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October 2015 - Read Alikes: Frankenstein

In anticipation of the film release of Victor Frankenstein in early October, here are some read alikes of the original and enduring classic Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

September 2015 - Read Alikes: The Leftovers

The Leftovers returns for Season 2 this October. In the meantime, you might enjoy some of these titles reminiscent of Tom Perrotta’s original novel.

August 2015 - Read Alikes: A Spool of Blue Thread

If you enjoyed Anne Tyler's A Spool of Blue Thread, you might enjoy some of these titles.

Who's Reading What Lists

Frederika Rotter, lawyer and reader

Frederika Rotter is a lawyer who recently retired from her job at the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. She now sits on the Law Society Tribunal where she hears discipline cases concerning lawyers and paralegals. She was raised and educated in Montreal, and studied English literature at McGill University. After coming to Toronto she studied law at the University of Toronto. She enjoys travel, music and the green world, and is an avid and constant reader.

Joe Fiorito, columnist and author

Joe Fiorito is a city columnist at the Toronto Star. He is a previous winner of the City of Toronto Book Award for his novel, “The Song Beneath the Ice.” His most recent book, “Rust is a Form of Fire”, has just been published by Guernica Editions.

Virginia Van Vliet, Retired librarian and amateur historian

Born in Montreal, after graduating with an MLS from McGill University, Virginia moved to Toronto to work as a librarian in 1976. Starting in Children's Services, she later became the head of several branch libraries and later a District Manager. Since retiring, she is active as a volunteer with the Royal Ontario Museum, leading historic walking tours of Toronto, and with the Cabbagetown Preservation Association. An avid reader – more than 100 books a year – she also travels extensively.