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The Canadian Book Challenge

I swore to myself that I was not going to join any more challenges… but as I had been planning on reading more Canadian stuff in the next little while, I figured it really wouldn’t hurt to join in on The Canadian Book Challenge anyway. I can’t guarantee that I will finish it, but I will try. The goal of this challenge is to read 13 Canadian books (books by Canadians and/or about Canadians) before next Canada Day (That’s July 1st for you non-Canadians in the audience).

I’m not going to limit myself to thirteen specific books to read, but those that I am for certain planning on reading are:

Barbara Haworth-Attard’s A is for Angst
Will Ferguson’s Spanish Fly
Rick Mercer’s Rick Mercer Report: The Book
L.M. Montgomery (at least one of her short story books)
O.R. Melling’s The Hunter’s Moon

There’s a big huge list on the main challenge post recommending books, but there are a couple others that I would recommend to anyone joining in on this as well:

Will & Ian Ferguson’s How to Be A Canadian (Even If You Already Are One)
Will Ferguson’s Penguin Anthology of Canadian Humour
Really, anything by Will Ferguson
L.M. Montgomery’s Rilla of Ingleside
Maggie L. Wood’s The Princess Pawn & The Princess Mage

Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 8:58 pm October 9, 2007.
Category: Challenges

  • John Mutford

    You’ve picked quite a few that I don’t know. I love that I’ve been exposed to so many unfamiliar authors through this challenge already!

  • Lisa

    I could totally cheat on this one because of all the LMM books I’m reading between now and June but I won’t! ;)

    I ordered The Princess Mage through my local bookstore! It was supposed to be in two weeks ago but alas it still hasn’t arrived. I probably should’ve ordered it online but I keep telling myself I need to support my local bookstore! I know I still haven’t had time to properly write down my thoughts on The Princess Pawn yet but hopefully I will soon!

    I also swore I wasn’t going to join anymore challenges until my current one (and the one I plan on joining but haven’t had time to type up yet) were done but I really really want to do this one! ;)

  • Court

    Lisa – Oh yay, you ordered The Princess Mage! That means you enjoyed The Princess Pawn! I knew you would!

    John – I’m definitely looking forward to hearing about all these authors I don’t know about from everyone else participating too.

  • Melissa

    I have just added a new one to my list. Alex Webster and The Gods, by David Dent. I like some of the ones you have as well.