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Book review – A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler

A Whole Life is a quiet story of a man’s life, from his early childhood to his last days. He, Egger, is one of those people whose life looks unremarkable, but feels extraordinary. Egger’s life is never easy and he … Continue reading

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Book review – The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert

The Children’s Home, which was part of my May #getaholdofyourshelf challenge, is an odd little book that left me a bit confused, but it’s also a fascinating and engrossing story. It starts off with a disfigured man living in an … Continue reading

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Book review – Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Exit West is a book that’s hard to review because it’s so many things layered and intertwined. It starts with Saeed and Nadia’s love story and uses this as a means to help navigate us through the changes they face … Continue reading

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Book review – Wildwood Imperium by Colin Meloy

Colin Meloy’s writing is delightful. It’s full of imagination and quiet beauty. You’ll find yourself letting out little guffaws now and then, as unexpected bits of humour and sarcasm sneak into the story (particularly when certain characters, like Septimus, are … Continue reading

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Book review – Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

I’ve read so many great books this year, so it feels weird to be posting a review that’s negative. March’s Novel Editions box included Behind Her Eyes. The one thing I knew about it was that people were raving about … Continue reading

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Book review – Shot-blue by Jesse Ruddock

Shot-Blue, by Jesse Ruddock, is one of the most splendid books I’ve read in the past year. I don’t think I have been as charmed by a book since I read And the Birds Rained Down, last year. It’s one … Continue reading

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Book review – We were liars by E. Lockhart

I did not think that I would enjoy We Were Liars book much when I read the summary – it’s YA, it revolves around a beautiful and privileged family, and it had romance. However, someone I trust recommended it and … Continue reading

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Book review – The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

If you liked The Witches of New York, then you will love The Bear and the Nightingale. The two books have some similarities: women’s role in society, Christianity’s repression of “old ways,” spirits, and fear of the unknown. Similarities aside, … Continue reading

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Book review – The Break by Katherena Vermette

I already spoke about this book in my February reading update, but I wanted to share a few more thoughts as this is one of the books in the Novel Editions February box and we’ll be discussing it during the … Continue reading

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Book review – The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

Heather O’Neil’s The Lonely Hearts Hotel is intriguing, sad, beautiful, and, ultimately, tragic. But, the writing – oh, the writing! I’m absolutely besotted with O’Neill’s writing style. Her style is almost poetic, and her imagination shines through her imagery. This … Continue reading

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