A Novel Spot has a curated selection of books and a staff of voracious readers. We're always happy to provide recommendations and let you know what we've been enjoying lately. You may also subscribe to our newsletter for monthly picks!
Even with so many different tastes in literature, there are some things on which we can all agree.
The bookshop is Sarah's second home, and fiction is her favourite genre. She's partial to historical fiction, and also devours well-written emotionally charged family stories. Every so often she'll delve into a mystery/thriller and then she'll ask herself why she doesn't read more of them.
Susan is our most voracious reader; she reads all genres and easily finishes 3-4 books a week. Books set in the South are particularly appealing to her, and she appreciates fine writing.
Our most particular reader on staff, Chris demands well-written books. She favours sparse descriptions and clarity of prose, typically reading fiction but also enjoying memoirs with a science or nature focus.
Helen likes a variety of genres but has a special fondness for dark &/or dystopian stories. Historical fiction set in far-flung places and biographies with a scientific bent are also on her favourites list.
Mary is a fan of contemporay fiction that takes her to destinations far and wide. Historical fiction series are another favourite and she enjoys revisiting with old friends.
Diane is our big mystery reader, and every so often she'll delve into historical fiction. She can recommend her favourite detectives or the latest great thriller.
The mastermind behind our newsletter, Kathleen has a wide-ranging passion for books, enjoying everything from classic literature to the latest YA, and reads a lot of Canadian authors.