Best-selling books in Canada for the week ending May 18, 2022

“What We Lost: Inside the Attack on Canada’s Largest Children’s Charity” is a look at WE Charity, the non-profit organization founded by Craig and Marc Kielburger mobilize young people to help in underdeveloped countries. The organization took a pear shape in 2020 after Ottawa awarded a contract to WE to oversee a $900 million student scholarship program, a decision later reversed. Political careers took a hit and the charity quickly suspended its Canadian operations. Author Tawfiq S. Rangwala, a New York attorney, has been a friend of the Kielbergers since school and has served on the board of WE. His view is unabashedly an insider’s view.

Three new Canadian memoirs — by Marvel’s first Asian superhero, an actress/journalist from Halifax, and a hockey and music fan broadcaster from Vancouver — are debuting on non-fiction bestseller lists this week.

Simu Him is best known as the star of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and five seasons on “Kim’s Convenience.” In “We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story” (#5 on the original non-fiction list and #2 on the Canadian list), Lui recounts the bumpy road from China to Toronto to Hollywood.

Nancy Regan, the former host of CTV Atlantic’s “Live at 5,” combines life story and life lessons in “From Showing Off to Showing Up: An Imposter’s Journey from Perfect to Present.” It’s No. 6 on the Canadian non-fiction list.

Grant LawrenceThe new book “Return to Solitude: More Desolation Sound Adventures with the Cougar Lady, Russell the Hermit, the Spaghetti Bandit and Others” is a sequel to “Adventures in Solitude” from 2010, where we first met his acquaintances disparate on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. . Lawrence is the host of “CBC Music Top 20”. Her new memoir debuts at No. 10 on the Canadian chart.

Bestseller lists are compiled by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited from information provided by BookNet Canada’s national sales tracking service, BNC SalesData.


1. Book LoversEmily Henry, Berkeley (2)*

2. It Ends With UsColleen Hoover, earbuds (37)

3. The Summer PlaceJennifer Weiner, Atria (1)

4. The Diamond EyeKate Quinn, William Morrow (8)

5. Pay attention to herSamantha M. Bailey, Simon & Schuster (3)

6. The Paris apartmentLucy Foley, William Morrow (12)

7. TruthColleen Hoover, Grand Central (19)

8. Ugly LoveColleen Hoover, earbuds (10)

7. The Paris apartmentLucy Foley, William Morrow (12)

8. Book of NightBlack Holly, Tor (2)

9. The Last SummerKaren Swan, Macmillan (2)

10. The Book of Lost WordsPip Williams, Ballantine (2)


1. The Boy in the WoodsMaxwell Smart, HarperCollins (3)

2. Atlas of the HeartBrené Brown, Random house (22)

3. The Palace PapersTina Brown, Doubleday Canada (4)

4. Restraint orderBill Browder, Simon & Schuster (6)

5. We were dreamersSimu Liu, HarperCollins Canada (1)

6. 22 MurdersPaul Palango, Random House Canada (6)

7. 1972: The series that changed hockey foreverScott Morrison, Simon & Schuster (2)

8. Find MeViola Davis, Harper One (3)

9. What We LostTawfiq S. Rangwala, Optimum (1)

10. Sweetgrass BraidingRobin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed (71)


1. Pay attention to herSamantha M. Bailey, Simon & Schuster

2. Five little IndiansMichelle Good, Vivace Harper

3. Every summer afterCarley FortuneViking

4. Finding JaneHeather Marshall, Simon & Schuster

5. The BluebirdGenevieve Graham, Simon & Schuster

6. Sea of ​​TranquilityEmily St. John Mandel, HarperCollins Canada

7.ScarboroughCatherine Hernandez, Arsenal Pulp

8. Daughters of the OccupationShelly Sanders, Patrick Crean

9. The MaidNita ProseViking

10. The Surgeon’s DaughterAudrey Blake, source books reference


1. The Boy in the WoodsMaxwell Smart, HarperCollins Canada

2. We were dreamersSimu Liu, HarperCollins Canada

3. 22 MurdersPaul Palango, Random House Canada

4. 1972: The series that changed hockey foreverScott Morrison, Simon & Schuster

5. What We LostTawfiq S. Rangwala, Optimum

6. From showing up to showing upNancy Regan, Nimbus

7. 21 things you might not know about the Indian ActBob Joseph, Indigenous Relations

8. Run Towards DangerSarah Polley, Hamish Hamilton

9. 12 rules for lifeJordan B. Peterson, Random House Canada

10. Return to SolitudeGrant Lawrence, Harbor


1. Favorite (Vol. 4)Alice Oseman, Graphix

2. Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose (Cat Kid Comic Club #3)David Pilkey, Graphix

3. Favorite (Vol. 1)Alice Oseman, Graphix

4. I believe I canGrace Byers, Keturah Bob, Balzer & Bray

5. Crush (Vol. 2)Alice Oseman, Graphix

6. Heartbreak (Vol. 3)Alice Oseman, Graphix

7. Remarkably RubyTerri Libenson, HarperCollins

8. InvestiGators: Brave and Boulder (InvestiGators #4)John Patrick Green, first second

9. National Geographic Kids Almanac 2023 (Canadian Edition)National Geographic, National Geographic Society

10. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson, Ember


1. Half-cooked harvest every dayTieghan Gerard, Clarkson Potter

2. Eat your heart outDaphne Oz, William Morrow

3. Delicious Disney: Walt Disney WorldPam Brandon, Marcy Smothers, Disney Publishing

4. Only in SaskatchewanNaomi Hansen, Garrett Kendel, TouchWood

5. Mi CocinaRick Martinez, Clarkson Potter

6. Super Simple Half-Cooked HarvestTieghan Gerard, Clarkson Potter

7. Plant yourselfCarleigh Bodrug, Will Bulsiewicz, Hachette GO

8. Mandy’s Gourmet SaladsMandy Wolfe, Rebecca Wolfe, Meredith Erickson, Appetite by Random House

9. The Fiber CookbookWill Bulsiewicz, Avery

10: Nutella: 60 classic recipesGregory Cohen, White Lion

* Number of weeks on the list


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