What I Read – May 2018

Read: The Boat People - Sharon Bala (McClelland & Stewart, 2018) (Read my review here.) The Redress of Poetry - Seamus Heaney (Faber and Faber, 1995) A Grace Disguised - Jerry Sittser (Zondervan, 2004) Loss is loss, whatever the circumstances. All losses are bad, only bad in different ways. No two losses are ever the same. Each loss… Continue reading What I Read – May 2018

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What I Read – April 2018

READ: Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains - Yasuko Thanh (Hamish Hamilton, 2016) I went to school with Suko and so was familiar with her unique style and had an idea of where her interests lie. This historical novel set in Vietnam lined up with my expectations and I love her short stories (Her collection Floating Like… Continue reading What I Read – April 2018

What I Read – March 2018

Read: The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern (Doubleday Canada, 2011) More style than substance though I enjoyed it while I was reading it. A month (or less) later, I can't remember much but it entertained me at the time. And No Birds Sang - Farley Mowat (McClelland & Stewart, 1979) Mowat is a Canadian classic and I've… Continue reading What I Read – March 2018

What I Read – February 2018

2018 has obviously not been a great year for book reviews thus far but I am sneaking in lots of reading time. Here's what I read in February and the quickest reviews I can manage at this moment: The Hut Builder - Laurence Fearnley (Penguin Books, 2010 New Zealand novel. I likely would have abandoned this… Continue reading What I Read – February 2018

What I Read – January 2018

For although a man is judged by his actions, by what he has said and done, a man judges himself by what he is willing to do, by what he might have said, or might have done - a judgment that is necessarily hampered, not only by scope and limits of his imagination, but by… Continue reading What I Read – January 2018

What I Read – 2017

My Favourite Reads of 2017: Do Not Say We Have Nothing - Madeleine Thien The Break - Katherine Vermette The Lonely Hearts Hotel -  Heather O'Neill Silence - Shusaku Endo All We Leave Behind - Carol Off The Golden House - Salman Rushdie You Don't Have to Say You Love Me - Sherman Alexie The Good People - Hannah Kent Bellevue Square - Michael… Continue reading What I Read – 2017

What I Read – November 2017

The Lifters - Dave Eggers (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018) Wonder - R.J. Palacio (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) Beloved - Toni Morrison (Plume, 1998) My Cousin Rachel - Daphne Du Maurier (International Collectors Library, 1952) Currently Reading: See What Can Be Done - Lorrie Moore Rest, Play, Grow - Deborah MacNamara The Turn of the Screw… Continue reading What I Read – November 2017