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: I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

Book Review: I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

Lots of people have been buzzing about this book since it came out last June. It's a psychological thriller but it's NOT written by a woman, which I wanted to point out only because Ruth Ware, Paula Hawkins and Gillian Flynn seem to be all anyone is reading/talking...

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Radio Segment: Valentine’s Day Book Picks

Radio Segment: Valentine’s Day Book Picks

I spoke about one of my favourite book finds on the Homestretch yesterday: How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn. GREATEST TITLE EVER. I only need to mention this book to my Mommy friends and they go ape shit crazy over it-everyone wants a copy. Too...

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Book Review: A Word For Love by Emily Robbins

Book Review: A Word For Love by Emily Robbins

Happy Valentine's Day! A book review of a love story is in order. Luckily, I just received a beautiful novel called A Word for Love by Emily Robbins in the mail, and I read it in a mere few days in anticipation of getting this review out ASAP. Believe me, this book is...

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CBC Canada Reads Rundown: 2017

CBC Canada Reads Rundown: 2017

Canadian bookworms are generally a shy bunch. We don't get out much because we're so busy reading and drinking tea (especially in the winter months) and our book awards are not as numerous as the Americans, so rarely do we get a chance to have national discussions...

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An Apology to All My Blogging Buddies

An Apology to All My Blogging Buddies

So, I've once again proven my ineptitude at blogging, but sadly, on my own wordpress site, not even on an obscure platform like bloglovin'. I recently switched to a new computer, thanks to my husband who was sick of my complaining about how slow our 10 year old mac...

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Book Review: The Sweetest One by Melanie Mah

Book Review: The Sweetest One by Melanie Mah

I'm torn about Melanie Mah's The Sweetest One. The author has so much going for her book, that it's hard for me not to love what she's written. Firstly, she's Albertan, so I'm excited to read any books written by a local author (she lives in Toronto now, but we won't...

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Book Review: Little Heaven by Nick Cutter

Book Review: Little Heaven by Nick Cutter

I'm one of those people who like horror movies, I think being that 'kind' of scared is fun. But, as soon as I find myself alone, I regret watching those films, because I have an overactive imagination and I don't like being in the dark by myself. So, I've learned to...

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Book Review: Juliet’s Answer by Glenn Dixon

Book Review: Juliet’s Answer by Glenn Dixon

Before I dive into my review, I should come right out and say that the author Glenn Dixon is a friend of mine. I met him shortly after I moved to Calgary and I don't know exactly how we came to be friends, but I do know that I would see him out at numerous book...

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Book Review: The Break by Katherena Vermette

Book Review: The Break by Katherena Vermette

When you open the first few pages of a book and there is a trigger warning about violent scenes, you know there's going to be some difficult passages ahead. Many fair weather readers may re-think their decision to continue reading altogether (in fact I've never seen a...

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