Category: Book Reviews.

Book Review: How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior

Book Review: How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior

Did you enjoy the book Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple? If the answer is ‘yes’, you will most certainly enjoy How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior. And if you hated Bernadette? You’re going to want to pass on this book,...
Book Review: Daniil & Vanya by Marie-Helene Larochelle

Book Review: Daniil & Vanya by Marie-Helene Larochelle

Hoo boy, this book is tough. It’s a difficult story, disturbing on many levels, but compulsively readable at the same time. There are, thankfully, trigger warnings at the beginning, (they call them ‘content notes’), so I’ll reiterate that...
Book Review: To Tell You the Truth by Gilly Macmillan

Book Review: To Tell You the Truth by Gilly Macmillan

It’s officially the end of my online book club, because now that I’m increasing my day-job hours, I just don’t have time to run this group on my own time. Still, I’m ending it on a high note with Gilly Macmillan, a queen of thrillers that never...
Book Review: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Book Review: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

I’ve had some great luck with historical fiction lately, and my 5 star reading streak continues with The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles. It helps that this novel is all about the power of reading and its ability to build resilience, which is something...
Book Review: Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh

Book Review: Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh

Motherhood is such a hot topic in fiction these days, and why shouldn’t it be? There are lots of feelings and events to muddle through in this time of life, and like parenting in general, the capacity and opportunity for trauma is endless (LOL). One aspect that...
Book Review: The Sow’s Ear Cafe by Holly Quan

Book Review: The Sow’s Ear Cafe by Holly Quan

It’s been ages since I reluctantly agreed to accept a copy of The Sow’s Ear Café by Holly Quan. My review policy states I no longer accept unsolicited books, and I typically hold true to that rule, but I received such a persuasive email from Alberta author...