Dog lover, book hoarder, and professional book wizard.

I am a Canadian librarian that listens to audiobooks and reads physical copies of historical fiction, fantasy, sci-fi and mystery novels. While I have a weakness for YA, I also enjoy middle grade, new adult, and adult content.


Instant Buy Authors

Sara Raasch | Mindy McGinnis | Mary Pearson | Amy Tintera | Tricia Levenseller | Amie Kaufman | Leigh Bardugo | Laurie Forest | Marissa Meyer | Diana Gabaldon | Ryan Graudin



The Book Thief by Markus Zusack | Outlander by Diana Gabaldon | Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller


Social Media

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Moderator of: Life & Lit book club on Facebook

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GoodReads: Samm Lacroix


Instagram: @SassenachTheBookWizard

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Litsy: SassenachTheBookWizard

Reading list ideas and challenges to consider:

  1. List Challenges: offers a variety of different book lists on things like genre or adaptations
  2. Bustle: offers several ideas for books to read such as banned books, just YA of the Rory Gilmore challenge
  3. Modern Mrs. Darcy: offers TONS of reading reviews, suggestions and challenges
  4. David Wright Id Rather Be Reading: offers a handful of fun book lists categories that you can keep every year and simply update with new titles
  5. Challies: offers a way to track your reading amount by levels
  6. The Calgary Public Library: offers a reading guide/book list for those at different ages

Reader’s Advisory resources and Book searching tools:

  1. Good Reads: gives RA suggestions based on reader reviews and genres.
  2. Literature Map: allows you to browse related authors using a relational web. Start off by typing in an author you like and you will see others with similar work
  3. WhichBook: has you browse through their collection and make recommendations based upon characters, plots and settings
  4. YourNextRead: is similar to Literature Map however it creates a web of related books instead of authors
  5. Fiction Finder: WorldCat sorts through films and literature by genre
  6. Genre Fluent: offers links, workshops and suggestions/reading lists
  7. Library Thing: offers a variety of services and tools
  8. Lagniapps: offers a downloadable Excel sheet of suggestions for this year and the past year
  9. Reader’s Advisory Online: allows you to browse by a variety of topics
  10. What Should I Read Next: begin by searching for a title or author that you love
  11. NoveList: A Reader’s Advisory tool that takes GoodReads to a new level. They are run by EBSCO and a tool available to me through my local library. They break books down into several factors and allow you to search based on more than genre.