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our reading list for October 2014


Adult Onset by Ann-Marie MacDonald
her first novel since 2003's The Way the Crow Flies is hot off the presses, and currently being pressed into customers’ hands by Type co-owner Jo.

The Children Act by Ian McEwan
This brilliant and emotionally wrenching new novel tackles faith and the right to die. 

Consumed by David Cronenberg
The much-publicized debut novel is every bit as dark and disturbing as you’d expect it to be. 

How to Be Both by Ali Smith
A new novel about the versatility of art is currently shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
The How to Be a Woman author returns, this time with a smart, funny work of fiction.

J by Howard Jacobson
A post-apocalyptic tale is another current Booker Prize shortlistee.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
A flue pandemic wipes out 99% of humanity in this gripping, haunting novel.

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
Neapolitan novels are flying off the shelves! The third book in the series is on the must-read list of Type co-owner Samara.

Wittgenstein Jr. by Lars Iyer
His most ambitious novel yet. Currently a staff pick for Kyle.


Curationism by David Balzer
The latest in the Coach House Books Exploded Views series examines how curating has taken over art and everything else. This is the current commuting read for Type staffer Becky.

The Thing: The Book
The book of subscription-only quarterly magazine The Thing. Each part of the book is created by a different artist, with David Shrigley and Miranda July among the contributors. Currently a staff pick for Derek.

Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton
Contributions from hundreds of women about how garments play a role in shaping more than the body. We have copies SIGNED by all three editors too!


How to Cook Everything Fast by Mark Bittman
Have very little time but a very strong bookshelf? Then this book is for you!

Jamie’s Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver
Focusing on perfect snuggly stomach-fillers for fall.

Toronto Cooks by Amy Rosen
Favourite recipes of Toronto’s favourite restaurant cooks.


Edgewise by Cookie Mueller
The life of a cult-figure collected in oral histories told by those who knew her.

Reflections by Brad Dukes
On the show’s 25th anniversary, the cast and crew reflect on the international TV phenomenon that was Twin Peaks.


Don’t by Litsa Trochatos, Illus. Virginia Johnson
Teaching kids a thing or two about animals.

Little Owl’s Day by Divya Srinivason
The follow up to the brilliant Little Owl’s Night.

Mix It Up! by Hervé Tullet
Kids learn about the colour palette. Currently a staff favourite for Serah-Marie. Signed copies at the store! 

Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers
Letters make words and words makes stories. And a new Oliver Jeffers book will always make you smile.

Sam's Pet Temper by Sangeeta Bhadra & Marion Arbona
When Sam gets mad his pet temper comes out to play.

Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton
A pretty birdie outsmarts some hunters. With counting!


Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire
The aurthor of Wicked writes a dazzling new fantasy for all ages.

Classics by Rifle Paper Co
Perennial favourites HeidiAnne of Green Gables, and The Little Princess are now available in gorgeous hardcover.


Afterworlds by Darcy Patel
The teenage author put college on hold to write a novel. Then, amid a crowd of fledgling and established New York writers, the stories of Darcy’s real life and her novel begin to intersect...

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancy
The unputdownable follow-up to The Fifth Wave is out now. Grab it while it’s hot!