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Book, movie and TV picks from our employee network

Cover art of Caroline Criado-Perez's Invisible Women book
Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, is Caroline Criado-Perez’s engaging and enraging exploration of data bias. (Image courtesy

There's something for everyone on these eclectic lists

We asked our various employee networks to come up with some of their favourite books and movies, old and new, to kick off the new year. The result is a mix of non-fiction deep dives and heart-rending fiction, along with some intriguing movies and TV series that are as much about discovery as they are about entertainment.

And here's the kicker. You should be able to find most of the books on the list, and many of the movie DVDs, available to borrow from your local B.C. public library. Once you're done here, don't miss out on our companion piece that focusses on 10 things you may not know about today's libraries.

Our employee networks are designed to help employees and the company understand emerging issues, systemic barriers or gaps in our systems, processes, and practices. They're also active in promoting great resources, including books, TV shows, and movies.

Note that the books on our list include links to so you can get a plot summary and read reviews. And for movies, we've linked to for details and reviews.

Picks from our Women's Network


TV Shows

Cover art of Brigid Kemmerer's Forging Silver Into Stars book
Forging Silver Into Stars is a New York Times bestseller is a wildly popular fantasy novel of forbidden magic, secret romance and dangerous alliances. (Photo courtesy
Cover art of Cixin Lui's The Three-Body Problem book
Cixin Liu’s Hugo Award-winning sci-fi novel, soon to be a series on Netflix, portrays a fictional past, present and future wherein Earth encounters an alien civilization from a nearby system of three sun-like stars orbiting one another. (Photo courtesy
Promo artwork for the Netflix documentary, Crip Camp
Acclaimed by critics and audiences, Crip Camp is a documentary that tells the story of a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities that transforms lives and ignites a landmark movement. (Photo courtesy of Netflix)