16 August 2018

Through the Shadowlands by Julie Rehmeyer



Meg and I have this thing where we love to obsess over a topic and then read every book we can find on it. We have been obsessed with survivalist strategies, sperm whales, Mount Everest, and the Navy SEALs. And so I decided to give medical memoirs a go. I mean who doesn't love to be the most knowledgeable layperson about a bizarre illness? 

9 August 2018

The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve



Let me start this review by saying that while I love Anita Shreve (there's a whole author review on her here), this was one of my least favourite of her books that I've read. It's also her most recent. My Aunt and Uncle got it for me for Christmas last year and I was so excited to read it because it sounded like it was about a family torn apart by a wildfire. And it was, in a sense, but it's also got more of an Enough / Sleeping with the Enemy Vibe that the characters and time period just didn't lend themselves to in my opinion. It was also incredibly slow.

3 August 2018

Surviving the Heat: 10 Books for the Beach









We get a lot of good reading done at the beach. It's socially acceptable to pull your book out at a beach, even in a large group, and ignore everyone for hours on end without seeming rude (this is the best part of beach reading next to being able to use your book to hide your gut or block the sun from your face). We've pulled together 10 of our favourite beach reads for you guys today to help you soak up the last bit of summer.

26 July 2018

Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers


I knew I would buy Dave Eggers' newest book Heroes of the Frontier immediately after reading a review from The Guardian that said: "Eggers paints a fine and sympathetic portrait of a life that is never quite unbearable, but never all that far off." Coupled with the fact that the plot is based around a recently divorced woman who abandons her life in Ohio and runs off to Alaska, I felt this book was in my wheelhouse.

19 July 2018

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam


12 July 2018

The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean




 

5 July 2018

Stern Men by Elizabeth Gilbert

29 June 2018

Oh, Canada! 10 Books We Love by Canadian Authors

21 June 2018

Return of the King by Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin




14 June 2018

Miami by Joan Didion

8 June 2018

Author Spotlight: Jonathan Safran Foer




   

1 June 2018

2018 FATHERS' DAY SPECIAL: Books Our Dads Love