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Book*hugs Wrapped: Books We Loved This Year, the Authors’ Edition

This month, we asked our 2022 authors that most prized question: what were your favourite reads of the year? We are now pleased to present Book*hugs Wrapped, The Authors’ Edition! Read on for a list of books that moved, excited, changed, engaged, amused, bemused, and ultimately dazzled Book*hug authors this year:

Shannon Webb-Campbell, author of Lunar Tides
  • Standing in the River of Time by Jonina Kirton
  • Rooms: Women, Writing, Woolf by Sina Queryas
  • Half-Bads in White Regalia by Cody Caetano
Shani Mootoo, author of Cane | Fire
  • Remnants by Céline Huyghebaert, translated by Aleshia Jensen
  • A Girl’s Story by Annie Erneaux
  • Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Motherthing by Ainslie Hogarth
Céline Huyghebaert, author of Remnants
  • The Undying by Anne Boyer
  • Walk me to the corner by Anneli Furmark
  • Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Aleshia Jensen, translator of Remnants
  • Ways of Going Home by Alejandro Zambra, translated by Megan McDowell
  • Stone Fruit by Lee Lai
  • Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
Kate Hargreaves, author of tend 
  • Feminist, Queer, Crip by Alison Kafer
  • Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline
  • Ere by Amilcar Nogueira and Simina Banu
Adebe DeRango-Adem, author of Vox Humana 
  • Pure Colour by Sheila Heti
  • Dream of No One But Myself by David Bradford
  • Rehearsals for Living by Robyn Maynard & Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Anita Anand, author of A Convergence of Solitudes
  • Everybody: A Book about Freedom by Olivia Lang
  • Jones by Neil Smith
  • Léa by Ariela Freedman

Marina Allemano, translator of Hunger Heart

Cary Fagan, author of The Animals 

  • Foster by Claire Keegan
  • Remnants by Céline Huyghebaert, translated by Aleshia Jensen
  • Quiet Night Think: Poems and Essays by Gillian Sze
Tree Abraham, author of Cyclettes
  • The Employees by Olga Ravn, translated by Martin Aitken
  • Multiple Choice by Alejandro Zambra, translated by Megan McDowell
  • Groundglass by Kathryn Savage

Alessandra Naccarato, author of Imminent Domains: Reckoning with the Anthropocene

  • Parasitic Oscilations by Madhur Anand
  • How to Split Water by Alycia Pirmohamed

River Halen, author of Dream Rooms

  • Lote by Shola von Reinhold

Mike Steeves, author of Bystander

  • A New Name: Septology VI-VII by Jon Fosse
  • The Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen

Daniel Sarah Karasik, author of Plenitude

  • The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Customs by Solmaz Sharif

Carellin Brooks, author of Learned

  • Charlie Chan Carries On by Earl Derr Biggers
  • Victoria Sees It by Carrie Jenkins
  • This Unlikely Soil by Andrea Routley

Anna Moschavakis, author of Participation

  • Or, On Being the Other Woman by Simone White
  • Permanent Revolution by Gail Scott
  • My Mother Laughs by Chantal Ackerman, translated by Corina Copp


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