Friday, July 04, 2008

The Canadian Book Challenge 2008

So, after much thought, I've decided that I'm going to read 13 books by Canadian women this year. I'm calling it "for the ladies." I've got 10 books at home on my shelves just waiting to be read and have chosen three more that I'd like to tackle all before this time next year. In no particular order, the books for my Canadian Book Challenge 2008 are:

1. Runaway by Alice Munro
2. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
3. The Almost Archer Sisters by Lisa Gabriele
4. Once by Rebecca Rosenblum
5. Away by Jane Urquhart
6. Help Me, Jacques Cousteau by Gil Adamson
7. The Boys in the Trees by Mary Swan
8. The Sad Truth About Happiness by Anne Giardini
9. The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels
10. Whetstone by Lorna Crozier
11. The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews
12. Quick by Anne Simpson
13. A Hard Witching by Jacqueline Baker

It's late so forgive me if I've spelled anything incorrectly. With our summer hours, who knows, maybe I'll tackle one this weekend and actually get a jump start on this year's challenge.

4 comments:

Kat said...

I can definitely recommend #s 2, 4 and 7. A friend of mine just bought #3 really cheap at Indigo, if it's the one you don't have yet.

Kerry said...

Oooh! Lucky you-- good reading lies ahead.

Tara said...

Woo, I've already read three of those!

Sandra said...

I thought The Boys in the Trees was fantastic. I've read Away also and I'm doing this challenge. I've read more than 13 but I've been too ill to write reviews of the last few. I don't know about you but my mind is mush when I'm ill.
You're almost done your list and there's month to go. Good for you.
Take care.