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November 2014 - Read Alikes: Mockingjay

In the Hunger Games, we were introduced to a dystopian future where youth are pitted against each other in a televised death match. In Mockingjay, the series continues with even more manipulation, revenge and social upheaval as a rebellion arises. Check out some of these readalikes if you enjoyed Mockingjay.

October 2014 - Read Alikes: Outlander

These are time travel novels with romance that will appeal to fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander and the television show based on the book.

September 2014 - Read Alikes: The 100-Foot Journey

Looking forward to the movie? Explore a selection of titles about the mysterious, delightful and often life-changing power of food.

Who's Reading What Lists

Alanna Mitchell, Science Writer and Journalist

Alanna Mitchell is an award-winning Canadian journalist and author who writes about science and social trends. She is a global thinker who specializes in investigative reporting. Her most recent book, Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis, is an international bestseller that won the prestigious U.S.-based Grantham Prize for excellence in environmental journalism. Mitchell is one of North America’s most respected environmental and science journalists who has done field research with scientists on every continent. Mitchell lives in Toronto.

Sunny Verma, Entrepreneur in Residence

Sunny Verma is passionate about entrepreneurship. After completing his Masters of Business Entrepreneurship and Technology, Sunny founded TutorBright, a company focused on helping students reach their potential, now in more than 30 cities, working with thousands of students. Sunny is an advocate of self-employment, dedicating his time to help individuals realize their dreams through entrepreneurship. Currently he is the Toronto Public Library’s Entrepreneur in Residence, with an office at Toronto Reference Library.

Eleanor Wachtel, Writer and Broadcaster

Eleanor Wachtel is the host and co-founder of CBC Radio's Writers & Company, which is celebrating its 24th anniversary. She also co-founded and hosts Wachtel on the Arts. Her most recent books are Original Minds and Random Illuminations: Conversations With Carol Shields, which won the Independent Publisher Book Award. Wachtel has received many honours for her contributions to Canadian cultural life including eight honorary degrees and the Order of Canada.