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December 2017 - Read Alikes: Travel

With the cold weather setting in and the New Year just around the corner, perhaps you have dreams of getting away or starting fresh. These titles offer inspiration for travel, adventure and self-reflection.

November 2017 - Read Alikes: Musicians

Sadly, Gord Downie's recent passing reminds us all of the brevity of life. Here are a few other notable musicians we have lost in the past two years, who have helped shape our music scene.

October 2017 - Read Alikes: Stephen King's It

The release of the feature film version of Stephen King's It has people excited about horror novels again. Like It, these books feature young people whose experience with supernatural events has long lasting consequences.

Who's Reading What? Lists

Jeff Lemire, graphic novelist

Jeff Lemire is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of such graphic novels as Essex County, Sweet Tooth, Underwater Welder and Roughneck as well as co-creator of Descender with Dustin Nguyen, Black Hammer with Dean Ormston and Plutona with Emi Lenox and AD: After Death with Scott Snyder. Many of his books are in development for film and television, including Descender; A.D. After Death Essex County and Plutona. He also collaborated with celebrated musician Gord Downie on the graphic novel and album The Secret Path, which was made into an animated film in 2016. Jeff has won numerous awards including an Eisner Award and Juno Award in 2017. Jeff has also written extensively for both Marvel and DC Comics. He lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and son and their troublesome pug, Lola.

Deborah Ellis, author, feminist and peace activist

Deborah Ellis is the author of many books for young people, generally about the ways children deal with the difficulties imposed on them by the world of adults. She lives in Simcoe, Ontario.

Liz Chan, Co-owner of the Wonder Pens Stationery Shop, lover of the written word

Liz Chan is a former TDSB public school teacher, last teaching middle school at Regent Park. She left her teaching position to open a stationery shop with her husband. She has a dog named Super, a cat named Chicken and a son named Caleb.

Monthly lists of recommended books voted on by librarians.