Category Archives: Books with Buzz

Book of the Month – My Brilliant Friend

It’s my favourite month: May!!! Well actually, it’s June now, but for the purposes of this blog post, it’s still May, and I’m here to talk about our May book pick. This month was my third time hosting a meeting since … Continue reading

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Our appearance on the BBC’s World Book Club!

Just about a year after we appeared on CTV’s The Social as the show’s book club expert, we were on the BBC! Earlier this month, BBC World Service released its World Book Club episode on Herman Koch, author of The Dinner … 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 – Dear Life by Alice Munro

Happy new year!!! I’ve spent the work week writing “2013” on everything, so clearly the new year hasn’t fully sunk in yet. But it is 2014 and that reminds me of one of my favourite book quotes: Tomorrow is always … Continue reading

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An exploration of the human condition – 2013 Giller Prize-winning Hellgoing by Lynn Coady

Many of us innately know when we’ve veered from the path we’re meant to take in life. Sometimes the sway is so minute we don’t notice until we’re faced with something monumental. And yet too often our efforts to understand … Continue reading

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September book review – TransAtlantic by Colum McCann

As it has been mentioned many times on the UBC blog, September was a huge month for us. Television appearances, inspiring stories, not one but THREE baby announcements and a third anniversary rounded out a month of celebrations. It was … Continue reading

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Book of the month – Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn

Wow… Spring has SPRUNG big time in Ottawa! In fact, it seems like we skipped it all together and went straight to summer. I’m not complaining – I just got back from the Caribbean and the hot weather has made … Continue reading

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Books with buzz: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

If you did not receive at least one book at Christmas then you are not a true book lover. Too harsh? Okay, if you did not receive at least one book at Christmas then your family and friends really dropped … Continue reading

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Books with buzz: Sutton by J.R. Moehringer

“The best book of 2012.” That’s quite the statement, isn’t it? 2012 was the year of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, J.K. Rowling’s first adult novel, the Fifty Shades saga, Hilary Mantel’s second Man Booker win, a new Stephen King… So, for … Continue reading

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Books with buzz: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

At least once a month, I waste entirely too much time in one of my most favourite places: Chapters. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the triumph of the independent bookstore – I’ve watched the movie You’ve Got … Continue reading

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