Category Archives: Favorite books

R.I.P. Peter Robinson (1950-2022)

This week I was saddened to learn that one of my favourite novelists passed away on October 4th.  You can read Peter Robinson’s obituary as published in the Guardian. Back in 1988, when my children were tiny, I belonged to … Continue reading

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#BookRecommendations with titles that start with the letter ‘W’ #GreatReads #ReadingForPleasure

Last year I started going through the entire alphabet, one letter per month. For October 2022, the 22nd month of my endeavor, I’m listing all of my favourite novels that begin with the letter ‘W‘.  I am choosing these titles … Continue reading

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“The Winners” by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

“It is often said that history is written by the winners, but there are no winners here.” In 2018 I read “Beartown“. It was phenomenal. Then later that same year I read “Us Against You“, and that actually managed to … Continue reading

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#BookRecommendations with titles that start with the letter ‘V’ #GreatReads #ReadingForPleasure

Last year I started going through the entire alphabet, one letter per month. For September 2022, the 21st month of my endeavor, I’m listing all of my favourite novels that begin with the letter ‘V‘ I am choosing these titles … Continue reading

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“The Last Girl To Die” by Helen Fields – Book Review

Sadie Levesque – A Canadian from Banff who has made it her life’s work to find missing teenagers. Her latest case takes her to the Scottish Isle of Mull where a teenage girl named Adriana Clark has vanished. After four … Continue reading

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#BookRecommendations with titles that start with the letter ‘U’ #GreatReads #ReadingForPleasure

Last year I started going through the entire alphabet, one letter per month. For August 2022, the 20th month of my endeavor, I’m listing all of my favourite novels that begin with the letter ‘U‘ I am choosing these titles … Continue reading

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#BookRecommendations with titles that start with the letter ‘T’ #GreatReads #ReadingForPleasure

Last year I started going through the entire alphabet, one letter per month. For July 2022, the 19th month of my endeavor, I’m listing all of my favourite novels that begin with the letter ‘T‘ I am choosing these titles … Continue reading

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“The Floating Girls” by Lo Patrick – Book Review

“It’s in those small moments, the ones that pass very quickly and don’t give a person any time to think, that true character is revealed.” Kay Whitaker is twelve years old, dirt poor, fidgety, rebellious, and a chatterbox. She lives … Continue reading

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“The Necklace” by Matt Witten – Book Review

Susan Lentigo – Twenty years ago Susan’s seven year old daughter Amy was brutally raped and murdered. She is stuck in a sort of limbo. She still lives in the same house, has the same poorly paid waitressing job, only … Continue reading

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#BookRecommendations with titles that start with the letter ‘S’ #GreatReads #ReadingForPleasure

Last year I started going through the entire alphabet, one letter per month. For April 2022, the 17th month of my endeavor, I’m listing all of my favourite novels that begin with the letters ‘Q‘ and ‘R‘. (I have included … Continue reading

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