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 Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson

Book Review: The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson

So this is a first for ivereadthis: a book review of a graphic novel! And what a perfect book to start off this trend: The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson, art by Kelly Mellings. Powerful, this book is so powerful, and very necessary. It tells the story of...

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Book Review: Sleep by Nino Ricci

Book Review: Sleep by Nino Ricci

Sleep. I'm obsessed with it since having a baby. How much am I getting? How much is my baby getting? Is it enough? Is it too much? Is it at the right times of day? When will I ever be able to sleep in again? Probably never, but a girl can dream (pun intended). So...

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Book Review: A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler

Like the title suggests, A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler (translated from the German by Charlotte Collins) is literally about a man's whole life, in only 139 pages. Apparently this book is also an international bestseller, so I had high hopes when I cracked it open....

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Book Review: This is Happy by Camilla Gibb

Being a parent is hard, that's probably a universally accepted fact by now. My theory is that it's so difficult  because it forces you to confront your personal weaknesses and shortcomings so abruptly, and all at once. Being a single parent is a challenge that I can't...

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Book Review: The Winter War by Philip Teir

Translated from Finnish into English by Tiina Nunnally, The Winter War by Philip Teir is a novel that will resonate with many people, from many difference cultures.  It recounts the slow fracturing of a middle-class family over the course of a winter, focusing a few...

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Books I’ve Read in 2015

It's that time of year again folks; it's when I list all the books that I've read in one year so you can see how much reading I do and how little I  actually parent my child. No-I don't post this list to brag, in fact, I think many people actually see it as proof...

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New Year, New Look

I was getting sick of the way my blog looked before, so I gave it an update, thanks to the fine themes they have available through wordpress. I personally find change difficult, but I hope you, dear readers, appreciate this transformation, because I would like my blog...

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Book Review: Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

Before I began writing the review for Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg, I googled Clegg, just to see what I could find on him, as this can colour my thoughts on a book. I knew for sure that he would have a website, because he's also a literary agent, so he...

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Book Review: Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín

I've had Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín on my bookshelf for awhile; it was published in October 2014, which is when I received it for review. I don't have a great excuse for not reading it until now, other than the fact that I had never read a Colm Tóibín book before so...

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Give the Gift of Intelligence this Christmas

It's that time of year again, the gift-giving season we all dread/look forward too! Now that I stay at home all day, I have a lot of time to think about what I'm going to get people, and where and when I'm going to get it, so I've been thinking about Christmas since...

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Book Review: Sutterfeld, You are Not a Hero

I'm really torn about this book. It's written by someone I'm not familiar with, Tom Stern, who apparently works in the film business as a writer/director. So, when I was asked to review it, I readily agreed after discovering the author was a writer in a different...

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