What I Read – February 2016

Music for Wartime - Rebecca Makkai (Viking, 2015) The Givenness of Things - Marilynne Robinson (HarperCollins, 2015) (Truth be told, I only read half of this before I had to return it to the library. But I really enjoyed what I read and I hope to borrow it again.) When panic on one side is… Continue reading What I Read – February 2016

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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

Book Review: The Humans by Matt Haig

This book is ridiculous. And I mean that with great affection - the way a small child might tell you an outrageous story. That kind of ridiculous. Charming and more than a little crazy. Our narrator (unnamed) is an alien. He's arrived on Earth to take over the life and body of Andrew Martin, a… Continue reading Book Review: The Humans by Matt Haig

Book Review: Daydreams of Angels by Heather O’Neill

In the womb, you hear people talking and their voices sound like someone you're in love with talking in their sleep. from "Heaven" Heather O'Neill excels at creating metaphors that are both etirely unique and powerfully, strangely accurate. This skill - seen in her novels (Lullabies for Little Criminals and The Girl Who Was Saturday… Continue reading Book Review: Daydreams of Angels by Heather O’Neill

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 - AndrĂ© 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

Book Review: The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld

This is a surreal, fantastical tale set in a crumbling prison. It's about life and death, corruption, and a little bit of love. Our narrator is a prisoner on death row - both his name and his crime are kept from us until the end. We learn that he is a selective mute, a voracious… Continue reading Book Review: The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld

What I Read – November 2015

November has seen a vast improvement on Pearl's night-time sleep. Which is awesome but has really cut into my reading time. So this month's list is a little shorter but there have been some good reads. 1. The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James (Modern Library 2. Burial Rites - Hannah Kent (Little, Brown,… Continue reading What I Read – November 2015