Book Review: Everything Under by Daisy Johnson

Everything Under - Daisy Johnson (Jonathan Cape, 2018) It's no coincidence that the main character and narrator of Everything Under is named Gretel. The name instantly conjures up a picture of a lost little girl. One stumbling through the forest, abandoned by her parents, in the clutches of a witch. But also the little girl… Continue reading Book Review: Everything Under by Daisy Johnson

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Book Review: Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee (Harper Collins, 2015) After reading Furious Hours by Casey Cepabout Harper Lee's life and career, I decided to re-read To Kill a Mockingbird and then to finally read Go Set a Watchman. Like many others, I read To Kill a Mockingbird in high school. And like many others… Continue reading Book Review: Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Book Review: Furious Hours by Casey Cep

Furious Hours - Casey Cep (Alfred A. Knopf, 2019) It's the topic of Harper Lee that will draw most readers to this non-fiction book but it's Casey Cep's strong and even narration and detailed research, as well as the fascinating story of murder, that will keep them reading. I had heard about Furious Hours but… Continue reading Book Review: Furious Hours by Casey Cep

The Giller Prize 2019: Longlist

The Giller Prize (sorry, The Scotiabank Giller Prize) is, arguably, the major literary prize in the Canadian book scene. The Giller Prize has been awarded annually since 1994 and the winner is now awarded $100,000. When Michael Redhill won in 2017, he shared a picture of his bank statement on social media, demonstrating just how… Continue reading The Giller Prize 2019: Longlist

What I Read – August 2019

Read: We Went to the Woods - Caite Dolan-Leach (Random House, 2019) Black Light - Kimberly King Parsons ( Vintage Books, 2019) All the Bad Apples - Moira Fowley-Doyle (Kathy Dawson Books, 2019) As Many Nows as I Can Get - Shana Youngdahl (Dial Books, 2019) My Conversations with Canadians - Lee Maracle (BookThug, 2017)… Continue reading What I Read – August 2019

Book Review: We Went to the Woods by Caite Dolan-Leach

We Went to the Woods - Caite Dolan-Leach (Random House, 2019) Have you ever wanted to escape from the world? From your life? Have you ever been young and a bit desperate? Have you ever fallen in love with the idea of a person rather than truly the person themselves? You might sympathize with Mack… Continue reading Book Review: We Went to the Woods by Caite Dolan-Leach

Book Review: All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

All the Bad Apples - Moïra Fowley-Doyle (Kathy Dawson Books, 2019) I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. I sometimes feel bad when I write a review for a young adult book that I didn't enjoy. After all, I'm certainly not the target audience. At the same time,… Continue reading Book Review: All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle