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

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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58. Obasan (Joy Kogawa)

I found an old copy of Obasan as part of my commitment to read more Canadian and to work through the list of CBC’s list of 100 Books that Make You Proud to be Canadian.  It is a semi-autobiographical novel based … Continue reading

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57. Certainty (Madeleine Thien)

As I continue my month of reading Canadian authors, Certainty came from the CBC List of Novels that Make You Proud to be Canadian.   Madeleine Thien first published a book of short stories and Certainty was her first and award wining novel. … Continue reading

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55. Essex County (Jeff Lemire)

As part of a  book challenge and my quest to read the 100 Novels that Make You Proud to be Canadian, I have been required to read a graphic novel.  This is a first for me and I have to … Continue reading

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54. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)

This year, I have been focusing on reading more books by Canadian authors which has been a fabulous exploration of wonderful stories!  Included in my goal of more CanLit, I have read The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields which is … Continue reading

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52. Indian Horse (Richard Wagamese)

“Books had been my safe place all the time I’d been in the school and they still represented security, and whatever corner I huddled in to read was a safe one to me” After finishing The Medicine Walk by Richard … Continue reading

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47. The Amazing Absorbing Boy (Rabindranath Maharaja)

As I slowly read my way through the CBC’s list of 100 Books that Make You Proud to Be Canadian, I chose to borrow The Amazing Absorbing Boy from the library.  This novel is a coming of age novel, telling … Continue reading

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Celebrating Canada’s Indigenous Writers Event

Joseph Boyden hosted an wonderful event to celebrate the writing of esteemed author’s Thomas King and Lee Maracle.  The event took place at the Toronto Reference Library’s Appel Salon and was certainly worth the trip to Toronto!  The event was … Continue reading

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