Review: Bellevue Square

A copy of Bellevue Square on a bookshelf.

Happy World Book Day, fellow readers!

I wanted to spend today talking about one of the best books I’ve read so far this year: Bellevue Square, by Michael Redhill. I read this story back in February for my book club, and have wanted to talk about it ever since. It’s been hard to put words down for this one, but I think I’m finally ready.

(I’m going to stop you right here and let you know that if you don’t want any spoilers about this book, don’t read this post. I’m sorry, but in order to write this review, I had to ruin the plot.)

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Review: South of the Border, West of the Sun

South of the Border, West of the Sun

My friend Brittany recently found out that I had never read anything by Haruki Murakami. She was shocked. Her immediate response was something along the lines of “And you call yourself a book nerd? YEAH OKAY!” I held my head in shame, because I knew I had one of his books at home. It had been sitting on my shelf for almost two years without being read; I just hadn’t gotten around to cracking it open yet.

#BookNerdProblems!

When I started debating what book to kick off my 2018 Reading Challenge with, I immediately tore my bookshelves apart, and found my copy of South of the Border, West of the Sun.

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Books With Friends: American War

Books with Friends

My friend and fellow book-clubber, Jenny, loved American War so much she wanted to keep talking about it even after our book club discussed it! This novel, which was recently short-listed for Canada Reads, is amazing. It’s the only book I’ve read in my book club that I’ve rated as 5-stars. It’s beautiful and heart-wrenching, and if you haven’t read it yet you should go pick up a copy right now.

Don’t believe me? Then take a look at what Jenny had to say about it!

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Novel Editions: The December Box

Contents of the December box from Novel Editions

It’s been a while since I reviewed a Novel Editions box. For the past year, I’ve told anyone who will listen to me how amazing this book box subscription is! It has opened my eyes to so many new authors and genres, and I’ve met a lot of amazing people through the online community that it has created.

December marked the second-last box that Novel Editions will be sending out. While it is sad to see this wonderful Canadian book box go, I am forever grateful for having been a part of it.

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