Looking for a new read can be difficult. With so many amazing books constantly being published we all have a hard time choosing one book. But luckily for all the bookworms across Canada, Indigo just released its Best Books of 2021 and it’s chock full of unputdownable reads from all sorts of genres and authors.


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So just how were these reads decided? A “committee of Indigo staff read 5,000 books throughout the year and cast 4,000 votes, before discussing their favourites and deliberating for 20 hours to determine the best of the best.” Thanks to their hard work we get a selection of carefully curated titles. Ready to check them all out?

Read below to see the titles and just what employees had to say about them.

1. The Strangers by Katherena Vermette

“A stunning multigenerational story of hard love and harder lessons, The Strangers is a tender portrait of a Métis family that will break you and then put you back together again.”
– Kiara, Customer Experience Leader

2. Unreconciled by Jesse Wente

“A powerful and poignant memoir that explores the long-lasting and far-reaching impacts of colonialism. A must read for every Canadian.”
– Ameema, Thoughtfull Operations Manager

3. Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad

“Suleika takes her battle with leukemia and details not only what it takes to survive, but also what makes life worth living. My favourite memoir since Educated.”
– Heather, CEO & Chief Booklover

4. The Apollo Murders by Chris Hadfield

“Everything you could want in a page-turning thriller. Intrigue, bad guys, and treasure, all wrapped up in the cold war 1970s space race.”
– Amanda, Print Experience Manager

5. Dark Roads by Chevy Stevens

“The thing that makes your heart beat is how the story is rooted in reality. It’s a thrilling work inspired by a broken system, and I couldn’t put it down.”
– AJ, Customer Experience Manager

6. One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston


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One Last Stop is a wonderful love story, and more: an invitation to free ourselves from the past and join a present where we can live and love fully and freely.”
– Claire, Buyer

7. Call Me Indian by Fred Sasakamoose

“Sports fan or not, this deeply personal memoir is a piece of Indigenous history that should not be missed.”
– Kaitlynd, Inventory Analyst

8. She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

“Fate or freewill? This epic will keep you up and keep you guessing. And be warned, the villain will haunt you!”
– Rachel, Print Experience Manager

9. The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell


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“There could not be a more perfect combination than Malcolm Gladwell writing a WWII history! A master storyteller puts you in the middle of this epic conflict.”
– Andrew, Buyer

10. Bewilderment by Richard Powers

“A beautifully moving story about a father’s love that asks us to consider the major ethical questions of our age and what kind of a world we are leaving for our children.”
– Brandon, Buyer

So whether you’re looking for a new read or a gift for the avid reader in your life be sure to check out these titles. The whole list which includes children’s books, teen books and French books can be found here.