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

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: True Story by Kate Reed Petty

True Story - Kate Reed Petty (Viking, 2020) I received an Advance Uncorrected Proof of this book. All opinions are my own. This book is stunning. It’s a thriller, a horror story, an indictment on rape culture. It explores women’s stories and how they’re told, how they’re received. It looks at domestic violence, alcoholism, relationships.… Continue reading Book Review: True Story by Kate Reed Petty

Book Review: Sisters by Daisy Johnson

Sisters - Daisy Johnson (Riverhead Books, 2020) I received an Advance Uncorrected Proof from the publisher. All opinions are my own. Book on-sale 25 August 2020. Daisy Johnson's writing is lush, beautiful, and unsettling. As in her previous novel (read my review of Everything Under here), Johnson plays with the line between reality and fantasy,… Continue reading Book Review: Sisters by Daisy Johnson

Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt, 2018) In the land of Orïsha, magic is outlawed. King Saran is on a mission to destroy the maji, those with white hair who possess the powers of magic. He has done so by killing the adult maji and severing the connection between the people… Continue reading Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Book Review: Me and White Supremacy

Me and White Supremacy - Layla F. Saad (Sourcebooks, 2020) This is a difficult book to write a review of because your experience with Me and White Supremacy will largely depend on how you approach it. This is a 28-day workbook, designed to encourage the reader to journal and ponder deeply as you approach various… Continue reading Book Review: Me and White Supremacy

Book Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou (Ballantine Books, 2015) This is the type of book that I'm not sure I can fairly review. Partly because it tells a story that isn't mine to judge or critique but also partly because I just really loved it. I didn't enjoy every moment -… Continue reading Book Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Book Review: Etched in My Memory by xwu’p’a’lich, Barbara Higgins

Etched in My Memory - xwu'p'a'lich, Barbara Higgins (Creator's Touch Press, 2017) I really enjoyed this book. The stories are full of personality and interesting anecdotes and the unique place in which I am fortunate enough to live really comes alive through the author's histories. xwu'p'a'lich, or Barbara Higgins, is an Indigenous woman, born in… Continue reading Book Review: Etched in My Memory by xwu’p’a’lich, Barbara Higgins

Book Review: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

How We Disappeared - Jing-Jing Lee (Hanover Square Press, 2019) This is a story that takes place in three parts. In one part (what I would argue is the heart of the novel) We follow Wang Di through the years of World War Two, a young woman living in Singapore with her family. Her family… Continue reading Book Review: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

Book Review: Hold on To Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Mate

Hold on to Your Kids - Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate (Vintage Canada, 2005) Attachment theory is at the heart of this book. Children need a safe, secure, and nurturing attachment with a loving adult in order to mature and develop in a healthy emotional manner. As our society becomes increasingly peer-oriented, parents unconsciously encourage… Continue reading Book Review: Hold on To Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Mate