A Non-Fiction Graphic Novel: Picks for the TPL Reading Challenge 2023

October 20, 2023 | Radha

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It's taken me a very long time to get used to reading graphic novels. Truth be told, I’m still not totally comfortable with them. There are so many visuals demanding my attention — thought bubbles panels and bright colours. Reading graphic novels definitely tests my traditional linear reading brain! And...

A Book You Would Recommend to Your Younger Self: TPL Reading Challenge 2023

September 20, 2023 | Nisha

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When I think about books I would recommend to my younger self, I am a little afraid my younger self would hate them or (worse yet!) not understand them. There are a couple of books I have reread over the years, and each time I have understood them a little...

A Book with a Month in Its Title: Picks for the 2023 TPL Reading Challenge

September 11, 2023 | Mike

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A few beads of sweat appeared on my forehead as I saw the note in my calendar to start working on this blog post. It might have been the summer heat, but it could have also been a fear on not actually having read any books that fit this category....

A Book About a Historical Event You Are Unfamiliar with: Picks for the TPL Reading Challenge 2023

September 11, 2023 | Silvia

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History has always been one of my favourite subjects since high school. It was there that I had a passionate history teacher who brought the subject to life. Even after graduating, my interest never waned, and I continued to read books on the subject. When I travel, I always research...

Puzzles, Secret Codes and Treasure Hunts

September 11, 2023 | Denise

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I enjoy a good mystery, but I don't typically read mystery novels. While I like piecing together the clues, I'd rather not read about murder and other forms of violence. I especially don't need the gory details or the insight into a serial killer's thoughts and motivations. I'm always on...

A book with multiple timelines: Picks for the TPL Reading Challenge 2023

August 11, 2023 | Nisha

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Multiple timelines in books keep things interesting, and I have to say I really enjoy them — especially in thrillers. It is such a great writing tool. If used well, it allows the author to add more layers, elaborate on backstories and flesh out characters. Sure, it can get confusing...

A Book Set in Atlantic Canada: Picks for the TPL Reading Challenge 2023

August 9, 2023 | Kasey K

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I have a soft spot for books set in Atlantic Canada because it's where I lived for the first 20 or so years of my life. By the age of 6, I'd lived in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. (I'm sorry but it feels weird to say I lived...

Cozy Science Fiction and Fantasy

July 20, 2023 | Denise

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Sometimes we all need a little reassurance and comfort. Something to help us escape our everyday lives for a little while. Or to remind us that there are still good things in the world. Even our regular, go-to book genres might feel a little too heavy sometimes. If you're someone...

A Play or Screenplay: Picks for the Reading Challenge 2023

July 18, 2023 | Joel

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The lights go down, the curtains go up and then magic begins... Who hasn't attended a play or movie and found themselves at the end savouring particularly juicy moments of taut dialogue, hilarious one-liners or the majesty of a memorable speech? The great news is that we don't have to...

A Book About an Optimistic Future: Picks for the TPL Reading Challenge 2023

July 5, 2023 | M. Elwood

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Honestly, I think I'm the wrong person to write about this category. Lately, I'm not finding much in the world to be optimistic about, and the books I read tend to be on the darker side. As such, my interpretation of this category may not be yours. There are lots...