Sunday 3 July 2016

9th Canadian Challenge Wrap-Up

The 9th Canadian Book Challenge ran from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. I read 30 books for this challenge and covered 1 territory and 7 provinces: Yukon, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Quebec, Ontario, B.C. and Manitoba, in terms of settings.

Here's the link to the guy who hosts the challenge. 9th Canadian Book Challenge

1. The Whisper of Legends by Barbara Fradkin. Finished July 3 [Set in Yukon]
2. The Birthday Lunch by Joan Clark. Finished July 5 (Set in New Brunswick)
3. The Road is How by Trevor Herriot. Finished August 6 (Set in Saskatchewan)
4. Uncertain Soldier by Karen Bass. Finished August 8 (Set in Alberta)
5. The Eye of the Day by Dennison Smith. Finished August 31 (Set in Vermont, Mexico, Germany, Cuba, Alberta, and Italy)
6. Astray by Emma Donoghue. Finished September 17 (set in various areas)
7. The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny. Finished October 4 (set in Quebec)
8. Cat Person by Seo Kim. Finished October 24 (no specified setting)
9. Happy City by Charles Montgomery. Finished November 1 (no setting)
10. Safe as Houses by Susan Glickman. Finished November 15 (Set in Toronto)
11. Strange Things by Margaret Atwood. Finished November 29 (no setting, but theme of Canadian north)
12. Calls Across the Pacific by Zoe S. Roy. Finished November 30 (set in China, Maine, and a very little in Canada)
13. Once Upon a Line by Wallace Edwards. Finished December 5 (no setting)
14. Up the Creek by Nicholas Oldman. Finished December 5 (no setting)
15. Götz and Meyer by David Albahari. Finished December 26 (Set in Serbia)
16. Light Years by Caroline Woodward. Finished January 2 (Set in BC)
17. The Thundermaker by Alan Syliboy. Finished January 30 (setting not named)
18. Hungry for Math by Kari-Lynn Winters + Lori Sherritt-Fleming + Peggy Collins. Finished January 31 (no setting)
19. Prisoner of Warren by Andreas Oertel. Finished January 31 (set in New Brunswick)
20. The Northern Queen by Kelly Evans. Finished March 3 (set in England, Denmark, and Norway)
21. Drink Dirt Eat Stone by Kyle Fleishman. Finished March 6 (set in Manitoba, B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Afghanistan)
22. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki. Finished March 9 (Set in cottage country)
23. Tell Everyone by Alfred Hermida. Finished March 19. (No setting)
24. The Hill by Karen Bass. Finished April 1 (Alberta)
25. Heir to the Sky by Amanda Sun. Finished April 3 (Another world)
26. Satisfying Clicking Sound by Jason Guriel. Finished April 22 (No setting)
27. The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan. Finished April 24 (Toronto and Bosnia)
28. Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese. Finished April 26 (Mostly Ontario)
29. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. Finished April 30 (various places)
30. The Language of Secrets by Ausma Zehanat Khan. Finished June 12 (Ontario)


  1. Neat list of books. Thanks for taking the time to read my book too.