Book Review: Bunny by Mona Awad

Bunny - Mona Awad (Hamish Hamilton, 2019) What even is this book? I didn’t get it at all. And part me is a little embarassed to admit that because this is so clearly a book that's trying to say something and, yes, I get that it’s all a metaphor and kill your darlings and what… Continue reading Book Review: Bunny by Mona Awad

Book Review: The Party Upstairs by Lee Conell

The Party Upstairs - Lee Conell (Penguin Press, 2020) I received and Advance Readers' Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Ruby has just moved back in with her parents. Twentysomething, recently lost her job, her relationship ended, she's back home with mom and dad. Home is in the heart of New York… Continue reading Book Review: The Party Upstairs by Lee Conell

Book Review: The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

The Bird King - G. Willow Wilson (Grove Press, 2019) Fatima is a concubine in the luxurious confines of the Alhambra. Born into captivity, she has never left the Alhambra. She lives in luxury, a favourite of the sultan, but outside the palace confines, the sultan's power is coming to an end as Spain is… Continue reading Book Review: The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

Book Review: Mother Mother by Jessica O’Dwyer

Mother Mother - Jessica O'Dwyer (Apprentice House Press, 2020) I received an e-ARC of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. It is on sale now. When Julie and Mark embark on adopting a baby from Guatemala, they have no idea of the challenges they will face. After an… Continue reading Book Review: Mother Mother by Jessica O’Dwyer

Book Review: Hamnet & Judith by Maggie O’Farrell

Hamnet & Judith - Maggie O'Farrell ( In the 1580s, a couple living in Henley Street, Stratford, had three children: Susanna, then Hamnet and Judith, who were twins.The boy, Hamnet, died in 1596, aged eleven.Four years or so later, the father wrote a play called Hamlet.Hamnet & Judith - Maggie O'Farrell With this historical note… Continue reading Book Review: Hamnet & Judith by Maggie O’Farrell

What I Read – September 2020

Read: Family in Six Tones - Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao (Putnam, 2020) God in My Everything - Ken Shigematsu (Zondervan, 2013) Hamnet & Judith - Maggie O'Farrell (Knopf Canada, 2020) The Nickel Boys - Colson Whitehead (Bond Street Books, 2020) The Apothecary - Maile Meloy (Puffin Books, 2011) How Much of These… Continue reading What I Read – September 2020

Book Review: God In My Everything by Ken Shigematsu

God In My Everything - Ken Shigematsu (Zondervan, 2013) A friend recommended this book to Peter last fall when he was finding it difficult to balance prayer and devotion during his busy workday. I picked it up as a COVID read when I was struggling to find a rhythm in a world where time felt… Continue reading Book Review: God In My Everything by Ken Shigematsu

Book Review: Family in Six Tones by Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao

Family in Six Tones - Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao (Viking, 2020 I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. This book will be on sale September 15, 2020. In 1975, thirteen-year-old Lan Cao arrived in America on her own, her… Continue reading Book Review: Family in Six Tones by Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao

Book Review: Molly of the Mall by Heidi L.M. Jacobs

Molly of the Mall - Heidi L.M. Jacobs (NeWest Press, 2020) Molly MacGregor is in her early twenties, a student of literature at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. The year is 1995 and Molly has taken a full-time summer job at Le Petit Chou Shoe Shop in "the mall". We follow Molly through her… Continue reading Book Review: Molly of the Mall by Heidi L.M. Jacobs

Book Review: Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies - Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Anansi, 2020 I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. It is on sale September 1, 2020 I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and have been sitting on it since then, attempting to formulate my thoughts… Continue reading Book Review: Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson