As we celebrate Canada’s 149th Canada Day, I thought that I would share a few of my favourite Canadian books that I have read in the last couple of years:
- The Medicine Walk (Richard Wagamese) – I have recently discovered this author and am looking forward to reading more of his work and learning more about how libraries saved him!
- Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery) – a Canadian classic that everyone should read and enjoy the hijinks of the loveably Anne Shirley!
- No Great Mischief (Alistair McLeod) – a wonderful maritime author that should be read by all Canadians.
- Fifth Business (Robertson Davies) – Canadian classic read by many in high school but likely more appreciated later in adulthood.
- Three Day Road or any book by (Joseph Boyden) – my review from my early days of blogging does not give this book the credit it deserves. It is one of my Canadian favourites and I am so happy to have met this author recently.
- Lost in the Barrens or Owls in the Family (Farley Mowat) – books that all students need to read celebrating the animals and land of Canada.
- An Astronaut’s Guide to Life (Chris Hadfield) – inspiring!
- Letters to my Grandchildren (David Suzuki) – an amazing advocate for the environment, sustainability and Canada! An elder we should all learn from!
- All Out (Kevin Newman and Alex Newman) – a book all parents need to read!
- And the Birds Rained Down (Jocelyne Saucier) – translated from French, a thought-provoking story about choice in life and death that will leave you pondering after the book is finished.
It has been my goal to appreciate more of the amazing Canadian authors in 2016 and of my 50 books that I have finished this year, 54% or 27 have been Canadian! I hope that this list inspires you to enjoy some Canadian literature in celebration of Canada’s birthday!!!
Please feel free to comment and add CanLit that you recommend!!!
If I were to add recommendations, this comment would go on too long! Maybe just a couple that are popping into my head right now – February by Lisa Moore and The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. I loved Three Day Road, but I also loved The Orenda.
I’ve had my eye on Letters To My Grandchildren, so I’m off to check out your review…
Happy Canada Day! 🙂
LikeLiked by 1 person
I appreciate and have enjoyed all those suggestions – they are all amazing examples of great Canadian literature!!!
LikeLiked by 1 person