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July 26, 2018

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Touchwood PR’s Summer Reading List

The Touchwood Team is so excited to be working on two of the biggest literary festivals in Canada again! With Word on the Street (Sep. 23) and the Toronto International Festival of Authors (Oct. 18 – 28) coming back to Harbourfront Centre this fall, we decided it was time to hit the books.¬†Here’s what’s on our team’s summer reading list this year!

Jen’s Pick


I’m currently really into The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Canadian author Heather O’Neill which I heard about through a friend who posted about it on Facebook. It tells the story of two orphans by the name of Rose and Pierott who have all the potential to be successful at their respective art forms but life keeps knocking them down every step of the way. So far it’s moving, at times dark and simply beautiful. I don’t want it to end.

Keira’s Pick

Just finished a couple of mystery novels (nothing special) so I’m open to suggestions for my next read! *Alma is our resident bibliophile ūüėČ

Alma’s Pick


There are so many books to read but one that I must read this summer is Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani. It came highly recommended from a well-read friend.

Michelle’s Pick


The Woman in the Window: A Novel¬†by A. J Finn. I’ve recently been drawn to psychological thrillers/suspense novels and can’t wait to dive into it.

Jess’ Pick


I’ve been reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed. I started reading it when I was on an Alaskan Cruise because it was the only book in the on-board library that appealed to me. But I became so immersed in it that I read half of it in a day when we were at sea. Next on my list is Random Passage, which is a historical fiction book set in Newfoundland. My boyfriend, who is a Newfoundlander, lent it to me and I want to read it to learn more about the province.

Betty’s Pick


I recently picked up the first two volumes of¬†The Dam Keeper¬†graphic novels.¬†Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo originally created the concept for an¬†animated short film about a pig and a fox that strike up a friendship in a town that is overcome by a mysterious fog. The film was¬†nominated for an Oscar and now they’re building on the world in a series of graphic novels. Between the beautifully painted aesthetics and the heartwarming story, both the film and the books are worth your time.


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