Book Snap #17:

Title: Amsterdam Author: Ian McEwan

Date Read: July 9, 2018.
One Snap.
I wanted to like it. Maybe, but not really. I sort of cared about the characters, but I found them hard to relate to.

Book Snap #16:

Title: Everybody’s Son Author: Thrity Umrigar

Date Read: July 9, 2018.
One Snap.
Another tough look at race and privilege. A good story, but lacks the emotional rigour of the last read.

Book Snap #14:

Title: Sharp Objects                              Author: Gillian Flynn

Date Read: July 1, 2018.
Two Snaps.
Because I totally loved Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, I was compelled to buy this next novel. This was so good! An amazing read. Going to say, it’s likely better than what HBO will come out with… but I am always a book over movie/TV adaptation person.

Book Snap #10:

Title: Difficult Women Author: Roxane Gay

Date Read: May 14, 2018.
Two Snaps.
Deep, powerful writing about complex, riveting female characters. Roxane Gay’s non fiction writing is powerful and academic– her fiction is compelling and rich.

Book Snap #9:

Title: Britt-Marie Was Here Author: Fredrik Backman

Date Read: April 2, 2018.
Two Snaps.
Third I’ve read by this author. He does not disappoint. Great story about second chances.

If you are reading his books in order: readers will remember Britt-Marie as the “nag-bag” from My Grandmother Sends Her Regrets and Apologies. I did not read them in order.


Book Snap #8:

Title: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows Author: Balli Kaur Jaswal

Date Read: April 2, 2018.
Two Snaps.
Couldn’t wait for my book club to discuss this one! An irreverent look at: age, sexuality, feminism and religion. A great read.

Book Snap #7:

Title: The Woman in the Window Author: A.J. Finn

Date Read: March 14, 2018.
Two Snaps.
Great thriller with a twist I did not see coming. Great for plane rides and snow days.

Book Snap #3:

Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Author: Gail Honeyman

Date Read: February 4, 2018.
Two Snaps.
Couldn’t sleep. Put on a fire and finished this one. Loved it! An engaging story with the most aberrant of narrators whose own professed idiosyncrasies hold a mirror up to societal conventions, human connection and mental health.

Book Snap #2:

Title: We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night

Author: Joel Thomas Hynes

Date Read: January 14, 2018.
Two Snaps.
If Trainspotting was set in Newfoundland. You’ll love it in spite of yourself.