Category: Book Reviews.

Book Review: Honor by Thrity Umrigar

Book Review: Honor by Thrity Umrigar

This is a story that will stay with me for quite awhile. The details, setting, and circumstances may fade from my memory, but I’ll always remember the protagonist Meena – the woman who sacrificed her body for those she loved. Honor by Thrity Umrigar* is a...
Book Review: The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick

Book Review: The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick

It’s a great title, right? It’s definitely one of the reasons I picked up this book about books, but I was quite pleased that this work of contemporary women’s fiction held my attention to the very end based on the character development alone. The...
Book Review: People Change by Vivek Shraya

Book Review: People Change by Vivek Shraya

About a year ago I reviewed a work of fiction called The Subtweet by multi-disciplinary artist Vivek Shraya, and along with many other critics I really enjoyed it, so I was excited when another one of her books People Change landed on my doorstep a few months ago....
Book Review: Cover Art by Vanessa Westermann

Book Review: Cover Art by Vanessa Westermann

A brief look at the cover of this book immediately relays the fact that it’s written for me, at this exact point in the year. As my thoughts turn to summer vacation and reading on the dock (my favourite place to be), I can easily picture myself sitting in this...
Book Review: The Lost Chapter by Caroline Bishop

Book Review: The Lost Chapter by Caroline Bishop

Another book about books – my favourite! Although I should mention that the titular book is a plot device, rather than a major theme. But this reference certainly piqued my interest, which shot this novel to the top of an otherwise teetering pile of historical...
Book Review: A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ni Ghriofa

Book Review: A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ni Ghriofa

In 2021, people got excited about this book; A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa was declared brilliant and unique by many book critics and bloggers alike. I had it on my shelf from an early stage as Biblioasis was kind enough to send me an ARC, but it...