Book Review: The Boy on the Beach by Tima Kurdi

Book Review: The Boy on the Beach by Tima Kurdi

I’ve never had the experience of doubting whether I could finish a book. I love reading, and even when I don’t really like a book I’ll usually finish it; my DNF rate is extremely low. Reading The Boy on the Beach by Tima Kurdi is the first time I...
Book Review: The Boat People by Sharon Bala

Book Review: The Boat People by Sharon Bala

I adored this book. I found it difficult to read, and when I finished each chapter I had to put it down and sigh out my emotions, but I already know this will be one of the best books I read this year, if not THE best. And yes, I’m aware this year just...
CBC Canada Reads Rundown: 2017

CBC Canada Reads Rundown: 2017

Canadian bookworms are generally a shy bunch. We don’t get out much because we’re so busy reading and drinking tea (especially in the winter months) and our book awards are not as numerous as the Americans, so rarely do we get a chance to have national...
Book Review: Flannery by Lisa Moore

Book Review: Flannery by Lisa Moore

Most people have heard of Lisa Moore. She’s an extremely well-known Canadian writer because she’s been on almost every book prize list at least once AND won Canada Reads a few years ago. She’s one of those literary stars we love to boast as our own,...

Book Review: The Hero’s Walk by Anita Rau Badami

If I was an organized reader and blogger, I would have read this book a few months ago in time for the Canada Reads debate that happened in early March. But, I clearly missed that boat, so my apologies; here is my very late review of the second place winner of Canada...