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: Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow

Book Review: Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow

So, been following the news lately? Does #metoo ring a bell? If any of this is sounding familiar, you'll want to read this book. Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow was released in October, but has been on the top of everyone's TBRs lately, especially now that the trial of...

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Book Review: The Vagina Bible by Dr. Jen Gunter

Book Review: The Vagina Bible by Dr. Jen Gunter

So now that I've scared all male readers off with the title of this book, I can speak to the women directly. Some of you may be wondering why a book like this is necessary-haven't all 'vagina-related' questions been answered by now? Surely by 2020 we can't have much...

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Book Review: Clifford by Harold R. Johnson

Book Review: Clifford by Harold R. Johnson

Clifford by Harold R. Johnson has sat on my bookshelf for far too long. It wasn't until I saw Johnson speak at Wordfest this past fall that I realized what I was missing out on, so I finally picked it up and gave it a go. At only 260 pages of very large font, I...

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Book Review: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

Book Review: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

I read this book in the dead of Canadian winter; it's January, and the temperature is hovering around minus 40 (Celsius) with the windchill factored in. This is the temperature at which it literally stings to breathe in through your nose (my Canadian readers will know...

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Book Review: The Need by Helen Phillips

Book Review: The Need by Helen Phillips

As a mother of two young children, I was hesitant to pick up a book about a mother of two young children. Especially when this book is also about an intruder who breaks into the house while the mother is at home with her kids, and her husband is away on business. Have...

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Book Review: Tiny Lights for Travellers by Naomi K. Lewis

Book Review: Tiny Lights for Travellers by Naomi K. Lewis

I realize that the word 'brave' is overused when describing memoirs, but simply writing an honest account of one's life IS an act of bravery these day when a huge chunk of the population are hesitant to post a single unflattering picture of themselves on the internet....

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Book Review: The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan

Book Review: The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan

Ah yes, here we are with another domestic thriller. There seems to be a rash of books about naughty-nannies lately, yet this trend keeps going strong because it's ripe for creativity. The figure of the nanny is an easy one to exploit in fiction because it's...

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Books I’ve Read in 2019

Books I’ve Read in 2019

It's that time of year again: my humble brag of a list where I record all the books I read in the past year. Much to my surprise, I was able to read the most amount of books I've ever read, with my total coming to 104. I set my goodreads goal at 75, so I wasn't aiming...

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Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Christmas Origin Stories

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Christmas Origin Stories

So my oldest is now at the point where she's started asking me logistical questions about Christmas. Questions such as; how does Santa fit through all the different-sized chimneys? How does he visit all the children in one night? Why do some kids not get gifts for...

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Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Interactive Christmas Books

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Interactive Christmas Books

Do you remember The Jolly Postman books? Each page came with a built-in envelope that harboured mini surprises; little puzzles, simple board games, and tons of letters with special drawings and stories attached. This epistolary tradition continues with three new books...

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