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

Book Review: The Orange Tree by Carlos Fuentes

The Orange Tree - Carlos Fuentes (translated from the Spanish by Alfred Mac Adam) (Harper Perennial, 1994) This book consists of five semi-linked novellas. I say semi-linked because you can certainly read them individually and the connections between each are subtle. However, when read together, they flow and they really do make the best sense… Continue reading Book Review: The Orange Tree by Carlos Fuentes

What I Read – January 2021

Read: What Kind of Woman - Kate Baer (Harper Perennial, 2020) The Arsonists' City - Hala Alyan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021) A History of My Brief Body - Billy-Ray Belcourt (Hamish Hamilton, 2020) A Treasury of Short Stories edited by Bernardine Kielty (Simon & Schuster, 1947) Currently Reading: On Reading Well - Karen Swallow Prior… Continue reading What I Read – January 2021

Book Review: What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer

What Kind of Woman: Poems - Kate Baer (Harper Perennial, 2020) Kate Baer's debut poetry collection is full of short, punchy poems. They are about women - friends, mothers, wives - and often about how women navigate a world of men. They are sometimes advice, sometimes for a friend or a daughter. My particular favourite… Continue reading Book Review: What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer

What I Read – February 2018

2018 has obviously not been a great year for book reviews thus far but I am sneaking in lots of reading time. Here's what I read in February and the quickest reviews I can manage at this moment: The Hut Builder - Laurence Fearnley (Penguin Books, 2010 New Zealand novel. I likely would have abandoned this… Continue reading What I Read – February 2018

What I Read – September 2016

Missing, Presumed - Susie Steiner (Harper Collins, 2016) Rumours of Another World - Philip Yancey (Zondervan, 2004) Commonwealth - Ann Patchett (Harper, 2016) Flight Behavior - Barbara Kingsolver (Harper Perennial, 2012) Currently Reading: Prayer - Timothy Keller The Trees - Ali Shaw

What I Read – May 2016

Paper Towns - John Green (Penguin Books, 2008) Before I Fall - Noah Hawley (Grand Central Publishing, 2016) Housekeeping - Marilynne Robinson (Harper Perennial, 2005) A Visit from the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan (Anchor Books, 2010) Did Not Finish: The Little Red Chairs - Edna O'Brien (Little, Brown and Company, 2016) Currently Reading: Infinite… Continue reading What I Read – May 2016

Book Review: Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

My name is Ruth. I grew up with my younger sister, Lucille, under the care of my grandmother, Mrs. Sylvia Foster, and when she died, of her sisters-in-law, Misses Lily and Nona Foster, and when they fled, of her daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Fisher. These first sentences of Marilynne Robinson's novel Housekeeping (aside from being some… Continue reading Book Review: Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

Book Review: Two Books by Colum McCann

Let the Great World Spin was the best book I read in 2013. The next book I read by Colum McCann (later that same summer) was Zoli, which I also enjoyed a lot. Thirteen Ways of Looking and Transatlantic are McCann's most recent novels, from 2013 and 2015 respectively, and while they're both solid, well-written… Continue reading Book Review: Two Books by Colum McCann

What I Read – January 2016

Daydreams of Angels - Heather O'Neill (Harper Collins, 2015) Transatlantic - Colum McCann (Harper Perennial, 2013) The Humans - Matt Haig (Harper Collins, 2013) Fifteen Dogs - André Alexis (Coach House Books, 2015) A God in Ruins - Kate Atkinson (Doubleday Canada, 2015) Thirteen Ways of Looking - Colum McCann (Harper Collins, 2015) The Company… Continue reading What I Read – January 2016