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    If Your New Year’s Resolution Is To Read More, Here Are 19 Books To Check Out

    From non-fiction to poetry, we've got it all.

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    1. Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb, a licensed therapist who also sees a therapist of her own. It’s a memoir of her own experiences with psychotherapy and her clients, and also an exploration of humanity, self-awareness, and vulnerability.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.99. Also available for Kindle.

    2. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, a fictional story about two sisters and their journey of survival in a German-occupied, war-torn France during World War II.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.22. Also available in hardcover and for Kindle.

    3. A copy of Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert, about a girl who makes a to-do list of ways to get her life together after a near-death experience. She enlists her neighbour Red to help her, but he has some obstacles of his own to overcome.

    multiple copies of Get A Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert in a pile it also says love wasn't on her to-do list
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.79. Also available for Kindle.

    4. My Own Words, an autobiography by the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former associate justice of the Supreme Court. It's an insightful look into her early years and education, her fights for gender equality, and the Supreme Court.

    the cover of My Own Words which has a painting of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.19. Also available for Kindle.

    5. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, about identical twin sisters who run away from their past in completely different directions. They reunite decades later and realize how truly divergent their lives have become.

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    It's a multigenerational story that explores topics of family, race, and identity.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.58. Also available in paperback and for Kindle.

    6. A copy of Delirium by Lauren Oliver, set in a dystopian world where love is forbidden, and everyone is "cured" from this "dangerous disease" on their 18th birthday. The main character Lena is looking forward to a safe life free from love — until she meets Alex.

    The cover of Delirium with dare to love written across the top
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    This book is great for the science fiction lover or young adult you know.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.50. Also available in hardcover and for Kindle.

    7. A copy of Anxious People by Fredrik Backman that takes place at an open-house where a robber has taken eight people hostage. As police show up, the robber has to decide whether he'd rather face the law or be stuck with his hostages — who have used this opportunity to share their problems and secrets.

    the cover of fredrik backman's book anxious people which shows the back of two people
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.80. Also available in hardcover and for Kindle.

    8. A novel called The Midnight Library by Matt Haig that's every bookworm's dream. The main character Nora finds herself in the Midnight Library, with an endless supply of books where each one lets Nora explore various versions of her life if she’d made different decisions. She uses these books to relive her regrets but eventually faces a looming danger.

    a stack of five copies of The Midnight Library with the text one library, infinite lives
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.99. Also available for Kindle.

    9. Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy, which tells the story of a scientist named Franny who is always on the move, studying the world around her. But as she goes on a trip to study a species of birds on their last migration to Antarctica, it's her own history that she's forced to explore.

    the cover of the book which has glaciers on it and paper swans
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.41. Also available in hardcover and for Kindle.

    10. Range by David Epstein, which explores the idea of being a generalist and how skills can be transferable from one field to another. He examines some of the world's most successful athletes, businesspeople, and scientists to prove his theory.

    person holding a the book range with a set of keys on the cover
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.70. Also available in paperback and for Kindle.

    11. American Royals by Katharine McGee is a funny, soapy look into what life would be like with an American royal family. With princesses vying to become queen and princes navigating love, it'll be the perfect read if you've already rewatched Gossip Girl twice.

    the book on a table surrounded by a crown, lipstick, a rose, and a shoe
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    Make sure to pick up the sequel, too!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.36. Also available in paperback and for Kindle.

    12. I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll, a thriller that begins with main character Ella overhearing two men flirting with two teenage girls on a train. She realizes that the men were just released from prison, but freezes when she tries to call for help. The next day, one of the girls goes missing, and Ella begins receiving threatening letters.

    the cover of the book with the o in you written in pen circled around a person
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.17. Also available for Kindle.

    13. This One Wild And Precious Life by Sarah Wilson that touches on the difficult times that we've all been going through — a pandemic, a climate crisis, social injustices — and how it's affected our happiness and connection with the world and each other.

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    She offers ideas to become more grounded like hiking, embracing art, and practicing activism.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $33.17. Also available for Kindle.

    14. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, if you love Greek mythology. It's a modern reimagining of The Iliad set during the Trojan War, and it centres on an unexpected love story between superhuman Achilles and young prince Patroclus. Warning — this one is a tearjerker, so you might want to have a few tissues handy.

    The Song of Achilles book cover with an ancient Greek style helmet
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.79. Also available for Kindle.

    15. Home Body by Rupi Kaur, a poetry book about self-love, community, and embracing change.

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    If you loved her first book, Milk & Honey, you should probably pick up a copy.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.85. Also available in hardcover and for Kindle.

    16. A copy of Stuff You Should Know, by Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant that's filled with interesting, weird, and sometimes shocking facts you probably didn't know.

    the cover of the book that says stuff you should know, an incomplete compendium of very crossed out, mostly interesting things.
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.75. Also available for Kindle.

    17. You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle, about a seemingly-perfect couple who are just a few months away from their lavish wedding. The only problem? They don't really like each other all that much, and the person who breaks the engagement has to pay the nonrefundable wedding bill. As they try to sabotage and prank each other, they start to realize they might actually be having a good time.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.42. Also available for Kindle.

    18. A copy of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab, which chronicles the life of a young woman who makes a deal with the devil to live forever — but the catch is that everyone she meets forgets her. She fights to make her mark on the world and 300 years later, she finally meets someone who remembers her name.

    person holding the book which features a constellation on the cover
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $34.21. Also available in paperback and for Kindle.

    19. Shoe Dog, a memoir by Nike founder Phil Knight that anyone would love. The book begins with Knight as a lost twentysomething just trying to find his place — something we can all relate to. Knight's detailed recollection of his life makes you feel like you're right there with him, rooting him on through every obstacle.

    The cover of Shoe Dog with a big orange Nike swoosh logo across the middle
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.74. Also available in hardcover and for Kindle.

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