Books

Beachread: In a Dark, Dark Wood

Because bridal showers can be really scary.

The word hen is all it took. The English mot for bridal shower led author Ruth Ward to devise a twisted “hen party plot" for her first suspense novel, In a Dark, Dark Wood. Set in an eerie glass house in the midst of a secluded English forest, this 2017 beach read will keep you biting your nails to the bitter ...

Beachread: Bittersweet

Miranda Beverly-Whitemore’s beachread is a little like Beaumaris in Muskoka

It’s the classic summer beachread of rags to riches, with a twist. Miranda Beverly-Whitemore’s haunting Bittersweet follows troubled Ivy League scholarship student Mabel Dagmar to her New England dorm room where she’s befriended by the school’s wild and very blue-blooded It Girl, Ev Winslow. It’s an unlikely friendship that leads to a summer at Ev’s ...

Summer Reading Made Easy

A Review of Kobo’s New Waterproof eReader: Aura H2O

There's a new kid in town giving style and sass to summer reading. Kobo's new Aura H2O is a fully waterproof eReader taking the stress out of reading by the dock, on a lilypad, or by the Muskoka shoreline. MuskokaStyle tested one recently; here's the verdict: Muskoka's summer 2016 heat has meant we not only ...

Delicious

A Foodie, Frothy Read
Book Cover for Delicious

Famed food restaurant reviewer, author and TV personality Ruth Reichl’s first novel is as light as gossamer spun sugar – perfect for dockside reading. Ruth Reichl’s first novel is as light as gossamer spun sugar. Using New York’s fine foods scene and publishing world as an appetizing backdrop, Reichl serves up a modern and decades-old ...

Summer Reads | 5 All-Star Books

Canada Reads 2016 Selects Five Books for Cottagers to add to their Summer Reading Lists

There are 5 new all-star books you can add to your summer reading list thanks to some rigorous debate by CBC's Canada Reads. The 2016 literary competition placed Lawrence Hill's The Illegal on the top of its list, followed by Anita Rau Badami's The Hero's Walk, Michael Winter's Minister Without Portfolio, Salem Nawaz's Bone and Bread, and ...

Summer Reads | Book Preview: After You Die

Eva Dolan Serves Up Another Dock-worthy Thriller

With place names like Peterborough and Fenlon, we could mistake this tight summer read as a Canadian cottage-country tale. It’s not. Author Eva Dolan is an Essex-based writer whose crime fiction follows two detectives working the UK’s Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit. Still, what makes After You Die a prospect for an afternoon read on a ...

Books: The Girl on the Train

Looking for a gripping summer read? Try this Hitchcock-ian whodunit!

Imagine it’s post-Labour Day, your dock days are finished for 2015, and you’re back on Go Transit commuting between Union and Oakville on Lakeshore West. To cut the daily boredom you spy on the striking couple oft caught lounging on the terrace of a railside suburban semi — let’s call them Jason and Jess. Except ...