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June 25, 2015

The four Book Club books on a table

The Word On The Street’s Book Club is back! 

We’ve selected four great reads for The Word On The Street’s second summer book club.

Chat with other CanLit fans, share your point of view, and get a free Advanced Reading Copy or book by a featured author at the biggest book festival in Canada.

Participation is FREE! Visit our website for more info about the books, and to join the club. We’ll be posting discussion questions right here on The Word On The Street blog in August.


Meet our 2015 Book Club Leaders

We’re excited to have four book-loving bloggers leading the discussions this summer!

The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan Cover

The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan by Robert Hough
Book Club Leader: Karen Ma
Blog: One More Page

Karen Ma has been a bookworm her whole life and can often be found reading and walking at the same time. Her love of books inspired her to create her blog, One More Page, which has been featured on CBC Books’ “Canadian Blogs” section. When she’s not reading, Karen can be found playing board games, watching TV, and looking at cute animal pictures online.

Deadbeat Club cover

The Deadbeat Club by Dietrich Kalteis
Book Club Leader: Christine Nguyen
Blog: Padfoots Library

Christine is a 25 year old book blogger who is also a graduate student. She particularly enjoys Japanese contemporary literature and some of her favourite authors are Haruki Murakami and Kazuo Ishiguro. She reads a wide range of books from Adult fiction and non-fiction to YA fiction. She started writing book reviews as a platform to sing her praises for books she really loved and to connect with the online book community.


The Road to Atlantis

The Road to Atlantis by Leo Brent Robillard
Book Club Leader: Jenn Hubbs
Blog: Lost in a Great Book

Born in small town Ontario to a librarian and a high school teacher, Jenn grew up surrounded by books of all genres and a family of readers. A former teacher, she is a public librarian and a selection and events coordinator, working with publishers across North America. As a proud CanLit supporter, Jenn continues to read, review and recommend books to anyone who will listen.

Monica Heisey- I Can't Believe-final cover -april 2015

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better by Monica Heisey
Book Club Leader: Michele Daniels
Blog: Just a Lil’ Lost

According to her family, Michele started reading when she was 3 – and she hasn’t put a book down since. Her love of reading and the online world inspired her to start her site, Just a Lil’ Lost, where she connects with others and writes about books and pop culture topics. She enjoys books in all genres; from adult and young adult fiction to non-fiction and graphic novels. As the creator of #ParisMonth, an annual blog event that just wrapped its fourth year, she celebrates her obsession with the French city all month long every April. When she doesn’t have a book in hand, Michele can probably be found with a coffee in one, and a macaron in the other.