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24 Sep 2017

Toronto

By Gracie Carroll

11 Books We Can’t Wait To Read In The First Half Of 2019

By Alexandra Donaldson

edit seven january books 2019

A new year means a new book list to look forward to—especially if one of your resolutions was to read more. We’ve taken a look at upcoming releases and these are the ones that made our must-read list.

Small Game Hunting at the Local Cowards Club by Megan Gail Coles

Small Game Hunting at the Local Cowards Club by Megan Gail Coles

A blizzard in St. John’s, Newfoundland is forcing the staff and customers of a restaurant to stay put—and to deal with their trauma and their struggling relationships with each other. With shifting perspectives, deeply heart-wrenching revelations and poignant thoughts on racism, sexism and power struggles in this Canadian town.

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The Plotters by Un-Su Kim

The Plotters by Un-Su Kim

This story about an assassin who gets caught up in a conspiracy is from Korean prize-winning author Un-Su Kim. Early reviews suggest it’s a darkly funny read for any crime-story lover.

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The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

A close-knit family of sisters is tested when the eldest is arrested, along with her husband, and her younger sisters must contend with social upheaval—and the fact that they have no idea what their sister did.

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Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

This is being billed as Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah, which already is drawing some serious interest. I’m excited to dig into this novel about a Jamaican British woman grappling with a breakup, her ambitions and the intersection of dual cultures.

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The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

I loved Lisa See’s last novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, so I’m definitely keen to read her latest. This once centers on two girls living on Jeju, a Korean island. The girls begin dangerous diving careers, following in the footsteps of many in their community and begein to recognize their class differences even more.

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The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt Och Dag

The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt Och Dag

Several stories and characters intertwine in this crime story that takes place in a tense and conspiracy-rich 18th Century France. There’s a detective who has something to prove, a rural farmer headed to the city and a young woman looking for escape.

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Bad Ideas by Missy Marston

Bad Ideas by Missy Marston

A story inspired by a true attempt to jump the St. Lawrence River in a rocket car, this novel is about Trudy who has no interest in romance and her mother who still pines for a man who left long ago. But them an aspiring daredevil comes to town and all bets are off.

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The Affairs of the Falcons by Melissa Rivero

The Affairs of the Falcons by Melissa Rivero

A family has left behind the economic and political turmoil of Peru to start over in New York City in the 1990s. Told from the perspective of Ana, the matriarch, this novel promises to be a beautiful journey of one family’s immigrant experience.

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Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta

Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta

Set in Toronto, this series of connected stories centre on Kara Davis who is navigating her own identity through adolescence and adulthood. I’m looking forward to digging into this story about Davis, a Canadian growing up in her Jamaican mother and grandmother’s household.

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Bunny by Mona Awad

Bunny by Mona Awad

While I don’t know much about this novel just yet, but seeing as how it’s being compared to Heathers, I’ll likely devour it. A loner art school student is drawn into a rich clique and, hijinks ensue? We can only hope.

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We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib

We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib

This memoir explores Samra Habib’s journey from Pakistan to Canada as a refugee, while also navigating her the expectations of her Muslim faith and the challenges of a new country. I can’t wait to read this exploration on relationships, family, faith and sexuality.

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Happy Reading!

xo

@EDITSEVEN

(Story by Contributing Editor, Alexandra Donaldson)

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