Category: Literary Fiction.

Book Review: Watching You Without Me by Lynn Coady

Book Review: Watching You Without Me by Lynn Coady

When I first received this book for review I was under the impression it was a thriller, but after talking to a few people they told me it wasn’t really like that. Then, I assumed it was just a literary ‘character study’, but others assured me this...
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: 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: How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

Book Review: How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa most recently appeared on the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, and we’ll find out on October 5 if it makes it to the shortlist. Interestingly, it’s a collection of short stories, written by a poet....
Book Review: A Russian Sister by Caroline Adderson

Book Review: A Russian Sister by Caroline Adderson

It’s been years since I’ve read a book by Caroline Adderson, and I don’t remember anything about the last book itself other than the fact I loved it. Adderson is one of those writers that motivates me to pick up her work, regardless of the genre, and...
Book Review: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

Book Review: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

Every once in a while during my reading travels, I unknowingly pick up a book that speaks directly to me in that particular moment in my life. Because I read so many books, and consciously pick ones that I think I may like, this doesn’t come as a shock, but...