July 1, 2010

Canadian Book Challenge 4

Challenge Summary:It's time once again to explore, celebrate and promote Canadian books. You have one year to read 13 Canadian books* and review them somewhere online**, Canada Day, July 1st, 2010- Canada Day, July 1st, 2011. There will be check-ins at the beginning of each month to see how everyone is progressing and have their current status marked in the sidebar of this blog. Participants are encouraged to read each others' reviews, discuss the books, and cheer one another on.

Hosted by/Link: The Book Mine Set (John Mutford)/ The Canadian Book Challenge 4

Challenge Start and Ends Dates: July 1, 2010 - July 1, 2011

My Progress: 20/13 - Completed March 6, 2011. But I'm going to see how many I can read before the challenge ends.

My List:

1) Nights Below Station Street - David Adams Richards
2) The Outlander - Gil Adamson
3) The Year of the Flood - Margaret Atwood
4) No Great Mischief - Alistair MacLeod
5) A Jest of God - Margaret Laurence
6) Bitten - Kelly Armstrong
7) Chef: A Novel - Jaspreet Singh
8) Hearts at Stake - Alexandra Harvey
9) Night Runner - Max Turner
10) Water for Elephants - Sarah Gruen
11) The Birth House - Ami McKay

19) A Thousand Words for Stranger - Julie Czerneda
20) The Bone Cage - Angie Abdou


Possibilities: Appearances by Margaret Atwood, Timothy Findley, Margaret Laurence, David Richards Adams (These authors will for sure be on my list, just don't know which books yet)

Outlander, Good to Fault, The Heart Specialist, Stone Diaries, Away, Unless, The Tin Flute, Bitten, The Last Crossing, The Winters Vault, No Great Mischief are some other possibilities.

3 Responses to “Canadian Book Challenge 4”

John Mutford said...

Glad you're joining us. No Great Mischief is a favourite of mine, so I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

WordWhiz said...

This sounds like a lot of fun! How do I join and do you have any recommendations for me?

Lauren Baity
bookbitesreviews.wordpress.com

Jules said...

John - I already read No Great Mischief (along with four others) during my last minute Canada Day Weekend read-a-thon. Very good book. Link is above.

WordWhiz/Lauren - It is a lot of fun, theres a link above but here it is again;

http://bookmineset.blogspot.com/2010/07/canadian-book-challenge-4-sorry-excuse.html

Margaret Atwood is a personal favourite of mine (Oryx and Crake, Year of the Flood Handmaids Tale are my favourites by her), The Underpainter by Jane Urquhart, Yellowknfie - Steve Zipp, any of the ones I listed above are also great choices. If you like paranormal/werewolves/vampires etc, Kelly Armstrong is suppose to be a good author, I haven't read anything by here yet though. Also check out the challenge page to see other peoples options.

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