YOUth Review: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

The book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell poses the question: “what makes high-achievers different?” “I want to convince you that these kinds of personal explanations of success don't work. People don't rise from nothing....It is only by asking where they are from that we can unravel the logic behind who succeeds and who doesn't”, as Gladwell... Continue Reading →

The Book Club Hub – Thrillers

Book clubs offer a great opportunity for friends and book lovers to gather (whether virtually or in person) to catch up and discuss a good book. There’s only two problems with this activity and they seem to come up at every meeting: what book should the group read next and how do you find enough... Continue Reading →

YOUth Review: Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde, a writer, feminist, and civil rights activist, tackles matters of sexism, classism,  racism, and homophobia in a series of essays and speeches. Her words are lyrical and informative, and explain things that she, herself, went through throughout her life to give insights into why people should educate themselves on these matters. Not only... Continue Reading →

Fairy Stories

It's a Nicole-favourite episode this week, as we fall deep into the fairy realm and fantasy! All of these books feature fairies of some kind, with a couple series, standalones, YA and adult titles for variety. Listen to the episode on your favourite podcast platform by searching for Read This Next or watch on our YouTube... Continue Reading →

Wilderness Survival

And it's time for another one of Laura's reading obsessions! This time, we're talking books about surviving nature, whether it's in the extreme cold of the north, the Florida Everglades, or just adrift in the ocean - basically, we're talking anything inspired by Hatchet. Listen along to find out whether Nicole's felt the allure of... Continue Reading →

New and Upcoming Non-Fiction (Dec. 2021)

Click on the title of the book to place a hold! The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story - Nikole Hannah-Jones A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, 'The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story' offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present, placing slavery and resistance at the center of the American story. ______________________________ All We Want: Building the Life We... Continue Reading →

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