Books on the Drive: Top 10 reading choices for the busy road warrior

Christmas Classics Grayson Collier Random House Canada – 32nd on New York Times hardcover non-fiction list Following in the footsteps of his popular early childhood series that could have been written by a child,…

Books on the Drive: Top 10 reading choices for the busy road warrior

Christmas Classics

Grayson Collier

Random House Canada – 32nd on New York Times hardcover non-fiction list

Following in the footsteps of his popular early childhood series that could have been written by a child, this new, hardcover collection of Christmas classics is bookended by a fable about Boo Radley and an even longer story about the Easter Bunny.

Beyond Dickens – Calling the Shots

Alexis Jay

Random House Canada – 33rd on New York Times hardcover non-fiction list

Bestselling British investigative journalist Alexis Jay writes about the origin of the Crown Prince of Sokoto (aka the “Akida Guesthouse” hotel), how Islam started in Scotland, and why modern philanthropists still try to silence whistleblowers.

Lessons From World War II – Die Hard

Michael Shanks

Scribner Canada – 45th on New York Times hardcover non-fiction list

This one’s personal for me, but the first and best (at least in my opinion) American novel about World War II, and is a stunning picture-book read.

The Last Policeman

Richard Russell

Penguin Random House Canada – 66th on New York Times hardcover non-fiction list

Richard Russell, a good old Canadian writer, is much too deserving of a wider audience. His stories of Canadian soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and returning home tell some amazing tales of survival.

Travels with the Moose

Mark Trail

Penguin Random House Canada – 75th on New York Times hardcover non-fiction list

In this first volume of Mark Trail’s adventure and exploration series, Moose travels to Greenland, China, and Indonesia. Partly memoir and partly travelogue, it’s a fun read.

The Sting of the Tailfin Sea

Orest Katna

Random House Canada – 88th on New York Times hardcover non-fiction list

Part science fiction, part novella, The Sting of the Tailfin Sea is about a scientist who becomes desperate when his only way home is cut off by giant sea creatures (the whales).

Surviving Holocausts

Diana Schmidt Jacob

Random House Canada – 104th on New York Times hardcover non-fiction list

This book tells the story of two people who survived the Holocaust – a Canadian lawyer and a Czech refugee. It’s a beautifully written account of two very different people, and their stories.

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