Tuesday means it’s time for a list, and this Tuesday is all about the past: historical fiction!
Anyone who knows me (or reads my review guidelines) will know that historical fiction isn’t my favourite genre by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I tend to avoid it completely if I can.
But there are exceptions to every rule, and in this case there’s one weird little niche of historical fiction that I apparently can’t get enough of: art world novels. And here are more of them than you think (although I have snuck in few that are questionably historical. As ever, click a cover to hop over to the Goodreads page.
Inspired by this CBC post, I started putting together some of my favourite opening lines in CanLit a few weeks ago. I have a neat little stack piling up – what are some of your favourites?
It’s Tuesday – and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday list!
This feature is hosted as ever by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s theme is fall to-read lists. Lucky for me, there are a ton of brilliant books coming out in the next few months that I can’t wait to get my paws on. Click on a cover image to pop over to the Goodreads page – and drop down to the comments to let me know if there are any other new releases that I should keep an eye out for.
It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday challenge from the Broke and the Bookish!
This week’s list: authors whose works I buy as soon as they’re published, no matter what – regardless of genre, topic, or format.
As a starving university student, I’ve massively cut down on the number of books I buy. On the other hand, there will always be few authors I’ll always have a soft spot for – and you’ll find their new books on my shelf as soon as I can get my hands on them. For this top ten I’ve only listed six – because that’s the honest truth. I’m a pretty heavy library user (uh, it’s a bookstore where you don’t have to pay for the books) but these are the authors I consistently pre-order as soon as I discover a new book is coming out – library waitlists be damned. Continue reading
Any book published in the 60s is bound to have a few weird covers kicking around – and Atwood’s The Edible Woman is no exception. Crazy-eyed gingerbread simulacrum? Check. Oddly shaped refrigerator? Check. Curvy lady sitting in a spoon? Check, check, check.
You’ve probably skimmed my about page, but one of the best way to get to know someone is through their favourite books. If you’re looking for a good read, these are my go-to suggestions. Some classics, some contemporary, some science fiction, a fair shake of magic realism and Canadiana. What’s not to like?