THE STORY OF THE LOST CHILD shortlisted for the 2nd Annual Type Book Awards


announcing the winners of the 2nd Annual Type Books Awards

The Type Book Awards are chosen by the Type Books’ staff at both our Queen Street and Forest Hill locations. We have collectively assembled our favourite reads from the last 12 months – from any genre, from any country, published any year.

There are a lot of us, so this list is long and there are no categories. We are all different kinds of readers: we devour exciting thrillers, we delight in witty children’s books, we ponder insightful books of philosophy, we revel in particularly difficult fiction.

Not enough for you? Check out our (pretty long) short list. Still want more? Check out our long (long) list announcement.

Type Books is now proud to present the shortlist of what we have read, loved, and recommended in the last 12 months!

Fifteen Dogs – Andre Alexis
The Cartel – Don Winslow
The Story of the Lost Child – Elena Ferrante
Purity – Jonathan Franzen
The Meursault Investigation – Kamel Daoud
Fates and Furies – Lauren Groff
All My Puny Sorrows – Miriam Toews
Hysteric – Nelly Arcan
The Sellout – Paul Beatty

Otter – Ben Ladouceur
Dear Leader – Damian Rogers

Supermutant Magic Academy – Jillian Tamaki

Agnes Martin – Frances Morris
The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto’s First Immigrant Neighbourhood – John Lorinc
Cooking for Artists – Mina Stone
Ray Johnson – Ray Johnson
That Thing You Do With Your Mouth – Samantha Matthews & David Shields
Between The World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates

This is Sadie – Sarah O’Leary & Julie Morstad
Hug Me – Simona Ciraolo
Beastly Verse – Joohee Yoon