We Recommend: #TOpicks

Do you need recommendations for your next great read? Are you desperate to get out of your reading rut? Have you read every dystopian novel you can find, but still want more? Looking for someone to talk to about your favourite thrillers?

Our staff are offering their #TOpicks on Twitter: personal recommendations of books and other materials for Torontonians. Join the conversation and share your #TOpicks.

Brendon (@TPLBRNDN)

I'm an information junkie who loves to see connection points between anything and everything across multiple media formats and genres. If you're interested in dissecting and unpacking topics, fiction and non-fiction, let's chat!�

Reading interests:

  • Cinema (classics, popular and sci-fi)
  • Music
  • Books (non-fiction)
  • Video games
  • Journalism
  • Science (e.g. cosmology)

Christie (@TPLChristie)

I'm a librarian and Branch Head at the Weston Branch, and I'm passionate about being a bookworm.

Reading interests:

  • Revisionist fiction (such as Wicked and Wide Sargasso Sea)
  • Urban fiction
  • Thriller and suspense fiction
  • History non-fiction
  • Youth fiction

Maggie (@TPLMaggie)

I love stories. That's my biggest motivation for reading or watching anything. I read a lot of different kinds of books, but a good story is key. 

Reading interests:

  • Crime fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Literary fiction
  • Speculative fiction
  • Audiobooks
  • Graphic novels and manga
  • Anything a little quirky

Wendy (@TPLWendy)

My favourite thing is to be surprised by a book, so I like reading things that are a little out there.  I love to talk books with fellow readers – bonus points if you can surprise me with something new.

Reading interests:

  • Literary fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Nonfiction, especially history, biology and neuroscience