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 Haunted Bookshelf Series from Biblioasis

Book Review: The Haunted Bookshelf Series from Biblioasis

I was mildly aware of the old Christmas tradition of reading spooky ghost stories on Christmas Eve thanks to the historical knowledge and research of one of my favourite book bloggers, FictionFan. So you can imagine my delight when I received a package of three...

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Book Review: Once a Bitcoin Miner by Ethan Lou

Book Review: Once a Bitcoin Miner by Ethan Lou

The subtitle of Ethan Lou's book Once a Bitcoin Miner is: Scandal and Turmoil in the Cryptocurrency Wild West, which is both a figurative and literal reference to what is discussed in this entertaining work of journalism. I'll admit to being immediately put off by the...

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Book Review: The Dilemma by B.A. Paris

Book Review: The Dilemma by B.A. Paris

I know I've said this before on the blog, but I really think books need trigger warnings, and selfishly, I'm thinking of a trigger warning that's a little out of the norm. I usually avoid this as much as possible, but I need to include a *spoiler alert* in this...

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Book Review: The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

Book Review: The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

Watching cheesy Hallmark Holiday movies seems to be a regular Christmas tradition these days, but I've never seen one of these movies, and I don't intend to start. I have so many questions about them too, mainly, where does one find them? Do you still have cable to...

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Book Review: The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi

Book Review: The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi

This isn't the first thriller I've read about being trapped on a mountain resort during an avalanche, but even knowing the storyline was one I had read before, I still jumped at the chance to read The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi because a) I loved her last book,...

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Book Review: Householders by Kate Cayley

Book Review: Householders by Kate Cayley

Having read a few reviews of Householders by Kate Cayley, I started to view this book that Biblioasis sent me (bless them) as a hidden gem that only people 'in the know' were reading and writing about. A starred review in Quill and Quire cinched it for me - I had to...

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Book Review: The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Dawn Dumont

Book Review: The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Dawn Dumont

I'm no dancer, but I FEEL like doing a little jig of excitement when I see Indigenous author Dawn Dumont has a new book coming. She is without a doubt one of my favourite writers, and in my humble opinion, one of the best Canadian writers working today. If you have...

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Book Review: The Silver Shooter by Erin Lindsey

Book Review: The Silver Shooter by Erin Lindsey

I just read a string of particularly grim books so the thought of sinking into the pleasantries of a cozy mystery (by a Calgary author no less!) was more than appealing. The Silver Shooter, A Rose Gallagher Mystery by Erin Lindsey was released in 2020, and although it...

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Book Review: The Shaytan Bride by Sumaiya Matin

Book Review: The Shaytan Bride by Sumaiya Matin

A morbid curiosity first drew me to this book, but The Shaytan Bride by Sumaiya Matin also stood out to me as a memoir that every feminsit should read. There are also elements of the supernatural, as the Shaytan is a spirit from Islam that supposedly possesses women,...

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Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Friendships that Last a Lifetime

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Friendships that Last a Lifetime

Anything Cale Atkinson writes and/or illustrates tends to go over well in this house. His graphic novel series for early readers is a new favourite of my kids because it's not too text-heavy and the pictures are super cute. Simon and Chester first appeared together in...

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