Category Archives: Fiction

Summer Blitz # 2 (59 & 60)

In an effort to get caught up on my book reviews, here is a snapshot of a couple more books that have been part of my summer reading. 59. The English Patient (Michael Ondaajte) Many of us have read or … Continue reading

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Summer Blitz (books 50 to 58)

With apologies to my book followers, this summer has been filled with beautiful, sunny days and I have been a bit slow with my book reviews!  In order to catch up, I am doing a summer blitz, grouping together some … Continue reading

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48. Marilla of Green Gables (Sarah McCoy)

As a lifelong fan of the Anne of Green Gables series (written by L.M. Montgomery), I was thrilled to receive an advanced reader copy of Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy.  Thank you to William Morrow Publishers and Harper … Continue reading

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41. The Clay Girl (Heather Tucker)

Every once and a while, a book that is unknown and that comes with no pre-conceived expectations blows me away.  The Clay Girl is an amazing story, sadly disturbing yet hopeful.  It is a book that I will continue to … Continue reading

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39. Sister of Mine (Laurie Petrou)

Thank you to Harper Collins for sharing a review copy of Sister of Mine for an honest review.   Sister of Mine is a book that should be read in one sitting.  It is a page turner and it is … Continue reading

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38. The Immortalists (Chloe Benjamin)

It is not often that I choose a book by its’ cover but The Immortalists’ cover was a deciding factor.  I was also intrigued by the “teaser” (what my daughter calls the cover description) asking “If you were told the … Continue reading

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33. The Woefield Poultry Collective (Susan Juby)

By coincidence the Woefield Poultry Collective is the second book detailing the experience of  city dwellers moving to the country that I read this weekend.  It is the book of the month for the CanadianContent Goodreads group, chosen for the … Continue reading

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29. Brother (David Chariandy)

Brother helps to open reader’s eyes to the grit, tenacity and struggle of growing up in the housing projects of Scarborough.  It describes the challenges of a single mother, raising two boys between the cultures of Trinidad and Scarborough.  The … Continue reading

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27. The One and Only Ivan (Katherine Applegate)

The One and Only Ivan is a terrific, middle-grade book that inspires kids to talk about the capture and treatment of wild animals. The book was based on a true story (watch the YouTube Ivan video) about a real gorilla, … Continue reading

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26. Every Note Played (Lisa Genova)

Lisa Genova is best known for the heart breaking novel Still Alice which describes a brilliant woman diagnosed with early onset dementia.  Her fictional stories highlight diseases which impacts many individuals and their loved ones.  In Every Note Played she … Continue reading

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