Plus some other favourites. See you next year!
Writer Sara Harowitz recommends Kiese Laymon, Carmen Maria Machado, and Raven Leilani.

November 2021

Carly Drake's soft spot for Canadian fiction, from Robertson Davies to Elizabeth Hay.

October 2021

Whether you're in the mood for gore or psychological horror, I have a scary book for you.
Cinephile Sarah Bakke loves Rilke, abolitionist theory, and "Circe" by Madeline Miller.

September 2021

Kait McNabb has 14 books next to her bed right now and they all sound fantastic— essays, pop culture criticism, memoirs, micro-fiction and so! much…
Kevin Read is very into Deborah Levy— also Rachel Cusk, George Saunders, Patrick deWitt, and a gripping western thriller.

August 2021

Climate reporter Michelle Gamage endorses John Steinbeck, the uncanny valley of near-reality fiction, and having a giant stack of books beside your bed.
Six distinctive recommendations + the Goodreads alternative you've been waiting for.

July 2021

So many fantasy and sci-fi recommendations from Stu Popp, who is always down for the three-page feast description in Game of Thrones.
Megan Jenkins on her first self-help book, changing her mind on Rachel Cusk, and why she hates a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

June 2021

Alyssa Arbuckle reads broadly but appreciates the classics. Also, do us both a favour and read Leslie Jamison's The Recovering.