The Ultimate Canadian Summer Reading Guide

July 25, 2022

The Ultimate Canadian Summer Reading Guide

I hope your summer so far has been brimming with fun, sun, family, friends and of course, lots of reading! Nothing better to nourish the soul than a book during these long and gorgeous days of summer. Find a tree and read under it. Go to a beach and read on the sand. Visit a patio, and read over a glass of wine.

We’re here to help you choose something great to read to accompany you wherever you go this summer. We’ve compiled a list of more than 100 titles by Canadian authors on our website called Craving CanLit. This list includes all books published in Canada between October 2021 and September 2022. The full cannon. A garden of delights.

Take a peek and make your selections. We’d love to know which of these titles you’ve chosen to enhance your summer days. If you’re on social media, please take a photo and use the hashtags #CravingCanLit and #GillerPrize so we can follow along. If you’re not on social media, feel free to email your reading photos to

Giveaway alert!

We will choose one lucky reader to receive the entire set of the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlisted books

Save the Dates:

  • Longlist Announcement – Tuesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. ET
    The 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist will be announced at The Rooms in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The event will be live streamed on our Facebook channel.
  • Shortlist Announcement – Tuesday, September 27 at 11:00 a.m. ET
    The 2022 shortlist will be announced at The Jack Rabinovitch Reading Room at the Toronto Reference Library. Tune in to the live announcement on our Facebook page.

We are thrilled to be resuming our Between the Pages tour for the first time since 2019.

  • Between the Pages – October 12 – November 3

Tour schedule:

  • Ottawa – October 12, at the National Gallery
  • Vancouver – October 17, at The Playhouse
  • Calgary – October 19, at Studio Bell
  • Toronto – November 3, at Koerner Hall
  • Scotiabank Giller Prize Gala – November 7, at 9:00 pm ET
    The 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner will be announced during a live broadcast on CBC.

Enjoy the rest of your summer. We look forward to seeing your summertime reading photos!

Warmest regards,
Elana Rabinovitch
Executive Director, Scotiabank Giller Prize