Category Archives: CBC’s 100 Books That Make You Proud to be Canadian

15. Half Blood Blues (Esi Edugyan)

Half Blood Blues was the February group read book for the Goodreads Canadian Content group  in celebration of Black History Month.  This historical fiction novel is narrated by Sid, a jazz musician, as he reflects back fifty years to his days performing in … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Goals

As we welcome in 2017, what are your reading goals?  Have you joined the Goodreads challenge?  Are you hoping to read more Canadian? More fiction?  More non-fiction?  Are you hoping to listen to more audio books?  Whatever your goals are, … Continue reading

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82. A Number of Things (Jane Urquhart)

After reading Away, I was thrilled to receive an advanced reader copy of A Number of Things:  Stories of Canada Told Through Fifty Objects by Jane Urquhart.  This literary celebration of Canadian history will be released in time to honour Canada’s … Continue reading

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77. Away (Jane Urquhart)

Away is the story of Esther who is reflecting on family history while she is losing her family homestead to the progress of a quarry.  The historic tale begins when an Irish girl named Mary discovers a sailor clinging to life … Continue reading

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July: A Month of Reading Canadian

As part of a Goodreads challenge in the group CanadianContent, I have been reading Canadian for the month of July as a way of celebrating Canada Day!  It has helped me read through a number of the books from CBC’s … Continue reading

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63. The Cellist of Sarajevo (Steven Galloway)

In 1984, when I was in grade 6, my class followed the Sarajevo Winter Olympic games.  I remember watching the events and preparing a scrapbook of clippings complete with a laminated cover.  My creative cover sported the olympic rings which … Continue reading

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61. George and Rue (George Elliott Clarke)

This novel is a fictional tale based on a historic incident where two brothers, George and Rufus Hamilton, were hung after the murder and robbery of a taxi driver in 1949.  This murder happened in New Brunswick and the novel … Continue reading

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60. The Antagonist (Lynn Coady)

The Antagonist has been a bit of a  tedious read in my quest to read the CBCs 100 Novels that Make You Proud to be Canadian.  The story is written as a series of emails – thankfully they are long emails so … Continue reading

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CanadianContent on GoodReads

Are you interested in reading more Canadian content?  If so, the CanadianContent GoodReads group is for you!  It is a great spot to discuss CanLit, participate in Canadian reading challenges, join monthly group reads and get great suggestions to add … Continue reading

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59. Mercy Among the Children (David Adams Richards)

Book # 31 in my quest to read CBC’s 100 Novels that Make You Proud to be Canadian was Mercy Among the Children.  While it is definitely not a feel good novel, it slowly draws the reader in and keeps … Continue reading

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