The bestselling Canadian books for the week of May 31-June 5, 2021
Here are the bestselling Canadian books for May 31-June 5, 2021.
Bestseller lists are compiled by Bookmanager using weekly sales stats from over 260 Canadian independent stores.
Five Little Indians by Michelle Good is the #1 Canadian fiction book this week.
In Five Little Indians, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie were taken from their families and sent to a residential school when they were very small. Barely out of childhood, they are released and left to contend with the seedy world of eastside Vancouver. Fuelled by the trauma of their childhood, the five friends cross paths over the decades and struggle with the weight of their shared past.
- Michelle Good's Five Little Indians is a fictional look at the real Canadian legacy of residential schools
See the full Canadian fiction list below.
- Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
- Sufferance by Thomas King
- Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead
- Not Dark Yet by Peter Robinson
- Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi
- A Lethal Lesson by Iona Whishaw
- Lost Immunity by Daniel Kalla
- Find You First by Linwood Barclay
- How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa
- Return of the Trickster by Eden Robinson
The Menopause Manifesto by Dr. Jen Gunter is the #1 Canadian nonfiction book this week.
Gunter, the ob-gyn who has gained a following thanks to her Twitter commentary on health issues, tackles menopause in her latest book. The Menopause Manifesto tackles menopause head on, explaining what happens to women's bodies, while debunking myths and misconceptions and offering women a frank and clear guide to this phase of their lives.
See the full Canadian nonfiction list below.
- The Menopause Manifesto by Dr. Jen Gunter
- Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard
- 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph
- Yearbook by Seth Rogen
- The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell
- Nishga by Jordan Abel
- The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
- From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle
- Call Me Indian by Fred Sasakamoose
- Embers by Richard Wagamese
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline is the #1 Canadian kids book this week.
In the dystopian world of The Marrow Thieves, climate change has ravaged the Earth and a continent-wide hunt and slaughter of Indigenous people is underway. Wanted for their bone marrow, which contains the lost ability to dream, a group of Indigenous people seek refuge in the old lands.
See the full Canadian kids book list below.
- The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
- When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett
- We All Play by Julie Flett
- The Rock from the Sky by Jon Klassen
- Treaty Words by Aimée Craft, illustrated by Luke Swinson
- The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson
- On the Trapline by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett
- Thrive by Kenneth Oppel
- I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis & Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland
- My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Julie Flett