Book Review: The Sweetest One by Melanie Mah

Book Review: The Sweetest One by Melanie Mah

I’m torn about Melanie Mah’s The Sweetest One. The author has so much going for her book, that it’s hard for me not to love what she’s written. Firstly, she’s Albertan, so I’m excited to read any books written by a local author (she...
YA Book Review: Fifteen Lanes by S.J. Laidlaw

YA Book Review: Fifteen Lanes by S.J. Laidlaw

I find myself reaching for ‘important’ books these days. ‘Important’ in the sense that I know they will be difficult to read, but I feel as though I have to read them any way, because I’ll gain perspective into a difficult world that more...
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,...

Radio Segment: Focus on Historical Fiction

All summer long, I’m appearing weekly on CBC’s Homestretch to talk about new books worth reading this summer. Each week, I’m focusing on a different genre, and yesterday I spoke about historical fiction. You can hear the segment here if you are...

Book Rapport Launch!

As many of my readers know, I have a soft spot in my heart for Wordfest, mainly because I worked there for five years and 100% support their festival’s mandate of bringing readers and writers together. So, not surprisingly when I received an invitation to the...