Book Reviews

Book reviews are a new addition to WordMothers. Here are the titles I’ve reviewed so far.

While I aim to make WordMothers as diverse and inclusive as possible, my reviews are more taste-specific. I’m a slow reader. I also live with 5 kids. The books on my bedside table are usually literary fiction, YA, middle grade, picture books, and poetry. That said, I love to be pleasantly surprised by something outside those genres.

If you would like me to review your book, please get in touch via my Contact page and we’ll see if we’re a good match.


— Nicole Melanson

Nicole Melanson - Writer, Poet, Editor of WordMothers


Ackland, Jenny – Little Gods

Allan, Louise – The Sisters’ Song

Black, Alethea – You’ve Been So Lucky Already

Cadwallader, Robyn – Book of Colours

Holmes, Gaia – where the road runs out

Kalman, Audrey Tiny Shoes Dancing and Other Stories

Kimmel, Fran – No Good Asking

McGuire, Magdalena – Home Is Nearby

Napier, Kali – The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge

Reyl, Hilary Kids Like Us

Sloan, Holly Goldberg – Short

van Hooft, Kate – We See the Stars

Weston, Lia – You Wish