Book Review: How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

Book Review: How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa most recently appeared on the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, and we’ll find out on October 5 if it makes it to the shortlist. Interestingly, it’s a collection of short stories, written by a poet....
Book Review: Songs for the End of the World by Saleema Nawaz

Book Review: Songs for the End of the World by Saleema Nawaz

Living smack dab in the middle of a global pandemic seems like the PERFECT time to read a novel about a global pandemic right? Ok maybe not, and for those who are suffering from anxiety over our current situation, you may not want to reach for a book about a virus...
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...
Book Review: Every Little Piece of Me by Amy Jones

Book Review: Every Little Piece of Me by Amy Jones

Every Little Piece of Me by Amy Jones is a book that will make you cringe. You’ll cringe because of the character’s actions, you’ll cringe because you’ll recognize the destructive behaviour they consistently engage in, you’ll cringe...
Book Review: The Spy and the Traitor by Ben MacIntyre

Book Review: The Spy and the Traitor by Ben MacIntyre

So when I first received this book in the mail I thought: ‘great my 96-year-old Grandpa will love this one!’. But when I noticed a few other books arrived on my shelf that dealt with spies and espionage, I thought I’d give this one a whirl to see how...