Category Archives: Award Winners

Book of the month – When Everything Feels Like The Movies by Raziel Reid

It’s freezing February! Thankfully it’s almost over. Let’s see… what’s happened lately? Well, we voted on our favourite books of 2014, so you can check that out. We got super excited about To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee releasing … Continue reading

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Book of the month – A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

All sorts of interesting things today! First of all, happy new year! You’re all probably setting our annual reading challenges over on Goodreads, like many of us are. I was a colossal failure in 2014, only reading five UBC books (ugh) … Continue reading

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Book of the month – The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman

Winter has arrived in Ottawa! First things first – the Giller Prize winner! Sean Michaels won for his novel Us Conductors. It’s based on the life of Lev Thermen, the Russian-born inventor of the Theremin, which is a musical instrument I … Continue reading

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September book review – The Ocean at the End of the Lane

If I had to describe The Ocean at the End of the Lane in one word, it would be unexpected. When picking our book for last month, what pulled us in to this one was the length (only 178 pages), … Continue reading

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Book of the month – The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

This week, as I was perusing Goodreads (as a good UBC member regularly does) I came across the following quote and thought it was a lovely way to begin this month’s post: “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf … Continue reading

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February book review – Annabel by Kathleen Winter

Before I start my review of Annabel, I want to congratulate Erin on the birth of her sweet baby boy, James! Erin chose this book, and normally she’d be the one writing the review, but she went into labour hours … Continue reading

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Book of the month – Where’d You Go, Bernadette By Maria Semple

MARCH! We are unfortunately still in the thick of winter here in Ottawa. If you are somewhere warm, please don’t talk to us. We don’t like you right now. It’s been an exciting month in the Canadian novel world! Canada … Continue reading

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January book review – Dear Life by Alice Munro

One of the world’s most beloved writers, Alice Munro, assisted in igniting an interesting debate at our January meeting through her most recent work, Dear Life. I chose Dear Life for a couple of reasons: 5. It was the only … Continue reading

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Book of the month – Annabel by Kathleen Winter

It’s February – the month of LOVE! I only say that because of Valentine’s Day, really. I am loving seeing all the pink and red displays in stores, particularly the UBC’s favourite spot – Chapters Indigo. We all want to … Continue reading

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Our favourite books in 2013

The very best part about our book club is all the different opinions. It’s very rare that we unanimously love or hate a book, a character or an author. More often than not, we completely disagree, and that’s what makes … Continue reading

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