This book is on deck. I'm a little apprehensive about reading it as it's a little dark for me, but I'm hoping I'll be as good as "Lullabies for Little Criminals" was.


This book is quite disturbing and a little difficult to read since it is written from a 5 year old's point of view. Not one of my favorites but it's still a decent read.

Waiting for paperback.

Ru, by Kim Thúy, translated by Sheila Fischman :: Cameron Bailey successfully championed Ru for Canada Reads 2015 :: CBC

Waiting for books to come out in paperback can be tough, but forgetting about them and then remembering a year later makes it worth it! This one would be fun to read to kids (slightly censored, perhaps). The entertainment value was good, but isn't one I'd re-read. (Read: January 2012)

The Sister Brothers: Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die: Eli and Charlie Sisters can be counted on for that. Though Eli has never shared his brother

Read this over the weekend. Language was very poetic and a little dense at times; a good slow read that you want to get through quickly because of an intriguing plot.

The God of Small Things: A Novel

Sadly, I need to start this one again, this time with success! Another quest book.

Vincent Lam's next novel, out in April 2012

The Headmaster's Wager

From Giller Prize winner, internationally acclaimed, and bestselling author Vincent Lam comes a superbly crafted, highly suspenseful, and deeply affecting novel set against the turmoil of the Vietnam War.

Anyone who's ever been involved in academia will appreciate this honesty of this one. The dialogue was entertaining and the emotion brutally honest. (Read January 2012)

On Beauty

I got this book off a friends facebook post asking others for good books to read. I need to start doing that more often. The narrative switches between Xavier, a Cree who fought in WWI, and his aunt Niska who is paddling him back home on a three day journey. For anyone interested in First Nations' literature and/or WW literature, this one has to be on your reading list.

It is and Niska, the last Oji-Cree medicine woman to live off the land, has received word that one of the two boys she grudgingly saw off to war has returned. She leaves her home in the bush of… read more at Kobo.

The Orenda

A visceral portrait of life at a crossroads, The Orenda opens with a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of the young Iroquois Snow Falls, a spirited girl with a special gift. Her captor, Bird, is an… read more at Kobo.

For some reason I wasn't expecting this book to be as well-written as it was. Don't get me wrong, it's not nobel prize worthy, but the characters feel real; they're flawed and emotional and hurt a lot of the time. As I don't have anyone with Downs Syndrome in my family I can't comment on the accuracy (physically or emotionally) of that side of the story, but while that is the reason the main character gives up his daughter, the central conflict is on giving her up, not the reason.

The Memory Keeper's Daughter: I thought this book was pretty sad and interesting

This could be interesting.

Mr G: A Novel About The Creation

George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones

Beeing a great fantasy fan I enjoyed reading the "Song og Ice and Fire" series by Geoge R,R, Martin. I have read books and am waiting impatiently for parts 9 and 10 - plus the BluRay discs with the first season of the TV series.

The Orchardist: A Novel

Want to read: At the turn of the twentieth century, in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a reclusive orchardist, William Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots as if they were loved ones. The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin.

The Underwater Welder

(Top Shelf)As an underwater welder on an oilrig off the coast of Nova Scotia, Jack Joseph is used to the immense pressures of deep-sea work.