Book Review: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Klara and the Sun - Kazuo Ishiguro (Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2021) Kazuo Ishiguro is one of my favourite living authors and so as soon as I heard he had a new book coming out in 2021 I immediately pre-ordered Klara and the Sun. Last week, I had the chance to tune into a live,… Continue reading Book Review: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Book Review: Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi

Butter Honey Pig Bread - Francesca Ekwuyasi (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020) Kambirinachi is living a life that she should not have. She is, or believes she is, an Ogbanje, a spirit that torments its human mother by being born and dying over and over again. Except that Kambirinachi has, against the advice and desires of… Continue reading Book Review: Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi

Book Review: Salt Houses by Hala Alyan

Salt Houses - Hala Alyan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) Salt Houses is a book with a tight, compact feel, despite its many characters, locales, and timelines. It follows the lives of one family, through four generations, along with a snapshot of Middle Eastern history from 1963 to 2014. The story begins with the wedding of… Continue reading Book Review: Salt Houses by Hala Alyan

Book Review: Indians on Vacation by Thomas King

Indians on Vacation - Thomas King (Harper Collins Publisher, 2020) Blackbird Mavrias, better known as Bird, and his wife Mimi Bull Shield are on vacation. Residents of Guelph (it's in Ontario, Canada), they have spent recent years travelling through Europe, sightseeing and exploring as tourists. They are ostensibly tracing the path of Mimi's Uncle, who… Continue reading Book Review: Indians on Vacation by Thomas King

Book Review: Real Life by Brandon Taylor

Real Life - Brandon Taylor (Riverhead Books, 2020) Real Life takes place primarily over a single weekend in the life of Wallace, a grad student in the Midwest and a young, gay, Black man. He's an introvert and someone who always feels on the outside, no matter who he is with. Over the course of… Continue reading Book Review: Real Life by Brandon Taylor

Book Review: Prayer by Philip Yancey

Prayer - Philip Yancey (Zondervan, 2007) I’ve read several books by Philip Yancey now and I keep coming back to his work because I truly appreciate his honesty, humility, and willingness to admit what he doesn’t know. In this book Yancey tackles the subject of prayer. (Probably could have guessed that.) What is prayer? Why… Continue reading Book Review: Prayer by Philip Yancey

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