Five Fave Buzzfeed Book Posts

Like many consumers of media, here at Mecha Panda Publishing we spend our fair share of time on Buzzfeed. Here are our top five recent book posts:

Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her first book, North End Love Songs (The Muses Company) won the 2013 Governor General Literary Award for Poetry. Her novel The Break was just released in fall 2016 and is already receiving critical acclaim.11 Indigenous Authors You Should Be Reading Instead Of Joseph Boyden

Synopsis“Three weeks after an explosive investigative report was published by the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, author Joseph Boyden has broken his silence.In a written statement, Boyden, who has at various points claimed Metis, Anishinaabe, Nipmuc and Mi’kmaq heritage, admits he has stolen the spotlight on Indigenous issues as he is ‘a white kid from Willowdale with native roots’.What does authenticity mean when it comes to fiction? The next time you’re looking for a page-turner, consider one of Canada’s authentic Indigenous authors who prove a strong sense of identity can go a long way.”

Why You Should Read: With reconciliation on everyone’s minds, now is a great time to support Indigenous authors.


USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby's new book tells the story of sisters Meghan and Tracy Briggs. Both sisters find themselves back home after their father's sudden passing. Meghan is trying to save her dad's business and Tracy is trying navigate life as a newly single mother. On top of everything she's going through, Meghan is trying to find a home for a stray puppy she rescued named Sox. The two sisters couldn't be more different but this heartfelt story shows that love and dogs can fix anything.Five Books For People Who Love Doggos!

Synopsis: “Bork-bork! There’s nothing better than snuggling with your furry best friend while enjoying a good book. These five dog-approved books feature adorable, heroic, funny, lovable pooches who all steal the show. We guarantee you’ll be in puppy love with these great reads!”

Why You Should Read: It’s the best of both worlds – Books AND dogs 😉





Yep, debut. #1 New York Times bestseller and now a Netflix series.7 Bestsellers You Didn’t Know Were Debuts

Synopsis:””Don’t put so much pressure on yourself,” my husband comforted as I spiraled with a fit of writer’s block. “You can’t expect your first book to be the epitome of literature.” I narrowed my eyes at him. Challenge accepted. Over the next few weeks, I’d drop famous books on the table in front of him and shout, “Debut!” as if this justified my artistic melodrama. Now, I’m going to do the same to you.”

Why You Should Read: Sometimes it makes you feel better to know that before great success, these authors faced the same rejection.


Image result for communitea booksWhen A Bookstore Transcends Social Media Platforms

Synopsis: “Communitea Books is a new, used, remainder, rare, and collectible, online bookstore and blog that seems to have transcended the boundaries of Social Media eCommerce”

Why You Should Read: It’s an inspiring entrepreneurial story about how a simple idea became something more. Who doesn’t love that?




These Writers Are Launching A New Wave Of Native American Literature

Synopsis: “With two highly anticipated books, Terese Marie Mailhot and Tommy Orange are part of a new generation of indigenous writers, trained in a program that rejects the standards of white academia.”

Why You Should Read: Supporting Indigenous writers is something I strive to do and encourage others to do the same. It’s exciting to hear about the next generation of writers and how they’re rejecting traditional standards.