If there is one thing we love here at Kobo, it’s reading. At any given moment, it’s pretty much guaranteed two people are talking somewhere on Slack about what book they’re reading, or someone is going off track in a meeting to give a book recommendation. We just really love books! So in the spirit of Read a Book Day, I thought it would be fun to take a look at what the KWL Team is currently reading! Be sure to drop your current reads in the comments.

Shayna, Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D Jackson

“It’s a heart-wrenching coming-of-age/mystery that highlights issues in the US with missing girls of colour.”

Elizabeth, The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

“I’m reading The Jane Austen Society – I’m a sucker for anything Jane Austen related and books about bookclubs”

Sarah Jane, The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

“I’m reading The Lies of Locke Lamora. It’s a very fun heist fantasy with clever characters and great world building.”

Lucia, The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

Benedict, Kukum by Michel Jean

“So I decided this summer I wanted to read books about Native people in Canada and I started with this book which taught me a lot already. I’m looking for new ones if you guys have advice.”

Tara, Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe

“I’m reading Empire of Pain at the moment. It’s a really interesting look at how an American dynasty is created and how powerful rich anonymity is. The amount of research is super impressive and if you like audio, the author narrates it himself. You should also check out another book of his if this took your fancy.”

Joni, Apples Never Fall by Lianne Moriarty

I spent last weekend in Algonquin and enjoyed relaxing by the lake with Liane Moriarty’s latest book, Apples Never Fall. I will rush to read anything that Liane Moriarty writes; I love her writing style and her stories always draw me in. I also reread an old favourite, Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods because I was camping in the backcountry and wanted to read about someone who was equally unsuited for wilderness life, and also I wanted to terrify myself reading all his research about bear attacks.

Rachel, One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

“I’m currently reading One Last Stop, an adorable and surprisingly magical romance that is the perfect end-of-summer read.”

Happy reading!

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