What I Read – January 2019

Read: Article 353 - Tanguy Viel (translated by William Rodarmor) (Other Press, 2019) Great Stories - Arthur Conan Doyle (John Murray, 1959) Mr. Palomar - Italo Calvino (translated by William Weaver) (Harvest Book, 1985) Educated - Tara Westover (Harper Collins, 2018) In Our Mad and Furious City - Guy Gunaratne (MCD x FSG Originals, 2018) Radiant Shimmering Light… Continue reading What I Read – January 2019

Book Review: All the Broken Things by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

All the Broken Things - Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer (Random House Canada, 2014) I'd had All the Broken Things on my To Read list for a couple of years and when I finally began reading it realized I had no idea what it was actually about. The novel is set in 1984 in Toronto. Bo is fourteen years old. He… Continue reading Book Review: All the Broken Things by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

Book Review: Tomorrow There Will Be Sun by Dana Reinhardt

Tomorrow There Will Be Sun - Dana Reinhard (Viking, 2019) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. It is set to be released 12 March 2019. The word that comes to mind when describing Tomorrow There Will Be Sun is "frothy". Like a margarita on a hot day. Not necessarily to be criticized but neither is it something you need in your life. There are a lot of margaritas drunk in this novel. To… Continue reading Book Review: Tomorrow There Will Be Sun by Dana Reinhardt

Book Review: A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr

A Month in the Country - J.L. Carr (New York Review Books, 2000) I was blown away by this book. In just 135 pages Carr creates an entire summer. A village full of evocative and fascinating characters and an exploration of life, death, and love. After seeing A Month in the Country on a list of books recommended by… Continue reading Book Review: A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr

Book Review: Radiant Shimmering Light by Sarah Selecky

Radiant Shimmering Light - Sarah Selecky (Harper Avenue, 2018) My first reaction to Lilian Quick, the narrator and protagonist of Radiant Shimmering Light, was that I did not like her. I came close to setting the book aside and returning it to the library unfinished but decided there was potential for her to change and so kept… Continue reading Book Review: Radiant Shimmering Light by Sarah Selecky

Book Review: In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne

In Our Mad and Furious City - Guy Gunaratne (MCD x FSG Originals, 2018) Contained within 48 hours in London, set mostly in an area known as the Estates, five characters will come together in violence, hope, and a sort of love. Based loosely around the 2011 London riot, these 48 hours take place after… Continue reading Book Review: In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne

Book Review: Educated by Tara Westover

Educated - Tara Westover (Harper Collins, 2019) It feels strange to write a book review of such a personal memoir. Tara Westover's memoir of growing up with survivalist parents and a paranoid father who kept them out of school and away from doctors is compelling and very readable. It also feels incomplete. Westover grew up… Continue reading Book Review: Educated by Tara Westover