Fall Book and Podcast Recommendations

Fall Reads

A few of our staff’s favourite books to put on your must-read list this fall.

The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo. A multigenerational novel in which the four adult daughters of a Chicago couple recklessly ignite old rivalries until a long-buried secret threatens to shatter the lives they’ve built.

Happy & You Know It by Laura Hankin. A dark, witty page-turner set around a group of wealthy mothers and the young musician who takes a job singing to their babies.

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Looking well beyond issues of race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person’s decisions, desires, and expectation.

Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden. A bracingly honest look at a long-ignored part of American life, and a twisting, turning story that’s as deeply rendered as it is thrilling.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. A boldly revealing portrait of what it means to be human, and a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them.

We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union. A powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern
woman.

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. Comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.

Podcasts

Here are some of the podcasts our team is currently listening to.

Rise with Rachel Hollis. Series of bold conversations with fellow business powerhouses and personal development leaders that provides you with real-life valuable takeaways.

How I Built This with Guy Raz. Dive into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies.

Higher Learning with Van Lathan & Rachel Lindsay. Dissecting the biggest topics in black culture, politics, and sports.

Comments by Celebs with Emma Diamond & Julie Kramer. Dive into what’s going on in the world of celeb comments & real-life news.

The Heir Pod with Omid Scobie. ABC News royal contributor dives deep into the latest stories from the House of Windsor with insider interviews and special guests.

SmartLess with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett. Uniting people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity.

Pardon the Interruption. Discussing the latest topics in sports and entertainment.

Canadian True Crime. Telling stories of some of the most heinous, controversial, heartbreaking and thought-provoking true crime cases in Canada.

Food Heaven. Health and nutrition experts talk about how we can live healthier, more balanced lives. podcasts.