Queen Books December 2019 Newsletter & Gift Guide

Happy December! 

Read on for our 2019 gift guide to find something for everyone on your list! 

A Note About Holiday Hours:

December 20: 10AM-9PM
December 21: 9AM-8PM
December 22: 9AM-8PM
December 23: 10AM-9PM
December 24: 9AM-4PM
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed

December 27-December 31: 10AM-6PM
January 1: Closed
On January 2 we are back to our regular hours which are as follows:
Monday-Friday: 10AM-8PM
 Saturday: 9AM-6PM
Sunday: 10AM-6PM

Book Club News

True Crime Book Club
Tuesday, December 17
7-8
This month we're reading Murder in the Bayou by Ethan Brown, and watching the five-part series based on the book on Showtime/Crave. All are welcome; check out our Facebook groups at this link, or RSVP at rachel@queenbooks.ca to join our True Crime Book Club mailing list.

Fiction Book Club
Monday, December 2
8-10
This month we are reading 2019 Booker winner Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo. All are welcome; check out our Facebook groups at this link, or RSVP at raevin@queenbooks.ca to join our Fiction Book Club mailing list.

Romance Book Club
Monday, December 9
6:30-7:30
We are kicking off our new Romance Book Club on December 9th at 6:30PM with Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory. Please RSVP to raevin@queenbooks.ca.

Reading Queens
Our Teen Fiction Book Club, Reading Queens, will be on a slight hiatus until 2020. Keep an eye out for dates and please fill out this survey about what days/times work best for those interested.

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 6
6:30-8
December 6th Reading & Fundraiser for the AWHL

Join us for our annual reading & fundraiser at Queen Books to support the Assaulted Women's Helpline. Admission will be pay what you can with all proceeds going to the AWHL. Featuring readings from poet Vannessa Barnier, author Alexandra Kimball (The Seed, Coach House), author Alessandra Naccarato (Re-Origin of Species, Book*hug), author Robin Richardson (Try Not to Get Too Attached, Book*hug), author Hana Shafi (It Begins with the Body, Book*hug), poet Sanna Wani, and more!

Saturday, December 7
6-8
What Cats Think Launch with John Spray

Join us for the launch of John Spray's latest picture book What Cats Think with Pajama Press. This event is free to attend, refreshments will be available, and all are welcome. John is donating all of his book royalties to the Toronto Cat Rescue.

Queen Books 2019 Gift Guide

FOR THE POP CULTURE OBSESSIVE
Movies (and Other Things) by Shea Serrano (Twelve)
Go Ahead in the Rain by Hanif Abdurraqib (University of Texas Press)
High School by Tegan and Sara Quin (Simon & Schuster)
It's Garry Shandling's Book by Judd Apatow (Random House)
The Beautiful Ones by Prince (Speigel & Grau)

FOR THE HOCKEY FANATIC
The Greatest Weirdest Most Amazing NHL Debuts of All Time by Andrew Podnieks (ECW Press)
Stat Shot: A Fan's Guide to Hockey Analytics by Rob Vollman (ECW Press)
The Fundies: The Essential Hockey Guide from On the Bench by Olly Postanin and Jacob Ardown (Penguin Canada)
Before the Lights Go Out by Sean Fitz-Gerald (McClelland & Stewart)
FOR THE UP-TO-DATE BIBLIOPHILE
Normal People by Sally Rooney (Knopf Canada)
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)
Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry (Knopf Canada)
The Topeka School by Ben Lerner (McClelland & Stewart)
Essays One by Lydia Davis (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy (Hamish Hamilton)
FOR THE TORONTO DEVOTEE
Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta (Astoria)
Shut Up You're Pretty by Téa Mutonji (Arsenal Pulp Press)
The Flyer Vault: 150 Years of Toronto's Concert History by Daniel Tate & Rob Bowman (Dundurn)
Toronto Makes: The Things We Love and the People Who Make Them by Randi Bergman (Figure 1 Publishing)
FOR THE GRAPHIC NOVEL AFICIONADO 
Making Comics by Lynda Barry (Drawn & Quarterly)
Frogcatchers by Jeff Lemire (Gallery 13)
Rusty Brown by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
Death Threat by Vivek Shraya & Ness Lee (Arsenal Pulp Press)
FOR THE NEWS FIEND
Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigneous Women and Girls by Jessica McDiarmid (Doubleday Canada)
She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey (Penguin Press)
On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein (Knopf Canada)
The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells (Tim Duggan Books)
FOR THE SPOOKY B*TCH
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (Flatiron Books)
Exhalation by Ted Chiang (Knopf)
Bunny by Mona Awad (Hamish Hamilton)
FOR THE POETIC SOUL
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (Penguin Press)
Feed by Tommy Pico (Tin House Books)
NDN Coping Mechanisms by Billy-Ray Belcourt (House of Anansi Press)
Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac by Alex Dimitrov & Dorothea Lasky (Flatiron Books)
One Drum by Richard Wagamese (Douglas & McIntyre)
FOR THE HISTORY BUFF
Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun: Portraits of Everyday Life in Eight Indigneous Communities by Paul Seesequasis (Knopf Canada)
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (Bond Street Books)
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe (Doubleday)
Medieval Bodies: Life and Death in the Middle Ages by Jack Hartnell (WW Norton)
Lampedusa by Steven Price (McClelland & Stewart)
FOR THE CULTURAL CRITIC
Little Weirds by Jeny Slate (Little, Brown, and Company)
Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino (Random House)
I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution by Emily Nussbaum (Random House)
Females by Andrea Long Chu (Verso)
FOR THE MYSTERY LOVER
Your Life is Mine by Nathan Ripley (Simon & Schuster)
The Lost Man by Jane Harper (Flatiron Books)
Someone We Know by Shari Lapena (Doubleday Canada)
FOR THE VOYEUR INTO WOMEN'S INNER LIVES
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster)
In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado (Strange Light)
I Hope We Choose Love by Kai Cheng Thom (Arsenal Pulp Press)
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo (Grove Press)
Hollywood's Eve by Lili Anolik (Scribner)
FOR THE FOODIE
Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food by Lenore Newman (ECW Press)
Chop Suey Nation: The Legion Cafe and Other Stories from Canada's Chinese Restaurants by Ann Hui (Douglas & McIntyre)
Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes, Through Darkness and Light by Caroline Eden (Quadrille)
FOR THE CHEF
Mixtape Potluck Cookbook by Questlove (Harry N. Abrams)
Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman (Clarkson Potter)
FOR THE YOUNG READER

Middle Reader
Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy (Balzer + Bray)
Malamander by Thomas Taylor (Candlewick)

Young AdultZiggy Stardust & Me by James Brandon (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers)
Permanent Record by Mary H K Choi (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
FOR THE EVEN YOUNGER READER
Picture Books: The Fate of Fausto by Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins Children's Books)
Wild Honey from the Moon by Kenneth Kraegel (Candlewick)

Early Reader: Hi Jack! by Mac Barnett & Greg Pizzoli (Viking Books for Young Readers)
Lulu is Getting a Sister by Judith Viorst (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books)

Happy holidays! We love you all! 

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