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

70-74. Canadian Summer Book Blitz # 2

70.  The Tin Flute (Gabrielle Roy) The Tin Flute was the Quebec book for my Cross-Country reading challenge.  This book has been on my TBR list for a while as I slowly read through the CBC’s 100 Books that Make … Continue reading

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57. The Outlander (Gil Adamson)

As I read my way through a Cross-Canada Reading challenge, The Outlander (not the version with the hot Scottish guy and his time travelling wife which I have also read), was my choice based in Alberta.  It is also from … Continue reading

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50. Kit’s Law (Donna Morrissey)

Desolate, devastating and resilient are words that describe both the struggling characters and the rough terrain of Newfoundland of Kit’s Law.  This strong writing remains with the reader long after the book is closed with a reader puzzling how other … Continue reading

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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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