Teen Reads Newsletter & Giller Short List

The Teen Reads newsletter at Teenreads.com, is a good place to look for upcoming YA fiction. Novels, Manga, contests, author interviews and recommendations. If you want to buy books for a teen, this would be a good place to start.

If you prefer adult literature, the Giller prize finalists will be announced at a gala on November 7th. Here's the short list of this year's nominees:

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures
Vincent Lam
Doubleday Canada
(Vincent Lam reads at Toronto Reference Library, Thursday, Oct. 19)

De Niro's Game
Rawi Hage
House of Anansi Press

Home Schooling
Carol Windley
Cormorant Books

The Immaculate Conception
Gaetan Soucy
House of Anansi Press

The Perfect Circle
Pascale Quiviger
Cormorant Books

You can get the long list at the Official Giller Prize Website, or the Toronto Public Library website. Canadian libraries are sponsoring a contest.

If you have a TPL library card, you can go to their homepage and follow the link marked "Recommended Reading." or just go directly to the TPL contest to win 1 of 2 sets of nominated books from each library region.