Summer Reads 2021 - Sodary

July 8, 2021

Summer Reads 2021 - Sodary

Voici ma liste de lectures d'été!

Here are my summer reads!

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Yoyolalala de Zviane

Comment marier été et chaos? Travailler dans un camp d’été! Dans ce numéro de Jungle, Zviane nous illustre son expérience en tant que monitrice de camp d’été pour personnes autistes. 2004? Salaire minimum de 7,45$? Libérez-nous des libéraux? Cette plongée dans le temps, empreinte de nostalgie, m’a rappelé que les motivations de se trouver un emploi n’ont pas tant changé—besoin d’argent—mais qu’elles peuvent mener à des rencontres attachantes et enrichissantes. Éclats de rire garantis! 

Chat chat chat

Je pense que je n’ai aucunement besoin de justifier ce choix. Moi-même maman de deux magnifiques persans et détentrice d’une robe à imprimé de chats (eh oui, c’est moi!), je ne m’attends qu’à du divertissement de la part de ce livre. 

Vieille fille de Bureau Beige

Jeunes : s’abstenir!

Si vous cherchez une lecture dynamique, rapide et satisfaisante, Vieille fille, dont le titre seul suffit à sa description, vous fera pleurer de rire (car il vaut mieux en rire qu’en pleurer)!

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Everina Maxwell | Winter’s Orbit

Married gays in space—need I say more?

This book reads like a gift wrapped in several layers. We join Prince Tam and Count Jainan as they navigate their budding relationship and uncover the hidden flaws in their world, for no world, even one created by the vivid words of Everina Maxwell, is ever truly perfect. 

Zoe Maeve | The Gift

From the soft simple family moments to the gory assassination details, this beautiful retelling of the secluded life of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna before her death is hypnotising and detailed, yet surprisingly light! An enjoyable read for anyone from fashion historians to graphic novel enthusiasts! 

Lee Lai | Stone Fruit

Sometimes, it takes a relationship to realise that you’ve lost yourself. Lee Lai’s graphic novel debut is beautiful, poignant, and relatable. Her art is so alive it seems to move on its own. 

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Alice Oseman | Heartstopper: Volume 3

The third volume of Heartstopper is out and this time, we follow Nick and Charlie on their trip to Paris, which is enough to satisfy the French part of my heritage! Dubbed the city of love for a reason, we see the beginnings of other relationships while Nick and Charlie continue to work on theirs.

Casey McQuiston | One Last Stop

Time-travelling lesbian(s)? After Red, White & Royal Blue, Casey McQuiston spoiled us right at the beginning of Pride Month with their second novel—this time focused on two New York women who meet by chance despite living on two different timelines. Contrary to Red, White & Royal Blue which I devoured like a starved person, I’m taking my time with One Last Stop as it needs to be savoured. 

Keito Gaku | Boys Run the Riot

Ryo is a trans boy who is trying to navigate this rigid society that keeps forcing him to dress and act a certain way. He unexpectedly develops a friendship with delinquent-looking Sato, a new classmate, and together, they start their own riot; their fight to exist in a world that rejects them.

Lisa Hanawalt | I Want You

If you want an easy laugh—I literally laughed out loud while reading this—and you like crude jokes, this is the perfect book for you.                                                                                                                         

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Michelle Zauner | Crying in H Mart

I would like to take the time to finish this because the first few pages reminded me of every time I called my grandmother for a recipe I couldn’t remember myself.  

Amindar Dhaliwal | Cyclopedia Exotica

I love to read few-panel stories in the summer, and Amindar Dhaliwal’s Cyclopedia Exotica seems perfect for it. It looks funny, delightful, and it probably is surprisingly relatable.

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Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection (Volume 2)

After being enchanted by the adaptations of legends and tales presented in Volume 1, I am excited to explore new stories in Volume 2! Small tip: wash your hands before touching the gorgeous glossy pages. 

Norma Dunning | Eskimo Pie

This is the book that I always recommend and that I can never find in the store! I wish to find it at least once to be able to finish it. Norma Dunning’s poetry has such a good rhythm that it is difficult to stop reading… until a lovely customer decides to buy it right out of my hands! 

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

This one is a very personal pick because I hope to find out more about the Tsilhqotʼin nation where my roommate is from, a nation of very few people because of its horrific history. 

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Été 2004, Zviane travaille comme monitrice dans un camp pour personnes autistes. Elle vient de terminer une première année d'université assez intense et elle...

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Chat chat chat

Dans l’imaginaire populaire, on rejette les « femmes à chats » ou on les dénigre car elles refusent de se plier aux règles de...

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Bureau Beige

Vieille Fille, notes intimes assemble les fragments de vie d’une incurable romantique rongée par le cynisme, à travers sa recherche de l’amour avec un...

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Winter's Orbit

Everina Maxwell

ASunday Times Bestseller!“Sparks fly” (NPR) in Everina Maxwell’s gut-wrenching and romantic space opera debut.Prince Kiem, a famously disappointing minor royal and the Emperor's least...

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Gift, The

Zoe Maeve

The Shining meets Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette in this gripping debut from an award-winning talent. The Gift opens on the snow-blanketed grounds of the...

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Stone Fruit

Lee Lai

Bron and Ray are a queer couple who enjoy their role as the fun weirdo aunties to Ray’s niece, six-year-old Nessie. Their playdates are...

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Heartstopper: Volume 3

Alice Oseman

The third volume in the poignant and sweet Heartstopper series, featuring beautiful two-color artwork!Soon to be streaming on Netflix!Charlie didn't think Nick could...

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One Last Stop

Casey McQuiston

*INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER**INSTANT #1 INDIE BESTSELLER*From theNew York Times bestselling author ofRed, White & Royal Blue comes a new...

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Boys Run the Riot 1

Keito Gaku

A transgender teen named Ryo finds an escape from the expectations and anxieties of his daily life in the world of street fashion. This...

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I Want You

Lisa Hanawalt

The filthy, funny early work from the Tuca & Bertie creator, and Bojack Horseman production designer Before the critically acclaimed animated shows, the bestselling...

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Crying in H Mart

Michelle Zauner

From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book,...

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Cyclopedia Exotica

Aminder Dhaliwal

"The characters in Dhaliwal's stories sparkle. They're tenderly rendered and their problems are real. . . The struggle of the cyclops unfolds in metaphors for...

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Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection (Volume 2)

MOONSHOT: The Indigenous Comics Collection brings together dozens of creators from North America to contribute comic book stories showcasing the rich heritage and identity...

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Eskimo Pie: A Poetics of Inuit Identity

Norma Dunning

"Eskimo Pie: A Poetics of Inuit Identity" examines Dunning's lived history as an Inuk who was born, raised and continues to live south of...

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The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Canadian Geographic

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, in partnership with Canada's national Indigenous organizations, has created a groundbreaking four-volume atlas that shares the experiences, perspectives, and...

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