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: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Book Review: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

When I finished reading the last page of this book I said 'Awwwww' out loud. This is a sweet little book, (although not THAT little, because it's 300 pages long) and one I will recommend to all sorts of readers, young and old. How To Stop Time by Matt Haig is about a...

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Book Review: Our Little Secret by Roz Nay

Book Review: Our Little Secret by Roz Nay

I've got to say, Simon and Schuster Canada have been providing me with some amazing thrillers lately.  I don't know what it is about their acquisitions, but I've really enjoyed the books they've been sending me. Our Little Secret comes from first time Canadian author...

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Radio Segment: Palate Cleansers Pt. II

Radio Segment: Palate Cleansers Pt. II

I'm not so great at posting my on-air book reviews, which is why this segment is 'part two' of something you probably haven't heard (sorry). Once a month I mosey on over to the CBC studios here in Calgary to record a few book reviews, and this past Tuesday I spoke...

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Anne Logan’s Advice for Authors-Third Time’s a Charm

Anne Logan’s Advice for Authors-Third Time’s a Charm

So before my life got super busy crazy, I had started writing blog posts meant to help authors market their books. I've written two segments so far, you can check them out here and here. Since then, I got so caught up writing reviews of the books I've read that I'd...

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Book Review: The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Book Review: The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

I always get so excited to see the latest Ruth Ware hit the bookstores, and I think this is her best one yet. The Death of Mrs. Westaway has a wonderful gothic feel to it, the atmosphere plays on all the common 'haunted house' elements, but it didn't feel overdone at...

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Book Review: Calypso by David Sedaris

Book Review: Calypso by David Sedaris

A few weeks ago on twitter I made a bold declaration in relation to Calypso by David Sedaris, his latest book of stories. About halfway through the book, I remembered that I absolutely adore Sedaris's writing, and I can officially declare him my favourite writer. Yes,...

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Book Review: Hunting Houses by Fanny Britt

Book Review: Hunting Houses by Fanny Britt

I don't think I've ever read a book quite like this before. Hunting Houses by Fanny Britt* is a three day snapshot into Tessa's life; a middle-aged, married real-estate agent with three boys and a husband who adores her. But we don't just follow Tessa for this short...

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Book Review: The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Book Review: The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

I first heard of The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz through my dear friend FictionFan's blog, she reviewed this book a few months ago and had some complicated feelings about it. When the publisher sent it to me for review, I decided to give it a go, even though FF...

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Video Review: The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman

Video Review: The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman

After a short hiatus from my booktube reviews, I'm back with a new one: The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman. As I mention in the recording, this is the July pick for my book club (register for the discussion here if you're interested and live in Calgary!), and I really...

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Book Review: Mrs. by Caitlin Macy

Book Review: Mrs. by Caitlin Macy

Why is it that the lives of the 'haves' versus the 'have nots' always seem to intrigue us? Reality television tends to focus on the rich and famous, creating a fake example of 'life' when it is really just an over-scripted and curated view of what the producers want...

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