Today is Canada Book Day (bet you didn’t think that existed)! So I thought I’d make a contribution to this celebration with a very fun list of my favourite books. Of course, Harry Potter is number 1.

I haven’t done much reading this week, to be honest. I was away in sunny San Fran (it actually wasn’t all that sunny) with my friends for our graduation trip! But the week before, I had borrowed a few titles from the library, and I’ve started them now that I’m back. The first is Burial […]

The Remains of the Day

Upon finishing, Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day became an immediate favourite of mine. I was left in awe for a few minutes, staring into space and absorbing everything. This story is one of the best realizations of the beauty found in the unsaid.

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Haruki Murakami

Murakami is one of my favourite writers. His prose is so simple, yet his stories he creates are always so so complex. Whenever I read Murakami, I get absolutely and completely absorbed — his words grab me and pull me in. I think this is what makes his style of magic realism so effective: you’re so […]


The first time I picked up 1984 was in Grade 8, as an independent study project. I found it somewhat dull, longwinded, and absolutely indecipherable. Obviously, it’s a completely inappropriate reading level for Gr. 8 independent study, and I blame my teacher for the huge strain on my 13 year old brain. I learned a great deal about perseverance, reading that. […]

The Nightingale

The Nightingale follows the stories of 2 sisters — one a teenager and one a young mother — as their lives are terribly altered and tormented in WW2 France. Themes of love, family, resilience, loss. The writing, however, lets it down.

mustreads for wannabe readers

Most people don’t really like reading. I know this, I get it. But I also know that reading isn’t the easiest to get into, not like a new board game or a phone app — immediately engaging and fun. If you’re one of those people, if you’re a Wannabe Reader, it’s for you that I’ve written this post.