Best Bets: Something for Everyone

November 14, 2022

It's that time of year! This holiday season, the All Lit Up editors present Best Bets: 20 surefire book hits for everyone on your list, all at 15% off! There really is something for everyone; if you're looking to cross a bunch of names off your gift list, read on.

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Best Bets: Something for Everyone.


We're so thrilled to present 20 fantastic books in all different genres for the holidays, at a gifting-friendly 15% off, no less! The discount ends on November 30, and with free shipping in Canada, why not get your shopping done early?

And by the way, you don't have to take our word for it: we'll be sharing the glowing recommendations for these #ALUbestbets from reviewers, fellow authors, and readers like you! So you know that whatever you gift will be great.


Here's what's in store for Best Bets 2022:


November 14 - Best Bets for "here and there" reads

Almost Visible by Michelle Sinclair (Baraka Books)

Yellow Watch by Carmelinda Scian (Mawenzi House)


November 15 - Best Bets for fantastic nonfiction

Good Mom on Paper: Writers on Creativity and Motherhood, edited by Stacey May Fowles and Jen Sookfong Lee (Book*hug Press) 

305 Lost Buildings of Canada by Raymond Biesinger and Alex Bozikovic (Goose Lane Editions)


November 16 - Best Bets for superfans

The Bob Dylan Albums, Second Edition by Anthony Varesi (Guernica Editions)

The Mother of All Degrassi: A Memoir by Linda Schuyler (ECW Press)


November 17 -  Best Bets for finding the helpers

Rescue Me: Behind the Scenes of Search and Rescue by Cathalynn Labonté-Smith (Caitlin Press)

Shadows and Light: A Physician's Lens on COVID by Heather Patterson (Goose Lane Editions)


November 18 - Best Bets for LGBTQ+ reads

LOTE by Shola von Reinhold (Metonymy Press)

Horrible Dance by Avery Lake (Brick Books)


November 21 - Best Bets for sports journeys

The Closer by Jason Smith (Now or Never)

The Voyageurs: The Canadian Men's Soccer Team's Quest to Reach the World Cup by Joshua Kloke (Dundurn Press)


November 22 - Best Bets for queens (or kings) of quirk

Mukbang by Fanie Demule, translated by Anita Anand (Linda Leith Publishing)

Something's Burning by Janet Trull (At Bay Press)


November 23 - Best Bets for littles

Bedtime in Nunatsiavut by Raeann Brown (Arsenal Pulp Press)

Lola Flies Alone by Bill Richardson, illustrated by Bill Pechet (Running the Goat Books and Broadsides)


November 24 - Best Bets for cli-po (climate poetry)

How to Hold a Pebble by Jaspreet Singh (NeWest Press)

Wet Dream by Erin Robinsong (Brick Books)


November 25 - Best Bets for CanLit classics, present and future

Who Has Seen the Wind?: 75th Anniversary Edition by W.O. Mitchell, illustrated by William Kurelek (Freehand Books)

All the Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Issac (Brindle & Glass)


Stay tuned to our socials @alllitupcanada to follow along with our Best Bets picks; or better yet, tell us what you're planning on gifting with the hashtag, #ALUbestbets!


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