Review: The Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango

Henry Hayden is a best selling author who seems to have an idyllic life. That is until his wife suddenly dies and his mistress announces her pregnancy. If that wasn’t enough, Henry is at a loss for what to do since only he and his wife knew the truth about the novels – that she […]

Review: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Celeste has an ideal life in Sydney, with her handsome husband and three young daughters. Everything seems perfect until one day she accidentally comes across an envelope addressed to her from her husband, only to be opened in the event of his death. Curiosity gnaws away at Celeste as she debates whether to respect her […]

Recap: Big Ideas Speaker Series @ Rotman with Jon Ronson

Several weeks ago, the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management welcomed Jon Ronson as part of their speakers series. Author of The Psychopath Test and, most recently, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, Ronson shared stories from both his book and his life where he had encountered shaming. With projector clicker in hand, photos and […]

Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Noah and his thirteen year old twin sister Jude, could not be more close and yet more different. Jude is vivacious, popular and athletic while Noah is bullied, loves art and is in love with the new boy down the street. This time in their lives is his story to tell. Cut to three years […]

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

A 1970’s mixed-race family is pulled apart when their middle, and favourite, child Lydia is found dead at the bottom of the lake. The older brother suspects the boy Lydia’s been secretly hanging out with down the street while the parents are torn between thinking she was murdered or she committed suicide. The youngest daughter, […]

Review: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Cate and her two younger sisters have grown up having to hide the fact that they can do magic. Living in New England, where women suspected of being witches are arrested and sent away on a constant basis, their livelihood and safety depend on them keeping what they are a secret. I need the next […]

Review: I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira

Mary Cassatt moved to Paris with the hopes and dreams of becoming a successful artist. Dejected when her paintings are rejected by the Salon, she soon finds herself in the company of some of the artists she most admires including Edgar Degas. This meeting will throw her life into a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences, […]

Review: Half Bad by Sally Green

As the illegitimate son of the most feared & violent witch in modern-day England, Nathan is neither a full White witch nor a full Black witch. He’s held captive in a cage and trained to kill in a world where the two sides are living, and fighting, among unsuspecting humans. In a race against time, […]

Review: Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick

A Fabergé egg, enchanted by magic with the task to protect the Romanov family, ensuring their power in Russia. Natalya Kutepova, in love with Alexei Romanov, learns of the egg’s power just as the Reds are set to attack St. Petersburg. In the chaos, Natalya and her friend Emilia run for their lives as they […]

Review: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Nao, a Japanese girl planning to commit suicide, sits at a cafe writing in a journal about the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun. Across the ocean in British Columbia on a remote island, Ruth finds the journal, among other things, wash up on shore. She wonders if it is debris washed over […]

Blog Tour Review: A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

After a seemingly scandalous moment in art class, Vicky is expelled from her French boarding school and sent home to her family in England. Her parents, disgraced, forbid her to pursue drawing and arrange a marriage for her to clean up her reputation. However, Vicky is drawn to the excitement around the city with the […]

Review: Not QUITE the Classics by Colin Mochrie

Perhaps most well known for his improv on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Colin Mochrie tries his hand at some writing a book by taking the improv game of “first line, last line” and using that as a prompt to write his own versions of some classic tales. Mochrie tackles the likes  of Great Gatsby […]

Review: Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman

Nick Offerman and his iconic mustache are probably most well known for his role as Ron Swanson on the hit NBC show Parks & Recreation. In Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living Nick talks about his childhood and theatre-filled life in the journey to where he is today, married to the […]

Review: The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

The Silent Wife is a story where you begin knowing the ending. Jodi is the killer and Todd, her cheating husband, is the victim. Through the 300+ pages unfolds a tale told in alternating viewpoints as Todd falls deeper and deeper into his affair and Jodi maintains a silent, stoic face of denial even as the […]


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