What I Read – June 2021

Read: This Place: 150 Years Retold (Highwater Press, 2019) Sufferance - Thomas King (Harper Collins Publishers, 2021) A Children's Bible - Lydia Millet (W.W. Norton, 2020) A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry edited by Czeslaw Milosz (A Harvest Book, 1996) Hao: Stories - Ye Chun (Catapult, 2021) The Samurai - Shusaku… Continue reading What I Read – June 2021

Book Review: Sufferance by Thomas King

I received an advance e-copy of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. Having recently read my first book by Thomas King (see my review of Indians on Vacation here), I thought I'd give his latest book a try too. While I knew before starting that Sufferance would be… Continue reading Book Review: Sufferance by Thomas King

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

What I Read – February 2021

How to Pronounce Knife - Souvankham Thammavongsa (McClelland & Stewart, 2020)On Reading Well - Karen Swallow Prior (Brazos Press, 2018)Land-Water-Sky/Ndè-Tı-Yat’a by Katłıà (Roseway Publishing, 2020)Eggshells - Caitriona Lally (Melville House, 2017)Indians on Vacation - Thomas King (Harper Collins Publishers, 2020)Salt Houses - Hala Alyan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) Currently Reading: Tom Jones - Henry Fielding A… Continue reading What I Read – February 2021

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

What I Read – March 2020

Read: No More Nice Girls - Lauren McKeon (Anansi, 2020) The Regrets - Amy Bonnaffons (Little, Brown and Company, 2020) Ducks, Newburyport - Lucy Ellmann (Biblioasis, 2019) Apeirogon - Colum McCann (Harper Collins, 2020) If I Had Your Face - Frances Cha (Ballantine Books, 2020) We Two Alone - Jack Wang (Astoria, 2020) Currently Reading:… Continue reading What I Read – March 2020

Book Review: Apeirogon by Colum McCann

Apeirogon - Colum McCann (Harper Collins, 2020) Apeirogon: a shape with a countably infinite number of sides.Colum McCann, Apeirogon I've never read a novel quite like this. A blend of fact and fiction. A combination of history and present day. A tapestry of facts and story, divided into 1001 sections, varying in size, dipping in… Continue reading Book Review: Apeirogon by Colum McCann

What I Read – January 2020

Read: Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Bookwanderers - Anna James (Harper Collins, 2018) Strange Planet - Nathan Pyle (Morrow Gift, 2019) Strange Hotel - Eimear McBride (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) The Escapist - David Puretz (Global City Press, 2020) 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism - Chavisa Woods (Seven Stories Press, 2019) Introverted Mom… Continue reading What I Read – January 2020

What I Read – January 2019

Read: Article 353 - Tanguy Viel (translated by William Rodarmor) (Other Press, 2019) Great Stories - Arthur Conan Doyle (John Murray, 1959) Mr. Palomar - Italo Calvino (translated by William Weaver) (Harvest Book, 1985) Educated - Tara Westover (Harper Collins, 2018) In Our Mad and Furious City - Guy Gunaratne (MCD x FSG Originals, 2018) Radiant Shimmering Light… Continue reading What I Read – January 2019

Book Review: Educated by Tara Westover

Educated - Tara Westover (Harper Collins, 2019) It feels strange to write a book review of such a personal memoir. Tara Westover's memoir of growing up with survivalist parents and a paranoid father who kept them out of school and away from doctors is compelling and very readable. It also feels incomplete. Westover grew up… Continue reading Book Review: Educated by Tara Westover