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: Swimming Back to Trout River by Linda Rui Feng

Book Review: Swimming Back to Trout River by Linda Rui Feng

After finishing the last page of this book, I released a great big sigh. Not because I was relieved it was over, in fact, I had hoped Swimming Back to Trout River by Linda Rui Feng would go on longer past its 260 pages. Instead I let out a sigh of contentment because...

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Book Review: The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke

Book Review: The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke

Happy Halloween! Today is the perfect day to curl up with a spooky read (really, the entire month of October is) and I've got a stellar recommendation for getting you into the Halloween spirit. The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke landed on my doorstep towards the end...

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Book Review: The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig

Book Review: The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig

This is my second-to-last Halloween book that I've got on my shelf, and now that I've been reading horror for a few straight weeks, I'm feeling a bit sensitive to all the violence I've been exposed to, but I'm also more attuned to the critiques of society that this...

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Book Review: Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

Book Review: Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

I was in search of a new Canadian-authored Halloween book to read during October, and had trouble finding something, as I typically do. Luckily, I stumbled upon this terrifying little novella, Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw, who was a new-to-me author...

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Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: 4 Halloween Books to Choose From

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: 4 Halloween Books to Choose From

As soon as October 1st hit, we were decorating our house orange and black. Not only do we bring out the ghosts and spiderwebs, we focus our reading on Halloween books to get the kids excited (in a sugar-free way) about the coming holiday. Below I summarize the 4 books...

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Book Review: Astra by Cedar Bowers

Book Review: Astra by Cedar Bowers

Although it sat on my shelf for a few months, Astra by Cedar Bowers wasn't pushed to the top of my stack until it appeared on the Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist. I wish my reading wasn't a slave to the prize lists, but I must admit it helps me narrow down my...

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Book Review: My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

Book Review: My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

It was only a year ago that I reviewed Stephen Graham Jones' last book, The Only Good Indians, which I really enjoyed, so I jumped at the chance to read his latest release (just in time for the beginning of the spooky season) My Heart is a Chainsaw. Don't like blood...

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Book Review: The Listeners by Jordan Tannahill

Book Review: The Listeners by Jordan Tannahill

With so much anger, division, and suspicion flying around these days, a book about cults seems extremely timely. How do people become so entrenched in their individual views, that they begin to isolate themselves from their loved ones? When someone struggles to...

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