Congratulations to all the authors whose books are included in the 2019 Canada Reads competition: Homes by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, Brother by David Chariandy, By Chance Alone by Max Eisen and Suzanne by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette.
The list includes a wonderful mix of fiction, memoir, and non-fiction and you will be able to read them in accessible formats through CELA. We're counting down the days until five books are championed and one winner is deemed the title every Canadian has to read. Get reading!
New to read
Check out the Crazy rich Asians series!
This gossipy series, set among the fabulously wealthy Shang-Young family in Singapore and mainland China, features exaggerated personalities, designer labels, and all the decadence one might expect. Marked by a sardonic tone and witty dialogue, the high-drama novels offer a large cast of colorful characters, engaging writing, and sly social commentary.
On our bookshelf
Tara’s education and her willingness to explore a world which terrifies and offends her family leads her to examine both the value and the price of her education. There were many times in reading the book that I reached for my journal to record some of her insights. The memoir does more than tell her story. It nudges us all to question who constructs our history, and whose voice do we allow to define our concept of self. One of the best books I’ve read this year!
Read Educated by Tara Westover