Video: Ask a Mac Expert - What to read in 2010

December 11, 2009

CBC Radio recently launched its annual Canada Reads competition, pitting the literary selections of well-known Canadians against one another to determine which book the country's readers should take up in 2010. Among this year's five panelists is McMaster alumna and War Child Canada founder Samantha Nutt, who is defending Wayson Choy's The Jade Peony.

As part of this week's Ask a Mac Expert, we spoke to Titles Bookstore's Mark Lefebvre, Professor of English and Cultural Studies Lorraine York and Associate University Librarian Vivian Lewis to find out what books they would recommend to the University community in the upcoming year.

Though none of the experts were able to narrow their selections down to just one, all had exceptional choices, including Joseph Boyden's Through Black Spruce, Vikram Seth's An Equal Music and York's choice for students adjusting to life at university, What We All Long For, by Dionne Brand.

Looking for holiday gift ideas? Making a New Year's resolution to pick up a few more books? Our three experts discuss their top picks for 2010 below.