I read a decent number of books in 2018. Today, I'd like to feature five of my favourites.
This is another one of those posts that's coming to you later than I meant it to, but means no less to me because of that. I read Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere earlier in the summer, as part of a book club. I really quite enjoyed it, and knew as soon as I started… Continue reading Book recommendation: Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng
(Note: This recommendation was first published in September of 2013. You can see the original version here.) The Book of Stanley, by Todd Babiak, caught my attention because of its quirky nature. Or what seemed to be a quirky nature, based on the summary. The presumption turned out to be correct, and I quite enjoyed it. That said,… Continue reading Updated book recommendation: The Book of Stanley, by Todd Babiak
Are you surprised that I’ve read Wicked, by Gregory Maguire? You’re probably not, if you’ve been reading my book recommendations. After all, I kept you pretty up to date as I read my way through L. Frank Baum’s Oz series. What may surprise you, though, is that I’ve read Wicked three or four times now.… Continue reading Book recommendation: Wicked, by Gregory Maguire
Let's kick this book recommendation off with an admission: when I picked up The Other Typist, ready to dive into reading it, I had no idea what to expect. Sure, I'd read the summary on the book flap. And sure, I'd picked it out of the "fiction and literature" section of the bookstore. But, I… Continue reading Book recommendation: The Other Typist, by Suzanne Rindell