Category: Book Reviews.

Book Review: The Beguiling by Zsuzsi Gartner

Book Review: The Beguiling by Zsuzsi Gartner

The Canlit community is abuzz over Zsuzsi Gartner’s debut novel, The Beguiling. Despite this being her first novel, Gartner is a well-established pillar of the Canadian writing community. She’s been shortlisted for a Scotiabank Giller Prize for her short...
Book Review: The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by Hester Fox

Book Review: The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by Hester Fox

As I continue to read through my recently-released spooky books for Halloween collection, I’m treated to a wide variety of genres that incorporate elements of horror into their narratives. Today’s novel, The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by Hester Fox leans...
Book Review: Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk

Book Review: Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk

I haven’t actually read a book by Chuck Palahniuk since his 2010 release Tell-All, which is also the year I met him, and helped organized his event here in Calgary. His writing memoir Consider This, Moments in my Writing Life After Which Everything Was Different...
Book Review: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Book Review: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Is my reading palette less refined for loving a bestselling book? Should I be embarrassed that I easily jump on book bandwagons with the rest of the world? Maybe some fellow book critics see it that way, but I certainly don’t. Good books sell well because they...
Book Review: Plain Bad Heroines by emily m. danforth

Book Review: Plain Bad Heroines by emily m. danforth

I don’t normally review YA books, which is why I wasn’t familiar with the author emily m. danforth. She’s the writer behind The Miseducation of Cameron Post which is apparently quite popular, so I have no doubt her name is familiar to many who read...
Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Halloween with Confidence

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Halloween with Confidence

In the past few weeks, I’ve gotten the question of whether or not I’ll allow my children to trick-or-treat this Halloween. I typically answer this question with a joke (one of my go-to coping mechanisms) when I ask: who gets to decide whether Halloween is...