by Alistair MacLeod

Short Story Review: Remembrance by Alistair MacLeod

I can't remember ever reading a book or story by Alistair MacLeod before today, but I do know I should be ashamed of this fact because he's one of Canada's greatest writers. Although he died in 2014, his legacy still lives on in his writing, as well as through his...

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State of the ARC Meme

State of the ARC Meme

I rarely do meme's (or it is memes?) on this blog because my reading is typically dictated by the book events or author interviews I'm scheduled to do. However, this seemed like a really easy one to join in on, and it appears other book bloggers are having so much fun...

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Killer Crime Club 3 Book Giveaway!!!

Killer Crime Club 3 Book Giveaway!!!

I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing three amazing women last week, each just happened to be successful crime writers, and wonderful people to boot. As part of HarperCollins's Killer Crime Club, they brought Rene Denfeld, Mel McGrath (pronounced McGraw!) and...

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Book Review: Darwin’s Moving by Taylor Lambert

Book Review: Darwin’s Moving by Taylor Lambert

I had requested a few books from NeWest Press awhile ago, so I had Darwin's Moving by Taylor Lambert on my shelf for at least a few weeks, if not months. Then, at my most recent Wordfest event, I came across someone who looked vaguely familiar to me, although I wasn't...

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Wordfest 2017 Recap!

Wordfest 2017 Recap!

Well my Wordfest 2017 experience was WAY better than my Wordfest 2016 experience which was basically non-existent due to the fact that I contracted hand foot and mouth during last year's festival (the joys of having young children in daycare never end!). But I was...

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Author Interview: Gilly Macmillan

Author Interview: Gilly Macmillan

Gilly Macmillan is a New York Times bestselling author, and her latest book is called Odd Child Out, which I devoured a few weeks ago in anticipation of this interview. Her latest novel features returning detective Jim Clemo who is faced with a difficult case; two...

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Video Book Review: The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

Video Book Review: The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

It's been awhile since I've posted to booktube, so I got my butt in gear and filmed another review full of 'ums' for you all to cringe through*. The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld is everywhere right now, I believe it's currently at the top of the Canadian bestseller...

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Book Review: Brother by David Chariandy

Book Review: Brother by David Chariandy

I loved this book. Brother by David Chariandy is a must-read, and I completely understand why it's making all the prize lists this Fall. It recounts the childhood and early adulthood of a sensitive Michael, and his older brother Francis. They live in a small apartment...

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Author Interview and Giveaway: Kate Hilton*

Author Interview and Giveaway: Kate Hilton*

*Please note the giveaway is now closed, thank you to everyone who entered! In September my book club studied Kate Hilton's book Just Like Family. Our discussion was passion-filled as always, people arguing to the very end about character motivations, author choices,...

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Book Review: In the Cage by Kevin Hardcastle

Book Review: In the Cage by Kevin Hardcastle

In the past few years I've read a handful of books that could be labelled as 'manly man literary books'. This is of course my highly scientific name for them, which I'm sure will catch on any minute now. What makes these books unique is the writing style which is...

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Radio Segment: I’m a Wordfest Insider Yo!

Radio Segment: I’m a Wordfest Insider Yo!

It will come as no surprise to anyone that I'm counting down the days until Wordfest 2017. For my most recent trip into the CBC Studios, I gave my 'insider' suggestions of which authors to take in while attending Wordfest this year, as well as getting in a little...

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