What I Read – July 2019

READ: Say Say Say - Lila Savage (Alfred A. Knopf, 2019) Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead - Olga Tokarczuk (Riverhead Books, 2019) (translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones) Reproduction - Ian Williams (Random House Canada, 2019) The Porpoise - Mark Haddon (Bond Street Books, 2019) Watermark - Christy Ann Conlin… Continue reading What I Read – July 2019

Book Review: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead - Olga Tokarczuk (Riverhead Books, 2019) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. It is now available for sale in North America. It's hard to know how to classify a book like this. It's not a mystery though there is a mystery at the… Continue reading Book Review: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

What I Read – April 2019

Read: The Lesser Bohemians - Eimear McBride (McClelland & Stewart, 2016) The Night Tiger - Yangsze Choo (Flatiron Books, 2019) Ordinary People - Diana Evans (Bond Street Books, 2018) The Incendiaries - R.O. Kwon (Riverhead Books, 2018) Leaving the Witness - Amber Scorah (Viking, 2019) The Woo Woo - Lindsay Wong (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018)… Continue reading What I Read – April 2019

Book Review: The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

The Incendiaries - R.O. Kwon (Riverhead Books, 2018) The Incendiaries left me with a lot of questions. Which isn't surprising in such a taut, relatively short book. But the greatest question was: Is Will a reliable narrator? Will Kendall tells the story of his years at Edwards College, a prestigious (fictional) university on the East… Continue reading Book Review: The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

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: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Exit West - Mohsin Hamid (Riverhead Books, 2017) This book was what I expected and not at all what I expected at the same time. It is the story of two refugees, Nadia and Saeed, who fall in love and then flee from an unnamed city under siege. It is the story of migration and… Continue reading Book Review: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Book Review: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Lotto and Mathilde meet at the very end of their final year of university and marry two weeks later. They're young, broke, and both shocked by the fact of falling in love. Fates and Furies follows them through the next twenty or so years of their marriage, detailing the ups and downs, the secrets that… Continue reading Book Review: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

What I Read – January 2017

Read: The Sellout - Paul Beatty (Picador, 2015) Reflections on the Psalms - C.S. Lewis (A Harvest Book, 1958) A vocation is a terrible thing. To be called out of nature into the supernatural life is at first (or perhaps not quite at first - the wrench of the parting may be felt later) a… Continue reading What I Read – January 2017

What I Read – June 2016

A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby (Riverhead Books, 2005) Monkey Beach - Eden Robinson (Vintage Canada, 2001) Modern Lovers - Emma Straub (Random House, 2016) The Blue Castle - L.M. Montgomery (McClelland & Stewart, 1989) Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace (Back Bay Books, 2006) Last Child in the Woods - Richard Louv (Algonquin… Continue reading What I Read – June 2016