Monday, June 26, 2017

CHALLENGE: Canada Book Challenge

As we get ready to start the second decade of The Canadian Book Challenge, only one thing has changed - the host. John at The Book Mine Set has handed over the reins to Melwyk at The Indrextrious Reader, feel free to read about the challenge here. Thanks to John for starting and keeping it going, and to Mel for continuing.

Read thirteen books by or about Canada or Canadians, and post a review somewhere online. I never have any trouble reading 13 books, but I don't always get 13 reviewed - I'm working on it. The point of reviewing is to start a discussion and share these great Canadian books and authors.

This year, in honour of Canada 150, I'm planning to read 13 fiction and 13 nonfiction books. That goal is really part of 2017 so it carries over between last year and this year's challenge. It'll all work out somehow.

Some of the books I'm looking at to read include:

This is Not My Life - Diane Schoemperlen
The Tiger - John Vaillant
Stories About Storytellers - Douglas Gibson
Gone to an Aunts - Anne Petrie
Susannah Moodie - Carol Shields
Not Yet - Wayson Choy

The Diviners - Margaret Laurence
Landing - Emma Donaghue
Against a Darkening Sky - Lauren B Davis
The Glass Harmonica - Russell Wangersky
Rockbound - Frank Parker Day
Bachelor Brother's Bed and Breakfast - Bill Richardson

List of Books Read (link when reviewed)
1. Susanna Moodie; Roughing it in the Bush - Carol Shields and Patrick Crowe
2. Not Yet: A Memoir of Living and Almost Dying - Wayson Choy
3. Airborn - Kenneth Oppel (audiobook)
4. The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavour - Mark Schatzker  (audiobook)
5. Sisters in Two Worlds: A Visual Biography of Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill - Michael Peterman
6. A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki (audiobook)
7. Marshall McLuhan - Douglas Coupland
8.  Bachelor Brother's Bed & Breakfast - Bill Richardson
9. Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World - Candace Savage
10. The Disappeared - Kim Echlin
11. Glass Houses - Louise Penny (audiobook)
12. The Betrayer - Michael Hennessey
13. The Grave's a Fine and Private Place - Alan Bradley  (audiobook)
14. What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim: A Midlife Misadventure on Spain's Camino de Santiago de Compostela - Jane Christmas
15. A Blizzard of Glass - Sally Walker (audiobook)
16. Bellevue Square - Micheal Redhill
17. Jane of Lantern Hill - LM Montgomery
18. Canadianity: Tales from the True North Strong and Freezing - Jeremy Taggert and  Jonathan Torrens