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 OrĂ¯sha, 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

Book Review: Still by Emma Hansen

Emma Hansen is 39 weeks and 6 days pregnant with her first child when she wakes in the morning and feels something is wrong. An ultrasound reveals that the baby has died in the womb and the next day, on her due date, she delivers her stillborn son. While all of my book reviews are… Continue reading Book Review: Still by Emma Hansen

Book Review: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi (Anchor Canada, 2017) The scope of what Yaa Gyasi achieves in Homegoing is truly impressive. In just over 300 pages, she lays out eight generations, two branches splitting out from one woman. The story begins with two young women, Effia and Esi. Daughters of the same woman, they grow up in… Continue reading Book Review: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

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