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2022 Juno Award nominee Hannah Georgas loved reading If I Knew Then by Jann Arden

The Vancouver-based singer-songwriter shares a book that influenced her life and career. The 2022 Juno Awards will air live from Toronto on May 15, 2022 on CBC-TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music and CBC Listen.

'It reminded me to not be so hard on myself'

Hannah Georgas is a Vancouver-based musician. (Vanessa Heins, Vintage Canada)

The annual Juno Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in Canadian music. Hosted by Canadian actor Simu Liu, the 2022 Juno Awards will air live from Toronto on May 15, 2022 on CBC-TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music and CBC Listen.

CBC Books asked Juno nominees to share their favourite books. Hannah Georgas is a Canadian pop-rock singer-songwriter based in Vancouver. She is nominated in the 2022 adult alternative album of the year category for her album All That Emotion. 

Georgas recommended the nonfiction book If I Knew Then by Canadian singer, songwriter, actor and author Jann Arden.

"I read this book last year and remember laughing out loud a lot and also folding back pages to remind myself of certain quotes and stories that resonated with me.

"I thought it would be nice to pick this book because it's actually so light and fun to read and I think we can never get enough of that. It reminded me to not be so hard on myself, to continue to just do what I'm doing and be confident in my decisions.

It reminded me to not be so hard on myself, to continue to just do what I'm doing and be confident in my decisions.

"I love Jann and think she's super insightful and wise. 

"I can really relate to her family history and past and she talks a lot about that. I found myself thinking, 'No way?? ME TOO!!!' She puts things into perspective so well and is very matter of fact about things in a great way.

"She has some solid advice for us artists out there."

Hannah Georgas's comments have been edited for length and clarity.

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