Category: Book Reviews.

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...
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...
Book Review: The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

Book Review: The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

I got about halfway through The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward and debated closing the book for good – I just wasn’t sure I could handle it anymore. The writing itself was not the problem, it was what the characters were doing to each...
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...