books recommended by others

Do you have a favourite book that you would like to recommend

Page updated: May 26, 2013

helpThe Help by Kathryn Stockett
“I loved the book but haven’t seen the movie.” – Beth




The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
“Haven’t seen the movie, but the book is great. The title caught my attention.” – Charles

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
“It’s profoundly sad. A dystopian sci-fi – the novel is hard to explain and equally hard to put down. Ishiguro is the author of The Remains of the Day.” – Y.S.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
“The movie version of this book is Blade Runner starring Harrison Ford. It was written in 1968 and is a classic sci fi must-read.” – Y.S.

Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck
“This is the story of the last empress in China. The author grew up in China and therefore has an amazing insight into the culture and history.” – Andrew

The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway
“This is actually an autobiography – a memoir of growing up Australian. Conway is a noted historian and an inspiration for many women.” – Leigh

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
“A heart-wrenching book that will make you appreciate what you have in your life. An incredible read.”  [Mistry is a Canadian writer, originally from India.] – Jarvis123

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
“You can probably read it in one sitting, but it’s deep and worth your time reading.” – Charles

Mariette in Ecstasy by Ron Hansen
“A criminally underrated book by an equally underrated writer. The writing straddles the line between prose and lyrical poetry.” – Saad

Life of Pi by Yann Martel
“It seems like everyone’s reading this book now that it’ll be made into a movie.” – Sarah

Three Days Road by Joseph Boyden
“Had to read it for lit class and loved it. We need to read more Canadian.” – Kevin

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
“It made me think till it hurt.” – Darcy

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
“It’s the adventure that I’ll never have.” – Tillie

The Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara.
“It’s incredibly sad. The book made me appreciate everything we have living in this country.” – Steve

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult.
“Be prepared to cry!” – Cindy