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Featured Lists

May 2015 - Read Alikes: True Crime

True Crime is back in the spotlight thanks to the interest in the podcast Serial and the HBO Documentary The Jinx. If you're curious about crime, check these out.

April 2015 - Read Alikes: If I Stay

If you enjoyed If I Stay, here are some other titles that look at love, loss and the afterlife.

March 2015 #2 - Read Alikes: The Girl on the Train

If you enjoyed Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train, you might enjoy some of these titles.

Who's Reading What Lists

David Rider, Journalist

David Rider is the Toronto Star's city hall bureau chief. Prior to joining the Star, where he has also been an editor and feature writer, Rider worked for outlets including Reuters News Service, CBC, the Toronto Sun, the Ottawa Sun, the Winnipeg Sun and the Brandon Sun. During breaks from full-time journalism, he taught high school English and foreign affairs in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, and was a 2013-14 Southam Journalism Fellow at the U of T's Massey College.

Adria Vasil, Environmental journalist and author

Adria Vasil is an environmental journalist and the best-selling author of Ecoholic, Ecoholic Home and Ecoholic Body. She has been writing the Ecoholic column for Toronto's NOW Magazine since 2004.

Rob Laidlaw, Wildlife advocate, award-winning children's author

Rob Laidlaw is a Chartered Biologist and Executive Director of the wildlife protection organization Zoocheck. His work throughout the years has taken him from Canada's north to the far reaches of tropical Asia. Laidlaw is also an award-winning children's author; his latest books are 5 Elephants and Cat Champions, Caring for Our Feline Friends. Numerous people have asked him for recommendations on books about social change and activism. While there are a lot of great books out there, these are a few that he found particularly informative, accessible and, in some cases, revelatory. Rob can be reached through