The Social Hosts Share Their Favourite Summer Reads With Their Summer Reading Guide

— August 12, 2019

With only a few weeks left of summer, now is the perfect time to relax and crack open a new book. All summer long, CTV’s THE SOCIAL has shared a curated list of summer reads based on a theme, ranging from Canadian reads, travel reads, or old favourites. The lists are comprised of books featured on the show – whether it’s an author interview or book club segment.

And this week, the hosts of CTV’s THE SOCIAL have shared their own personal summer reading list, as they hand-pick their favourite books of the season.

Take a look at the ladies’ picks below, and hear their thoughts on THE SOCIAL’s Instagram page (@TheSocialCTV).


Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

"Jia Tolentino has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 2016. She is one of the youngest writers, started around the time she was 27 and I’m obsessed with her. Jia is seen as a wunderkid in writing circles and there is already a mythology in place."


Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

"I’m all about transitions. I think it’s the most important thing in people’s lives when they are faced with or forced into something new — and that is what this book is about. This book is about new beginnings, meeting new people and getting a fresh start."


The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

"I love anything written by Sarah Waters but this is one of my absolute favs. Part ghost story part romantic novel – the reader is left by the end with more questions than answers. A deliciously chilling summer read."


The Drama of Celebrity by Sharon Marcus

"So many of us are obsessed with celebrities, but this book goes behind the curtain about the mechanics. It takes a look at us, as fans, and our obsession by analyzing the mechanics of Hollywood. The book is written by Sharon Marcus, a English and Contemporary Literature professor at Columbia University. It’s a quick read and I can’t wait to finish it on vacation next week."


Calypso by David Sedaris

"I’ve read it but I want to re-read it this summer. Whether he’s having dinner with his family or shopping in Japan, he observes the most beautiful, funny, sad, profound and ordinary moments and puts them into words that make me swoon."

Join THE SOCIAL’s book club on Instagram every Friday from now until Labour Day, and watch THE SOCIAL weekdays at 1 p.m. (2 p.m. AT) on CTV.