Thursday, July 31, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Reader's Diary #1145- Jennifer Elle: Orange Forest


I'm back from a great vacation in Ontario and Newfoundland. In Ontario, I finally got to see Niagara Falls (and the awesomely quirky town around it), and in my hometown in Newfoundland, the insane amount of icebergs and whales in the area were like something from a tourism commercial. Still, after three and a half weeks living out of a suitcase, we were all looking forward to coming home to Yellowknife.

Niagara Falls
Humback Whale TailIceberg

The forest fires had started before we left, we heard about them on the National news while we were gone, but still we hoped they'd be under control by the time we returned. Alas, when we stepped off the plane it smelled like a campfire. Driving past Frame Lake, we couldn't see the cityscape on the other side, as we normally can. Our windows have to be closed. Just walking to the mailbox my eyes sting. It's costing about a million dollars a day to fight them and forests here take forever to regrow.

Summers in Yellowknife are normally beautiful and can almost make up for the ridiculously long and cold winters. Not this year.

On that note, I figured I might as well embrace it and look for a short story about forest fires. I found Jennifer Elle's "Orange Forest," a flash fiction story about a forest fire which manages to work in a love story, or a love story that manages to work in a forest fire.

I wasn't wild about the way it started. There's such an abundance of adjectives and figurative language in the second paragraph that I almost lost track of reality. What's describing what?

However, the story goes in an unexpected direction and there's such a strong taste of regret in the wrap-up that I could almost forgive the first half.

Northwest Territories Forest Fire by KyleWiTh, on Flickr

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Reader's Diary #1144- Joel Thomas Hynes: Conflict of Interest

(This is a pre-written post scheduled to appear while I'm on vacation in Newfoundland.)

Many moons ago I read and discussed Joel Hynes's novel Down to the Dirt with a friend of mine. If memory serves, we had very differing opinions. While I somewhat enjoyed the hard-living, wild voice of the narrator, my friend thought it forced (and he also suspected that it wasn't too far off the image that Hynes likes to project of himself; so forced and lazy at the same time).

Hynes' short story "Conflict of Interest," unfortunately won't settle any arguments. The story of a guy who winds up in a drunk tank, one normally guarded by his grandfather, is, I'll concede, written with more of the same cocky, look-how-cool-and-rebellious-I-am voice. So perhaps Hynes is a lazy writer. I'm certainly not seeing a range yet.

That said, I still enjoyed it. Sure, I didn't like the narrator, but there's some great description in there, with the occasional insightful or amusing thought and rich imagery, plus enough action to keep me interested. Shades of Bukowski? I can't knock that.

The Black Series II - Smirnoff by DOS82, on Flickr

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Reader's Diary #1143- William Lawson: The Story Untold

(This is a pre-written post scheduled to appear while I am on vacation in Newfoundland.)

Stories with a twist are hard to discuss without providing spoilers. Heck, by merely saying there's a twist, I've done spoiled it.

It's still worth a look though. For me, I was kind of surprised to see a Newfoundland story that reminded me so much of the Northwest Territories. Talking of a man setting off to live by himself in an isolated cabin in Newfoundland and then finding out that he's in over his head, is the biography of about a dozen or so early explores in the Northwest Territories as well. It's funny though; I realize that Newfoundland can provide a harsh and dangerous environment as well, growing up there I never found its nature as intimidating as I do here. It's not that I was super explorer there either, but overall the province felt comfortable.

For such a short story, Lawson still does a fine job describing the setting and people. It also helps that the story keeps you guessing.

Cabin In The Woods

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Monday, July 07, 2014

Reader's Diary #1142- Darlene Guetre: Alpha and Omega

(This is a pre-written post, scheduled to appear while I am in Newfoundland.)

Years back I complained a little when Newfoundland poet Ken Babstock wrote about crowberries. Newfoundlanders usually refer to them as blackberries and I felt he was pandering to a mainland audience, destroying authenticity in the process. In Darlene Guetre's "Alpha and Omega" I suspected a similar thing happening as she spoke of "murres." Murres, for those who may not have heard of them before, are black and white seabirds about the size of a duck. They're quite common in Newfoundland, where they are hunted (my dad thinks they're delicious, me not so much), but go by the slightly different name: turrs. Don't ask me why the m got changed to a t, as I don't have the foggiest idea, but it was enough to distract me while reading Guetre's story.

"Alpha and Omega" is a flash fiction story about a man on a cliff contemplating suicide. However, he is not alone, sharing the cliff with a colony of murres. Their presence and his respect for their history is enough to set things right. His death would upset the balance.

But who is this guy? Is he a tourist? Why does he refer to them as murres? Maybe Guetre herself is not from Newfoundland? 

In the end, that one word choice is hardly problematic; a small distraction to an otherwise interesting story that is more hopeful than it appears at first glance.

Murres by steena, on Flickr

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The 8th annual Canadian Book Challenge- Happy Canada Day!!! Forward, march!

What is it? How do I join? And Other FAQs

1. What is the Canadian Book Challenge?

The Canadian Book Challenge is an annual online reading challenge in which participants from Canada and around the world aim to read and review 13 or more Canadian books in a one year span: Canada Day to Canada Day. Reviews must be posted online and participants are asked to share links to their reviews with other participants. More on reviews below.(It's also a lot of fun and collectively we've read and reviewed thousands of Canadian titles! Actually, the whole books, not just the titles.)

2. How do I join?

Send me an email (jmutford (at) hotmail [dot] com) with the subject line "Sign Me Up!" and I'll add you to the list. Consider yourself a participant even if you don't get a response from me right away. Come July 1st you can get started right away. As soon as I get your first link (see below), I'll add your name to the participant list on the sidebar of this blog.

3. Oh no, it's past July 1st, can I still join?

Of course! In the past I've had people join in the very last month. My response to latecomers is always the same: If you think you can realistically read and review 13 books in the time remaining, then why not? To join, just follow the exact same instructions as above.

4. What constitutes a Canadian book?

Canadian books can include any genre or form (picture books, poetry, novels, non-fiction, plays, anthologies, graphic novels, cookbooks, etc), can be written by Canadian authors (by birth or immigration) or about Canadians. Ultimately, participants must decide for themselves whether or not something fits the description of Canadian.

4. Do I need to know ahead of time which books I'll be reading?

No. But by all means, if you want to plan ahead, do so. Some people find it's more of a challenge to do it this way, and others prefer to find their next book as it comes. If you do make a list and decide to alter it along the way, that's fine.

5. Do I need to have a theme?

No. I personally like to read at least one book from each province and territory (it's the whole reason 13 has become the goal number). In the past, some of the themes included deceased authors, mysteries, aboriginal books, poetry, and rereads. In other years we've had people choose books solely by a particular author or province. The options are yours to decide.

Certainly a theme could make the challenge more difficult, but then again, it could also make it more fun. In any case, the majority of participants opt to have no theme at all, just pushing for 13 random Canadian books. They feel they can still read what they want, when they want and aren't too confined by restrictions. The choice is up to you.

6. What if I don't reach 13 books or if I do?

If you don't, but you've had fun, it's still good. Your reviews will still be read by other participants. And you'll have a chance again when the next edition comes around. Some people ask if it's okay to fill up the remainder with children's books since they're shorter. I personally think children's books (picture books) are just as valid and need to be read and discussed as much as novels. Others think that it's a challenge, and as such, shouldn't be easy. Again, this is a participant's decision to make.

If you do reach 13, you may stop, or keep going. Remember, it's 13 or more. I love to see how many I can squeeze in. There are no prizes for reading the most. I want to stress that this is not a competition against other people. However, for all those that do meet the requirement of 13 or more, your names will be put in for a random draw for a prize.

7. Can my books count towards other challenges?

Of course! That's half the fun! I read some this past year that counted in the Graphic Novels Challenge and the Canadian Book Challenge.

8. I don't live in Canada and am finding it difficult to get my hands on Canadian books. Any recommendations or solutions?

It'll probably be easier to find some of our "big names" at your library (Margaret Atwood and Carol Shields, for example). Of course, you can always order online and check out the digital book market. And if you ask nicely enough, Canadian participants have been known to ship books far and wide to help out.

9. What if I read a book and don't have time to review it?

Sorry, that's one point I'm sticky on. I don't count it until it's reviewed. By all means, feel free to read 13 Canadian books, but the reviewing part is an equal component of the challenge. I want the books talked about even if you didn't enjoy it. While I say "review" I don't mean anything necessarily lengthy and I don't mean necessarily a review as much as I mean your thoughts on the book, questions about why an author said something, memories it stirred up. Anything, just something.

10. What if I don't finish a book, can I still review and count it?
Personally, I wouldn't but it's entirely your choice. If you feel that it's the book's fault that you didn't finish it, I suppose that's worthy of noting. If you left the book at the beach and haven't found another copy, probably not.

11. I don't have a blog, how do I post a review online?

Most Canadian Book Challenge participants are bloggers, but not all. Book reviews can also be posted on other sites such as GoodReads, Bookcrossing, Chapters, Amazon, and more. However, I do have a few requirements:

i. Participants wishing to read your reviews should not need a membership or sign up to do so. For instance, anyone can read a review at Chapters, so it's fine. However, a review posted on Facebook would be out since not everyone has a Facebook account and would not be able to access it.

ii. When you share a link make sure it's directly to your review and participants do not have to go searching endlessly to find it. For instance, if you blog, link to your posts, not your entire blog. (For example: Review NOT Blog) If you link from Chapters, after you write and publish your review, you will be be able to click on your review title which will provide your link in the URL bar. (For example: Review NOT Book page)

Yet another option is simply writing your review in an email to me (jmutford (at) hotmail [dot] com) and I'll happily post it on The Book Mine Set.

12. How do I share links to my reviews?

Each month there will be a roundup post here at the Book Mine Set. This year I'll once again be using a link sharing tool from similar to the one they use at the Graphic Novels Challenge. Whenever you finish writing a review, just head to my blog and click on the "Share your link" icon. Add your name and in parentheses the title of the book you just reviewed, then provide the link. I'll also ask that in the comment section of that post that you bring us up to speed on your progress so far (ex. 6/13 read). I'll send an email reminder once a month.

13. Will there be prizes?

Possibly. In the past I've offered monthly prizes, but I've had to spend a lot of time soliciting publishers for donations.  Canadian publishing companies and authors have been very generous in their support. In an effort to keep my workload down, I'm leaving the ball in their court. Should publishers or authors want to donate books as prizes, they can contact me at jmutford (at) hotmail [dot] com to arrange the details. And if there are no prizes this time around, let's let finishing the challenge be its own reward.

14. What's up with the logo?
Actually, I should say, "what's up with the logos?" Actually, the one above was taken on Canada Day (Iqaluit, 2008) and fit with the "Forward, march!" message in the post title. BUT! It's not the only logo to choose from if you're not crazy about it. Here are your other choices: 

That makes 8 logos in total; one for each year that the challenge has been running. Not wild about any of these? That's okay, too. I know these are not inclusively representative of Canada. They're my photos, and though I have been right across this great country, some of my photos predate digital and let's face it, not everything I've taken fits nicely on a poster (btw, I was going for one of those motivational poster looks). The end result, these are all rural images and central and eastern Canada (except for the sunset image) aren't represented. So, here's where you come in. Should you join the 8th book challenge, you could take the easy route and pick your favourite from the 8 that I've provided OR you can adapt it to feature one of your favourite Canadian photos. Got a great skyline shot of Toronto? That would be perfect. A selfie of you reading Anne of Green Gables in PEI? Go for it! Download any of my logos, then copy and paste your image over the top of my image so that the frame is left intact. My only rule is that if you choose to adapt my logo, use a photo of your own, not one you've culled from the internet AND that you release your logo to anyone else who wishes to use it. Consider it my "open source" inspired book challenge logo. Here's another example, this one created by challenge participant Nicola showing a Dairy Queen in Pt. Colborne, Ontario, thought to be the birthplace of the "Blizzard":

15. Besides the logo, anything new with the 8th edition?
I like to also theme participant progress in the sidebar of my blog. In the past for instance, if you've read 1 book or 7 books so far, you may have been charted as having reached certain Canadian mountain peaks or popular Canadian food. This year I've used results from a CBC Radio initiative they had a few years back in which they asked Canadians to nominate and vote on the best Canadian Invention of All Time. Read 13 books? You've reached insulin!

Like Canadian Book Challenges of years gone by, this one, too, shall be a work in progress. Stay tuned throughout the year to see new features...

14. How can I help?

By joining, reading and reviewing, obviously. And sharing links to your reviews. I also need help with promotion. Please, even if you're opting not to participate this time around, help promote the challenge on your blog. Feel free to write a post that tells your readers that you're joining and why, and if you've participated before, how much fun it is. Also, use the logo above, feel free to place it permanently in your sidebar.

15. Eight years? Aren't you tired?

Nah, it's a labour of love. On that note, however, I do wish to announce that there is an end in sight. I have decided to continue to 10 editions. After which point, I hope to pass it off to someone else to run. But that's still a ways off. For now, let's make the 8th year, the best one... so far. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

The 7th Annual Canadian Book Challenge - June Roundup (Sticky Post— Scroll down for most recent post)

How to add your link:
1. Click on the icon above
2. Add a link to your review. (Please link to your specific review, not an entire webpage.)
3. Add your name and in parentheses the title of the book, such as John Mutford (Anne of Avonlea)
4. In the comment section below, tell me your grand total so far. (ex. "This brings me up to 1/13")

Final Recap

It's the end! We've made it! Look at what we've achieved in this, the 7th Canadian Book Challenge:

- We've read and reviewed a total of 785 books! 
- The grand total for all 7 years combined is 5964.
- Of the people 43 who participated, 24 finished (reached 13 or more books)
 - Irene read and reviewed a whopping 100 books, easily beating her last year record of 70.
- Kelly Armstrong, finally beating out Margaret Atwood who's held this title every other year, had the most books reviewed (11- Atwood was in at 10). However, they tied for number of reviews at 14 a piece.
- The most popular book reviewed was Alan Bradley's The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches with 7 reviews.

- Stats Canada (Shan, Swordsman)

Abbott, Victoria
- The Christie Curse (Jo)
The Sayers Swindle (Jo)

Ace, Cathy
- The Corpse with the Silver Tongue (Jo)

Alexie, Robert Arthur
- The Pale Indian (John)

Alguire, Judith
- A Most Unpleasant Wedding (The Crime Scene)

Allen, Charlotte Vale
- Dreaming in Color (JoAnne)

Allenby, Victoria
- Nat the Cat illustrated by Tara Anderson (Irene)

Al-Solaylee, Kamal
- Intolerable (Irene Roth)

Anderson, Melissa
- The Way I See It (Teena)

Anka, Paul
- My Way (Swordsman)

Anthony, Joelle
- Restoring Harmony (Kim)

Armstrong, Kelley
- The Awakening (JoAnne)
- Bitten (JoAnne)
- The Calling (Pussreboots, Marie)
- Dime Store Magic (JoAnne)
- Haunted (JoAnne)
- Men of the Underworld (Jules)
- Omens (JoAnne)
- The Reckoning (Pussreboots, JoAnne)
- Sea of Shadows (Sarah)
- The Stolen (JoAnne)
- The Summoning (Pussreboots, JoAnne)

Armstrong, Luanne
- Morven and the Horse Clan (Irene)

Armstrong, Sally
- The Nine Lives of  Charlotte Taylor (Sam Lamb)

Armstrong, Theodora
- Clear Skies, No Wind, 100% Visibility (Jules)

Arsenault, Elaine and Renné Benoit
- F Comme Français: Un Abécédaire du Quebec/ F is For French: A Quebec Alphabet Book (Irene)

Atkinson, Stacey D.
- Stuck (Nan)

Atwood, Margaret
- Blind Assassin (Jules)
- Choke Collar (Jules)
- Erase Me (Jules)
- The Heart Goes Last (Jules)
- MaddAddam (Nicola, MaryR, Barbara)
- Oryx and Crake (Mary R, Jules)
-The Penelopiad (Lee-Anne)
- Strange Things (Lee-Anne)
- Surfacing (Lee-Anne)
- Year of the Flood (Mary R, Anita)

Azel, Anne
- Tides (Bookgeek)

Badami, Anita Rau
- Tamarind Mem (Eric)
- Tell it to the Trees (Sam Lamb)

Baker, Graydon
- The Guidebook to Killing Lions in Africa (Samantha Adkins)

Ball, Krista D.
- Spirits Rising (Heather)

Balogh, Mary
- The Arrangement (Jo)
- The Proposal (Jo)

Bantock, Nick
- The Golden Mean (Mary R, Melwyk)
- Griffin and Sabine (Melwyk, Mary R)
- Sabine's Notebook (Mary R, Melwyk)

Barclay, Linwood
- The Accident (Nicola, JoAnne)
- Bad Guys (Lisa)
- Bad Move (Lisa)
- No Time for Goodbye (Lisa)
- A Tap on the Window (Teena, Nicola, Luanne)

Barfoot, Joan
- Exit Lines (Melwyk)

Barr, George
- Take Your Photography to the Next Level (Teena)

Bass, Karen
- Graffiti Knight (Shonna)

Basu, Arjun
- Waiting for the Man (Luanne)

Beaton, Kate
- Hark! A Vagrant (John)

Bendall, Lisa
- Raising a Kid with Special Needs (Irene)

Benison, C. C.
- Death at Sandringham House (Sharon)
- Death at Windsor Castle (Sharon)

Berton, Pierre
- Fast Fast Fast Relief (Barb in BC)

Bertouille, Ariane
- Otis and Alice illustrated by Marie-Claude Favreau (Irene)

Bessey, Sarah
- Jesus Feminist (Shan)

Best, Cary
- When We Go Walking illustrated by Krysten Brooker (Irene Roth)

Blackaby, Henry T. and Claude V. King
- Experiencing God (Sharon)

Blair, Peggy
- The Poisoned Pawn (Shonna)

Blair, Jeff
- Full Count (Swordsman)

Blake, Kendare
- Anna Dressed in Blood read by August Ross (Sarah)

Bland, Jared (editor)
- Finding the Words (Irene)

Blaustein, Adam
- The Amazing Spider-Man: Dead Ball illustrated by Jim Craig (John)

Bleeks, Sheila J.
The Gift of the Frost Fairy illustrated by Kenneth R. Bailey (RIEDEL Fascination)

Bock, Dennis
Going Home Again (Jules, Shan)

Boge, Paul H.
- The Urban Saint (Sharon)

Boldt, Mike
- 123 Versus ABC (Irene)

Bonert, Kenneth
- The Lion Seeker (Jules)

Boyd, David
- Battle of Queenston Heights illustrated by Drew Ng (John)

Boyko, John
- Blood and Daring (Swordsman)

Bowen, Gail
- The Gifted (Mysteries and More)
- The Thirteenth Rose (Jo)

Bowering, George
- Delayed Mercy (Eric)
- My Darling Nellie Grey (Eric)
- Vermeer's Light (Eric)

Boyden, Joseph
- Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont (Swordsman)
- The Orenda (Shan, Jules)

Boyle, Terry
- Haunted Ontario (Teena)

Braden, Pat
- From the Fire illustrated by Terry Pamplin (John)

Bradford, Karleen
- The Haunting at Cliff House (RIEDEL Fascination)

Bradley, Alan
- The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, read by Janet Entwistle (Shonna)
- The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Luanne, Raidergirl, TracyK, MaryR, Nicola, Pussreboots)
- I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Tracy K)
- A Red Herring Without Mustard (Samantha Adkins)
- Speaking from Among the Bones (TracyK)
- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Deb)

Brady, John 
- Unholy Ground (TracyK)

Britt, Fanny
- Jane, The Fox and Me illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, translated by Christine Morelli and Susan Ouriou (Perogyo, John)

Brooke, Frances
- The History of Emily Montague (Melwyk, Lee-Anne)

Brooke, John
- The Unknown Masterpiece (The Crime Scene)

Brooks, Martha
Two Moons in August (RIEDEL Fascination)

Brouwer, Sigmund
- Blades of Valor (Sharon)
- Devil's Pass (Nicola, Shonna)
- Martyr's Fire (Sharon)

Buchanan, Cathy Marie
- The Painted Girls (Shonna)

Buchan, Bryan
- Copper Sunrise (RIEDEL Fascination)

Bush, Catherine
- Accusation (Jules)

Callaghan, Morley
- More Joy in Heaven (Irene)

Cameron, Claire
- The Bear (Raidergirl, Luanne, Shan, Shonna, Melwyk, Samantha Adkins)

Cameron, Janet E.
- Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World (Lisa N)

Castrée, Geneviève  
- Susceptible (Shan)

Charles, Nicky
- The Keeping (JoAnne)

Charney, Ann
- Life Class (Melwyk)

Chase, Erika
- Read and Buried (RIEDEL Fascination)

Chow, Olivia
- My Journey (Irene, Shan)

Christmas, Jane
- And Then There Were Nuns (Melwyk)

Citra, Becky
- After the Fire (Samantha Adkins)

Clark, Gregory
- Hi, There! (Barb in B.C.)
- War Stories (Barb in B.C.)

Clark, Heather A.
- Elephant in the Sky (Sam Lamb)

Cliff, Tony
- Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant (Nicola)

Coady, Lynn
- The Antagonist (Melwyk)
- HellGoing (Jules, Shan, Daniel, Barbara, Lisa)

Cohen, Leonard
- Book of Mercy (Anita)
- The Favourite Game (Anita)

Cohen, Tish
- The Truth About Delilah Blue (Jules)

Collier, Carol and Rachel Haliburton
- Bioethics in Canada (Irene)

Compton, Valerie
- Tide Road (Jules)

Cook, Eileen
- The Education of Hailey Kendrick (Kim)
- Unraveling Isobel (Kim)
- Year of Mistaken Discoveries (Marie

Cooper, Susan
- The Boggart (Pussreboots)

Coren, Michael
- The Future of Catholicism (Nicola)

Cote, Genevieve
- Mr. King's Castle (Irene)

Coupland, Douglas
- City of Glass (Eric)
- Generation X (Eric)
- The Gum Thief (Swordsman)

Cox, K. R.
- Middle On (Sarah@Workaday Reads)

Cross, John R.
- The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus (Irene)

Crummey, Michael
- Hard Light (Eric)
- Salvage (Eric)

Curran, Colleen
Something Drastic (Melwyk)

Currie, Miranda
- Anna and the Bear illustrated by Allison McCreesh (John)

Cutter, Nick
- The Troop (Luanne)

Czerneda, Julie
- Beholder's Eye (Braedonnal)
- Survival (Braedonnal)
- Ties of Power (Braedonnal)
- To Trade the Stars (Braedonnal)

Davidson, Craig
- Cataract City (Tanya, Shan, Jules, Shonna)

Davidson, Hilary
- Blood Always Tells read by Kirsten Porter (Shonna)
- Evil in All its Disguises (Shonna)

Davis, Darrell
- Fire on Ice (Mysteries and More)

Davis, Lauren B.
- The Empty Room (Jules)
- The Stubborn Season (Danielle)

Debon, Nicolas
- Four Pictures by Emily Carr (Perogyo)
- The Strongest Man in the World (Perogyo)

Delacroix, Claire
- The Beauty Bride (JoAnne)

Delany, Vicki
- A Cold White Sun (Mysteries and More)
Gold Digger (Jules)
- Gold Web (Mysteries and More)
- In the Shadow of a Glacier (TracyK)

Delisle, Guy
- Pyongyang (John)
- A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting (Claire)

De Castell, Sabastien
- Traitor's Blade (Shonna, Swordsman)

De Mariaffi, Elisabeth
- How to Get Along with Women (Jules)

De Sa, Anthony
- Barnacle Love (Shonna)
- Kicking the Sky (Shonna, Teena, Shan)

Devaney, Julie
- My Leaky Body (Melwyk)

Deverell, William
- Kill All the Lawyers (Mysteries and More)

Dickner, Nicolas
- Nikolski translated by Lazer Lederhendler (Eric)

Dinsmore, Danika
- Ondelle of Grioth (Kim)

Doctorow, Cory
- Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (Sarah)
- Overclocked (Braedonnal)

Dolan, Sandra
- One of the Most Busiest Posts in the North (John)

Donoghue, Emma
- Frog Music (Luanne)
- Room (Braedonnal)

Doolittle, Robyn
- Crazy Town (Samantha Adkins)

Douglas, Gilean
- River for My Sidewalk (Barb in BC)

Dowding, Philippa
- The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden (Giraffe Days)

Drozdowich, Barb
- The Author's Guide to Working with Book Bloggers (Teena)

Dugan, Melanie
- Bee Summers (Shannon)

Duncan, Dave
- Wildcatter (Jules)

Eddie, Christine
- The Douglas Notebooks translated by Sheila Fischman (Sam Lamb)

Edmondson, Jill
- Frisky Business (Mysteries and More)

Edugyan, Esi
- Half Blood Blues (Tanya)
- The Second Life of Samuel Tyne (Jules)

Elliott, George
- The Kissing Man (Jules)

Ellis, Deborah
- Looks Like Daylight (Pussreboots)
- No Ordinary Day (John)

Endicott, Marina
- The Little Shadows (Irene Roth, TracyK)

Erskine, Margaret
- No. 9 Belmont Square (MaryR)

Fagan, Cary
- A Bird's Eye (Melwyk)
- My Life Among the Apes (Melwyk)

Farrant, M.A.C.
- My Turquoise Years (Nan)

Fergus, Maureen
- The Gypsy King (Sarah at Workaday Reads)

Ferguson, Will
- 419 (Lisa, Samantha Adkins)
- Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw (Samantha Adkins)
- Happiness (Sam Lamb)

Ferguson, Will and Ian Ferguson
- How to be a Canadian (Lisa N)

Fielding, Joy
- Now You See Her (JoAnne)

Findley, Timothy
- The Last of the Crazy People (Jules)

Finlayson, Judith
- The 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes (Teena, Swordsman)
- The Healthy Slow Cooker (Teena)

Flatt, Lizann
- Shaping Up Summer (Irene)

Fletcher, Crystal
- Beauty Beneath the Banyan (Jules)

Flood, Joan B.
New Girl (Bookgeek)

Fontaine, Robert Louis
- Hello to Springtime (Barb in BC)

Foss, Krista
- Smoke River (Tanya)

Fradkin, Barbara
- Once Upon a Time (Deb)

Francis, Brian
- Fruit (Teena)

Freedman, Benedict and Nancy
- Mrs. Mike (John)

Friskney, Janet B.
- New Canadian Library: The Ross McClelland Years (Lee-Anne)

Frye, Northrop
- The Educated Imagination (Irene)

Fu, Kim
- For Today I Am a Boy (Shan)

Fuller, Alexendra
- Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (Irene)

Fullerton, Alma
- Community Soup (Irene)

Gadanidis, George and Molly Gadanidis
- Who's the Big Bad Wolf? (Irene)

Gallant, Mavis
- From the Fifteenth District (Anita)

Galloway, Steven
- The Cellist of Sarajevo (Swordsman)
- The Confabulist (Melwyk)

Gay, Marie-Louise
- Read Me a Story, Stella (Perogyo)

Gene, Audrey
- Of the Butterfly (Samantha Adkins)

Ghomeshi, Jian
- 1982 (Lee-Anne)

Gibb, Aileen
- Voices (Teena)

Gibb, Camilla
- The Beauty of the Humanity Movement (Tanya)
- Sweetness in the Belly (Jules)

Gibson, William
- Neuromancer (Mary R)

Giguere, Rejean
- Jackfish Reborn (Braedonnal)

Gildiner, Catherine
- After the Falls (Barb in B.C.)

Gillmor, Don
- Mount Pleasant (Tanya)

Gilmour, David
- Extraordinary (Jules)
- The Film Club (TracyK)

Glouberman, Misha
- The Chairs are Where the People Go (Pussreboots)

Gossens, Philippe
- Knock, Knock, Knock! (Irene)

Grace, Savannah
- Sihpromtaum (Luanne)

Grady, Wayne
- Emancipation Day (Shan, Melwyk, Jules)

Graham, Clarkson
- Married to Crazy (Teena)

Graham, Gwethalyn
- Swiss Sonata (Claire

Gray, Charlotte
- The Massey Murder (Teena)

Gray, Nathalie
- Gridlock: Cybershock (Braedonnal)

Griffin, Daniel
- Stopping for Strangers (Melwyk)

Gunnars, Kristjana
- The Prowler (Pooker)

Hadfield, Chris
- An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (Shan, Melwyk, Swordsman, Raidergirl)

Hage, Rawi
- Cockroach (Jules)

Haley, Susan
- Petitot (John)

Haliburton, Thomas Chandler
- The Clockmaker (Lee-Anne)

Halliday, Keith
- Yukon River Ghost (John)

Harper, Tom
- The Hidden Fire (Irene)

Harrison, A. S. A.
- The Silent Wife (Luanne, Shan, Melwyk, Lisa)
- The Silent Wife read by Karen White and Donald Corren (Shonna)

Hartt-Sussman, Heather
- Noni is Nervous illustrated by Genevieve Cote (Irene Roth)

Harun, Adrianne
- A Man Came out of a Door in the Mountain (Shonna)

Hayhurst, Dirk
- Bigger Than the Game (Teena, Swordsman)

Heidbreder, Robert
- Black and Bittern Was Night illustrated by John Martz (Irene)

Heiti, Matthew
- The City Still Breathing (Tanya)

Henein, Amal and Francoise Morissette
- Made in Canada Leadership (Irene)

Heti, Sheila
- The Middle Stories (Shonna)

Hicks, Faith Erin and Neil Druckmann
- The Last of Us (Nicola)

Highway, Tomson
- Dragonfly Kites illustrated by Brian Dienes (John)

Hill, Lawrence
- The Book of Negroes (Barbara)

Hill, Miranda
- Sleeping Funny (Nicola)

Hilton, Kate
- The Hole in the Middle (Shonna)

Hole, Lois
- I'll Never Marry a Farmer (Nan)

Honore, Carl
- The Slow Fix (Irene Roth)

Hopkinson, Nalo
- Brown Girl in the Ring (Melwyk)

Horsdal, Marilyn
- Sweetness from Ashes (Shonna)

Horvath, Polly
- Northward to the Moon (Kim)

Houston, James
- Akavak (Barb in BC)

Howell, Shan
- The Rude Story of English (Shan)

Huff, Tanya
- The Enchantment Emporium (Kim)
- The Silvered (Braedonnal, Kim)
- Valor's Choice (Braedonnal)
- The Wild Ways (Kim)

Huston, Nancy
- The Mark of the Angel (Sam Lamb)

Hutchins, Hazel
- Cat Comes Too illustrated by Gosia Mosz (Pussreboots)
- The Sidewalk Rescue illustrated by Ruth Ohi (Irene)

Hutchinson, Chris
- Unfamiliar Weather (Eric)

Ireland, Ann
- The Blue Guitar (Jules)

Irwin, Judy
- We're Done (Teena)
- What Did You Say? (Teena)
- What is it to You? (Teena)

Itani, Frances
- Missing (Jules)
- Remembering the Bones (Nan)

Jennings, Maureen
- Under the Dragon's Tail (TracyK, The Crime Scene)

Jocelyn, Marthe
- What We Hide (Irene)

Johnston, Wayne
- The Son of a Certain Woman (Jules)

Johnstone, D. L.
- Furies (Mysteries and More)

Jordan-Fenton, Christy and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
Fatty Legs illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes (John)

Joya, Malalai
- A Woman Among Warlords with Derrick O'Keefe (Irene)

Kalman, Bobbie
- Sea Otters (Irene)

Kang, Shimi K.
- The Dolphin Way (Irene)

Katz, Welwyn Wilton
- Come Like Shadows (RIEDEL Fascination)
- False Face (RIEDEL Fascination)

Kay, Alisa
- Under Budapest (Jules)

Kay, Guy Gavriel
- Under Heaven (Claire)
- Ysabel (Braedonnal)

Kearsley, Susanna
Mariana (RIEDEL Fascination)

Kelloway, Karen
- Raphael's Riddle (MaryR)

Kelly, Kerry
- The Family Album (Melwyk)

Kemp, Penn
- Jack Layton: Arts in Action (Irene)

Kennedy, Scott
- Willowdale (Swordsman)

Keri, Jonah
- Up, Up, and Away (Shan)

Kidd, Monica
- The Momentum of Red (Pooker)

Kinsella, W. P.
- Shoeless Joe (John, Lisa)
, Andrea Wayne von
- Bing and Chutney (Irene)

Knapp, Andrew
- Find Momo (Luanne)

Kobayashi, Tamai
- Prairie Ostrich (Melwyk)

Korman, Gordon
- The Hypnotists (Nicola)
- The Emperor's Code (Pussreboots)
- The Medusa Plot (Pussreboots)

Krall, Elizabeth
- Too Close (Teena)

Kroeker, Jeremy
- Through Dust and Darkness (Samantha Adkins)

Krueger, Paul
- A Journey Through History: A Guide to the Niagara Parkway from Chippawa to Black Creek (Nicola)

Kuitenbrouwer, Kathryn
- All the Broken Things (Shan)

Kulling, Monica
- The Great Houdini illustrated by Anne Reas (Nicola)
- Making Contact! illustrated by Richard Rudnicki (Nicola)
- The Tweedles Go Electric illustrated by Marie Lafrance (Nicola)

Kusugak, Michael Arvaarluk
- T is for Territories illustrated by Iris Churcher (Irene, John)

Lamothe, Lee
- Presto Variations (Mysteries and More)

Lanthier, Jennifer
The Stamp Collector  illustrated by Francois Thisdale (Melwyk)

Lau, Doretta
- How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? (Eric)

Laukkanen, Owen
- Kill Fee (Luanne)

Laurence, Margaret
- The Diviners (Jules)
- A Jest of God (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Stone Angel (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Tomorrow-Tamer and Other Stories (RIEDEL Fascination)

Lawrence, Benny
- Shell Game (Bookgeek)

Lawrence, Grant
- The Lonely End of the Rink (Barbara)

Lawson, Mary
- Crow Lake (Sam Lamb)

Lazurko, Anne
- Dollybird (Melwyk)

Leacock, Stephen
- Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich (Claire)
- Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (Nicola)

Leaf, Rik
- Four Homeless Millionaires (John)

Leavitt, Martine
- Heck Superhero (Irene Roth)
- Keturah and Lord Death (Irene Roth)
- My Book of Life by Angel (Irene Roth)
- Tom Finder (Irene Roth)

Lee, Rebecca
- Bobcat and Other Stories (Nicola)

Legault, Stephen
- The Third Riel Conspiracy (Mysteries and More)

Leiderman, Lucy
- Lives of Magic (Giraffe Days)

Lemire, Jeff
- The Country Nurse (Nicola)
- Ghost Stories (Nicola)
- Justice League Dark Vol. 2: The Books of Magic art by Mikel Janin (Nicola)
- Tales from the Farm (Nicola)

Lemire, Jeff and Ray Fawkes
- Justice League Dark Vol. 3: The Death of Magic art by Mikel Janin (Nicola)

Lemire, Pascale
- Dog Shaming (Teena)

Leung, Lawrence, Susan Hannah, and Elizabeth Dares-Dobbie
- The Complete Migraine Health, Diet Guide and Cookbook (Teena)

Lindhout, Amanda and Sara Corbett
- A House in the Sky (Luanne, Samantha Adkins, Shan)

Little, Jean
- Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird (Sharon)

Lloyd, Jennifer
- The Best Thing About Kindergarten illustrated by Qin Leng (Perogyo)

Lorig, Kate, and Halsted Holman, David Sobel, Diana Laurent, Virgina Gonzales, Marian Minor
- Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions (Sharon)

Lovegrove, Jennifer
- Watch How we Walk (Tanya)

Loyie, Larry with Constance Brissenden
As Long as the Rivers Flow illustrated by Heather D. Holmlund (John)

Lui, Elaine
- Listen to the Squawking Chicken (Tanya)

MacAlister, Kate
- Hard Day's Knight (JoAnne)

MacDonald, Ann-Marie
- Fall on Your Knees (JoAnne)

MacLeod, Alistair
- As Birds Bring Forth the Sun (Jules)
- The Last Salt Gift of Blood (Barb in BC)

MacLeod, Charlotte
- The Curse of the Giant Hogweed (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Family Vault (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Something the Cat Dragged In (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Withdrawing Room (RIEDEL Fascination)

MacLeod, Elizabeth
- Secrets Underground (Nicola)

MacLeod, Sue
- Namesake (Marie)

Maffini, Mary Jane
- Closet Confidential (Jo)

Majumdar, Anish
- The Isolation Door (Tanya)

Mallette, Pattie
- Nowhere But Up (Teena)

Malone, Greg
- Don't Tell the Newfoundlanders (Swordsman)

Marchildon, Daniel
- La premiére guerre de Toronto (Braedonnal)

Marentette, Meghan
- The Stowaways (Shonna)

Martel, Yann
- Life of Pi (Veronica)

Martin, Barbara
- The Hero of Hopewell Hill (Mysteries and More)

Martin, Mike
- The Body on the T (Deb)
- The Walker on the Cape (Shonna)

Maruno, Jennifer
- Kid Soldier (Shonna)

Mayer, Dale
- Vampire in Denial (Sarah at Workaday Reads)

Mayers, Adam
- Acts of Kindness (Irene)

McAdam, Colin
A Beautiful Truth (Jules)

McCollum, Jordan
- I, Spy (Sarah at Workaday Reads)

McCulloch, Amy
-The Oathbreaker's Shadow (Kim)

McFarlane, Leslie (as Franklin W. Dixon)
- The House on the Cliff (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Secret of the Old Mill (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Tower Treasure (RIEDEL Fascination)

McKay, Ami
- The Virgin Cure (JoAnne)

McKay, Sharon E.
- War Brothers illustrated by Daniel Lafrance (John)

McClintock, Norah
- Close to the Heel (Nicola, Shonna)

McKenzie, Catherine
- Spun (Teena, Luanne)

McLinton, Judy and John Mutford (selections by)
- Coming Home (Barbara, Lisa)

McMullen, Carol
- The Bully Solution (Irene)

McNamee, Graham
- Bonechiller (Jo)

Messud, Claire
- The Woman Upstairs (Jules)

Messum, J. Kent
- Bait (Luanne)

Millar, Margaret
- Beast in View (Melwyk)

Mistry, Rohinton
- A Fine Balance (Jules)

Mitchell, Scott
- Secret Toronto (Teena)

Mofina, Rick
- They Disappeared (Heather)

Montgomery, Lucy Maud
- Anne of Avonlea (Jules)
- Anne of Green Gables (Samantha Adkins)
- Anne of Green Gables read by Colleen Winton (Sharon)
- The Blue Castle (Sharon, Lee-Anne)
- The Blythes are Quoted (Samantha Adkins)

Moore, Lisa
- Alligator (Sam Lamb)
- Caught (Shan, Jules, Lisa N)

Mootoo, Shani
- Moving Forward Sideways like a Crab (Melwyk)

Morgan, Allen
- Matthew and the Midnight Firefighter (Nicola)

Morrison, Jacqui
- The Vigilante (Teena)

Morrissey, Donna
- The Deception of Livvy Higgs (Sam Lamb)

Moser, Elisa
- Lily and Taylor (Perogyo)

Motyer, Arthur
- The Staircase Letters (Melwyk)

Mowat, Farley
- The Black Joke (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Curse of the Viking Grave (Lee-Anne)
- Lost in the Barrens (Lee-Anne)
- My Discovery of America (Barb in BC)
- Owls in the Family (Barb in BC, Sam Lamb, Lisa)

Munro, Alice
- Dance of the Happy Shades (Eric)
- Lives of Girls and Women (Eric)
- Open Secrets (Jules)
- The View from Castle Rock (Lee-Anne)

Munsch, Robert
- Hugs illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Irene)
- Mud Puddle illustrated by Dusan Petricic (Irene)
- Seeing Red illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Irene)
- Swamp Water illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Irene)

Murray, Glen and William Kotzwinkle
- Walter the Farting Dog illustrated by Audrey Colman (John, Teena, Irene, Nicola)

Murray, Rose
- 125 Best Chicken Recipes (Teena)

Nagel, Brian
- Let's Forefoot da Sonovabitch (John)

Narsimham, Mahtab
The Third Eye (Irene)

Nason, Riel
- The Town that Drowned (Heather)

Nawaz, Saleema
- Bone and Bread (Jules)

Nielsen, Susin
- Word Nerd (Nicola)

Norman, Howard
- Next Life Might be Kinder (MaryR)

Nouwen, Henri J. M.
- With Open Hands (Sharon)

Oakley, Mark
- Thieves and Kings, Book 6 (Nicola)

Ohi, Ruth
- Chicken, Pig, Cow (Irene Roth)
- Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Class Pet (Irene Roth)
- Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Purple Problem (Irene Roth)
- Chicken, Pig, Cow's First Fight (Irene Roth)
- Chicken, Pig, Cow, Horse Around (Irene Roth)
- Kenta and the Big Wave (Perogyo, Irene Roth)
- A Trip With Grandma (Irene Roth)

Ondaatje, Michael
- The Cat's Table (MaryR)
- The English Patient (Lee-Anne)

Onrait, Jay
- Anchorboy (Shan)

Ostenso, Martha
- Wild Geese (Jules)

Owens, Ann-Maureen and Jane Yealland
- Our Flag illustrated by Bill Slavin and Esperança Melo (Teena)

Oxford, Kelly
- Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar (Irene)

Ozeki, Ruth
- A Tale for the Time Being (MaryR)

Page, P. K.
- Up on the Roof (Shonna)

Parker, Monica
- Getting Waisted (Teena)

Patterson, Kevin
- The Water in Between (Barb in BC)

Payton, Bryan
- The Wind is Not a River (Shonna)

Peacock, Shane
- Last Message (Nicola, Shonna)

Pearson, Kit
- The Whole Truth (Samantha Adkins)

Pelley, Chad
- Away from Everywhere (Jules)

Pendziwol, Jean E.
- Once Upon a Northern Night illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault (Perogyo)

Penny, Louise
- The Beautiful Mystery (JoAnne)
- Bury Your Dead read by Ralph Cosham (Jo, JoAnne)
- How the Light Gets In (Perogyo, MaryR, Mysteries and More, Raidergirl)
- How the Light Gets In read by Ralph Cosham (Shonna)
- Still Life (JoAnne)
- A Trick of the Light read by Ralph Cosham (Jo)

Petersen, Christan
- Outside the Line (Barb in BC)

Peters, P. J.
- Reflections in Poetry and Pictures (RIEDEL Fascination)

Pineo, Mari
- Spring Floods (RIEDEL Fascination)

Pogue, Carolyn
- The Rock of Ages (John)

Poitevin, Linda
- Gwynneth Ever After (Shonna) 
- Sins of the Son (Sarah)

Pope, Al
- Bad Latitudes (John)

Primeau, Liz
- City Gardens (Irene)
- Creating a Garden (Irene)
- Front Yard Gardens (Irene)
- Vegetable Gardening (Irene)

Pullinger, Kate
- Landing Gear (Shan, Tanya, Melwyk)
- The Mistress of Nothing (Barb in BC)

Pura, Murray
Beneath the Dover Sky (Sharon)

Pyper, Andrew
- Kiss Me (RIEDEL Fascination)

Quist, Jennifer
- Love Letters of the Angel of Death (Daniel)

Ramsey, Sherry D.
- One's Aspect to the Sun (Sarah)

Ravel, Edeet
- Look For Me (Giraffe Days)

Reading, Iain
- Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (Sarah)

Reeves, Francois
- Planet Heart (Irene)

Reid, Iaian
- The Truth About Luck (Irene)

Reno, Tosca
- The Start Here Diet (Luanne)

Ricci-Thode, Vanessa
- The Dragon Whisperer (Daniel)

Rich, Roberta
- The Harem Midwife (Shonna)
- The Midwife of Venice (Shan)

Richards, Dass
- Dogs Just Wanna Have Fun (Teena)

Richards, David Adams
- God Is (Irene Roth)
- Mercy Among the Children (Jules)

Richards, Nancy Wilcox
- How to Fix a Lie (Irene)
- How to Outplay a Bully illustrated by David Sourwine (John)

Richardson, Bill
- Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast (Pussreboots)
- Dear Sad Goat (Lisa N)

Richardson, C. S.
- The Emperor of Paris (Danielle, Sam Lamb)

Richler, Mordecai
- The Street (Barb in BC)

Riley, Louise
- One Happy Moment (Lee-Anne, Barb in BC)

Rivkin, Ann
- Mystery of Disaster Island (RIEDEL Fascination)

Robertson, Ray
- I Was There the Night He Died (Melwyk)

Robinson, Eden
- Monkey Beach (Barb in BC)

Robinson, Peter
- Children of the Revolution (Luanne)

Robson, Jennifer
- Somewhere in France (Shonna)

Rodger, Ellen
- How Does the Government Work? (Irene Roth)

Roe, Caroline
- Cure for a Charlatan (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Remedy for Treason (RIEDEL Fascination)

Ross, Stewart
- Into the Unknown illustrated by Stephen Biesty (Pussreboots)

Rotenberg, Robert
- The Guilty Plea (Sarah)
- Old City Hall (Nan, Sarah)
- Stranglehold (Teena, Mysteries and More)

Rowen, Gail
- Countdown (Giraffe Days)

Roy, Gabrielle
- Enchanted Summer (Barb in BC)
- The Road Past Altamont (Barb in BC, Sharon)

Rudolph, Katja
- Little Bastards in Springtime (Melwyk)

Runstedler, Nancy
- Beautiful Goodbye (Shonna, Irene)
- Paying it Forward Kids (Irene)

Rybczynski, Witold
- Looking Around (Barbara)

Sadler, Judy Ann
- Reaching illustrated by Susan Mitchell (Luanne)

Sagara, Michelle
- Touch (Jo)

Sands, Patricia
- The Promise of Provence (Sharon)

Saul, Nick and Andre Curtis
- The Stop (Melwyk)

Sawyer, Robert J.
- Hominids (Pooker)
- Red Planet Blues (Braedonnal, Swordsman)

Scharper, Hilary
- Peridta (Melwyk)

Schellenberg, Lovella et al
- Mennonite Girls Can Cook (Sharon)

Schwartz, Roslyn
- Splat! (Irene)

Scott, A. D
- Beneath the Abbey Wall (Sharon)

Scrimger, Richard
- Ink Me (Nicola, Shonna)

Seagrave, John
- The Hudson's Bay Boy (John)

Selvadurai, Shyam
- Cinnamon Gardens (Giraffe Days)
- Funny Boy (Kim)

Service, Robert
- The Spell of the Yukon (Claire)

Shariff, Shaheen
- Confronting Cyber-Bullying (Irene Roth)

Shea, Theresa
- Unfinished Child (Jules)

Shewchuk, Pat
- In Lucia's Neighborhood illustrated by Marek Colek (Pussreboots)

Shields, Carol
- Jane Austen (Mary R)

Shrier, Howard
- Miss Montreal (Mysteries and More)

Sibley, Robert C.
- The Way of the Stars (Anita)

Simmons, Gail
- Talking with my Mouth Full (Swordsman, Teena)

Simon, Ilana
- 125 Best Indoor Grill Recipes (Teena)

Slayter, Rebecca Silver
In the Land of the Birdfishes (Jules)

Slott, Dan
- Batman Adventures/ Rogues' Gallery illustrated by Ty Templeton (Nicola)
- Batman Adventures/ Shadows and Masks illustrated by Ty Templeton (Nicola)

Slutsky, Mark
- Social Smarts illustrated by Daniel Buller (Nicola)

Smart, Elizabeth
- The Assumption of Rogues and Rascals (Rasiqra/Revulva)
- By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept (Eric)

Smith, Brad
- Shoot the Dog (Luanne)

Smucker, Barbara
- Underground to Canada (Sharon)

Sotzek, Hannelore and Bobbie Kalman
- A Koala is Not a Bear! (Irene)

Spector, Liv
- The Rich and the Dead (Teena)

Spires, Ashley
- Binky: License to Scratch (Nicola)
- Binky the Space Cat (Pussreboots)
- Binky Takes Charge (Pussreboots)

Spotson, Scott
- Seeking Dr. Magic (Sarah at Workaday Reads)

Stan, Tuxedo and Kathy Crisholm
- Me  (Teena)

Stapley, Marissa
- Mating for Life (Luanne)

Staunton, Ted
- Jump Cut (Nicola, Shonna)
- Who I'm Not (Nicola)

Stevens, Chevy
- Always Watching (Shonna)
- That Night (Teena, Luanne)

Stevenson, Dick
- The Saga of the Sourtoe (John)

Stinson, Kathy
- What Happened to Ivy (Heather)

Stinson, Kathy and Dusan Petricic
- The Man with the Violin (Irene)

Stirling, S. M.
- Dies the Fire (Braedonnal)

St. James, Simone
- The Haunting of Maddy Clare (Melwyk
- An Inquiry into Love and Death (Melwyk, Danielle, Shonna)
- Silence for the Dead (Melwyk)

Stocks, Cassie
- Dance, Gladys, Dance (Sam Lamb, Daniel)

Stone, L. H.
- In To the Bend (Samantha Adkins)

Stratton, Allan
- Chanda's Secrets (Shonna)

Strong, Mimi
- The Walk-In (JoAnne)
- Lexie Goes Shopping (JoAnne)
- Return to Mr. Thorne (JoAnne)
- Under the Sea (JoAnne)
- Set it on Fire (JoAnne)

Suneby, Elizabeth
- Razia's Ray of Hope illustrated by Suana Vereslt (Perogyo)

Sutherland, Robert
Death Island (RIEDEL Fascination)

Swan, Mary
- My Ghosts (Melwyk)

Swartz, Rebecca
- Everything Pales in Comparison (Bookgeek)

Szalowski, Pierre
- Fish Change Direction in Cold Weather translated by Alison Anderson (Melwyk)

Tamaki, Mariko
- Emiko Superstar illustrated by Steve Rolston (John)
- This One Summer illustrated by Jillian Tamaki (John)

Tardif, Cheryl Kaye
- Children of the Fog (Heather)

Taylor, Patrick
- An Irish Country Wedding (Shonna)

Thomas, Audrey
- Local Customs (Tanya)

Thomas, Joan
- Reading by Lightning (Sharon)

Thúy, Kim
- Ru (Shonna)

Tod, M. K.
- Unravelled (Giraffe Days)

Toews, Miriam
- All My Puny Sorrows (Shan)
- The Flying Troutmans (Barbara)

Torres, J
- The Unkindness of Ravens art by Faith Erin Hicks (Nicola)

Tremblay, Michel
- The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant (Eric)
- Stories for Late Night Drinkers (Eric)

Tsabari, Ayelet
- The Best Place of Earth (Jules)

Turner, James
- I, Librarian (John)

Urquhart, Jane
- Changing Heaven (Jules)
- The Whirlpool (Shonna)

Vanier, Jean
- Finding Peace (Irene)

Varady, Krista and Bill Gottlieb
- The Every Other Day Diet (Teena)

Vassanji, M. G.
- The Book of Secrets (Jules)

Vaughn-James, Martin
- The Cage (Nicola)

Viswanathan, Padma
- The Ever After of Ashwin Rao (Tanya, Shan, Melwyk)

Viva, Frank
- Along a Long Road (Pussreboots)
- A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse (Nicola)

Vyleta, Dan
- The Crooked Maid (Jules)

Wagamese, Richard
- Medicine Walk (Melwyk)

Wallace, Benjamin
- The Big Book of Dumb White Husband (Teena)

Walters, Eric
- Between Heaven and Earth (Nicola, Shonna)
- The Rule of Three (Shonna)

Wardell, Heather
- Fifty Million Reasons (Sarah@WorkadayReads)

Wearing, Alison
- Honeymoon in Purdah (Barb in BC)

Weston, Robert Paul
-Zorgamazoo (Eric)

Whyte, Jack
- The Skystone (Braedonnal)

Wiebe, Kurtis J.
- Rat Queens, Vol. 1 (Nicola)

Wiebe, Rudy
- The Mad Trapper (John)

Wierenga, Emily T.
- A Promise in Pieces (Sharon)

Wilcox, Nancy
- How to Outplay a Bully (John)

Wilson, Eric
- Code Red at the Supermall (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Cold Midnight in Vieux Quebec (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Green Gables Detectives (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Terror in Winnipeg (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Vampires of Ottawa (RIEDEL Fascination)

Wilson, Ethel
- Hetty Dorval (Lee-Anne)
- The Innocent Traveller (Barb in BC)

Wilson, John
- Lost Cause (Nicola, Shonna)

Wilson, Robert Charles
- Burning Paradise (Shonna)

Winter, Kathleen
- Annabel (John)

Winter, Michael
- Minister Without Portfolio (Jules, Shan)

Wishinsky, Frieda
- Beware, Pirates! illustrated by Dean Griffiths (Samantha Adkins)

Wolfe, Wally
- Encounter on the Eagle (John)

Wright, Dare
- The Doll and the Kitten (Shonna)
- Edith and Midnight (Shonna)
- Edith and Mr. Bear (Shonna)
- Edith and the Duckling (Shonna)
- Lona (Shonna)
- The Lonely Doll (Shonna)

Wright, Eric
- Death in the Old Country (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Smoke Detector (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Night the Gods Smiled (TracyK, RIEDEL Fascination)

Wright, L. R.
- Sleep While I Sing (TracyK)

Yetman, Derek
- The Beothuk Expedition (Jules)

Yolen, Jane
- Pumpkin Baby illustrated by Susan Mitchell (Irene)

Young, Scott
- The Shaman's Knife (Mysteries and More)

Zentner, Alexi
- The Lobster Kings (Melwyk)

The 7th Annual Canadian Book Challenge - The Final Standings

THE SLEEPING GIANT (13 or more books read)
Lisa (13)
Sam Lamb (13)
Eric (18)

Mary R (13) 
Mysteries and More (16)
Sarah (17)
Samantha Adkins (14)
JoAnne (21)
Swordsman (15)

Luanne (20)
RIEDEL Fascination (34)
Braedonnal (15)

Sharon (21)
John (31)
Shan (26)
Jules (52)

Shonna (45)
Pussreboots (
Nicola (41)
Barb in BC (20)
Melwyk (46)
Irene (100)

NIAGARA FALLS (12 books read)

THE BAY OF FUNDY (11 books read)



NORTHERN LIGHTS (9 books read)

THE ROCKIES (8 books read)

CABOT TRAIL (7 books read)


GROS MORNE (6 books read)

 DRUMHELLER (5 books read)
Nan (withdrawn)


CN TOWER (3 books read)

The Crime Scene

MANITOULIN ISLAND (2 books read)


CATHEDRAL GROVE (1 book read)

Check out the results and fantastic book lists from the first six Canadian Book Challenges:

1st Canadian Book Challenge
2nd Canadian Book Challenge
3rd Canadian Book Challenge
4th Canadian Book Challenge

5th Canadian Book Challenge
6th Canadian Book Challenge