World Emoji Day - Dundurn
Jul 17, 2021

World Emoji Day

Today is World Emoji Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a roundup of our latest reads and an emoji we associate them with! Sometimes using the perfect emoji just helps with describing the book better than words can 😍

1. The Life and Deaths of Frankie D. by Colleen Nelson 🎪🌟

This atmospheric book about a one-hundred-year-old circus gives us all the moody, dark vibes we didn’t know we needed until now. With mysterious recurring dreams spilling over into reality, you won’t want to put this one down until you find out what happens. Make sure you have a ticket to the show! 🎟️

2. Ten Garments Every Man Should Own by Pedro Mendes 🕴️

When you read this book, you will feel like you’re on cloud 9 with all the great tips and style hacks Pedro has to offer (hence the levitating man emoji). Dressing better starts with the quality of the clothes you’re wearing, and once you read this book you’ll know exactly what to look for to build a stylish, long-lasting wardrobe for him (or you). The best part? You’re covered head to toe in this handy guide.

Related Article: It’s Time We Redefined “Comfortable Clothes” by Pedro Mendes

3. Seven by Farzana Doctor 👫

At its root a family drama, Seven begins with a marriage-saving trip that evolves into a confrontation with the past and its age-old rituals. Praised by Vivek Shraya, Eden Robinson, David Chariandy, and more, it’s hard to pick just one emoji that captures the essence of this powerful feminist novel. Here are a few bonus picks to convince you that this is THE book you have to read next: 🇮🇳✈️💸

4. How to Figure Out What to Do With Your Life (Next) by Jennifer Turliuk 💼

Just because you have a briefcase, doesn’t mean you’re happy in your career. Take it from Jennifer, who, dissatisfied in her corporate job, found her career happiness by embarking on a journey of career-prototyping and job shadowing to find the job she really wanted. Work is a large part of our lives, so we better make sure we make the most out of it. If you’re a recent 👩‍🎓👨‍🎓 or someone in need of a change, this book has you covered. 

 5. The Desert Prince by Alisha Sevigny 🌴🕵🏾

If your young reader is craving a vacation somewhere warm, and loves books with a strong female lead and lots of action and adventure, the Secret of the Sands series is the perfect solution! Taking place during Ancient Egyptian times, these books are sure to bring out your childhood self who was no doubt intrigued by pharaohs, pyramids, and papyrus scrolls.

Once your young reader has read this, or if they're already anticipating the final book in the series, tag us on social media with other emojis they associate this book with! 

6. Brilliance is the Clothing I Wear edited by InkWell Workshops 🎨

Writing is truly an art form, and this artistic collection of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction features themes of nourishment and desire, madness and connection, grief and hunger for a new world. Just like artists who paint, it takes a lot of courage to bare your soul to the world, and expressing yourself through words is a feat in and of itself. 💚

Related Article: My Pandemic Style by Brilliance is the Clothing I Wear contributors

7. The New Wedding Book by Michele Bilodeau & Karen Cleveland 💍💸

🎵 Here comes the bride (who threw the wedding of their dreams)

🎵 All dressed in white (whatever they wanted)

Catch our drift? Kick those outdated wedding traditions to the curb and get ready for the wedding you actually want by picking up this modern day wedding guide that offers tips to avoid the "white gown expensive extravaganza." Definitely adding this to our TBR this weekend!

8. Night Call by Brenden Carlson 🤖

If you’re a fan of sci-fi OR mystery, then you’ll be happy to know that this book is the perfect blend for both readers! A rogue robot is terrorizing Manhattan, and it’s up to detective Roche and his new Automatic partner, Allen, to fix things. Oh, and it takes place in 1930s Manhattan! 🗽

9. People You Follow by Hayley Gene Penner 🍋

When life gives you lemons, you make beautiful mistakes (that’s how the saying goes, right?). Sour lemons can turn into something sweet, and Hayley’s tell-all memoir gives us a raw and real look into her life from the good and the bad to the ugly. We all know that growing up isn’t easy, but doing it in the eyes of the public makes it even harder.