Best Fiction – The Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Fiction being what I read the most of, I always feel like the Best Fiction category is the best reflection of my favourite books of the year and I would say this year is no exception. So far this year I've read 62 novels. I narrowed the least down to sixteen, then down to five,… Continue reading Best Fiction – The Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Reading with Pearl & Rose: Favourite Christmas Books

Books are always a big part of Christmas in our family. We give them, we get them, we are excited to bring out our box of Christmas books that gets stored away each year. While I always give the girls books for Christmas, they are very rarely Christmas books. Sometimes they'll get one or two… Continue reading Reading with Pearl & Rose: Favourite Christmas Books

What I Read – November 2020

Read: Monday was a Simpler Time: Reflections on a Pandemic Waiting for a Star to Fall - Kerry Clare (Doubleday Canada, 2020) Halfbreed - Maria Campbell (McClelland & Stewart, 2019) He Must Like You - Danielle Younge-Ullman (Viking, 2020) Did Not Finish: Flights - Olga Tokarczuk I grabbed this one off a library display shelf… Continue reading What I Read – November 2020

Book Review: He Must Like You by Danielle Younge-Ullman

He Must Like You - Danielle Young-Ullman (Viking, 2020) I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book. It was released in July 2020. All opinions are my own. I didn't notice the tagline of this young adult novel - "Payback, with a side of fries" - when I was sitting on the kitchen floor,… Continue reading Book Review: He Must Like You by Danielle Younge-Ullman

What I Read – September 2020

Read: Family in Six Tones - Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao (Putnam, 2020) God in My Everything - Ken Shigematsu (Zondervan, 2013) Hamnet & Judith - Maggie O'Farrell (Knopf Canada, 2020) The Nickel Boys - Colson Whitehead (Bond Street Books, 2020) The Apothecary - Maile Meloy (Puffin Books, 2011) How Much of These… Continue reading What I Read – September 2020

Book Review: Family in Six Tones by Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao

Family in Six Tones - Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao (Viking, 2020 I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. This book will be on sale September 15, 2020. In 1975, thirteen-year-old Lan Cao arrived in America on her own, her… Continue reading Book Review: Family in Six Tones by Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao

What I Read – August 2020

Read: The Daughters of Foxcote Manor - Eve Chase (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2020) Between Inca Walls - Evelyn Kohl LaTorre (She Writes Press, 2020) Radicalized - Cory Doctorow (Tor, 2019) True Story - Kate Reed Petty (Viking, 2020) Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies - Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Anansi, 2020) Molly of the Mall -… Continue reading What I Read – August 2020

Reading with Pearl & Rose: Alphabet Books

The alphabet is, obviously, the foundation of literacy. There are a LOT of alphabet books out there for kids, with all kinds of themes and illustrations. These are some of the favourites in our household. Pearl knows her ABCs now and is beginning to recognize a few simple words. Rose remains largely illiterate. ABCers -… Continue reading Reading with Pearl & Rose: Alphabet Books