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My favourite books of 2022 (so far) 

Canadian YA author Susan Juby is dominating my reading life

I think I’m addicted

Since discovering Juby’s 2003 breakout YA novel Alice, I Think in a Little Free Library a few weeks ago, I’ve now made good use of the Toronto Public Library’s Holds system to read seven of Juby’s print books and listen to one audio book.

That’s right! Eight books in just over a month.

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The Marrow Thieves is a worthy read for all ages

This fast-moving, dystopian novel with Indigenous protagonists is the book every Canadian should read this year, a fact established on CBC Canada Reads — even though the book didn’t win

The Marrow Thieves didn’t win this year’s CBC Canada Reads debates, but I believe it should have. I was thoroughly convinced by Jully Black’s defense of the book on the annual book battle, and reading it was a confirmation that it’s a timely and important contribution to Canadian culture right now.

Telling the story of group of Indigenous nomads who are on the run in a future society beset by climate change, The Marrow Thieves creates a dystopian world in which people have lost the ability to dream and Indigenous people are hunted for their bone marrow because it’s believed to be the remedy.

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They Both Die At The End celebrates same sex love

Bringing sci-fi futurism together with romance, Adam Silvera’s novel is aBOUT FINDING love AMIDST CHAOS

Rufus and Mateo live in the near future in New York City. In their social-media saturated world, a mysterious company called Death Cast phones people, known as Deckers, to tell them they’re going to die within the next 24 hours. Rufus and Mateo meet through an app, Last Friend, which matches up Deckers on their last days.

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