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: Girl by Edna O’Brien

Book Review: Girl by Edna O’Brien

A few months ago I reviewed a book on this blog that raised the question; why read a book when you know it is going to be disturbing? Because I am a paid book critic, I consider it my duty to read all kind of stories, even when they don't appeal to me. The breadth of...

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Book Review: Watershed by Doreen Vanderstoop

Book Review: Watershed by Doreen Vanderstoop

I've got another work of climate fiction for you; a genre based on some of our worst anxieties based on what the world may look like as we continue our climb into warmer temperatures. What's different about Watershed by Doreen Vanderstoop is that it takes place right...

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Book Review: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

Book Review: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

It seems strange to admit, but the cover of Infinite Country by Patricia Engel is the first thing that drew me into it, which is rare for me; I'm rarely swayed by the cover of a book, but I loved the metallic rainbow panels in between the detailed pencil sketches....

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Book Review: Playing Nice by JP Delaney

Book Review: Playing Nice by JP Delaney

In case you're wondering why I've been reading so many thrillers about the perils of parenting lately, my latest segment for radio is all about this topic, so don't worry, I'm not experiencing any mid-life parenting crises! Nothing more than usual anyway. It does beg...

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Book Review: The Best of Me by David Sedaris

Book Review: The Best of Me by David Sedaris

Is there any greater pleasure than reading a book by your favourite author? Probably, but whenever a David Sedaris book is released, even one that's only a selection of previously-released stories, I celebrate! He is my favourite author, and it's my goal to one day...

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Book Review: Censorettes by Elizabeth Bales Frank

Book Review: Censorettes by Elizabeth Bales Frank

Do not let the drab cover of this book fool you; the pages are full of colourful, vibrant female characters with passion in their hearts, despite World War II raging on around them. Censorettes by Elizabeth Bales Frank is about a young group of British women who read...

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Book Review: Ladies Get Paid by Claire Wasserman

Book Review: Ladies Get Paid by Claire Wasserman

Does a book cover with hot pink letters and the word "Ladies" in the title give you a certain impression of what you'll find inside? If you're anything like me, you may write a book off simply based on its colour scheme alone (why does it have to be pink for god's...

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Book Review: The Push by Ashley Audrain

Book Review: The Push by Ashley Audrain

I couldn't help myself, I HAD to read this season's buzziest book, The Push by Ashley Audrain. You may recall I reviewed a book that dealt with some dark subject matter a few weeks ago, and I was warned that The Push was a slightly lighter version of Daniil &...

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Book Review: Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

Book Review: Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

A new genre is emerging in books, and it's called 'climate fiction'. Typically dystopian (because how could it NOT be?) it describes a future in which the environmental impacts of global warming are no longer escapable by anyone, and life as we now it know has been...

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Valentine’s Day Reads for You and Your Little

Valentine’s Day Reads for You and Your Little

Valentine's Day is no doubt going to look a little different for many this year, and for me especially this is going to become a family holiday more than it ever has in the past, because what else am I going to do on a freezing-cold Sunday in the house with my kids?...

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Book Review: Luster by Raven Leilani

Book Review: Luster by Raven Leilani

I've had this book on my shelf for awhile now and I didn't get to it earlier because of other reading commitments, but I was really excited to finally dive in because a) it's been getting exceptional reviews and b) I loved another book similar to it, Queenie. Although...

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Book Review: One by One by Ruth Ware

Book Review: One by One by Ruth Ware

Yup, I'm reading another Ruth Ware book. I just can't get enough of this writer, and she basically releases a book a year so there's always something new for me to dive into. One by One takes place in the winter wonderland of the French Alps, so although I'm not...

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