Thursday, July 3, 2014

CHALLENGE: Canadian Book Challenge 8

First time I didn't complete the Canadian Book Challenge! I read 11 (all of which were excellent!) and reviewed six. I did manage to read one Douglas Coupland, and doubled up on Margaret Atwood. New last year was the number of audiobooks, which I am finding a great way to get some more reading (and housekeeping) done. (As long as I get posted before Independence Day, I'm not late!)

Read for CBC 7
1.  Indian Horse - Richard Wagamese
2.  The Woman Upstairs - Claire Messud (audiobook)
3.  Cockroach - Rawi Hage
4.  How the Light Gets In - Louise Penny (audiobook)
5. Dead in Their Vaulted Arches - Alan Bradley
6. The Bear - Claire Cameron
7. An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth - Chris Hadfield
8. The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood
9. MaddAddam - Margaret Atwood (audiobook)
10. Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People - Douglas Coupland
11. The Silent Wife - ASA Harrison (audiobook)

Same rules as last year: read at least 13 books, by or about Canadians, and review them, linking up at The Book Mine Set. I shall try again, with the exact same list of books I had last year.

Pool of Books (left over from last year or the year before)
Microserfs by Douglas Coupland
Diamond Dreams by Stephen Brunt
Getting Over Edgar by Joan Barfoot
The Age of Longing by Richard B Wright
The Republic of Love 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

1. The Painted Girls - Cathy Marie Buchanan (audiobook)
2. Frog Music - Emma Donaghue
3. Road Ends - Mary Lawson
4. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery (audiobook)
5. Anne of Avonlea - LM Montgomery (audiobook)
6. Anne of the Island - LM Montgomery (audiobook)
7. The Other Side of the Bridge - Mary Lawson
8. The Long Way Home - Louise Penny (audiobook)
9. Station Eleven - Emily St John Mandel
10. Walt - Russell Wangersky
11. What We All Long For - Dionne Brand
12. Strange Heaven - Lynn Coady
13. Lives of Girls and Women - Alice Munro
14. Anne's House of Dreams - LM Montgomery (audiobook)
15. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust - Alan Bradley (audiobook)
16. I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend - Martin Short (audiobook)