Book Review: A Registry of my Passage upon the Earth by Daniel Mason

A Registry of my Passage upon the Earth - Daniel Mason (Little, Brown & Company, 2020) I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This is an eccentric and stylistic collection of short stories. All but one have a historical setting and the voice and style of story-telling feels… Continue reading Book Review: A Registry of my Passage upon the Earth by Daniel Mason

What I Read – April 2020

READ: The Mercies - Kiran Milwood Hargrave (Little, Brown and Company, 2019) Lost Boy Found - Kirsten Alexander (Grand Central Publishing, 2020) The Moment of Tenderness - Madeleine L'Engle (Grand Central Publishing, 2020) Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi (Anchor Canada, 2016) Little Eyes - Samanta Schweblin (Riverhead Books, 2020) (translated by Megan McDowell) Moonfleet - J.… Continue reading What I Read – April 2020

Book Review: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Mercies - Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Little, Brown and Company, 2019) In Finnmark, Norway in 1617, a sudden storm strikes out of nowhere one day, killing forty men in the small fishing village of Vardo. This represents almost all the men of Vardo and in the months following the women left behind must figure out… Continue reading Book Review: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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: The Regrets by Amy Bonnaffons

The Regrets - Amy Bonnaffons (Little, Brown and Company, 2020) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This is a weird little book. I say that with some affection because, overall, I enjoyed it. But it's weird and it's trying to be weird and it isn't always successful.… Continue reading Book Review: The Regrets by Amy Bonnaffons

Book Review: Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Transcription - Kate Atkinson (Little Brown & Company, 2018) This was the second book I've read in the past year that deals with England in the post-World War Two period and touches on the subject of spies and secrets. (Warlight by Michael Ondaatje was the other.) And while there are a lot of books written… Continue reading Book Review: Transcription by Kate Atkinson

What I Read – February 2019

Read: When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi (Gale Engage Learning, 2016) Divided Loyalties - Nilofar Shidmehr (Astoria, 2019) Fathers and Sons - Ivan Turgenev (Penguin Books, 1975) (translated from the Russian by Rosemary Edmonds) Minster Without Portfolio - Michael Winter (Hamish Hamilton, 2013) The Bellman's Secret - Heidi Barnes (Rare Bird Books, 2019) Quiet - Susan Cain (Crown Publishers, 2012) Miss Burma - Charmaine Cragg… Continue reading What I Read – February 2019

Best Fiction Book

Since I read primarily fiction, I feel that this category is similar to picking my favourite book of the year. Which is really hard for me and is something I've pretty much avoided doing in previous years' recaps. When listing the books I've read and loved in 2018, I came up with ten so a… Continue reading Best Fiction Book

What I Read – November 2018

After my lacklustre showing for October, I kicked my reading up a notch for November READ: A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth (Little, Brown & Company, 1993) (Read my full review here.) Fat, ligament, muscle, blood, hair, affection, pity, despair, anxiety, illness: all were no more. She had dispersed. She was the garden at Prem… Continue reading What I Read – November 2018

Book Review: A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

My copy of this book had 1,474 pages. It is divided into 19 sections. The actions of the story takes place over approximately a year, beginning and ending with a wedding. It takes place in three or four cities (and more regions) and has multiple family trees at the beginning to help the reader keep… Continue reading Book Review: A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth