Who had the better booklist for 2018?

As 2018 becomes a distant memory in our psyches, we couldn’t resist taking one more look back to round up the Best Books of 2018 from all the big players. Who do you think put together the better booklist?

Goodreads: voted Still Me by JoJo Moyes #1

The New York Times: included Educated by Tara Westover, which is the upcoming book in the Crimson Reading Series

Bustle: features The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, already being adapted for film and called out by Bustle in November as “A Huge Win for Representation”

Financial Times: how many of these have you read?

Cosmopolitan: recognizing the second wind that Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan garnered with the premier of the film adaptation this year, the book is ranks 24th on the list (a big up considering in 2013 it was regarded as a summer beach read).

Time: awarded The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner #1

Did we miss your favourite source for all things books & reading? Let us know so that we can include them in our next roundup.

From my family to yours, happy new year & happy reading!

– Marilyn

Join us for a documentary screening of Bal Ej: The Hidden Jews of Ethiopia


Please join us on Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m. for the showing of this award winning film on the hidden Jews of Ethiopia. We are fortunate to have the filmmaker, Irene Orleansky, to do a Q&A via Skype after the film. In her movie, Bal Ej: the Hidden Jews of Ethiopia, Irene is lifting the curtains of hundreds of years to reveal the history, traditions and music of this remarkable community to the world.

Location: Borochov Cultural Centre (272 Codsell Ave., Toronto)

Price: $12 at the door (donations welcome)

This film is brought to you by Kulanu Canada, an organization dedicated to recognizing and aiding small or emerging Jewish communities throughout the world. Our funds help them to sustain their Jewish roots and traditions. Please help by coming out to this evening. For more information, please visit kulanucanada.org.

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