The Spirit Runner is now available!

Get your copy now!

Remember when I reviewed  The Spirit Runner?  Well, the book is now available for purchase in Kindle and paperback format! The novel has been making waves and has been racking in great reviews. Get your copy now!

It’s Here! 2018 Canada Reads Longlist

Finally!

The longlist has finally been announced! The theme this year is: One Book to Open Your Eyes.

“These books challenge readers to look differently at themselves, their neighbours and the world around them. ” – CBC Books, Jan 2018

What’s Canada Reads you ask?

“Five books, five champions, one winner: CBC’s annual Battle of the Books has been getting people listening, watching and, of course, reading, for the past 16 years.

Canada Reads is a “literary Survivor,” with celebrities championing books. Books are  voted “off the bookshelf,” one each day, until one book is chosen as the title the whole country should read this year.” – CBC Books, About

So without further ado, here they are:

I am the most excited for Mark Sakamoto’s novel which is the true story of his grandpa’s capture and imprisonment as a POW in Japan during the Second World War. I hope that it makes the short list!

The panellists and the final five books will be announced Jan. 30, 2018. The debates will take place March 26-29, 2018. I will hope to have all five final books read and reviewed before the upcoming debates so stay tuned for all the Canada Reads action.

Favourite Reads of 2017

2017 is nearly coming to a close. Read to see what books I loved this year.

Hey peeps! 2017 is nearly coming to a close and it’s that time of year that I select the top five fiction and non-fiction books that I read this last year. So without further ado, here they are:

Top 2017 Fiction:

1) I Know This Much Is True By Wally Lamb

2) The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

3) The Visitors by Catherine Burns

4) Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis

5) See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

 

Top 2017 Non-Fiction:

1) Surviving the Angel of Death by Eva Mose Kor

2) Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson 

3) Moody Bitches by Julie Holland

4) Dear Leader by Jang Jin-Sung – Review to come.

5) My Best Race by Chris Cooper