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

What I Read – July 2020

READ: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou (Ballantine Books, 2015) Me and White Supremacy - Layla F. Saad (Sourcebooks, 2020) Five Wives - Joan Thomas (Harper Collins Canada, 2019) Tokyo Ueno Station - Yu Miri (Riverhead Books, 2020) (translated from the Japanese by Morgan Giles) Children of Blood and Bone -… Continue reading What I Read – July 2020

Book Review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett (Riverhead Books, 2020) I received an Advance Review Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This book is available for sale now. Having not yet read Brit Bennett's previous novel The Mothers, I wasn't sure if The Vanishing Half could live up to all the hype. I… Continue reading Book Review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

What I Read – June 2020

READ: Drifts - Kate Zambreno (Riverhead Books, 2020) On the Beach - Nevil Shute (Vintage Books, 2009) Uncommon Ground - Timothy Keller & John Inazu (Nelson Books, 2020) Becoming Mrs. Lewis - Patti Callahan (Thomas Nelson, 2018) The Doctor of Aleppo - Dan Mayland (Blackstone Publishing, 2020) Etched in My Memory - xwu'p'a'lich Barbara Higgins… Continue reading What I Read – June 2020

Book Review: Drifts by Kate Zambreno

Drifts - Kate Zambreno (Riverhead Books, 2020) I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Drifts is on sale now. Drifts obviously wasn't written in 2020 but as I started reading it, it felt like it could have been about someone during our current global state of quarantine. There… Continue reading Book Review: Drifts by Kate Zambreno

Book Review: Shiner – Amy Jo Burns

Shiner - Amy Jo Burns (Riverhead Books, 2020) I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. It is on sale now. Wren Bird has lived her whole life on the same mountain, isolated from even the tiny mining town nearby. Her father is the local preacher, the snake handling,… Continue reading Book Review: Shiner – Amy Jo Burns

What I Read – May 2020

READ: They Said This Would Be Fun - Eternity Martis (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) The Penguin Book of Mermaids - edited by Cristina Bacchilega and Marie Alohalani Brown (Penguin Books, 2019) Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson (Picador, 1995) Hold on to Your Kids - Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Mate (Vintage Canada,… Continue reading What I Read – May 2020

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

What I Read – November 2019

Read: Reviving Ophelia - Mary Pipher & Sara Pipher Gilliam (Riverhead Books, 2019) Under the Lilacs - Louisa May Alcott (Nelson Doubleday Inc., 1955) The Silence of the Girls - Pat Barker (Penguin Books, 2018) Frying Plantain - Zalika Reid-Benta (Astoria, 2019) Know My Name - Chanel Miller (Viking, 2019) Emerald City - Brian Birnbaum… Continue reading What I Read – November 2019

Book Review: Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher & Sara Pipher Gilliam

Reviving Ophelia - Mary Pipher & Sara Pipher Gilliam (Riverhead Books, 2019) When I first read Reviving Ophelia, I was about five years too late. Or twenty years too early, depending on your perspective. I was in my early twenties, out of the adolescent years that Pipher focuses on. Reviving Ophelia first came out in… Continue reading Book Review: Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher & Sara Pipher Gilliam