Featured Lists

October 2018 - Read Alikes: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the publication of the original and enduring Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, here are some read alikes as well as books about the author and her classic novel.

September 2018 - Read Alikes: TIFF

The city is once again 'Hollywood North' for the annual Toronto International Film Festival.

August 2018 - Read Alikes: Summer in the City

Try a few of these books and make the most of your summer in the city from the comfort of your own backyard.

Who's Reading What? Lists

Ruth Ohi, Reader, Illustrator, Author

Ruth Ohi is the illustrator of 60 books, 20 of which she is also the author. Her books include the “Chicken, Pig, Cow” series & “Kenta and the Big Wave” (both Annick Press), “Scribble” and the “Fox and Squirrel” series (both Scholastic Canada). www.RuthOhi.com, Twitter: @Ruth_Ohi, Instagram: @RuthOhi, Facebook: @RuthOhi.

Christopher Hume, Journalist, author, dog walker

Columnist, critic and curator, Christopher Hume retired from the Toronto Star in 2016 but continues as that paper's urban affairs writer. He has been nominated six times for Canada's highest prize in print journalism, the National Newspaper Award, and won in 2009. In 2014, Ryerson University presented Hume with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws.

Deborah Dundas, writer, Books Editor at the Toronto Star, and minor league girls' hockey aficionado

Deborah Dundas became the Books Editor at the Toronto Star after reviewing books for the paper for more than 15 years. She has worked in the media for more than 25 years - including stints as a books editor, but also in business, lifestyle, and national and city politics. She's worked at CTV and TVO, both as an editor/producer and reporting, interviewing or producing shows on emerging artists, popular writers and literary powerhouses.

Monthly lists of recommended books voted on by librarians.