Sunday, 12 July 2015

Wrap-up Post for 8th Canadian Book Challenge

The 8th Canadian Book Challenge


The 8th Canadian Book Challenge ran from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 and the goal was to read 13 or more Canadian books in the year. The previous year I tried for 50 and only got to 45, so tried for 50 again this year, but only made it to 26. I also tried to read books set in different parts of the country, trying to hit every province and at least one territory. Didn't do so well there either.

Here are my reads.
1. The Stonehenge Letters by Harry Karlinsky. Finished July 2 [set outside Canada]
2. Never Saw It Coming by Linwood Barclay. Finished July 11 [set outside Canada]
3. Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James. Finished July 14 [set outside Canada]
4. Based on a True Story by Elizabeth Renzetti. Finished July 25 [set outside Canada]
5. A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay. Finished July 28 [set outside Canada]
6. Fish Change Direction in Cold Weather by Pierre Szalowski. Finished July 30 [Montreal, Quebec]
7. Little Bastards in Springtime by Katja Rudolph. Finished September 10 [Toronto, Ontario]
8 and 9. The Rat and The Slug by Elise Gravel. Finished September 17 [no setting]
10. No Safe House by Linwood Barclay. Finished September 20 [set outside Canada]
11. The Great and Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms by Ian Thornton. Finished October 7. [set outside Canada]
12. That Night by Chevy Stevens. Finished October 28 [Vancouver Island, BC]
13. Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay. Finished December 15 [set outside Canada]
14. Keeper'n Me by Richard Wagamese. Finished January 11 [set in Toronto and White Dog, Ontario]
15. The Long Way Home by Louise Penny. Finished January 22 [set in Quebec mostly]
16. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley. Finished January 30 [Set in Toronto]
17. Gently Down the Stream by Ray Robertson. Finished January 31 [Set in Toronto]


18. The Secret Life of Squirrels by Nancy Rose. Finished February 12 [no setting]
19. Girl Runner by Carrie Snyder. Finished February 14 [Set in and near Toronto]
20. Remembrance by Alistair MacLeod. Finished February 26 [Set near Toronto]
21. Frameshift by Robert J. Sawyer. Finished March 14 [set in California]
22. The Afterlife of Stars by Joseph Kertes. Finished April 18 [set in Hungary, Austria, and Paris]
23. Wonder by Dominique Fortier, translated by Sheila Fischman. Finished April 21 [set in Martinique, London, and Montreal]
24. The Night Stages by Jane Urquhart. Finished May 17 [set in Gander and Ireland]
25. All Saints by K.D. Miller. Finished May 20 [set in Toronto and Vancouver]
26. Nothing Like Love by Sabrina Ramnanan. Finished June 3 [set in Trinidad and Tobago]

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