What I Read: August 2022

Read: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie (William Morrow, 2021) The Human Factor - Graham Greene (Penguin Books, 1985) Liturgy of the Ordinary - Tish Harrison Warren (Intervarsity Press, 2016) The Baron in the Trees - Italo Calvino (translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun) Astra - Cedar Bowers (McClelland & Stewart, 2021)… Continue reading What I Read: August 2022

Book Review: Animal Person by Alexander MacLeod

I received an Advance e-copy of this book thanks to McClelland & Stewart and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. The stories in this new collection by Alexander MacLeod share a sort of unsettling quality. Moments in people's lives when things are not as they should be. Sometimes this shows up in something as obvious… Continue reading Book Review: Animal Person by Alexander MacLeod

Book Review: Jack by Marilynne Robinson

Jack - Marilynne Robinson (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) There is something about Marilynne Robinson's writing that cuts to the core of human nature. Her words are careful and thoughtful and she nails humanity and what it is to be human beings, especially humans in relationship with one another. In Jack, Robinsons explores the character of… Continue reading Book Review: Jack by Marilynne Robinson

What I Read – February 2022

Read: The Odyssey - Lara Williams (Zando, 2022) Circe - Madeline Miller (Little, Brown, and Company, 2018) The House in the Cerulean Sea - T.J. Klune (Tor, 2020) Jack - Marilynne Robinson (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) The Lonely Stories edited by Natalie Eve Garrett (Catapult, 2022) Did Not Finish: Lucia - Alex Pheby I picked… Continue reading What I Read – February 2022

Book Review: Satellite Love by Genki Ferguson

Satellite Love - Genki Ferguson (McClelland & Stewart, 2021) I received an Advanced Readers e-copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. Satellite Love was released 2 March 2021. This is a charmingly weird book. There are four characters whose perspectives we see from at various points and one… Continue reading Book Review: Satellite Love by Genki Ferguson

What I Read – March 2021

Read: Wuhan Diary - Fang Fang (HarperVia, 2020) (translated from Chinese by Michael Berry) Klara and the Sun - Kazuo Ishiguro (Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2021) Butter Honey Pig Bread - Francesca Ekwuyasi (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020) Tom Jones - Henry Fielding (Barnes & Noble Classics, 2004) White Ivy - Susie Yang (Simon & Schuster,… Continue reading What I Read – March 2021

What I Read – February 2021

How to Pronounce Knife - Souvankham Thammavongsa (McClelland & Stewart, 2020)On Reading Well - Karen Swallow Prior (Brazos Press, 2018)Land-Water-Sky/Ndè-Tı-Yat’a by Katłıà (Roseway Publishing, 2020)Eggshells - Caitriona Lally (Melville House, 2017)Indians on Vacation - Thomas King (Harper Collins Publishers, 2020)Salt Houses - Hala Alyan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) Currently Reading: Tom Jones - Henry Fielding A… Continue reading What I Read – February 2021

Book Review: How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

How to Pronounce Knife - Souvankham Thammavongsa (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) How to Pronounce Knife is the most recent winner of the Giller Prize, probably Canada's most prestigious literary award. It is a collection of short stories, a common thread running through of The Outsider. More specifically, these are stories that detail elements of the… Continue reading Book Review: How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

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: Halfbreed Maria Campbell

Halfbreed - Maria Campbell (McClelland & Stewart, 2019) I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Halfbreed is a memoir by Maria Campbell, the story of her life from childhood into early adulthood. Originally published in 1973 this edition was re-released in 2019 with a new introduction and some… Continue reading Book Review: Halfbreed Maria Campbell