Book Review: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

The second book I read in my Giller Prize reading challenge was Washington Black by Esi Edugyan. When purchasing this book, I didn’t know much about it. Typically, I don’t like reading summaries of books because sometimes they spoil the whole thing. However before reading, I knew it was a book about slavery, but it…

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Book Review: Ulysses by James Joyce

How do I count the ways that Ulysses by James Joyce challenged me? It seems like a fleeting task trying to condense a 933 page book into a blog post, but I’ll try. While reading Ulysses, I went on a roller coaster ride of enjoyment, confusion, and outright dread. Many moments in the novel, I…

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Book Review: Eva Luna by Isabel Allende

Eva Luna by Isabel Allende is a book I only learned about this year, but I’m do glad that I did. Surprisingly, the first time I’ve ever heard of this book was from the Rory Gilmore challenge. Isabel Allende has appeared in Jane The Virgin, a show I love, but I somehow either missed writing…

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Book Review: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

One book that I was genuinely excited to pick up for the Rory Gilmore challenge, was Little Women by Lousia May Alcott. I somehow went through life and never picked this book up before. The novel is targeted towards younger readers, so it’s a possibility that I disregarded it when I was older. Little Women…

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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay Review

In June, I read Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. I’ve been wanting to read Gay’s work for a long time, but I never had the chance before. I have seen her books at bookstores for a while, but there was always other books that caught my attention more. However, the last time I stepped into…

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What I Read in May and June 2018

Since I didn’t share what I read last month, I thought I would include it into my June wrap up. May was an alright reading month compared to June. After reading Mexico in May, I lost all motivation to read. The book was awful to say the least, so I just wanted to avoid reading…

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green Review

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green was not a book I thought I’d be reading. I am not a YA reader anymore, and I haven’t been since I was 18. I have grown out of that phase many years ago, but I know this genre is still very popular among people my age…

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Three Mini Book Reviews: March 2018

Although I haven’t posted much this month, I’ll be posting everyday this week up until Friday! So to start off this week of blog posts, I thought I would do a few mini reviews of books I’ve read this year. I have made a few blog posts at the beginning of my blog all about…

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This is Happy by Camilla Gibb Review

My first read of 2018 was This is Happy by Camilla Gibb. I had this book on my first day as an intern at Penguin Random House Canada a year ago, and only got around to reading it now. Prior to working at PRHC, I never heard of Camilla Gibb, but her memoir set on…

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My Favourite Books of 2017

The year is finally over, and with that, I accumulated a lot of new favourite books. In 2017, I intended to read 60 books, but that didn’t happen. For many months, I felt like I was rushing through books, and picking books I didn’t want to read, just to meet my goal. It was frustrating…

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