Monthly Themes



January 2017 – Be Your Best You
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes*
My bookshelf: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

February 2017 – Black History Month
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
The Illegal by Lawrence Hill
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi*
My bookshelf: The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

March 2017 – Canada Reads

April 2017 – Humour
The Martian by Andy Weir
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Temple
Bossypants by Tina Fey*
My bookshelf: Knocked Up by Rebecca Eckler

May 2017 – Mother-Daughter relationships
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Street
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon or Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel*
My bookshelf: White Oleander by Janet Finch

June 2017 – Free

July 2017 – Canadian
This One Summer by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeline Thien
Hagseed by Margaret Atwood*
My bookshelf: A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

August 2017 – Beach reads
Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld
I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan*
My bookshelf: The Marble Collector by Cecelia Ahern

September 2017 – Books Schools Teach That I Haven’t Read Yet
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen*
My bookshelf: A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

October 2017 – Ghost/scary stories
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena or The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund*
My bookshelf: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

November 2017 – Long time TBR books
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Julie and Julia by Julie Powell*
My bookshelf: Stones into Schools by Greg Mortenson

December 2017 – Dysfunctional families
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
My bookshelf: All Families are Psychotic by Douglas Coupland