The Globe and Mail recently released a list of their Top 100 books of 2018. These are the favourites amongst the books that the Globe and Mail editors and reviewers loved this year. Their list consists of a variety of different genres and categories. This includes 14 non-fiction, 10 comics and graphic novels, 10 thrillers, 18 award-worthy and award-winners, 14 Canadian literature, and much more. Check out the following titles that made the list :
1. “Vi” by Kim Thuy
“Vi” tells the story of a Vietnamese family as they struggle to reinvent themselves in new lands. This short read delves into very personal themes of identity for the author, as she herself was one of the millions of “boat people” that safely escaped the Vietnam war. Kim Thuy was also nominated for New Academy Prize in Literature in 2018, a award created to replace the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was not to be awarded in 2018.
In Orange’s debut title he tells the story of many different Native American people living in contemporary Oakland. These dispersed characters will come together for the city’s inaugural Big Oakland Powwow. This title has been creating a lot of buzz not only for its characterization but it’s style, and form.
“Motherhood” is a thought-provoking work, which tells the story of a woman as she struggles with the choice of having children or not. This novel is an autobiographical work about the authors own contemplation of motherhood. With this work Heti had garnered international acclaim as well as a Giller nomination.
In Wong’s debut memoir “The Woo Woo” she tells the story of her Chinese Canadian experience dealing with mental illness. With dark humor, she highlighted her family’s tendency to blame ghosts and demons (“The Woo Woo”) instead of looking into medical avenues of treatment. Nominated for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, Canada most lucrative non-fiction prize, this memoir was initially rejected multiple times for not being relatable enough.
Based on her extremely successful Massey Lecture Series , “All Our Relations” examines the suicide epidemic in Indigenous communities. Talaga, a bestselling and award-winning author, explores cultural genocide and its after effects in this call for action and justice.
All of these titles and many more from the 2018 Globe 100 list can be found at the Caledon Public Library.