February in Canada is I love to read Month. While February is swiftly coming to a close, March is coming and this is the prefect oppertunity to start a new book for the new season. Check out our staff picks for books they are loving. 

Nikole’s Pick –  Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman 

” This is my favorite reread. It’s funny and lighthearted, and very well written. And, bonus, it has one of the best book-to-screen adaptations I’ve ever seen!”

Kristen’s Pick – The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah 

“This book captivated me from the beginning. A family of three moves to a remote Alaskan community, where they have to learn to survive in this rugged wilderness, but also deal with the father’s PTSD from the Vietnam War. It explores the themes of trauma, domestic abuse, the complexity of relationships, and the strong ties of community. If you like the thought of roughing it but don’t actually want to do it, you can live vicariously through this book.”

Mel’s Pick – Children of Tomorrow by  J.R. Burgmann                                                 

“It’s climate fiction (cli-fi) which is a genre I’m getting into. I like the creativity of cli-fi instead of just reading non-fiction about climate change. The book starts in 2016 and then jumps forward a generation, and we can see the fall-out of climate change on the next generation. That said, it does still have a message of hope.”                                                                                                                                                                             

Mo’s pick – No Surrender: The Land Remains Indigenous by Sheldon Krasowski (Forward by Winona Wheeler) 

“The book challenges the historical narratives around Treaties One through Seven, bringing new and disregarded voices into the forefront.”

Ariel’s Pick – Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

“I normally don’t love memoirs but this book is amazing. Beautifully written, the book serves as a tribute to Zauner’s late mother and the connection they shared through food, which helped tie Michelle to her Korean side once her mother was gone. It is a tear jerker!”

Sean’s Pick – This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein 

 “It contains some real world environmental disputes at a local level that are both concerning and inspiring to learn about.”

Ashtyn’s Pick – Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer 

” I think it’s beautifully written, shows how important being connected with the land is, and it shares  Indigenous knowledge.”

Nick’s Pick – Shelterbelts by Jonathan Dyck 

It’s a graphic novel set in a rural Mennonite prairie town in Manitoba and it tells stories from a variety of perspectives on the challenges and differing views that exist there. I appreciated particularly how Dyck identifies how different characters relate to the land and their place.” 

Harry’s Pick – All The Light We Cannot See – by Anthoney Doerr

“One of my favs because I like historical fiction as a genre, really well written, and really draws you in with how interconnected the stories of the different characters are and the compelling way the author sets them on a collision course within the greater events of World War 2. An easy to binge book- and not a bad netflix series either!”

Jordan’s Pick – Lord Of Chaos by Robert Jordan 

This is my favourite book in my favourite series. The Wheel of Time series has literally shaped my brain chemistry, as I started reading when I was a teen and read it through to adulthood.” 

Sarah’s Pick – Solving Poverty by Jim Silver

“This was a book that was assigned to me in my understudy and helped to open my eyes to the complexities of Winnipeg’s poverty and shattered Urban Landscape. Shifting me to a more empathetic viewpoint that recognized that all income classes and vulnerable individuals need to be considered in Winnipeg’s urban revitalization for it’s success.”

Sharee’s Pick – Wild by Cheryl Strayed 

“I love this book because it reminded of my youth spent outside and reminds me that there are so many possibilities for more adventures”

Amy’s Pick – A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

” I love how magical it is!”

If you are interested in reading any of these books, keep in mind that April 27th is Independent Bookstore Day. We at Green Action love our independent bookstores! Here are just a few in Winnipeg and Manitoba:


 Happy Reading!