Sunday, July 1, 2012

CHALLENGE: The Canadian Book Challenge 6

John Mutford at the Book Mine Set is hosting once again (6 times!) the Canadian Book Challenge. All you need to do is read 13 Canadian books in a year, running from Canada Day July 1st. Last year I read 24 books, including 4 by Carol Shields and 2 by Louise Penny and Helen Humphrys.

Books leftover from my list last year:
  Doing Dangerously Well by Carole Enahoro
  Rockbound by Frank Parker Day
  Larry's Party by Carol Shields (Orange Prize winner 1998)
  Microserfs by Douglas Coupland
  Diamond Dreams by Stephen Brunt
  Getting Over Edgar by Joan Barfoot
  The Calling by Inger Ash Wolfe

Books I've bought home or noticed since the last challenge:
 Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay
 The Age of Longing by Richard B Wright
 October by Richard B Wright
 Bachelor's Brothers Bed and Breakfast by Bill Richardson (reread)
 The Republic of Love by Carol Shields
 Dressing Up for the Carnival by Carol Shields
 Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro
 The Fire-Dwellers by Margaret Laurence
 Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
 In the Skin of the Lion by Michael Ondaatje
 the next Louise Penny mystery

Books I read during challenge: 
1. Late Nights on Air - Elizabeth Hay
2. Larry's Party - Carol Shields
3. October - Richard B Wright
4. Touch - Alexi Zentner
5. The Film Club - David Gilmour
6. Our Daily Bread - Lauren B Davis
7. The Calling - Inger Ash Wolfe
8. The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag - Alan Bradley
9. The Beautiful Mystery - Louise Penny
10. Ru - Kim Thuy
12. 1982 - Jian Ghomeshi
13. A Red Herring Without Mustard - Alan Bradley
14. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows - Alan Bradley
15. Whirl Away - Russel Wagnersky
16. Dressing Up for the Carnival - Carol Shields
17. Astray - Emma Donoghue
18. Speaking From Among the Bones - Alan Bradley
19. The Firebird - Susanna Kearsley