Canada Book Challenges

Name a few recent Canadian novels on your TBR list. (Too hard? I couldn’t think of many either and naming only Margaret Atwood books shouldn’t count.)

OK, here’s one I’ve meant to read: THE CELLIST OF SARAJEVO by British Columbia writer Steven Galloway.

How to catch up on Canada books? Here’s one idea. At The Book Mine Set, a blogger wants to challenge you to read 13 Canada books by July 1, 2009. He has lots of people signed up, prizes, great suggestions on how to organize your Canada reading in fun, thematic ways (books from each province or territory, books from “New Canadians” who migrated to the country, and more). And he has lots of specific book suggestions for people like me who have no idea where to start…

7 thoughts on “Canada Book Challenges”

  1. Andromeda Romano-Lax

    Thanks for helping me think Canadian, moonrat and jena! I haven’t read The Gargoyle and I’ve never heard of Will Ferguson. Thanks for adding them and the review link to our mental list.

  2. If you need a Canadian chuckle, I’d be happy to book cross a Will Ferguson book up to you.

    Kathleen Molloy, author – Dining with Death

  3. Andromeda Romano-Lax

    Kathleen — what does “book cross” mean? Is that trading free books between people?

  4. One of Canada’s best contemporary novels, Fugitive Pieces, by Anne Michaels, has been made into a film, which recently played at the Bear Tooth in Anchorage. Though the novel is excellent, Michaels is a poet, first, and has written three books of poems. Her first and only novel is a lyrical masterpiece, and a wonderful companion to her poems, thanks to the consistency of voice and a few recurrent obsessions and images which haunt both her prose and poetry, including resonances between geology, geography, memory, and desire. A beautiful book worth reading twice and aloud.

  5. Andromeda Romano-Lax

    Thanks for bringing “Fugitive Pieces” to our attention, Jeremy. Yet another one I haven’t read…

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