Tag Archives: book club picks 2013

November book review – Blindness by Jose Saramago

After the colossal failure of my first book pick in the Summer of 2012, with Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel, I sought to redeem myself with my second pick. Hedging my bets, I picked a book I had … Continue reading

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Book review – Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

I love memoirs. Anyone who read this post about my favorite memoirs knows about my love of peeking into the life of someone I don’t know who has an interesting story to tell. So this led me to Orange is the … Continue reading

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August book review – The Dinner by Herman Koch

Touted as the “European Gone Girl“, the UBC read The Dinner by Herman Koch for our August pick. To start, we agreed setting the book up by comparing it to Gone Girl was a bad idea.  The only thing they … Continue reading

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July book review – Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

The August book club meeting was a standout for a number of reasons: 1) book club Summer slumber party chez Julia; 2) book club photo-shoot grace à Laura Kelly, the talented photographer we’re lucky to count among us; and 3) … Continue reading

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Erin’s 2013 reading challenge – mid-year update

So it’s almost the end of June and that means two important things: I should be half-way through my reading challenge for 2013 It’s almost Canada Day!!! I love a long weekend, especially when I am celebrating the best country … Continue reading

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Book review – Web of Angels by Lilian Nattel

I am always on the lookout for great Canadian novels. I like to support Canadian authors and enjoy reading a book that takes place in a location I can picture. When I first picked up Web of Angels, I didn’t … Continue reading

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May book review – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

This past Sunday the girls of the Unputdownable Book Club gathered at my house to discuss Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.  You can read more on the plot of Gone Girl by reading Cat’s Books with Buzz post from April. In this … Continue reading

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Memoirs – Good and Bad

Prompted by the fact that the UBC has recently chosen a few memoirs to read, and I have read many on my own, I got to thinking about what makes a good memoir and why some people love them and some … Continue reading

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Book review – Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was an instant hit and has gotten a lot of press since its May 2012 release.  I have heard rave reviews about it from several friends and from online reviews, including this post by UBC’s own … Continue reading

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Book review – Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

I was reading this novel by UK author JoJo Moyes on a recent trip to Toronto. On the flight home, I was sitting beside an elderly lady who was also reading. As I reached the last 100 pages, I silently … Continue reading

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