“Fifteen Dogs” by André Alexis
Publication date: April 1, 2015
Publisher: Coach House Books
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
One thing that I love about taking literature courses is being assigned readings that are also on my TBR list. Though the professor gave us a little over a week to read the book, I finished it in two days. André Alexis was able to captivate me immediately within the first few pages of his novel Fifteen Dogs. It won numerous prizes such as the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2015 and was recently named the winner of the 2017 edition of Canada Reads.
“The Summer that Melted Everything” by Tiffany McDaniel
Publication date: July 26, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Every so often, if you are lucky, you will be introduced to a book that will resonate with you like the timeless works of J.D. Salinger, Harper Lee and S.E. Hinton. The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel is a novel that should be assigned and studied in literature classes. Professors would praise it for its depth and sensitive subjects. Students would read it cover to cover and be forever changed by the story of Fielding Bliss and his friend Sal.