Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Year in Review 2011- Fiction

Finally, the last of my year end countdown lists: fiction (not including poetry and plays). My reading total is only slightly higher in 2011 than in 2010, but the overall Canadian content is definitely higher. Owing to the fact that this year I started the 5th annual Canadian Book Challenge, I've tried to up my Canadian content to levels even the CRTC could be proud of. Here, from my least favourite to favourite, are my 2011 fiction reads:

25. Guy Gavriel Kay- Ysabel
24. Louis Maistros- Anti-requiem
23. Margaret Hutchison- Tamarac
22. Frank Oppel (compiled by)- Tales of the Canadian North
21. Kathleen Molloy- Dining With Death
20. Bernard Assiniwi- The Beothuk Saga
19. Ben Mikaelsen- Touching Spirit Bear
18. Sylvia Olsen- Yellow Line
17. David Adams Richards- For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down
16. J. K. Rowling- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
15. Jamie Bastedo- Tracking Triple Seven
14. Angie Abdou- The Bone Cage
13. Alan Bradley- I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
12. Richard Van Camp- Angel Wing Splash Pattern
11. Mordecai Richler- The Incomparable Atuk
10. J.K. Rowling- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
9. Lucy Maud Montgomery- Anne of Avonlea
8. J.K. Rowling- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
7. Linden MacIntyre- The Bishop's Man
6. Ivan Coyote- Missed Her
5. J. K. Rowling- Order of the Phoenix
4. Corey Redekop- Shelf Monkey
3 Richard B. Wright- Clara Callan
2. Amanda Boyden- Babylon Rolling
1. Lynn Coady- Play the Monster Blind

Which of these have you read? Any strong agreements or disagreements?


Barbara Bruederlin said...

I am so pleased to see Play the Monster Blind heading your list. I enjoyed it so much. In fact, now I want to reread it.

In addition to that, I have only read those Harry Potters and For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down.

Gavin said...

I got Play The Monster Blind as a holiday gift. Now I can't wait to read it!

Corey said...

Whoa, I beat Guy Gavriel Kay, David Adams Richards, J. K. Rowling, & Linden MacIntyre? Are you insane?