Your Summer 2022 Reading List

By Sienna Vittoria Asselin

Summer is almost here so be sure to grab yourself something new to read. Whether you’re looking for a gripping thriller that will keep you turning the pages, an entrepreneurial tome that will get you pumped to launch your own start-up, or a thought-provoking WWII memoir, there is something for every reader here.

The Boy in the Woods
By Maxwell Smart
In this new bestseller, Montreal-based artist and gallery owner Maxwell Smart tells the chilling story of his escape as a child from the Nazi forces in Poland and how he survived the war by hiding in a forest and foraging for food. It follows his friendship with a fellow orphan he met in the forest and the baby girl that they rescue together.
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo

City on Fire
By Don Winslow
This new novel boasts a stamp of approval from Stephen King himself, so you know it’s going to be good. It is a 1980s-era rendition of Homer’s Iliad, telling the story of Danny Ryan, a hard-working, loyal husband, who gets caught up in the ’80s underground Irish crime scene when a modern-day Helen of Troy figure sets off a conflict between rival mob factions.
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo

We Were Dreamers
By Simu Liu
In this celebrity tell-all, Simu Liu walks readers through his childhood in China, his immigration to Canada, and growing up trying to make his parents proud by studying and working hard. But when he is laid off from his first job as an accountant, he sheds the pressures of his family and heads to Hollywood to take a stab at becoming an actor—winning hearts as Jung in the beloved CBC series Kim’s Convenience and then breaking ground as the first Asian superhero in Marvel’s Shang-Chi.
Buy it now: Amazon | Indigo

Unprecedented: Canada’s Top CEOs on Leadership During COVID-19
By Steve Mayer and Andrew Willis
In this impressive new book, 29 of Canada’s top CEOs give readers the inside scoop on what it has been like running a business during the unprecedented times of COVID-19. The companies range from Tim Hortons to Canada Goose to Cadillac Fairview and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo

Happy-Go-Lucky
By David Sedaris
This insightful collection of essays taps into the all-too relatable theme of seeking connection in times of isolation, making readers laugh (and think) as David Sedaris reflects on his experience through COVID lockdowns and re-entering the world, navigating a strange new normal.
Buy it here: Amazon | Indigo

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