Canada Day is just around the corner, which means LONG WEEKEND (!) and we all know that obviously means reading. Here are some books by Canadian authors we recommend spending your long weekend with!
Sister of Mine by Laurie Petrou
Penny and Hattie are sisters in a small town. They share a secret that they cannot escape, even while it pulls them apart. One night, Penny’s terrible husband is killed, and the sisters decide to retreat into their family home, living in the shadow of what they put in motion. But Penny’s husband is not the only thing they are hiding. Sister of Mine is an engrossing thriller that will keep you on your toes all weekend long; you’ll be guessing until the very end.
Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
This stunning debut novel is Pride and Prejudice with a modern twist. Ayesha Shamsi is an ambitious poet who lives at home with her boisterous Muslim family and, though she’s lonely, really doesn’t want an arranged marriage. If you’re ready for a good laugh and a big dose of cultural education (plus maybe a cup of chai tea), pick up Ayesha at Last for the long weekend!
Little Green by Tish Cohen
How much pressure can a marriage take? Elise Sorenson has been striving for the Olympics as long as she can remember, but the months of intense training and competition are taking her away from her husband, Matt, and their eight-year-old daughter, Gracie, far too often. But all their worldly problems fade when the unthinkable happens to their daughter. Slip into someone else’s family problems this long weekend with Little Green.
The Ghost Keeper by Natalie Morrill
Winner of the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction (!), The Ghost Keeper is set in Vienna during the 1930s and ’40s, and centers on a poignant love story and a friendship that ends in betrayal. It’s a story about the terrible choices we make to survive, and the powerful connections to our communities and friends that define us. If you’re a historical fiction lover, this book will sweep you away to a different world for the long weekend.
The Power of Kindness by Brian Goldman
Dr. Brian Goldman is a veteran emergency room physician. He has a successful career setting broken bones, curing pneumonia, and more. But time, stress, errors, and heavy expectations left him wondering what kindness truly looks like. The Power of Kindness is the perfect read for your long weekend if you want to learn a little bit about why kindness is so vital to our existence.
What’s on your reading list for the long weekend, Savvy Readers? Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader. Happy long weekend (reading)!