Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Canadian Book Challenge

I haven't quite got all of the books organized in my mind yet for this particular reading challenge. Some I'll gather as I go along and some I'll pick up along the way as new books come out this year. Regardless, I wanted to keep a master post for The Canadian Book Challenge like I've done with the two other lists I've got for this year. As the challenge actually started in October, I'm counting at least one book I've read since then towards my ultimate goal of reading "The White Stripes Way (From Sea To Sea To Sea)." Here's the list so far:

1. Newfoundland: Alligator by Lisa Moore book actually read Air Stream Land Yacht by Ken Babstock.
2. Prince Edward Island: Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery. Book actually read Rilla of Ingelside.
3. Nova Scotia: Saints of Big Harbour by Lynn Coady. Book actually read: The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill.
4. New Brunswick: The Lost Highway by David Adams Richards
5. Quebec: My Name is Bosnia by Madeleine Gagnon, Translated by Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott
6. Ontario: Consolation by Michael Redhill
7. Manitoba: See the Child, David Bergen
8. Saskatchewan: The Horseman's Graves by Jacqueline Baker
9. Alberta: The Outlander by Gil Adamson
10. British Columbia: Stanley Park by Timothy Taylor. Book actually read for BC, After River by Donna Milner.
11. Yukon Territory: I Married the Klondike by Laura Beatrice Berton
12. Northwest Territories: Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay
13. Nunavut: Unsettled, Zachariah Wells

5 comments:

Dave said...

May I suggest?

Manitoba: The Case of Lena S, by David Bergen. If anyone is to read one Bergen title, this should be it. Plus, it's set in Winnipeg and gets some of the vibe.

Alias Grace said...

And for Nova Scotia, perhaps one of Ann-Marie MacDonald's books (Fall on Your Knees or The Way the Crow Flies)? They may destroy you emotionally though, so be warned...

hip_ragdoll said...

Those are all great suggestions -- thank you. I have read both Ann-Marie MacDonald books, and enjoyed them both immensely.

Emma said...

What about Lynn Coady's books for Nova Scotia?? Saints of Big Harbour is amazing...and I haven't yet read Mean Boy, but it looks really good.

hip_ragdoll said...

That is a super suggestion! I hadn't thought of Lynn Coady. I did have a copy of Mean Boy that I think has since disappeared so perhaps I'll put Saints of Big Harbour on the list. Perfect!