Canada Reads 2013 is just around the corner, February of 2013...Yesterday the CBC, released the titles of the books. This year (actually next year) there will be one book that represents a region of Canada: British Columbia and Yukon, Prairies and North, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. Each province/region has narrowed down their lists to ten titles; not sure when the voting will begin, but I will definitely tune in soon to get more info. The list includes a few Canadian classics.
Here are the books nominated by region/or province:
Annabel by Kathleen Winter
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery - one of my favourite books, ever!
The Bay of Love and Sorrows by David Adams Richards
Come Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant
February by Lisa Moore
Galore by Michael Crummey
Glass Boys by Nicole Lundrigan
No Great Mischief by Alistair McLeod
Ragged Islands by Don Hannah
The Town that Drowned by Riel Nason
Prairies and North:
Stolen by Annette Lapointe
Cool Water by Dianne Warren
Fall from Grace by Wayne Arthurson
The Garneau Block by Todd Babiak
Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay
The Trade by Fred Stenson
The Age of Hope by David Bergen
The Diviners by Margaret Laurence - I love Margaret Mitchell, although my favourite is The Stone Angel, The Diviners is not too shabby either.
Who Has Seen the Wind by W.O. Mitchell - I'm sure I read this book in school, but for the life of me I do not remember it. It may be time for a re-read.
The Englishman’s Boy by Guy Vanderhaeghe
The Amazing Absorbing Boy by Rabindranath Maharaj - I have this book in my TBR pit
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood - One of my favourite authors. I have read the majority of her books, but I haven't read Alias Grace. Shame!
Away by Jane Urquhart - I have read this author, but not this book.
Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright
The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Buchanan
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje - I read this book ages ago...I remember loving it but not the movie.
Far to Go by Alison Pick
Fifth Business by Robertson Davies - I read this book in high school. I remember loving it back then, and I somewhat remember the plot. Another re-read.
Helpless by Barbara Gowdy
Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny - I love Louise Penny's Armand Gamamche series, I haven't read this book yet, but I'm definitely looking forward to it.
The Darling of Kandahar by Felicia Mihali
De Niro's Game by Rawi Hage
How to make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired by Dany Laferrière
Illustrado by Miguel Syjuco
Inside by Alix Ohlin
Ru by Kim Thuy
Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai Richler - I have read Richler, but not this one.
The Tin Flute by Gabrielle Roy
Two Solitudes by Hugh McLennan
British Columbia and Yukon:
The Canterbury Trail by Angie Abdou
The Cure for Death by Lightning by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Bow Grip by Ivan E. Coyote
Everything Was Good-bye by Gurjinder Basran
The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon
Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson
Obasan by Joy Kogawa - Another book read during school. Another re-read.
One Good Hustle by Billie Livingston
Swamp Angel by Ethel Wilson
I'm ashamed to say that the majority of these books are all new to me. I guess I will be having some fun looking them up at the library.