2024 is here, and if you are a Canadian book lover, you know exactly what that means. Canada Reads in back for its 23rd annual Battle of the Books! The theme for this year is: One Book To Carry Us Forward.
The shortlist has been released, and debates will take place from March 4-7. Until then, I’ve picked three of my favorites to share with you today. You can also check out the 2024 Longlist for more incredible Canadian books to check out.
3 New Canadian Books To Read
Bad Cree by Jessica Johns
Genre: Paranormal Horror
Description: Mackenzie is haunted by nightmares about the untimely death of her sister Sabrina. She is overcome by guilt while the lines between reality and her nightmares blur. Soon, crows start to follow her and she receives threatening text messages from someone claiming to be her sister.
Looking for an escape, she flees to her family home. But what she finds may be even more terrifying.
The Future by Catherine Leroux
Genre: Dystopian Fiction, Science Fiction
Description: Have you ever thought about what Detroit would be like if the French never surrendered the city to the U.S? Even if you haven’t, you should give this book a read.
Gloria arrives in the city trying to find out about her missing granddaughters. Detroit residents deal with racism, poverty, and pollution. However, Gloria finds a group of abandoned children who have created their own society.
Meet Me At The Lake by Carley Fortune
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Fiction
Description: This is not your everyday romance novel. This book explores how small, random events can change the course of your life.
Fern Brookshanks is stuck managing her mother’s resort. She can’t stop thinking about the 24 hours she spent with stranger Will Baxter in Toronto over 20 years ago. Suddenly, he shows up at her door… and he has a secret.