Book Review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett (Riverhead Books, 2020) I received an Advance Review Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This book is available for sale now. Having not yet read Brit Bennett's previous novel The Mothers, I wasn't sure if The Vanishing Half could live up to all the hype. I… Continue reading Book Review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Book Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou (Ballantine Books, 2015) This is the type of book that I'm not sure I can fairly review. Partly because it tells a story that isn't mine to judge or critique but also partly because I just really loved it. I didn't enjoy every moment -… Continue reading Book Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Book Review: Etched in My Memory by xwu’p’a’lich, Barbara Higgins

Etched in My Memory - xwu'p'a'lich, Barbara Higgins (Creator's Touch Press, 2017) I really enjoyed this book. The stories are full of personality and interesting anecdotes and the unique place in which I am fortunate enough to live really comes alive through the author's histories. xwu'p'a'lich, or Barbara Higgins, is an Indigenous woman, born in… Continue reading Book Review: Etched in My Memory by xwu’p’a’lich, Barbara Higgins

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: They Said This Would be Fun by Eternity Martis

They Said This Would Be Fun - Eternity Martis (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) I received an uncorrected proof of this book. All opinions are my own. It is available for purchase now. Eternity Martis moves from the large and culturally diverse city of Toronto to attend Western University in London, Ontario. What she finds there… Continue reading Book Review: They Said This Would be Fun by Eternity Martis

Book Review: Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann

When I first saw Ducks, Newburyport on the shelf at the bookstore and when I first read about it, I thought, "Well, there's a book I'll never read." The story clocks in at 988 pages. It's a stream-of-consciousness novel, told mostly in one rambling sentence. The parts that aren't this stream-of-conscious are told from the… Continue reading Book Review: Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann

Book Review: Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Bleak House - Charles Dickens (W.W. Norton & Co, 1977) A 500+ page book with a focus on an obscure aspect of 19th century British law doesn't exactly sound gripping and yet Dickens brings it all to life in a story filled with humour and emotion. In many ways, all of Dickens' best elements are… Continue reading Book Review: Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Book Review: The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Second Edition by Elizabeth Pantley

2 out of 3 of us are asleep here. I received an Advance Edition of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Sleep. It's one of the most important things to parents, especially parents of newborns. They talk about it endlessly. People ask about it endlessly.… Continue reading Book Review: The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Second Edition by Elizabeth Pantley

Book Review: The Truants by Kate Weinberg

The Truants - Kate Weinberg (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2020) I received an Uncorrected Proof of this novel. All opinions are my own. The Truants is the kind of book you keep thinking about for days afterward. The kind of book where you get to the end and you find your mind casting over the chapters,… Continue reading Book Review: The Truants by Kate Weinberg

Book Review: 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism by Chavisa Woods

100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism - Chavisa Woods (Seven Stories Press, 2020) I received an Advance Uncorrected Proof of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own. On sale June 25, 2020. Let me begin by telling you: Read this book. The concept is deceptively simple. Chavisa Woods records one hundred times… Continue reading Book Review: 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism by Chavisa Woods