I enjoyed Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2015 Reading Challenge so much that I’ve been eagerly watching her blog to see what her topics will be for next year. She posted her 2016 Reading Challenge today, but I couldn’t get excited about the categories.
When I set out to find another challenge that would be more up my alley, I realized I could create my own, so I now present The Canadian Reading Challenge!
The challenge is to read a book that takes place in or was written by an author from each of the 13 Provinces and Territories within a year, which works out to one every four weeks. I think this will be a fun and easy way for readers of all ages to learn more about this wonderful country of ours.
It’s not specific to this calendar year, as I believe it’s something one could repeat many times.
I haven’t committed to any specific titles yet, but here are a few Canadian books that are currently on my radar:
- Harry and Walter by Kathy Stinson (Ontario)
- The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life’s Work at 72 by Molly Peacock (Ontario)
- A Foreign Field by Gillian Chan (Ontario)
- Summer Gone by David Macfarlane (Ontario)
- All Saints by K.D. Miller (Ontario)
- Brown Dwarf by K.D. Miller (Ontario)
- As Long as the Rivers Flow by James Bartleman (Ontario)
- Raisin Wine: A Boyhood in a Different Muskoka by James Bartleman (Ontario)
- Out of Darkness: The Jeff Healey Story by Cindy Watson (Ontario)
- Adult Onset by Ann-Marie MacDonald (Ontario)
I can’t believe they’re all from my home province; clearly I need to expand my horizons!
Can you help me?
Please recommend your favourite Canadian books or authors in the comments, and make sure you indicate which Province or Territory they represent. Thanks!
Would you like to join me?
Leave a comment with a link to your blog, Goodreads profile, Pinterest board, or wherever you plan to keep track of your progress online, and I’ll create a page with links to anyone who participates (subject to approval – I won’t link to smut, spam, scam or any other four-letter s-word).
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