What I Read – September 2021

Read: Fight Night - Miriam Toews (Penguin Random House Canada, 2021) The Awakening - Kate Chopin (Duke Classics, 2012) The Manningtree Witches - A.K. Blakemore (Catapult, 2021) Piranesi - Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) Happy Hour - Marlow Granadas (Verso, 2021) Currently Reading: In Fine Form - ed. by Kate Braid and Sandy Shreve Jesus… Continue reading What I Read – September 2021

What I Read – August 2021

Read: What Strange Paradise - Omar El Akkad (Penguin Random House Canada, 2021) Interior Chinatown - Charles Yu (Pantheon Books, 2020) A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (Bantam Book, 1989) The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller (Ecco, 2012) Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun - Paul Seesequasis (Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2019) Front… Continue reading What I Read – August 2021

Book Review: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (A Virtuous Reading Challenge)

A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (Bantam Books, 1989) A Tale of Two Cities was only the second book by Charles Dickens that I ever read. In the years since, I've read several more but still have always claimed A Tale as my favourite work of Dickens. Re-reading it now, probably a decade… Continue reading Book Review: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (A Virtuous Reading Challenge)

What I Read – May 2021

Read: We Want What We Want - Alix Ohlin (House of Anansi Press, 2021) The Orange Tree - Carlos Fuentes (translated by Alfred Mac Adam) (Harper Perennial, 1994) Forgiveness - Mark Sakamoto (Harper Collins, 2014) The Past is Red - Catherynne M. Valente (Tordotcom, 2021) Villette - Charlotte Bronte (Vintage Random House) Did Not Finish:… Continue reading What I Read – May 2021

Not a Book Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This is not a book review for 2 basic reasons. First, F. Scott Fitzgerald does not need me to advertise for him. Aside from the fact that he is deceased, every English reader in the world has already heard of The Great Gatsby. If you somehow finished high school without reading it and still never… Continue reading Not a Book Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

What I Read – March 2021

Read: Wuhan Diary - Fang Fang (HarperVia, 2020) (translated from Chinese by Michael Berry) Klara and the Sun - Kazuo Ishiguro (Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2021) Butter Honey Pig Bread - Francesca Ekwuyasi (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020) Tom Jones - Henry Fielding (Barnes & Noble Classics, 2004) White Ivy - Susie Yang (Simon & Schuster,… Continue reading What I Read – March 2021

Book Review: On Reading Well by Karen Swallow Prior (+ a new reading challenge)

On Reading Well - Karen Swallow Prior (Brazos Press, 2018) In On Reading Well, Karen Swallow Prior examines the idea of virtue by examining twelve works of fiction, one for each virtue. The book is divided into three sections: The Cardinal Virtues (Prudence, Temperance, Justice, and Courage); The Theological Virtues (Faith, Hope, and Love); and… Continue reading Book Review: On Reading Well by Karen Swallow Prior (+ a new reading challenge)