Saturday, July 1, 2017

The 11th Annual Canadian Book Challenge Begins!

It's time for the next round of The Canadian Book Challenge to begin! This is year 11! This will be the 8th year I've participated.

 John Mutford of The Book Mine Set hosted for the first ten years. Taking over this year is Melanie of The Indextrious Reader.

What's the Challenge?

"The Canadian Book Challenge is an annual online reading challenge in which participants from Canada and around the world aim to read and review 13 or more Canadian books in a one year span: Canada Day to Canada Day. Reviews must be posted online and participants are asked to share links to their reviews with other participants.

This year's theme is a map: "We've all travelled a long way together over the past 10 editions of the challenge, so this year's theme is a readerly road trip over the highways of Canada."

I've met the challenge every year so far! It's a wonderful way to sample the great writing Canada has to offer and discover new authors. Interested in joining? Further details and sign up info can be found here. I'll be using this post to track my progress.

1. Heart of the City - Robert Rotenberg - August
2. Sleeping in the Ground - Peter Robinson - August
3. Glass Houses - Louise Penny - September
4. Bellevue Square - Michael Redhill - October
5. Skitter - Ezekiel Boone - October
6. Parting Shot - Linwood Barclay - October
7. Brother - David Chariandy - December
8. The Wolves of Winter - Tyrell Johnson - January
9. This Fallen Prey - Kelley Armstrong - February
10. The Grave's a Fine and Private Place - Alan Bradley - February
11. North of Normal - Cea Sunrise Person - February
12. The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig - Steve Jenkins, Derek Walter, Caprice Crane- March
13. Find You In the Dark - Nathan Ripley - March
14. Zero Day - Ezekiel Boone - March
15. Come From Away - Genevieve Graham - April
16. Nothing Happens in This Book - Judy Ann Sadler - May


Melwyk said...

Glad to have you reading along for another year! Looking forward to seeing the titles you choose:)

Icewineanne said...

This looks like a fun challenge. Would love to participate but I read slowly & belong to monthly book clubs that take up a lot of my reading time. I'd never finish 13 books........maybe half that.
Good luck & enjoy the challenge!

Monica (aka monnibo) said...

I think I'm going to use this to kick my butt back into blogging! Thanks for the reminder.