Category Archives: Classic

39. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)

The Handmaid’s Tale was first published in 1985 yet has been making the news in 2017! This dystopic novel has not only become a TV series but has frequently been discussed in relation to the dangerous political situation in the United States.  It … Continue reading


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111. A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)

“I will honour Christmas, and try to keep it all the year.  I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.  The spirits of all Three shall strive within me.  I will not shut out the lessons that … Continue reading

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109. Christmas with Anne (L.M. Montgomery)

Christmas with Anne is a delightful book of cheery holiday stories written by the late Lucy Maude Montgomery.  Two of the short stories were excerpts from the Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Windy Poplars, respectively, while the rest were republished from … Continue reading

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35. The Call of the Wild (Jack London)

The Call of the Wild is a historic novel that I missed reading in high school.  Despite growing up in California, Jack London described the Canadian north as he had experienced it during the Klondike gold rush.  This novel, published in … Continue reading

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31. Fifth Business (Robertson Davies)

“This is one of the cruelties of the theatre of life; we all think of ourselves as stars and rarely recognize it when we are indeed mere supporting characters or even supernumeraries”. Somehow, I missed reading Fifth Business in high … Continue reading

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11. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)

Dystopic fiction is not my favourite genre but I read this classic novel so that I could discuss it with my son who was reading it for grade 11 English.  It was a challenge to finish and I can only … Continue reading

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10. Anne of Ingleside (L.M. Motgomery)

Anne of Ingleside is the 6th book in the Anne of Green Gables series which I am slowly reading.  This was a novel that I enjoyed for the first time.  Anne and Gilbert are living a busy life balancing Gilbert’s … Continue reading

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9. Owls in the Family (Farley Mowat)

My son and I finished a Canadian classic today.  I am trying to read more Canadian content this year and his siblings had all recommended this story.  Owls in the Family was a great book to read together and the author … Continue reading

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87. The Greatest Gift (Philip Van Doren Stern)

#TheGreatestGift, basis of #It’sAWonderfulLife, a festive “must-read!” Continue reading

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57. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)

For our September book club, we chose a book that would be assigned as part of a  high school curriculum – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.  I have to admit that this book has taken me a while to finish.  I … Continue reading

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