TORONTO has the finest public library system in Canada. Library branches exist in every corner of the city – over 100 of them – making it the largest neighbourhood-based library system in the world. The Library boasts 1.3-million card-carrying members.
MICHELE MELADY, the library’s Manager of Collection Development said “Torontonians are voracious readers . . . and it was a great year for Canadian publishing. We like to hear our own stories.”
Madeleine Thien’s Giller Award-winning ‘Do Not Say We Have Nothing’ was the most-requested Canadian book of 2016.
The TOP 10 BOOKS borrowed from the Toronto Public Library in 2016
The Nest, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Do Not Say We Have Nothing, by Madeleine Thien (Canadian)
The Couple Next Door, by Shari Lapeña (Canadian)
When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny (Canadian)
The Best Kind of People, by Zoe Whittall (Canadian)
The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue (Irish-Canadian)
The Widow, by Fiona Barton
The Whistler, by John Grisham
The Illegal, by Lawrence Hill (Canadian)
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