Category: Book Reviews.

Book Review: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Book Review: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

I’m reminded of a particular quote: “This might hurt a little. Be brave.” when I think of The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. That sentence appears at the beginning of Megan Gail Coles’ book Small Game Hunting, but it’s all too...
Book Review: The Empress of Idaho by Todd Babiak

Book Review: The Empress of Idaho by Todd Babiak

A staple of the Alberta book scene, Todd Babiak is a familiar name to most. In addition to his talents as a writer, he is quite simply, a very funny person. He hosted the Alberta Literary Awards a few years ago, keeping the audience laughing throughout, and believe...
IveReadThis Jr. Edition: Bookish Options for March Break

IveReadThis Jr. Edition: Bookish Options for March Break

Now that March break is approaching, nervous parents are no doubt asking themselves “what do we do now”? For those who have booked sunny vacations elsewhere, CONGRATULATIONS GOOD FOR YOU but the rest of us need some options so I’m sliding in here to...
Book Review: Relative Fortunes by Marlowe Benn

Book Review: Relative Fortunes by Marlowe Benn

Mystery readers are a picky bunch, and I’m allowed to say that because I count myself as one of them. The pacing needs to be tight but not rushed, the detective needs to be believable but not unlikable, and the solution better be conclusive but not obvious. And...