Book Review: Bitter Orange Tree by Jokha Alharthi

Butter Orange Tree - Jokha Alharthi (Catapult, 2022) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Publication Date: 10 May 2022 Bitter Orange Tree is the follow-up novel to Jokha Alharthi's Man Book International Prize winning Celestial Bodies. While I haven't read Alharthi's previous work, I was familiar with… Continue reading Book Review: Bitter Orange Tree by Jokha Alharthi

Book Review: Darling Girl by Liz Michalski

I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Publication date: 3 May 2022 Holly Darling is the granddaughter of Wendy - yes, that Wendy. Two generations removed from the famous tale, Holly has grown up in the shadow of her family's famous story. There… Continue reading Book Review: Darling Girl by Liz Michalski

Book Review: Nostalgia is Heartless by Sarah Lahey

I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Nostalgia is Heartless is available now. The year is 2050. Quinn Buyers is a climate scientist with a hippy father and a missing mother. Earth is in danger of a massive solar storm, with a… Continue reading Book Review: Nostalgia is Heartless by Sarah Lahey

Book Review: Hao by Ye Chun

Hao - Ye Chun (Catapult, 2021) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. It will be available for sale 7 September 7, 2021. This was such a unique short story collections. Many of these stories centre around language, particularly the Chinese language and its writing, and each story… Continue reading Book Review: Hao by Ye Chun

Book Review: The Arsonists’ City by Hala Alyan

The Arsonists' City - Hala Alyan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021) I received an Advanced Readers' Copy of this as book from the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. This book will be available for purchase March 9, 2021. A family spread out across the globe is reunited in Beirut when their patriarch declares… Continue reading Book Review: The Arsonists’ City by Hala Alyan

Book Review: The Doctor of Aleppo by Dan Mayland

The Doctor of Aleppo - Dan Mayland (Blackstone Publishing, 2020) I received an eARC of this book through NetGalley and the author. It will be on sale August 2020. All opinions are my own. I didn’t know what to expect from this book and I couldn’t help but wonder if we needed a book about… Continue reading Book Review: The Doctor of Aleppo by Dan Mayland

Book Review: The Regrets by Amy Bonnaffons

The Regrets - Amy Bonnaffons (Little, Brown and Company, 2020) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This is a weird little book. I say that with some affection because, overall, I enjoyed it. But it's weird and it's trying to be weird and it isn't always successful.… Continue reading Book Review: The Regrets by Amy Bonnaffons

Book Review: Last Impressions by Joseph Kertes

Last Impressions - Joseph Kertes (Viking Canada, 2020) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. My overall impression of Last Impressions (see what I did there?) is that this is a story that has been told before. And so I found myself thinking about why we tell stories,… Continue reading Book Review: Last Impressions by Joseph Kertes

Book Review: The Escapist by David Puretz

The Escapist - David Puretz (Global City Press, 2020) I received an Advance Reader's Edition of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own. The Escapist has a release date of January 28, 2020. Billy Chute is a young man in his early twenties who has recently left behind his home and job… Continue reading Book Review: The Escapist by David Puretz

Book Review: Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride

Strange Hotel - Eimear McBride (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. It will be on sale May 5, 2020. All opinions are my own. This is a strange little book. If you've read Eimear McBride before that might not surprise you. (And if you haven't previously read McBride… Continue reading Book Review: Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride