Cool Summer Reading List You Shouldn’t Missed

Officially, summer has here! Seeking a decent book to read? Check out this selection of the hottest new fantasy and nonfiction books from Canada and around the world.


Remnants examines how people perceive their families. Author Céline Huyghebaert explores a father-daughter connection fashioned by silence and missed possibilities in her book, which is packed with surveys, images, dream recording, and conversation.


Top Chef Canada contestant Adrian Forte’s first cookbook is titled Yawd. The cookbook offers a series of fusion recipe ideas, including coconut fried chicken, oxtail gnocchi, spiced steamed fish, and more. It also highlights the essential components of Afro-Caribbean cooking.

Field Notes on Listening

The book Field Notes on Listening was written in reaction to our disconnection from the land, the traumatic history of how many people arrived here, and what we may learn if we paid attention to the world around us. The book travels through time, tackling problems such as global warming and the results of late-stage capitalism as well as Dobson’s lost family farm.

Rehearsals for Living

The idea for the book Rehearsals for Living came to be in the spring of 2020, during the COVID-19 epidemic. Writing letters to each other was a gesture made by authors Robyn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson out of a need for kinship and relationship at a tough time.

All the Seas of the World

A historical fantasy story of betrayal, fate, memory, and power, All the Seas of the World. The goal of two individuals is to tip the distribution of forces in a region. What follows is a suspenseful tale of fate, retribution, and political intrigue.