Thursday, May 29, 2008

2nd Canadian Book Challenge

COMPLETED: November, 2008

Hosted By: The Book Mine Set
(13 Canadian books/July, 2008 - July, 2009)

1.  Anne of Avonlea (Montgomery)

2.  Charley's Web (Fielding)

3.  The Penelopiad (Atwood)

4.  Gallows View (Robinson)

5.  Runaway (Munro)

6.  Moral Disorders and Other Stories (Atwood)

7.  The Cruelest Month (Penny)

8.  Hate You (McNamee)

9.  Forty Words for Sorrow (Blunt)

10.  Big City Bad Blood (Chercover)

11.  Griffin & Sabine (Bantock)

12.  Sabine's Notebook (Bantock)

13.  The Golden Mean (Bantock)


The Outlander (Adamson)

The Horseman's Grave (Baker)

In the Shadow of the Glacier (Delany)

Mrs. Mike (Freedman & Freedman)

Sweetness in the Belly (Gibb)

One Red Paperclip (MacDonald)

The Dying Hour (Mofina)

The Tenderness of Wolves (Penney)

The Wildfire Season (Pyper)

Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast (Richardson)

Singing Songs (Tilly)

A Complicated Kindness (Toews)

My Name is Number 4 (Ye)


  1. Great list. I've read the Richardson and Toews books and enjoyed both. You've also got a few there that I'm completely unfamiliar with. Looking forward to see what you think of them.

  2. I enjoy Peter Robinson! I didn't know he was Canadian. Just looked him up in Contemporary Authors.

  3. John ~ Oh good, it's always nice to hear positive reviews. I'm looking forward to my reads.

    Terri B. ~ I've been wanting to start Robinson's series for quite a while now - I just haven't got to it yet. I'm hoping this challenge will help to get the book in my hands!

  4. Joy,

    I think that you would really enjoy both A complicated Kindness and Sweetness in the Belly.

  5. Teddy Rose ~ Thank you! That's very encouraging. :) I never really considered ACK, but SitB has been on my list since it came out. Woo Hoo!

    The last time I checked you didn't have a list. Did I miss it or haven't you made one up yet?

  6. I really want to do this one--especially since I feel like I'm neglecting my roots if I don't. But I just don't know that many Canadian authors. Grr...maybe next year. Have a great time!

  7. Trish ~ I said that last year! :) If you go to John's post about the challenge, he links the challenge participants and their reads from the first year. It's a great place to get some ideas. Also, I think it was wikipedia that I looked up 'canadian authors' and got a long list, too. You can't deny your roots!

  8. Wow, you're finished already. The only one I've read is Forty Words for Sorrow which I really liked. But I read every one of Blunt's books as they come out and love them all. I've read The Outlander and The Tenderness of Wolves too. Both excellent stories. I started late in this challenge but have done six. My problem is coming up with reviews. Love reading, hate writing reviews when I could be reading more. lol Glad I found your blog.

  9. Sandra ~ That's good to know that you've enjoyed all Blunt's books. I look forward to reading more. I still want to get to more on this list - hopefully during 2009! I'm not fond of "reviews" either, that's why mine are short and concise. Thanks for stopping by, Sandra!


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