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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

First, I want to apologize for missing posting a few days. I went on holidays and got some much needed r&r. But I'm back, and hopefully posting will continue with se regularity now. On to the book review! As many of you may know, recent hot books have been The Song of Achilles and Circe,… Continue reading The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

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A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremisim in Africa by Alexis Okeowo

I have had this book on my book wish list for quite awhile now, and finally ordered it. I was not disappointed. This book is a collection of 4 stories of women and men in different African countries and some of the struggles that they have faced just trying to live their everday lives. From… Continue reading A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremisim in Africa by Alexis Okeowo

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Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

So this book isn't typically a genre that I read, but I saw it on bookstagram and was intrigued after reading the poster's review of it. I have to admit that it was a hard read for me. 1st because it's non-fiction and I typically find non-fiction to be boring, so it took me awhile… Continue reading Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

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The Hunger by Alma Katsu

The Hunger is based on the real events surrounding the disappearance of the Donner Party in the mid 1840s as they tried to pioneer their way across the USA to California in hopes of a better life. The Hunger followed a few different characters quite closely, which I enjoyed, and the story itself was excellent.… Continue reading The Hunger by Alma Katsu

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Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

If you're Canadian (and maybe even if you're not), you probably recognize, and maybe even have read, this well known classic that I'm featuring today. And if you haven't read it, maybe you've seen the tv or movie adaptations. Today's book is one of my favourite classics, Anne of Green Gables. Anne of Green Gables… Continue reading Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

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Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

I haven't found another story by Michael Ondaatje that was quite like Running in the Family, but Warlight was another great one that I read by him. Set around the end of World War II, it follows a brother and sister who have lost their parents and are looking for them. They meet many different… Continue reading Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

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11/22/63 by Stephen King

One of my most favourite stories by the King of Writing himself, 11/22/63 is a thrilling read. King takes his Constant Readers through an interesting and thought provoking tale of time travel and what ifs in this story. Basically a teacher from our "now" finds a way back to the time of 1963, and is… Continue reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King