Many Canadians associate summer and reading.

While you’re perusing your own bookshelf or the library stacks this summer, please share your ideas for potential Bookmarks with Project Bookmark Canada. Follow us on Twitter, where we’ll be offering reading prompts and handing out weekly prizes for your ideas and feedback, and on Instagram, where we'll be sharing photos of what and where we're reading. Join us in using the hashtag #BookmarkSummerReads and together we can help build Canada’s literary trail, while adding some great CanLit titles to our own personal To-Be-Read piles.

Every two weeks, starting on July 6th, we will announce a new reading theme to help you navigate your bookshelves for works of fiction and poetry that have great Bookmark potential. But don’t be shy about making suggestions that fall outside of the themes because we want to collect all of your great ideas! To get you started, check out the guidelines for suggesting a Bookmark.

If you aren’t on Twitter never fear, you can still take part in our Bookmark Summer Reads Campaign! Simply make your suggestions directly to our database, and we will share them with fellow readers on Twitter. You’ll still be eligible for our weekly prizes too!

And, we’ll be reading this summer too! Miranda Hill will be reading in Woody Point, on the west coast of Newfoundland, and Bookmark Executive Assistant Kate Burgess will be reading in Kingston, Ontario, as well as on camping trips and at summer festivals (if you see her, you may have to pry a book from her hands).

We hope you will read along with us this summer, because the next best thing to reading books is talking about the books we’ve read and loved with those who share in our passion for all things literary.