Markham Reads

The shortlist is in! Vote on which book Markham reads this summer.

Now in it's 8th successful year, Markham Reads is our annual celebration of books, reading, and community. It's simple: everyone in Markham reads the very same book...as voted on by Markham. The shared reading experience is fun, and inspires conversation and dialogue. The library also hosts events that help the community connect more deeply with the book's themes, ideas and each other. We invite you to join in and have a great time!

The 2019 contenders are:

The 2019 contenders for Markham Read

  1. The Empress of Idaho: A Novel, by Todd Babiak.
  2. Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness, by Ingrid Fetell Lee.
  3. Reproduction, by Ian Williams.
  4. Bad Ideas, by Missy Marston.
  5. The Waiting Hours, by Shandi Mitchell.

Starting April 1st, explore the Markham Reads shortlist and vote on your favourite book. We’ll announce the winning title and all associated programs and events on July 2nd.