Book Review: The Best of Me by David Sedaris

Book Review: The Best of Me by David Sedaris

Is there any greater pleasure than reading a book by your favourite author? Probably, but whenever a David Sedaris book is released, even one that’s only a selection of previously-released stories, I celebrate! He is my favourite author, and it’s my goal...
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: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires

Book Review: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires

Do you have to be in a book club to enjoy this book? Absolutely not! Will you enjoy this book if you can find humour in just about any situation? That would be a resounding ‘yes’! Humour and horror mix strangely well together, and when you throw in a bunch...
Book Review: Indians on Vacation by Thomas King

Book Review: Indians on Vacation by Thomas King

This is the first book I’ve read by Thomas King, a well-respected American-Canadian Indigenous author who has won numerous awards in Canada for his writing, often focusing on issues facing First Nations people. Aside from his admirable reputation, he lives in my...