Book roundup!

I love books and I love lists, so what better way to celebrate the end of the year than with a bunch of Best Books of 2015 lists (a two column bulleted list that I coded myself, I might add):







And from Brooklyn Magazine, a list much like my own: The Best of the Bests: Ranking the 2015 Best Books Lists.

Finally, to commemorate the near end of my book challenge (I’m working on the last three books as you read), here’s an exhaustive gallery of the books I read in 2015 (including those not read for the challenge), in no particular order (my apologies, the covers aren’t linked to their reviews—I couldn’t figure out how to code around that particular impossibility in gallery view):

Look what I got!!!

FuriouslyHappy.HollowCityIt’s finally here! It’s finally here! I already know that Furiously Happy is going to be one of my favourite books, and not just because it’s gold and sparkly. And after how much I loved Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, I’m pretty ding dang darn excited for Hollow City, too! #ILoveBeingABookNerd

Games with All Lit Up – Discus Throw

Discus was played at the earliest Olympic Games in Ancient Greece. We’re no sports experts, but it’s basically a heavy frisbee thrown vertically that no one catches (aka ancient frolf). Likewise, the art of debate, Socratic or otherwise, has been around for millenia. But un-likewise, you’d definitely want to catch these “discus”sion-prompting book athletes, ones that are guaranteed to make you think for at least a thousand more years. —All Lit Up

I submit to you the entire line of manifestos from Rocky Mountain Books. Twenty very well written non-fiction titles that are excellent at exercising everything from your emotions and sensibilities to your beliefs and passions. They are meant to “encourage debate and facilitate change whenever and wherever possible.”

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Games with All Lit Up

I love All Lit Up (the Literary Press Group’s platform for buying, sharing, and collecting CanLit). They have an amazing blog where they showcase a lot of great Canadian talent, and they sell ebooks and print at the publishers prices so the authors get to make more money. For these reasons and more, I’ll be doing their PanLit Games:


7/7: Discus Throw, or most thought provoking reads for “discus”ion. (All Lit Up / Tori)

7/9: Boxing, or best knock-out monologue. (All Lit Up / Tori)

7/14: Pentathlon, or most words in a title. (All Lit Up / Tori)

7/16: Golf, or hole-in-one short story collection. (All Lit Up / Tori)

7/21: Synchronized Swimming, or best book pairing. (All Lit Up / Tori)

7/23: Baseball, or best ensemble cast. (All Lit UpTori)

7/28: Gymnastics, or most colourful performance by a cover. (All Lit UpTori)

7/30: Cycling, or best “spokes” person. (All Lit Up / Tori)

So stay tuned for each Tuesday and Thursday of July for my two cents on these topics, starting tomorrow.

Proud of these!

Every day I’m thankful to be working in the publishing industry, especially with these great companies and the amazing people that helped bring these books into the world. Here we have it: our spring line up from Brindle & Glass Publishing and TouchWood Editions.