Category: Book Reviews.

Book Review: The Last Resort by Marissa Stapley

Book Review: The Last Resort by Marissa Stapley

When I received this book in the mail for review, I was immediately hooked after reading the premise; a tropical couples retreat headed for impending doom when a hurricane is about to hit? Count me in! As you know, I love reading about marriages (especially those that...
Book Review: French Exit by Patrick deWitt

Book Review: French Exit by Patrick deWitt

I adore this book. I knew I would, there’s a cat on the cover and I heard Patrick deWitt read from it during his Giller event here in Calgary last year and the section he read was HILARIOUS. Luckily the rest of the book lived up to his stellar performance, and I...
Book Review: To Me You Seem Giant by Greg Rhyno

Book Review: To Me You Seem Giant by Greg Rhyno

I’m making more of an effort to read out of my comfort zone these days, and To Me You Seem Giant by Greg Rhyno is a definitely a great example of this. It’s about music and teenage boys, both things I’m not too interested in these days (mind you, it...
Book Review: A Good Enough Mother by Bev Thomas

Book Review: A Good Enough Mother by Bev Thomas

I originally read A Good Enough Mother by Bev Thomas with the intentions of including it in a mother’s day book recommendations wrap-up. I thought it would be perfectly suited for this purpose; it has the word “mother” in the title and it’s all...
Book Review: The Strays by Emily Bitto

Book Review: The Strays by Emily Bitto

Last year, a book called The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman was released, it was all about a famous artist and the people who circled around him. It also had a beautiful cover; a collage of vibrantly coloured paints splashed onto a canvas. Similar to that book, The...