Two Lovely Picture Books

If you are looking for great picture books for the littles in your life these two would be the best Christmas presents: Lou by Breanna Carzoo Lou is a story about a fire hydrant who just knows in his heart of hearts that he is meant for something greater than being, well being a “loo” … Continue reading Two Lovely Picture Books

Freezing Order: The True Story Of Money Laundering Murder and Surviving Vladimir’s Putin’s Wrath

Bill Browder This is one of the BEST non-fiction books I’ve encountered in a long time. Honestly, I kept muttering “Holy S*#!” most of the time I was listening to it.Freezing Order is a book that centres around the Magnitsky Act, an Act named after Browder’s Russian lawyer and friend, who was murdered by Putin’s … Continue reading Freezing Order: The True Story Of Money Laundering Murder and Surviving Vladimir’s Putin’s Wrath

Weyward

By Emila Hart Weyward is a multigenerational story about three incredible women. First we meet Altha. It is 1619, and Altha is accused of using witchcraft to murder the husband of her estranged best friend, Grace. Next is Kate. It is 2019, and Kate has fled an abusive relationship in London to find sanctuary in … Continue reading Weyward

The Kids From Fawn Creek

by Erin Entrada Kelly “I am imaginative and kind” taken from Orchid’s I Am Poem (pg 319) I loved this book. When I finished reading it I knew that it should be in every library and every classroom. It would make the most amazing read aloud because it is abundant in timely topics and VERY … Continue reading The Kids From Fawn Creek

The Luminaries

by Susan Dennard The Luminaries is a wonderful fantasy novel filled with Banshees Werewolves, Vampires, and all sorts of nightmares that haunt the woods.Winnie aspires to be a hunter, and only one thing stands in her way; four years ago her father was deemed a “traitor” to the Luminaries and thus exiled from Hemlock Falls. … Continue reading The Luminaries

Only Sisters

by Lilian Nattel This is a novel about grief; not just grieving death, but grieving the past, grieving failed relationships, and grieving “what could have been “. Our main character Joan is a middle-aged palliative care doctor who gently and respectfully helps the critically ill navigate their remaining months on earth. However, When her mother … Continue reading Only Sisters

O Caledonia

by Elspeth Barker I was away in Victoria this past weekend. Of course, I visited Munroes, THE most breathtaking bookstore in my neck of the woods. Gift card in hand (from my beautiful friend Debbie), I spent time within its walls doing one of THE BEST things in the world to do: running my fingers … Continue reading O Caledonia

2022-2023 Book Club titles

So it’s that wonderful time of the year again when my bookclub meets and votes on what books to read over the next 10 months. We all come with a plethora of suggestions, all of them so wonderful we often have to go for a second round of voting just to narrow it down to … Continue reading 2022-2023 Book Club titles

The Great Alone

by Kristen Hannah The Great Alone is a novel about survival. Ernt Albright has survived as a POW of the Vietnam War and now he is trying to survive life with PTS. Cora, Ernt’s wife, is trying to survive the unpredictable violence of her husband. Their daughter  Leni is learning to survive the volatility of … Continue reading The Great Alone