Most Anticipated - Book List

So many books, so little time… My resolution this year is to try to organize my to-read list in such a way that I might actually read what I want. That is: 2017’s new Canadian fictions. In order to achieve…

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The Wonder by Emma Donoghue - CanLit

Until now, we’ve died. Until now. In 1865, Ireland is still numb from the Great Famine that killed a million people and drove as many out of their cherished island. Unspeakable grief and starvation weighed on Irish people’s spirit for…

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Company Town by Madeline Ashby - Canadian SciFi - Review

Company Town‘s gorgeous cover caught my attention two years before the book was even released (says GoodReads). It beautifully represents the book, which takes place in a near-future town-size oil rig off the shores of Newfoundland. After a fire which…

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Bad Things Happen by Kris Bertin - Review

After a moment, all he managed to say was bad things happen. It meant nothing to me, but he seemed to be satisfied with it, like that explained everything. Picture FML raised to the literary level: this is Bad Things…

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Creatures of the Rock by Andrew Peacock - review

Recently, memoirs have been all I wanted to read. After reading A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold, the mother of a teenaged mass-shooting perpetrator, and The Education of Augie Merasty, a residential school memoir, I decided for something a bit…

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Believing Cedric by Mark Lavorato - CanLit

Cedric is so insignificant that he doesn’t get to be the main character of his own life. When this nondescript middle-age man sees himself traveling in time to notable events of his past, he can’t get anyone to acknowledge the…

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Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia - review

My first encounter with Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s writing was her short story collection This Strange Way of Dying. At the time, I was very impressed with the vivid atmosphere she was able to create: something dark and magical, fascinating yet creepy….

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The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is probably the best-loved writer in Canada, the one you cannot fail to read if you’re serious about becoming a true Canadian bookworm. Like me. Six years after landing in the country, I couldn’t delay it any further…

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Once upon a time, a bookworm was born

I usually don’t blog about my life but this article–the first post on this blog for ten months!–will be an exception. If you’re already feeling a yawn (or an eye roll) coming, please jump into the review of The Heart Goes Last by…

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