Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Canadian Book Challenge 5 -- I'm In!

  Ok, folks, I'm doing my patriotic duty and signing up for The Canadian Book Challenge 5, hosted at The Book Mine Set.  Don't you love this awesome logo?

  So I fell down on the job and did not complete the 4th challenge, but as I was a newbie to blogging and to challenges last year I did not have a plan.  This year, I have compiled more than half of my reading list so far, just from the books patiently waiting on my shelf or on my nook:
  1. The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
  2. The Free World by David Bezmozgis
  3. The Bishop's Man by Linden MacIntyre
  4. Beyond the Blue by Andrea McPherson
  5. The Factory Voice by Jeanette Lynes
  6. Doing Dangerously Well by Carole Enahoro
  7. King John of Canada by Scott Gardiner
  8. The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
  9. The Diviners by Margaret Laurence
  10. The Road Past Altamont by Gabrielle Roy
  In addition I hope to pick up:
  1.  Irma Voth by Miriam Toews
  2. Practical Jean by Trevor Cole
  3. Stanley Park by Timothy Taylor
  I also heard a rumour that Rohinton Mistry will be coming out with a new book soon and if that is true I will be purchasing that and reading it immediately.

  Any other Canadian books (fiction or non-fiction) that I should add to my list?


  1. I never know whether an author is Canadian or American, I'm afraid to say. I've come across a few Canadians this year, but who were they again? :-)

    I can remember only Lawrence Hill, author of The Book of Negroes. Ah, you read this already, didn't you? Shall I wipe my comment? No, maybe someone else likes to know! :-)

    Otherwise, I can't think of any, but I have never heard of any of those on your list.

  2. I know a few of them, but haven't heard of others. I look forward to reading your reviews.
    I don't have a plan, but I will be starting the challenge with Happenstance by Carol Shields.


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