book review

The LGBTQ Review | These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

Don’t read this book if you’re looking for a story about magic and covens. But, if you’re looking for a cute love story about adorable lesbians that will make you…

The LGBTQ Review | Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Casey McQuiston delivers a romance for the new age, offering big time representation in a genre normally reserved for binary couples.

Review of Mistakes to Run With by Yasuko Thanh

Yasuko Thanh’s memoir, Mistakes to Run With, is a gritty account of her life as a teenage runaway. More than that, it’s a lesson in imagining people complexly.

The single introvert’s Valentine’s Day book review

Make a book your main squeeze this February There’s no worse combination than being an introvert and single on Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t help if both your roomates have girlfriends,…

New book humanizes health care in Canada

Andrew MacLeod’s “All Together Healthy” offers accessible criticisms for an all-too-often inaccessible health care system The joke goes like this: the premise of Breaking Bad would never work in Canada. That’s…

Bill Gaston’s latest book has fish, family, and feeling

If you want to learn a lot about fishing without looking like you’re reading about fishing, this might be the book for you. I read Bill Gaston’s new memoir, Just…

Brianna’s books: Two Roads Home by Daniel Griffin

How far would you be willing to go for a good cause? Set against the anti-logging protests of the ‘90s on Vancouver Island, author Daniel Griffin imagines a world for…

A look behind adventure cats Bolt and Keel

  Imagine if your pet cats were more famous and successful than you — that’s the reality for Kayleen VanderRee and Danielle Gumbley thanks to their two Instagram famous rescue cats, Bolt…

Satisfied with dissatisfaction

UVic alumna Andrea Routley’s debut collection of short stories is entertaining and deeply affecting. Her voice is contemplative, always questioning assumptions or presenting alternative ways of thinking, and it’s fairly…