Book News Roundup: January 23, 2015

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The 2015 Canada Reads titles and champions have been announced!

Today is a good day to wear this T-shirt.

A (surprisingly) moving piece on why you should choose your next book carefully.

The Huffington Post gave libraries props by offering a list of 10 Reasons Your Library Can Help You Keep Your New Years’ Resolutions. Thanks Huffpo! (I would add librarian expertise and library programs to this list, as well).

The BBC has chosen this century’s 12 best novels so far. It’s actually a pretty stellar list, and I’m proud to say I have read six of them. How many have you read?

Flavorwire‘s 10 Nonfiction Books to read in 2015 — I have holds on almost all of these.

How to tell if you are in a High Fantasy Novel. (This link is dedicated to my brother, Eric).

For all the mystery lovers out there, here are the finalists for this year’s Edgar Awards.

And the finalists for one of my favourite literary awards — the National Book Critics Circle Award — were also announced this week.

A fabulous Wintertime activity: Canlit Bingo!

Now that Serial is over, here are 8 literary podcasts to listen to.

Authors and teens share the books that saved their lives.

Happy weekend!

-Heidi

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