Book Reviews

High quality book reviews for those who are researching a book for a report, participating in a book club discussion or just curious.

See also: For Bookclubs, We Recommend and Literature.

Library Databases

Canadian Newsstream

Consult the complete electronic back issues for most major Canadian newspapers, including The Vancouver Sun, The Province and The Globe & Mail. You can aslo find local papers such as the North Shore News.

MasterFILE Premier

This database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering nearly all subjects including current events, books and reading, consumer information, health, fashion, decor and more, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps and flags.

NoveList Plus

Looking for an edgy mystery or a button-up romance? Find titles by subject, genre, mood, or other criteria. NoveList Plus, a readers’ guide to fiction and nonfiction including audiobooks, provides access to information on over 200,000 titles. This resource includes series, book discussion guides, reading lists and more. Invaluable information for avid readers and book clubs.

On the Web

Listen List

Established in 2010 by a division of the American Library Association, The Listen List seeks to highlight titles with outstanding audiobook narration.

New York Review of Books

Archives. A subscription is needed for full access to reviews in the archives. Contact the library to find out which back issues are available in print.

New York Times Books

Free access to full reviews from 1981 onwards.

The Atlantic Books

Archives. Reviews from The Atlantic magazine. Articles from the archives are not free, but full text articles from this magazine are available through MasterFILE Premier.

The Globe and Mail Books

Current book reviews from The Globe and Mail. Find past reviews in Canadian Newsstream.

The Guardian Books

Find current and past reviews of books from British newspaper, The Guardian.

Vancouver Sun Books

Current review from The Vancouver Sun. Find past reviews in Canadian Newsstream.