Friday, January 01, 2010

The Canadian Book Challenge 3- 6th Roundup



Happy New Year!!!

Because I care, I'll not insert annoying noise maker sounds. But I do know how, and the thought had crossed my mind, so be good in 2010.

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year's Eve and have no headaches today and are looking forward to the next year, the next decade-- that last one was a bit of a roller coaster, don't you think?

In the meantime, I've rounded up all the books we've read so far and I'll edit today's post to add in your December reads. It is the halfway point, don't you know? It was quite interesting to compile. Looks like Margaret Atwood's Year of the Flood was quite the popular book last half. Other popular books include Linwood Barclay's Fear The Worst, and with authors such as Stephanie Meyers being quite well represented, I'd say genre fiction is alive and well in Canada. Plus, I'd say there's a quite healthy mix of contemporary and classic, well known and obscure. I'm also interested in seeing the number of people that reviewed the very same book. Check out those that you've read. Has someone else reviewed it? It could make for an interesting comparison. By the way, please check that your reviews are all there and the links are accurate. I've not spent a lot of time editing (it's the holidays, cut me some slack!) and I imagine the errors are rampant. There are somewhere between 250-300 book read and reviewed so far, but I can't get the numbers on the sidebar to match the numbers below (meaning I've screwed up somewhere-- help!!!)

I'll also congratulate Scrat, Raidergirl, Pooker, Nicola and myself for joining Kailana in reaching 13 books in December-- though I haven't quite reached my personal goal yet, which was to reach 13 books from each province or territory. My 13 so far includes the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. That leaves a whopping 7 to go-- ouch. But there's still time! I just need to choose more carefully.

Anyway, enjoy your day today. And please, since this is a roundup post, leave links to the books you'd read in December for the Canadian Book Challenge. Happy reading!!!

Adamson, Gil
- The Outlander (Kate, Kailana)
Akiwenzie-Damm, Kateri (Editor)
- Without Reservation (John)
Alexis, Andre
- Asylum (Scrat)
Allan, Von
- the road to god knows... (Nicola)
Anderson-Dargatz, Gail
- Turtle Valley (Tara, Scrat)
Armstrong, Kelley
- The Awakening (Becky, Kailana)
- Bitten (Nathan)
- Haunted (Kailana)
- Living With The Dead (Kailana)
- The Summoning (Linda)
Armstrong, Sally
- The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor (Raidergirl)
Atwood, Margaret
- Alias Grace (Eva)
- Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda illustrated by Dusan Petricic (Chris)
- The Handmaid's Tale (Lahni)
- Moral Disorder (Pooker)
- Oryx and Crake (Nicola)
- Year of the Flood (Corey, JK, Kate, Nicola, Lahni, Scrat, Chris, Charlotte, Kailana, Remi, Gavin, B. Kienapple)
Aubert, Rosemary
- The Ferryman Will Be There (Gypsysmom)
Babiak, Todd
- The Garneau Block (Lynn)
Barclay, Isabel
- O Canada (Nicola)
Barclay, Linwood
- Fear the Worst (Nicola, Luanne, Kerri, Teena)
- No Time For Goodbye (Raidergirl)
Bemrose, John
- The Last Woman (Pooker, Sandra)
Benham, Leslie and Lois
- The Heroine of Long Point illustrated by Vernon Mould (Nicola)
Bergen, David
- Sitting Opposite My Brother (Pooker)
Bezmozgis, David
- Natasha and Other Stories (Pooker)
Biscott, Lynn
- The Boomers Retire (Teena)
Blanchet, Pascal
- White Rapids (Gavin)
Blunt, Giles
- No Such Creature (Sandra)
Bowen, Gail
- Verdict in Blood (Gypsysmom)
Boyden, Joseph
- Through Black Spruce (Patricia, Kerri)
Bradley, Alan
- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Nathan, Eva)
Brett, Brian
- Trauma Farm (Luanne)
Brown, Chester
- Louis Riel (Chris)
Brunt, Stephen
- Searching for Bobby Orr (Raidergirl)
Buchanan, Cathy Marie
- The Day the Falls Stood Still (Nicola, Kailana)
Burns, Cliff
- The Reality Machine (Corey)
Butala, Sharon
- Lunaby (Melanie)
- The Perfection of the Morning (B. Kienapple)
Capponi, Pat
- Last Stop Sunnyside (Lynn)
Carpenter, David
- Niceman Cometh (Melanie)
Chercover, Sean
- Trigger City (Teena)
Choy, Wayson
- All That Matters (Scrat)
- The Jade Peony (Scrat, Raidergirl)
- Not Yet (Ariel)
Clarke, George Elliot
- Whylah Falls (Steve)
Coady, Lynn
- Saints of Big Harbour (Steve)
Colapinto, John
- As Nature Made Him (Kailana)
Cole, Trevor
- Fearsome Particles (Tara)
Connolly, Karen
- The Lizard Cage (Raidergirl)
Cooper, Afua
- Hanging of Angelique (Charlotte)
Cohen, Bruce and Brian Fitzgerald
- The Pension Puzzle (Teena)
Coren, Stanley
- The Intelligence of Dogs (Jacki)
Coupland, Douglas
- Generation A (Corey, Remi)
- Souvenir of Canada (Raidergirl)
Craig, Alisa
- Murder Goes Mumming (Gypsysmom)
Crummey, Michael
- Galore (John, Luanne)
Crymble, Lynn
- It Can Happen to You (Luanne)
Davidge, Bud
- The Mummer's Song illustrated by Ian Wallace (Wanda)
Davidson, Andrew
- The Gargoyle (Scrat, Heather, Raidergirl)
Davies, Robertson
- Fifth Business (Raidergirl)
- Rebel Angels (Ariel, Steve)
- Tempest Tost (August)
Dawson, David Laing
- Don't Look Down (Heather)
Defeede, Jeff
- The Day The World Came to Town (Eva)
De La Roche, Mazo
- White Oaks of Jalna (Steve)
De Lint, Charles
- Forests of the Heart (Kailana)
- Memory and Dream (Eva)
- Wild Wood (Pussreboots)
Drummond, Robbie Newton
- Arctic Circle Songs (John)
Echlin, Kim
- The Disappeared (Kate)
Endicott, Marina
- Good to a Fault (Scrat, Raidergirl)
Evans, Polly
- Mad Dogs and an English Woman (Jacki)
Falcone, L.M.
- The Mysterious Mummer (John)
Ferguson, Will
- Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw (Kerri)
Finch, Robert
- The Iambics of Newfoundland (Kailana)
Findley, Timothy
- Not Wanted on the Voyage (Chris)
Fraser, Ivan
- Peggy of the Cove (Wanda)
Gabriele, Lisa
- Tempting Fate DiNapoli (Leya)
Galchen, Rivka
- Atmospheric Disturbances (B. Kienapple, Ariel)
Galloway, Stephen
- The Cellist of Sarajevo (Ariel)
Gibb, Camilla
- Sweetness in the Belly (Kailana)
Giles, W. Mark
- Knucklehead and Other Stories (Patricia)
Goldstein, Jonathan
- Ladies and Gentlemen The Bible! (Ariel)
Grant, Jessica
- Come, Thou Tortoise (Scrat)
Greenwood, Barbara
- A Pioneer Story (Nicola)
- A Pioneer Thanksgiving (Nicola)
- A Pioneer Christmas (Nicola)
Greer, Darren
- Still Life With June (B. Kienapple)
Grescoe, Taras
- The Devil's Picnic (Eva)
Gruen, Sara
- Water for Elephants (Patricia)
Gunn, Carla
- Amphibian (Corey)
Harvey, Kenneth J.
- Blackstrap Hawco (John)
Haworth-Attard, Barbara
- Haunted (Nicola)
Hay, Elizabeth
- Late Nights on Air (Geranium Cat, Wanda)
- A Student of Weather (Gavin)
Heidbreder, Robert
- Drumheller Dinosaur Dance illustrated by Bill Slavin and Esperanca Melo (John)
Helm, Michael
- In the Place of Last Things (Rosalynn)
Heti, Sheila
- Ticknor (Sandra)
Hicks, Faith Erin
- The War at Ellsmere (Nicola)
Highway, Tomson
- The Rez Sisters (Eva)
- Fox on the Ice (Teddy Rose)
- Dragonfly Kites (Teddy Rose)
- Caribou Song (Teddy Rose)
Hill, Lawrence
- The Book of Negroes (Lahni, Ariel, John, Eva)
Hitzer, Rolf
- Hoodoo Sea (Nicola, Gautami)
Humphreys, Helen
- the Lost Garden (Geranium Cat, Kailana)
Ilsley, George K
- ManBug (Corey)
Itani, Frances
- Leaning, Leaning Over Water (Pooker)
- Remembering the Bones (Nathan, Lesley, Raidergirl)
Jameson, Anna Brownell
- Winter Studies and Summer Ramblings (Susan)
Janes, Percy
- House of Hate (Steve)
Jarman, Mark Antony
- 19 Knives (Pooker)
Jarratt, Melynda
- War Brides (Kailana)
Jewison, Cathy
- The Ugly Truck and Dog Contest and Other Stories (John)
Johnson, P.J.
- Rhymes of the Raven Lady (John)
Johnston, Basil
- By Canoe & Moccasin (Heather)
- Crazy Dave (Heather)
Joyce, Ron
- Always Fresh (Teena)
Jumbo, Sheyenne and Mindy Willett
- Come and Learn With Me photograohy by Tessa Macintosh (John)
Kaslik, Ibi
- Skinny (Kerri)
Kaufman, Andrew
- All My Friends Are Superheroes (Remi)
Kennedy, Ellen
- Silent Watch (Linda)
Kidd, Monica
- Beatrice (Pooker)
King, Thomas
- Green Grass Running Water (Eva, Rosalynn)
Kirkby, Mary-Ann
- I Am Hutterite (Patricia)
Knowles, Mike
- Darwin's Nightmare (Corey)
Kogawa, Joy
- Obasan (Eva)
Kusugak, Michael
- The Littlest Sled Dog illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka (Debbie)
Lam, Vincent
- Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures (Barbara, Leya)
Lane, Dawn Beaumont
- Fairy Glade (Pussreboots)
Lane, Patrick
- Red Dog Red Dog (Ariel, Kerri)
Lansens, Lori
- The Wife's Tale (Nathan, Luanne)
Lau, Evelyn
- Runaway (Debbie)
Laurence, Margaret
- A Bird in the House (Gautami)
Lawson, Mary
- Crow Lake (Patricia)
Leacock, Stephen
- Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (Steve)
Lee, Dennis
- Alligator Stew: Favourite Poems (Nicola)
Lemire, Jeff
- The Nobody (John)
- Tales from the Farm (John, Debbie, Wanda)
Lester, David
- The Gruesome Acts of Capitalism (Debbie)
London, Jack
- Call of the Wild (Jacki)
Ludwig, Sidura
- Holding My Breath (Melanie)
Lunn, Janet
- Larger Than Life (Nicola)
Lyon, Annabel
- The Golden Mean (Kate)
MacDonald, Ann-Marie
- Fall on Your Knees (Sandra)
MacGregor, Roy
- The Dog and I (Jacki)
MacIntyre, Linden
- The Bishop's Man (Raidergirl, Kate)
MacLean, Stuart
- Vinyl Cafe Diaries (Raidergirl)
MacLennan, Hugh
- The Watch That Ends The Night (Remi)
Macleod, Alison
- Wave Theory of Angels (Ariel)
Maffini, Mary Jane
- Death Loves a Messy Desk (Nathan)
Malone, Stephens Gerard
- I Still Have A Suitcase in Berlin (Wanda)
- Miss Elva (Scrat)
Mayor, Chandra
- Cherry (Pooker)
McAdam, Colin
- Fall (Kate)
McNaughton, Janet
- Dragon Seer (Heather)
Metcalf, John
- Shooting the Stars (Pooker)
Michaels, Anne
- the Winter Vault (Scrat, Kate)
Millar, Margaret
- How Like and Angel (Heather)
Mitchell, Shandi
- Under This Unbroken Sky (Melanie, B. Kienapple)
Mitchell, W.O.
- Jake and The Kid (Corey)
Montgomery, L. M.
- Kilmeny of the Orchard (Becky)
- The Blythes are Quoted (Charlotte)
Moore, Lisa
- February (Heather)
Morrissey, Donna
- What They Wanted (Barbara)
Morton, Alexandra
- In The Company of Whales (Gavin)
Moss, John
- Still Waters (Geranium Cat)
Mowat, Farley
- The Dog Who Wouldn't Be (Jacki, Geranium Cat)
- Grey Seas Under (Pussreboots)
- Never Cry Wolf (Geranium Cat)
Munday, Evan
- Quarter Life Crisis (B. Kienapple)
Munce, Alayna
- When I Was Young and In My Prime (Remi)
Munro, Alice
- Too Much Happiness (Kate, Rosalynn)
- The View from Castle Rock (Raidergirl, 3M)
Munsch, Robert
- From Far Away with Saoussan Askar and illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Teddy Rose)
- The Paperbag Princess illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Teddy Rose)
- Stephanie's Ponytail illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Teddy Rose)
- Where is Gah-Ning? illustrated by Helene Desputeaux (Teddy Rose)
Nadir, Leilah
- The Orange Trees of Baghdad (Kate)
Newfeld, Frank
- Drawing on Type (Charlotte)
Nielsen, Susin
- Word Nerd (JK)
North, Dick
- The Lost Patrol (John)
Novik, Mary
- Conceit (Sandra)
Obamsawim, Diane
- Kaspar (Chris)
Oppel, Kenneth
- Airborn (Lahni, Charlotte)
- Skybreaker (Lahni)
O'Reilly, Terry
- The Age of Persuasion (Barbara)
Patterson, Kevin
- Consumption (Wanda)
Pattison, Brad
- Synergy and Training Between Man and Dog (Jacki)
Pelley, Chad
- Away From Everywhere (Wanda)
Penny, Louise
- The Brutal Telling (Gautami)
- Still Life (Raidergirl, Gavin, Eva)
Phelan, Susan
- The Cure (Heather)
Poliquin, Daniel
- A Secret Between Us (Ariel)
Powning, Beth
- The Sea Captain's Wife (Scrat)
Preston, Allison
- Cherry Bites (Gypsysmom)
Pynn, Susan
- The Colours of My Home illustrated by Nancy Keating (Wanda)
Pyper, Andrew
- The Wildfire Season (Wanda)
Quarrington, Paul
- Galveston (Kerri)
Raddall, Thomas H.
- Halifax: Warden of the North (Steve)
- The Nymph and the Lamp (B. Kienapple)
Rayner, Mark A.
- Marvellous Hairy (Corey)
Redekop, Corey
- Shelf Monkey (Scrat)
Reichs, Kathy
- 206 Bones (Kate)
Remington, Robert and Sherri Zickefoose
- Runaway Devil (Debbie)
Ritter, Erika
- The Secret Life of Humans (Jacki)
Robinson, Peter
- The Price of Love and Other Stories (Luanne)
Rothman, Claire Holden
- The Heart Specialist (Ariel, Linda)
Salamon, Daria
- the Prairie Bridesmaid (Pooker)
Sandham, James
- The Entropy of Aaron Rosclatt (Sandra)
Schultz, Emily
- Heaven is Small (Heather)
Shatner, William
- Up Till Now (Nicola)
Shields, Carol
- Unless (3M)
Shrier, Howard
- Buffalo Jump (Teena)
- High Chicago (Teena)
Shubin, Neil
- Your Inner Fish (Pussreboots)
Simpson, Anne
- Falling (Raidergirl)
Slade, Arthur
- The Hunchback Assignments (Kailana, Nicola)
Smith, Russell
- Muriella Pent (Rosalynn)
Spires, Ashley
- Binky the Space Cat (Nicola)
Stegner, Wallace
- Wolf Willow (Pussreboots)
Steltzer, Ulli
- The Spirit of Haida Gwaii (John)
Stephens, Jay
- Monsters! Draw Your Own Mutants, Freaks & Creeps (Pussreboots)
Strube, Cordelia
- Lemon (B. Kienapple)
Tamaki, Mariko and Jillian
- Skim (Pussreboots, Eva)
Tardif, Cheryl Kaye
- The River (Gypsysmom)
Theis, Leona
- The Art of Salvage (Melanie)
Thomas, Joan
- Reading by Lightning (B. Kienapple, Pooker)
Toews, Miriam
- a complicated kindness (Kerri)
- The Flying Troutmans (Rosalynn, Scrat)
Tremblay, Michel
- The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant (Tanabata)
- Therese and Pierrette and the Little Hanging Angel (Charlotte)
Trofimuk, Thomas
- Waiting for Columbus (Luanne)
Turner, Max
- Night Runner (Becky)
Vanier, Jean
- Our Life Together (Kate)
Van Rooy, Michael
- An Ordinary Decent Criminal (Teena)
Vassanji, M.G.
- The Book of Secrets (Gavin)
Viswanathan, Padma
- The Toss of a Lemon (B. Kienapple)
Von Kampen, Bettina
- Blue Becomes You (Melanie)
Vreeland, Susan
- The Forest Lover (Eva)
Wake, Val
- White Bird Black Bird (John)
Wales, Dirk
- Jack London's Dog (John)
Wallace, Frederick William
- Blue Water (Steve)
Wasserman, Bryna
- The Naked Island (Scrat)
West, Michelle
- Hunter's Oath (Charlotte)
Whittal, Zoe
- Holding Still for as Long as Possible (B. Kienapple)
Willis, Deborah
- Vanishing & Other Stories (Pooker)
Windley, Carol
- Home Schooling (Pooker)
Winter, Michael
- All This Happened (Remi)
With, Cathleen
- Having Faith in the Polar Girls' Prison (John)
Wolfe, Inger Ash
- The Calling (Nicola)
- The Taken (Luanne, Nicola)
Wright, Richard B
- Clara Callan (Raidergirl)
Young, Terence
- Rhymes With Useless (Pooker)
Zelinski, Ernie J.
- How to Retire Happy, Wild and Free (Teena)
Zipp, Steve
- Yellowknife (Gavin, Kerri)

29 comments:

John Mutford said...

My reviews for December include L.M. Falcone's The Mysterious Mummer, Ulli Steltzer's The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, Mindy Willett and Sheyenne Jumbo's Come and Learn With Me, Dick North's The Lost Patrol and Dirk Wales's Jack London's Dog which brings my total to 17.

charlotteashley said...

This month I reviewed (however briefly) Michelle West's Hunter's Oath, Kenneth Oppel's Airborn and Afua Cooper's Hanging of Angelique. I think that brings my total up to "not many". ;)

Kate said...

The month of December was busy for me, so I was wallowing in re-reads in the few precious minutes available to stick my nose in a book. Only one new book for me (and it was a Christmas present from my sister's mother-in-law):
The Blythes are Quoted by L. M. Montgomery

12 - I'm a Totem Pole!

Wanda said...

I spent the better part of December in Newfoundland, reading wise. Two more for me: The Mummer's Song ~ Bud Davidge and Away From Everywhere ~ Chad Pelley. This brings my total to 9.

Happy New Year!

Steve Zipp said...

Shitty.

That's my one-word verdict for book no. 8, The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies.

But I mean that in the nicest possible way.

GeraniumCat said...

My reviews for December are Farley Mowat's Never Cry Wolf (I also reviewed The Dog Who Wouldn't Be a while ago, but didn't get round to saying so) and Still Waters by John Moss. I've still got my 6th book to review, so that takes me up to 5. I'm reading the 7th, so not too bad for the halfway mark! A Snowshoe - appropriate as I've just been for a walk in the snow.

Eva said...

I reviewed Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill (aka Book of Negroes), which brings my total up to 12 and makes me a Totem Pole. I'm halfway through my 13th, so I plan to have finished the challenge by the end of this month! Me=excited.

Teena in Toronto said...

Such a great variety!

Happy new year!

Here are my December reads:

"Buffalo Jump" - Howard Shrier (www.teenaintoronto.com/2009/12/book-buffalo-jump-2008-howard-shrier.html)

"The Pension Puzzle" - Bruce Cohen and Brian Fitzgerald (www.teenaintoronto.com/2009/12/book-pension-puzzle-2007-bruce-cohen.html)

That makes 9 for me!

Scrat said...

I finished up two more Canadian novels this month: Turtle Valley by Gail Anderson-Dargatz as well as The Sea Captain's Wife by Beth Powning (a freebee from Librarything)which will be released this month. John, it is by a New Brunswick writer -- so maybe this could be one of your reads from that province.

Chris said...

I reviewed Kaspar by Diane Obomsawin:

http://chris-book-a-rama.blogspot.com/2009/12/kaspar-by-diane-obomsawin-review.html

That puts me at 5. I'm getting there!

gypsysmom said...

I read one more Canadian mystery in December bringing my total to 5 for this challenge. It was The Ferryman will be There by Rosemary Aubert. This is the third in her series of Ellis Portal books about the judge who hit the skids and ended up living in the ravines of Toronto. Judge Portal is no longer homeless and he has a small fortune from his divorce settlement but he hasn't lost his affinity for the disadvantaged.

That's an amazing list of books and authors that you have compiled. Happy New Year to you.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You are a reading MACHINE! Happy new year, John! One of my year's highlights was finally meeting you and your delightful family.

In December I reviewed The Age of Persuasion, bringing my total all the way up to three and making me a cowboy boot.

Allison said...

Wow. That's a lot of books. Well done, you!

Happy New Year! Methinks 2010 will be a good one.

pussreboots said...

I didn't read a single Canadian book in December. :(

Kerri said...

What a great list of books so far. Thanks for all the hard work, there are some good suggestions for 2010.

I finally got around to reading a complicated kindness by Miriam Toews.

This brings my total to 8.

Scrat said...

I guess with 14 Canuck novels read and reviewed I join the ranks of the Grain Elevators. What is the next level? CNTowers?

Gavin said...

Here is a link to In The Company of Whales by Alexandra Morton, a very interesting science book for middle grade readers. I believe that makes 6 books so far.

John, thanks for keeping track of all this and Happy 2010!

Luanne said...

Wow John - what a great compilation - thanks for all your hard work - it is great to see so many Canadian authors being read. I wish everyone health and happiness for 2010. I will remain on my little red river wagon for December as I read no Canadian books this month.... :(

Melanie said...

I reviewed only one this month, a slightly seasonal tale, David Carpenter's Niceman Cometh

That brings me up to 6 books, or Lobster Pot status... :)

mrspeachtree said...

That is a rather impressive list of books John! I'm rather sheepish when I admit that I haven't posted one review yet. I was aiming for another children's literature challenge and I chose to try and read the earliest Canadian children's literature. Unfortunately, a lot of my reading would have had to be done on a microfiche reader so I abandoned that idea. It was brought to my attention, however, that an area of children's literature that I am completely unfamiliar with is graphic novels. Sooo...I'm changing my goal to 13 Canadian graphic novels for children/teens and I'll just have to do two reviews per month to catch up!

raidergirl3 said...

I finished in December!
I read:

The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor by Sally Armstrong, http://raidergirl3-anadventureinreading.blogspot.com/2009/12/book-nine-lives-of-charlotte-taylor-by.html

Vinyl Cafe Diaries by Stuart MacLean, http://raidergirl3-anadventureinreading.blogspot.com/2009/12/book-vinyl-cafe-diaries-by-stuart.html

Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott, http://raidergirl3-anadventureinreading.blogspot.com/2009/12/list-canada-reads-2010.html

and I just finished The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy, http://raidergirl3-anadventureinreading.blogspot.com/2009/12/list-canada-reads-2010.html

Jacki said...

I remain a snowmobile. I only read two books in December, and neither was Canadian. However, I did stockpile 3 books for my theme from birthday/Christmas gifts, so will hopefully motor along in January. Not sure if I should check out Jack London's Dog or not, based on John's review :-S Fits my theme, but .... we'll see I guess.

Happy New Year all!

And, btw, all 7 books I read/reviewed thus far are in John's masterlist.

Nicola said...

What an awesome list!

I only added two more reviews this month making my total books read up to 20.

the road to god knows ... by Von Allen

A Pioneer Chritmas by Barbara Greenwood

Teddy Rose said...

I didn`t read any in December. Congrats to everyone who finished the challenge! What a great list we all have going here!

Pooker said...

Oh the shame of it all. I've done lots of reading, but zilch for reviewing. So nothing more to add this month.

I see a few on the list that I have waiting on Mount TBR, so I'll be reading those for inspiration. Happy New Year!

Sandra said...

Lots of reading done here but not much reviewing.

#2. Conceit***** by Mary Novik - best thing I've read in a while. Reviewed here:

http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/2009/08/show-me-5-saturday.html

Also read:

#3.The Entropy of Aaron***+ Rosclatt by James Sandham
#4.The Last Woman**** by John Bemrose
#5.Ticknor***+ by Sheila Heti
#6. Fall On Your Knees****+ by Anne-Marie McDonald -loved it.

I must read through your list for some good recommendations. Hope to read the other four entries in Canada Reads too. Take care.

Remi said...

I'm a little late but in December I reviewed Alayna Munce's When I Was Young and In My Prime. I also read Andrew Kaufman's All My Friends Are Superheroes but I didn't review it until today. That brings me up to seven books.

Heather said...

sorry to be so slow. I had 2 reads for December which brings me to a total of 9.

Crazy Dave by Basil Johnston

By Canoe & Moccasin: Some Native Place Names of the Great Lakes by Basil H. Johnston

B.Kienapple said...

Batting 0 for December 09. Agh. So I'm still sitting at 11. I am so impressed by this list that you compiled, John (and how many Canadian books were read!)