Book Review: Hao by Ye Chun

Hao - Ye Chun (Catapult, 2021) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. It will be available for sale 7 September 7, 2021. This was such a unique short story collections. Many of these stories centre around language, particularly the Chinese language and its writing, and each story… Continue reading Book Review: Hao by Ye Chun

Book Review: The Arsonists’ City by Hala Alyan

The Arsonists' City - Hala Alyan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021) I received an Advanced Readers' Copy of this as book from the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. This book will be available for purchase March 9, 2021. A family spread out across the globe is reunited in Beirut when their patriarch declares… Continue reading Book Review: The Arsonists’ City by Hala Alyan

Book Review: The Doctor of Aleppo by Dan Mayland

The Doctor of Aleppo - Dan Mayland (Blackstone Publishing, 2020) I received an eARC of this book through NetGalley and the author. It will be on sale August 2020. All opinions are my own. I didn’t know what to expect from this book and I couldn’t help but wonder if we needed a book about… Continue reading Book Review: The Doctor of Aleppo by Dan Mayland

Book Review: The Regrets by Amy Bonnaffons

The Regrets - Amy Bonnaffons (Little, Brown and Company, 2020) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This is a weird little book. I say that with some affection because, overall, I enjoyed it. But it's weird and it's trying to be weird and it isn't always successful.… Continue reading Book Review: The Regrets by Amy Bonnaffons

Book Review: Last Impressions by Joseph Kertes

Last Impressions - Joseph Kertes (Viking Canada, 2020) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. My overall impression of Last Impressions (see what I did there?) is that this is a story that has been told before. And so I found myself thinking about why we tell stories,… Continue reading Book Review: Last Impressions by Joseph Kertes

Book Review: The Escapist by David Puretz

The Escapist - David Puretz (Global City Press, 2020) I received an Advance Reader's Edition of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own. The Escapist has a release date of January 28, 2020. Billy Chute is a young man in his early twenties who has recently left behind his home and job… Continue reading Book Review: The Escapist by David Puretz

Book Review: Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride

Strange Hotel - Eimear McBride (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. It will be on sale May 5, 2020. All opinions are my own. This is a strange little book. If you've read Eimear McBride before that might not surprise you. (And if you haven't previously read McBride… Continue reading Book Review: Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride

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

Book Review: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead - Olga Tokarczuk (Riverhead Books, 2019) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. It is now available for sale in North America. It's hard to know how to classify a book like this. It's not a mystery though there is a mystery at the… Continue reading Book Review: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

Book Review: One Night at the Lake by Bethany Chase

One Night at the Lake - Bethany Chase (Ballantine Books, 2019) I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book. It has a release date of June 18, 2019. All opinions are my own. This book is total fluff but it was easy-to-read fluff and didn't take very much time to finish. One Night at… Continue reading Book Review: One Night at the Lake by Bethany Chase