Sunday, July 01, 2012

The 5th Canadian Book Challenge- Wrap-up Post!

Here we are at the end of another successful year of reading and reviewing Canadian books. Let's take a look back at how the year has gone.

Back in June of last year, the Globe and Mail picked up on the story and participants were lining up from coast to coast and even overseas. Then, on July 1st, we officially started. A day later, 12 of us get a boost in our reading, with a 24 hour readathon. As it was the 5th edition of the challenge that I've hosted, I felt it was a bit of a milestone, and wanted it to the biggest and most exciting one yet. We were certainly off to a promising start-- but would the momentum hold up?

Let's see what the stats say:
- We've read and reviewed a total of 1034 books! That is way up from the previous year, but still not a record (that was set back in the 2nd edition at 1137). The grand total for all 5 years combined is 4138.
- Of the people 58 who participated, 34 finished (reached 13 or more books). Again, not a record in terms of numbers but the 59% success rate is.
- Shonna broke a record by reading and reviewing an even 100. Impressive!

This year we also had a record number of prizes donated. Enough in fact to have at least one challenge each month. A hearty thank-you goes out to the following individuals and publishers for donating books:
- Northern authors (Jamie Bastedo, Annelies Pool, Cathy Jewison, and Richard Van Camp)
- Arbeiter Ring Press
- Breakwater Books
- Ronsdale Press
- HarperCollins
- Scholastic Canada
- Kids Can Press
- Cormorant Books
- Random House
- Arsenal Pulp Press
- Brick Books
- Harbour Publishing
- The Workhosery
- Anansi Press
- Red Clover

And, as their generosity knew no bounds, I was able to hold back a book from each publisher to include in a final grand finale pack. From all of those who met the challenge requirements (i.e., read 13 or more), I drew a random name... And a hearty congratulations goes out to Eric! Eric will receive the following books:

Tragedy on Jackass Mountain by Charles Scheideman (Harbour Publishing)
Persitence edited by Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman (Arsenal Pulp Press)
Monoculture by F.S. Michaels (Red Clover)
Great Village by Mary Rose Donnelly (Cormorant Books)
The Far Side of the Sky by Daniel Kalla (HarperCollins)
Pitouie by Derek Winkler (The Workhorsery)
The Sea Captain's Wife by Beth Powning and Galore by Michael Crummey (Random House)
Quiet Reformers by Ian MacDonald and Betty O'Keefe (Ronsdale Press)
Where Old Ghosts Meet by Kate Evans (Breakwater)
Slow Moving Target by Sue Wheeler (Brick Books)
Franklin in the Dark by Paulette Bourgeois (Kids Can Press)
Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid (Scholastic Canada)
The Listener by David Lester (Arbeiter Ring Press)
Stories From Yellowknife by Randy Freeman (Down North Tales)

Before I leave you with links to every book reviewed for the 5th Canadian Book Challenge, here are a few more stats:

- The most reviewed book was Patrick DeWitt's The Sisters Brothers, with 14 reviews. The most reviewed author was Alan Bradley with 16 reviews. The most prolifically reviewed author was Margaret Atwood, with 11 different titles reviewed.

The 5th annual Canadian Book Challenge - Final reviews:

Abdou, Angie
- Anything Boys Can Do (Pooker)
- The Bone Cage (John)
- The Canterbury Trail (Corey, Raidergirl)

Adamson, Gil
- The Outlander (Melissa, Ann)

Aguirre, Carmen
- Something Fierce (Paulina, Shan)

Aihoshi, Susan
- Torn Apart (Nicola)

Alexis, André
- Childhood (Jules)

Almond, Paul
- The Deserter (Shonna)
- The Survivor (The Survivor)

Amaral, Joe
- Understanding Jesus (Sharon)

Anderson, T.
- Monad 12. 21. 12 (Sarah)

Anderson-Dargatz, Gail
- Turtle Valley (Melissa, Jules)

Anthony, Joelle
- Restoring Harmony (Pussreboots)

Apostolides, Marianne
- The Lucky Child (Shonna)

Aquin, Hubert
- Next Episode (Jules)

Archbold, Rick
- Canada, Our History (Nicola)

Arden, Jann
- Falling Backwards (Shan, Medea)

Armstrong, Kelley
- Frostbitten (Jules)
- The Gathering (Pussreboots, Darlene)
- Living With The Dead (Jules)
- No Humans Involved (Jules)
- Personal Demon (Jules)
- Waking the Witch (Sarah)

Arthurson, Wayne
- Fall From Grace (Shonna. Ann)

Ashenburg, Katherine
- The Dirt on Clean (Jocelyne)

Assiniwi, Bernard
- The Beothuk Saga (John)

Atwood, Margaret
- The Blind Assassin (Sarah)
- Bluebeard's Egg (Jules)
- Cat's Eye (Eric)
- The Edible Woman (Anita)
- The Handmaid's Tale (Buried in Print)
- In Other Worlds (Shonna)
- Moral Disorder (Bybee)
- Oryx and Crake (Neal, Bybee)
- The Penelopiad (Jules)
- Wilderness Tips (Bybee)
- Year of the Flood (Bybee)

Auxier, Jonathan
- Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes (Nicola, Heather, Pussreboots)

Awumey, Edem
- Dirty Feet (Amy)

Babiak, Todd
- The Garneau Block (Pooker)

Bacher, John
- Two Billion Trees and Counting (Shonna)

Bachman, Randy
- Vinyl Tap Stories (Teena)

Badami, Anita Rau
- Tell It To The Trees (Franklin, Shonna, Kathy)

Badoe, Adwoa
- Pot of Wisdom illustrated by Baba Wagué Diakité (Buried in Print)

Baker, Jacqueline
- The Horseman's Grave (Melissa)

Bainbridge, Susan
- Hoarfrost and Cherry Blossoms (Shonna)

Barclay, Linwood
- The Accident (Luanne, Teena, Paulina, Shonna)
- Clouded Vision (Jennifer)
- Never Look Away (Kristin)

Barfoot, Joan
- Exit Lines (Anita)

Bastedo, Jamie
- Tracking Triple Seven (John)

Bates, Jeremy
- White Lies (Jan)

Bates, Judy Fong
- Midnight at the Dragon Cafe (Teena)

Bauer, A.C.E.
- No Castles Here (Pussreboots)

Beaton, Bruce
- Little Athletes, Big Leaders (Irene)

Beaton, Kate
- Hark! A Vagrant (Chris)

Becker, Helaine
- The Big Green Book of  The Big Blue Sea illustrated by Willow Dawson (Medea)

Behrens, Peter
- The O'Briens (Shonna)

Beiser, Kim
- The Very Fine Frog illustrated by Rachel Berman (Irene)

Bell, William
- Only in the Movies (Shonna)

Benison, C.C.
- Twelve Drummers Drumming(Luanne, Raidergirl)

Benns, Roderick
- The Legends of Lake on the Mountain (Wanda)
- The Mystery of the Moonlight Murder (Mysteries and More)

Beresford-Kroeger, Diana
- The Global Forest (Shonna)

Bergen, David
- The Time In Between (Wanda)

Berry, Michelle
- This Book Will Not Save Your Life (Shonna)

Berton, Pierre
- Cats I Have Known and Loved (Pooker)
- Vimy (Medea, John)

Bezmozgis, David
- The Free World (Shonna, Shan, Buried in Print, Jules, Gavin, Eric)

Bidini, Dave
- On a Cold Road (Pooker)

Bidulka, Anthony
- Dos Equis (Mysteries and More)

Billinghurst, Jane
- Growing Up Royals (Irene)

Birdsell, Sandra
- Aggasiz Stories (Jules)

Bissoondath, Neil
- Innocence of Age (Eric)

Blair, Peggy
- The Beggar's Opera (Shonna, Shan)

Blaise, Claire
- The Meagre Tarmac (Buried in Print)

Blunt, Giles
- By the Time You Read This (Melissa)

Bobet, Leah
- Above (Shannon, Christa)

Bociurkiw, Marusya
- Halfway to the East (Melwyk)

Boersma, Heather
- Dream Big (Sharon)

Bogart, Jo Ellen
- Big and Small, Room for All illustrated by Gillian Newland (Medea)
- Capturing Joy: The Story of Maud Lewis (Nicola, Medea)

Booker, Fred
- Adventures in Debt Collection (Eric)

Bos, Katrina
- What If You Could Skip the Cancer? (Irene)

Bourgeois, Paulette
- Franklin in the Dark illustrated by Brenda Clark (Medea)
- Franklin Rides a Bike illustrated by Brenda Clark (Jen)

Bow, Erin
- Plain Kate (Heather)

Bowen, Gail
- Deadly Appearances (Mysteries and More)
- Kaleidoscope (Mysteries and More)

Bowering, Ian
- The Art and Mystery of Brewing in Ontario (Swordsman)

Bowers, Vivien
- Hey Canada! illustrated by Milan Pavlovic (Nicola, Jen)

Boyden, Joseph
- Three Day Road (Jules, Kathy)
- Through Black Spruce (Kathy, Gavin, Teddy)

Bradley, Alan
- I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Luanne, Nicola, HRO, Chris, John, Shonna, Amy, Melissa)
- A Red Herring Without Mustard (Kristin, Amy Reads, Melissa, Pussreboots)
- The Sweetness at the Bottom the Pie (Pussreboots)
- The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Kerrie, Pussreboots, Melissa)

Braid, Kate
- To This Cedar Fountain (Melwyk)

Brand, Dionne
- Ossuaries (John)

Brett, Brian
- Trauma Farm (Melissa)

Brewster, Hugh
- Deadly Voyage (Nicola)
- Prisoner of Dieppe (Nicola)

Briesbois, Carol
- Her Sparrow (Pooker)
- Trip (Pooker)

Brooks, Martha
- Queen of Hearts (Paulina)

Brown, Chester
- Louis Riel (Jocelyne)

Brown, Ian
- The Boy in the Moon (Pooker)

Bruce, Charles
- The Township of Time (Steve)

Bruce, Harry
- Page Fright (Anita)

Brunanski, Nick
- Burnt Out (Mysteries and More)

Buchanan, Cathy Marie
- The Day the Falls Stood Still (Ann)

Buckler, Ernest
- Ox Bells and Fireflies (Steve)

Burgess, Tony
- Idaho Winter (Corey)
- Pontypool Changes Everything (Corey)
- Ravenna Gets (Buried in Print)

Burnard, Bonnie
- Suddenly (Pooker)

Butler, Gayle Goodson
- Gardening Made Simple (Irene)

Callaghan, Morley
- A Fine and Private Place (Eric)
- They Shall Inherit the Earth (Gypsysmom)

Cameron, Elspeth
- And Beauty Answers (Buried in Print)

Cameron, Elspeth and Janice Dickin (editors)
- Great Dames (Melissa)

Cannon, Kevin
- Far Arden (John)

Carr, Emily
- Klee Wyck (Gypsysmom)

Caulfield, Timothy
- The Cure For Everything! (Swordsman)

Chantler, Scott
- The Sign of the Black Rock (Franklin)
- Tower of Treasure (Franklin)
- Two Generals (Franklin, John)

Chilton, David
- The Wealthy Barber Returns (Teena)

Cho, Michael
- Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes (Amy)

Choy, Wayson
- The Jade Peony (Jules, KS, Melissa, Anita, Kristin)

Choyce, Lesley
- The End of the World as We Know It (Pooker)
- Raising Orion (Melwyk, Shonna)
- The Republic of Nothing (Chris)

Christie, Michael
- The Beggar's Garden (Buried in Print, Sarah)

Christmas, Jane
- What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim (Ordinary Reader)

Chypchar, E. Y.
- The Lake Como Girls (Paulina)

Clarke, George Elliott
- Whylah Falls (Buried in Print)

Clarkson, Adrienne
- Room for All of Us (Shonna)

Coady, Lynn
- The Antagonist (Shonna, Shan, Buried in Print, Jules)
- Play the Monster Blind (John, Gavin)

Coakley, Lena
- Witchlanders (Christa)

Cohen, Leonard
- The Energy of Slaves (Melissa)

Cohen, Matt
- Emotional Arithmetic (Gypsysmom)

Cohen, Tish
- Town House (Teena)

Cole, Trevor
- Practical Jean (Suzanne)

Collins, Gerard
- Moonlight Sketches (Raidergirl)

Comeau, Joey
- One Bloody Thing After Another (Shonna, Buried in Print)
- Overqualified (Buried in Print)

Compton, Wade
- 49th Parallel Psalm (Eric)
- After Canaan (Eric)

Compton, Anne
- Opening of the Island (Irene)

Compton, Valerie
- Tide Road (Raidergirl)

Conlin, Christy Ann
- Heave (Ordinary Reader)

Connelly, Karen
- Burmese Lessons (John)

Cook, Lyn
- The Secret of Willow Castle illustrated by Judith Goodwin (Kate)

Cooke, Darwyn
- Catwoman: Selina's Big Score (Franklin)

Cooper, Afua
- The Hanging of Angélique (Buried in Print)

Cooper, Cheryl
- Come Looking for Me (Shonna)

Cooper, Thea
- Breakthrough (Swordsman)

Copeland, Lori and Virginia Smith
- Lost Melody (Shonna)

Coren, Michael
- Heresy (Nicola)

Coupland, Douglas
- Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People illustrated by Gordon Roumieu (Shan)
- Microserfs (Franklin)
- Player One (Anita, Gavin)

Couture, Dani
- Algoma (Teena)

Cox, Daniel Allen
- Krakow Melt (Buried in Print)

Coyote, Ivan
- Loose End (Teddy)
- Missed Her (John, Buried in Print)

Crewe, Megan
- The Way We Fall (Christa, Jen)

Cross, Kady
- The Girl in the Clockwork Collar (Christa)

Croza, Laurel
- I Know Here illustrated by Matt James (Medea)

Crummey, Michael
- Galore (Gavin)

Cummins, Patrick and Shawn Micallef
- Full Frontal T.O. (Amy)

Daar, Abdallah and Peter Singer
- The Grandest Challenge (John)

Daher, Anita
- Racing For Diamonds (John)

Dallaire, Romeo
- They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children (Paulina)

Dalton, Sheila
- The Girl in the Box (Christa)

Daughan, George C.
- 1812 (Swordsman)

Davidson, Andrew
- The Gargoyle (Christa, Melissa)

Davies, Robertson
- The Cunning Man (Steve)
- A Leaven of Malice (Kate)
- A Mixture of Frailties (Kate)
- The Rebel Angels (Kate)
- Tempest-Tost (Kate, Gypsysmom)

Davis, Tanya
- At First, Lonely (Amy)

Dawson, Willow
- Hyena in Petticoats (Nicola)

Day, Frank Parker
- Rockbound (Jules)

Degrace, Anne
- Flying With Amelia (Melwyk, Shonna)

Delany, Vicki
- Among the Departed (Shonna)

De Lint, Charles
- Eyes Like Leaves (Teena)
- Under My Skin (Sarah)

Den Hartog, Kristen
- And Me Among Them (Shonna)

Desjardins, Martine
- Maleficium (Melwyk)

Desrochers, Suzanne
- Bride of New France (Shonna)

Deverell, William
- April Fool (Kerrie)
- I'll See You in my Dreams (Mysteries and More)
- Snow Job (Mysteries and More)

DeWitt, Patrick
- The Sisters Brothers (Christa, Michelle, Giraffe Days, Corey, Shan, Bybee, Buried in Print, Swordsman, Jennifer, Jules, Raidergirl, Melissa, Sarah, Franklin)

Dickinson, Arlene
- Persuasion (Teena)

Dickner, Nicholas
- Nikolski translated by Lazer Lederhendler (Ordinary Reader, Jocelyne)

Dimaline, Cherie
- Red Rooms (Pooker)

Di Vito, Tina
- 52 Ways to Wreck Your Retirement (Teena)

Dixon, Sean
- The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn (Shonna)

Doctor, Farzana
- Stealing Nasreen (Buried in Print)

Doctorow, Cory
- Little Brother (Sarah, Heather)

Dolan, Sandra
- Wooden Boats and Iron People (John)

Donlan, John
- Spirit Engine (Eric)

Donoghue, Emma
- Room (Jules, Barbara, Irene)

Donsky, Andrea and Randy Boyer
- Unjunk Your Junk Food (Irene)

Dryden, Ken
- The Game (John)

Dubé, Marcelle
- The Shoeless Kid (Shonna)

Dugan, Melanie
- Dead Beautiful (Chris)

Duncan, Elizabeth J.
- A Killer's Christmas in Wales (Shonna)

Dunklee, Annika
- My Name is Elizabeth illustrated by Matthew Forsythe (Medea)

Dyer, Alan
- Space (Jen)

Eamer, Claire
- The World in Your Lunch Box illustrated by Sa Boothroyd (Medea)

Echlin, Kim
- The Disappeared (Gavin)

Ede, Amatoritsero
- Globetrotter & Hitler's Children (Amy)

Edmondson, Jill
- The Lies Have It (Bill)

Edson, Jerrod
- The Making of Harry Cossaboom (Wanda)

Edugyan, Esi
- Half-Blood Blues (Buried in Print, Shonna, Shan, Christa, Jules, Medea, Raidergirl, HRO, Melissa, John, Sarah, 1morechapter, Franklin)

Einarson, John
- Four Strong Wings with Ian Tyson and Sylvia Tyson (Shonna)

Elder, Joanne
- Spectra (Pussreboots)

Ellis, Deborah
- The Heaven Shop (Heather)
- No Ordinary Day (Amy)

Ellis, Sarah
- That Fatal Night (Nicola)

Elton, Sarah
- Locavore (Melissa)

Emery, Anne
- Death at Christy Burke's (Shonna)

Endicott, Marina
- Good to a Fault (Jules)
- The Little Shadows (Buried in Print)

Epperly, Elizabeth Rollins
- The Fragrance of Sweet Grass (Claire)

Espino, Stacey
- Catch Me If You Can (Heather)

Evans, Jon
- Beasts of New York (Shonna)

Fadiman, Anne
- Ex Libris (Ordinary Reader)

Fairfield, Leslie
- Tyranny (Pussreboots)

Faith, Karlene
- Unruly Women (Amy)

Fallis, Terry
- The Best Laid Plans (Ann)
- The High Road (Jennifer)

Farrow, John
- City of Ice (Pooker)
- River City (Jennifer, Shonna)

Featherstone, Charlotte
- Pride and Passion (Giraffe Days)
- Seduction and Scandal (Giraffe Days)

Ferguson, Will
- 419 (Heather, Sarah, Shan, Luanne)
- Coal Dust Kisses (Irene)
- Why I Hate Canadians (Irene)

Ferguson, Will and Ian Ferguson
- How To Be a Canadian (Irene)

Ferguson, Ted
- Strange Days (Teena, Swordsman)

Files, Gemma
- A Rope of Thorns (Corey)

Findlay, Jamieson
- The Summer of Permanent Wants (Heather)

Findley, Timothy
- Elizabeth Rex (Eric)
- Spadework (Buried in Print)
- Stones (Jules)
- The Wars (Eric)
- You Went Away (April)

Fitzgerald, James
- What Disturbs Our Blood (Buried in Print)

Flanigan, Dalene
- The Truth About Us (Sarah)

Fleming, Ann Marie
- The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam (John)

Flowers, Frankie
- Get Growing (Irene)

Fontaine, Theodore
- Broken Circle (Pooker)

Forler, Nan
- Winterberries and Apple Blossoms illustrated by Peter Etril Snyder(Two Canadian Readers)

Foster, Darlene
- Amanda in Arabia (Darlene)

Fotheringham, Scott
- The Rest is Silence (Shannon)

Fradkin, Barbara
- Beautiful Lie the Dead (Shonna)

Francis, Brian
- Natural Order (Kathy, Shonna, Teena, Jennifer, Corey)

Freeman, Randy
- Stories From Yellowknife (John)

Frutkin, Mark
- Walking Backwards (Shonna)

Fung, Mellissa
- Under an Afghan Sky (Shonna, Melissa)

Gallant, John
- Bannock, Beans and Black Tea illustrated by Seth (Wanda, John)

Gallant, Mavis
- Paris Stories (John)

Galloway, Steven
- The Cellist of Sarajevo (KS, Melissa, Sarah)
- Finnie Walsh (Steve)

Gamble, Jessa
- The Siesta and the Midnight Sun (John)

Gammel, Irene
- Making Avonlea (Claire)

Garner, Hugh
- Cabbagetown (Steve)

Gartner, Zsuzsi
- Better Living Through Plastic Explosives (Buried in Print, Shan, Shonna, Jules, Eric, Sarah)

Gaston, Bill
- The Cameraman (Pooker)
- The Good Body (Steve)

Gay, Marie-Louise
- Stella, Princess of the Sky (Pussreboots)

Gerson, Carole and Gwendolyn Davies
- Canadian Poetry (Buried in Print)

Gibb, Camilla
- The Beauty of Humanity Movement (Teddy, Kathy)

Gibson, William
- Distrust That Particular Flavor (Shonna)
- Zero History (Gavin)

Gibson, William and Bruce Sterling
- The Difference Engine (Canuckoid)

Gilmour, David
- The Perfect Order of Things (Shonna)

Glass, Eleri
- The Red Shoes illustrated by Ashley Spires (Erin)

Glew, Frank
- I Need a Hug illustrated by the Marna Twins (Irene)
- Little Ladybug Earns Her Spots illustrated by the Marna Twins (Irene)
- That Chickadee Feeling illustrated by the Marna Twins (Irene)

Godwin, Laura
- One Moon, Two Cats (Nicola)

Goodfellow, Margaret and Phil Goodfellow
- A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Toronto (Buried in Print)

Gopnik, Adam
- Winter (Buried in Print)

Goreski, Brad
- Born to be Brad (Shan)

Gould, John
- Seven Good Reasons Not to be Good (Shonna)

Gowdy, Barbra
- We So Seldom Look on Love (Pooker)
- The White Bone (Anita)

Goyette, Sue
- Lures (Wanda)

Graham, Georgia
- The Lime Green Secret (Heather)

Graham, Gwethalyn
- Earth and High Heaven (Claire)

Granfield, Linda
- Out of Slavery (Nicola)

Gray, Charlotte
- Gold Diggers (John)
- Mrs. King (Melissa)

Graves, Judith
- Under My Skin (Amy Reads)

Green, Lyndsay
- Teens Gone Wired (Irene)

Greenslade, Frances
- Shelter (Shonna, Paulina)

Gregory, Leland
- Canaduh (Teena)

Griggs, Terry
- Invisible Ink (Buried in Print)
- The Silver Door (Buried in Print)

Gruen, Sara
- Water for Elephants (Medea)

Gunn, Genni
- Solitaria (Buried in Print)

Hagarty,  Jim
- Home Again (Irene)
- Poor Daddy (Irene)

Hale, Amanda
- The Reddening Path (Giraffe Days)

Hamilton, Ian
- The Disciple of Las Vegas (Shonna, Buried in Print, Kathy)
- The Water Rat of Wanchai (Kristin, Heather, Shonna, Kathy, Buried in Print)
- Wild Beasts of Wuhan (Buried in Print)

Hamilton, Lyn
- The Xibalba Murders (HRO)

Hanrahan, Maura
- Sheilagh's Brush (Shonna)

Harris, Amy Lavender
- Imagining Toronto (Buried in Print)

Harris, Doug
- YOU comma Idiot (Corey)

Harris, Marjorie
- How to Make a Garden (Irene)

Hart, Jillian
- No One But You (Sharon)

Hartt-Sussman, Harriet
- Noni Says No illustrated by Geneviève Côté (Irene)

Harvey, Alyxandra
- Haunting Violet (Heather, Sarah)

Harvey, Kenneth J.
- Blackstrap Hawco (Pooker)
- Inside (Ann)

Hawley, Linda
- Dreams Unleashed (Sarah)
- Guardian of Time (Sarah)

Hay, Elizabeth
- Alone in the Classroom (Kathy, Shonna, Judi, Jules, Melissa)
- Late Nights On Air (Barbara, Ann)

Hayes, Derek
- The Maladjusted (John, Shannon, Jen, Teddy)

Haze, Angel
- War of the Witch (Sarah)

Heard, Christopher
- The Suite Life (Teena)

Heidbreder, Robert
- Drumheller Dinosaur Dance illustrated by Bill Slavin and Esperanca Melo (Medea)

Heighten, Steven
- The Dead Are More Visible (Shonna)

Helm, Michael
- Cities of Refuge (Franklin)

Helwig, David
- Saltsea (Ordinary Reader)

Helwig, Maggie
- Girls Fall Down (Kathy)

Hemmings, David
- Laura Ingersoll Secord (Swordsman)

Hibb, Nora, Sheryl and Simon Shapiro
- Slither, Slide, What's Outside? (Jen)

Hicks, Faith Erin
- Friends With Boys (Nicola)
- Zombie Calling (Nicola)

Highway, Tomson
- The Rez Sisters (John)

Hill, Lawrence
- The Book of Negroes (Judi)

Holdstock, Pauline
- Into the Heart of the Country (Buried In Print)

Hopkinson, Nalo
- Brown Girl in the Ring (Canuckoid)
- The Chaos (Darlene)

Horvath, Polly
- The Pepins and Their Problems illustrated by Marylin Hafner(Pussreboots)

Horwood, Harold
- Evening Light (Sharon)

Hossack, Darcie Friesen
- Mennonites Don't Dance (Shonna, Jules)

Hough, Robert
- Dr. Brinkley's Tower (Buried in Print)

Houston, James
- Running West (Gypsysmom)

Houston, Nancy
- Fault Lines (Workaday Reads)

Humphreys, Helen
- Afterimage (HRO)
- Coventry (Raidergirl)
- Coventry (Melissa)
- The Reinvention of Love (HRO, Raidergirl)

Hutchins, Hazel
- A Second is a Hiccup illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton (Medea)

Hutchins, Hazel and Gail Herbert
- Mattland illustrated by Dusan Petricic (Medea)

Hay, Elizabeth
- Alone in the Classroom (Jennifer B)

Hayes, Derek
- The Maladjusted (Shonna)

Holborn, Hannah
- Fierce (April)

Hooton, Matthew
- Deloume Road (Gavin)

Hossack, Darcie Friesen
- Mennonites Don't Dance (Paulina)

Howard, Blanche
- Dreaming in a Digital World (Melwyk)

Hutchison, Margaret
- Tamarac (John)

Itani, Frances
- Deafening (Kathy)
- Requiem (Shonna, Sarah)

Izzo, Kim
- The Jane Austen Marriage Manual (Shan)

Jacob, Suzanne
- Fugitives (KS)

Jacques, Edna
- My Kitchen Window (Gypsysmom)

Jiles, Paulette
- The Color of Lightning (Nicola)

Johnston, A. J. B.
- Endgame 1758 (Swordsman)

Johnston, Wayne
- the Colony of Unrequited Dreams (Melissa, Jules, Ordinary Reader, Ann)
- A World Elsewhere (Shonna, Buried in Print)

Joyce, G.B.
- The Code (Steve)

Juby, Susan
- Nice Recovery (Teena)
- Woefield Poultry Collective (Teena)

Kalla, Daniel
- The Far Side of the Sky (Shonna)

Kamara, Mariatu
- The Bite of the Mango with Susan McClelland (John)

Kaner, Etta
- Have You Ever Seen a Duck in a Raincoat? illustrated by Jeff Szue (Medea

Kats, Jewel
- Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair illustrated by Richna Kinra (Irene)
- What Do You Do to Help Your Body? illustrated by Richna Kinra (Irene)

Katz, Anne
- Girl in the Know illustrated by Monika Melnychuk (Irene)

Kay, Guy Gavriel
- The Fionavar Tapestry (Claire)
- The Lions of Al-Rassan (Claire)
- A Song For Arbonne (Claire)

Kearsley, Susanna
- Mariana (Claire)
- The Rose Garden (Claire)
- The Shadowy Horses (Claire)
- The Winter Sea (Claire)

Keefer, Janice Kulyk
- The Green Library (Wanda)

Keith, Esme Claire
- Not Being on a Boat (Shonna)

Keller, Betty
- A Thoroughly Wicked Woman (Shonna)

Khan, Rukhsana
- Big Red Lollipop illustrated by Sophie Blackall (Pussreboots)

Kielburger, Craig and Marc Kielburger (editors)
Living Me to We (Irene)

Kim, Susan and Laurence Klavan
- City of Spies illustrated by Pascal Dizin (Pussreboots)

King, James
- Etienne's Alphabet (Buried in Print)

Kinsella, W.P.
- Butterfly Winter (Corey)
- Miss Hobbema Pageant (Medea)
- The Moccasin Telegraph (Medea)

Kirshner, Lauren
- Where We Have To Go (Shan)

Kok-Shurgers, G. Pauline
- The Remains of War (Nicola)

Kostash, Myrna
- Prodigal Daughter (Melwyk)

Kostick, Ken
- The $10 Gourmet (Irene)

Kroetsch,  Robert
- Alibi (Eric)
- Badlands (Eric)
- Gone Indian (Eric)
- The Man From The Creeks (Eric)
- The Puppeteer (Eric)
- The Studhorse Man (Eric)
- What the Crow Said (Eric)
- The Words of My Roaring (Eric)

Kuipers, Alice
- 40 Things I Want to Tell You (Christa)

Kulling, Monica
- In the Bag! illustrated by David Parkins (Nicola)
- It's a Snap! illustrated by Bill Slavin (Nicola)

Kupesic, Rajka
- The White Ballets (Nicola)

Kusugak, Michael
- Baseball Bats for Christmas illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka (Teddy)
- The Curse of the Shaman (John)
- Hide and Sneak illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka (Teddy)
- Northern Lights and Soccer Trails illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka (Teddy)

Kyi, Tanya Lloyd
- 50 Underwear Questions (Nicola)

Laferrière, Dany
- The Return translated by David Homel (Buried in Print, Shonna)

Lafleche, Isabelle
- J'adore New York (Sharon)

Lam, Vincent
- The Headmaster's Wager (Shan, Shonna)

Lamb, James B.
- The Corvette Navy (Steve)

Lane, Patrick
- There is a Season (Teddy)

Lang, John
- Lone Hawk (Nicola)

Lansens, Lori
- The Girls (Kathy)
- Rush Home Road (Pooker)
- The Wife's Tale (Raidergirl)

Lapena, Shari
- Happiness Economics (Melwyk)

Larabee, Ann
- The Dynamite Fiend (Steve)

Laukannen, Owen
- The Professionals (Luanne)

Laurence, Margaret
- A Bird in the House (Gypsysmom)
- Dance on the Earth (Bybee)
- The Fire-Dwellers (Jules, Gypsysmom, Pooker)
- A Jest of God (Anita)
- Long Drums and Cannons (Amy)
- The Prophet Camel's Bell (Anita)
- This Side Jordan (Anita)
- The Stone Angel (Kate, Debbie, Anita, Sarah)
- The Tomorrow-Tamer (Anita)

Lawson, Mary
- The Other Side of the Bridge (Melissa, Sarah)

Laycock, Marcia Lee
- Cassie (Sarah)

Leacock, Stephen
- Sunshine Sketches of a Small Town (Eric)

Leavey, Peggy Dymond
- Mary Pickford (Swordsman)

Leavitt, Sarah
- Tangles (Shonna)

Leckie, Keith Ross
- Coppermine (Shonna, Pooker)

Lee, Jen Sookfong
- The Better Mother (Shonna)

Lee, Y. S.
- The Traitor in the Tunnel (Nicola)

Lemire, Jeff
- Essex County (Claire)
- Sweet Tooth: Animal Armies (Teddy, Buried in Print)
- Sweet Tooth: Endangered Species (Buried in Print)
- Sweet Tooth: In Captivity (Buried in Print)
- Sweet Tooth: Out of the Woods (Buried in Print)

Leveille, J. R.
- Setting Lake Sun (Pooker)

Levy, Joanne
- Small Medium at Large (Christa)

Lewis, Laurie
- Little Comrades (Melwyk)

Lindquist, N.J. and Nelles, Wendy Elaine (editors)
- Hot Apple Cider (Sharon, Irene)
- A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider (Irene)

Little, Jean
- Brothers Far From Home (Nicola)

Lockhett, Jerry
- Captain James Cook in Atlantic Canada (Swordsman)

London, Jack
- The Call of the Wild (Anita)

Ludwig, Sidura
- Holding My Breath (Pooker)

Lunn, Janet
- Shadow in Hawthorne Bay (Medea, Kate)

Lyall, Ernie
- An Arctic Man (John)

Lynes, Jeanette
- The Factory Voice (Ordinary Reader, Pooker)

Mac, Carrie
- The Opposite of Tidy (Teena)

MacDonald, Ann-Marie
- Fall on Your Knees (Jules)
- Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) (Claire)

Macdonald, Jake
- With the Boys (Pooker)

MacFarlane, David
- Summer Gone (AvidAnita)

MacGregor, Roy
- The Last Season (Steve)

MacIntyre, Linden
- The Bishop's Man (Kristin)
- Why Men Lie (Christa)

Maclear, Kyo
- The Letter Opener (Medea)
- Spork illustrated by Isabelle Arseneault (Medea)
- Stray Love (Medea)
- Virginia Wolf illustrated by Isabelle Arseneault (Medea)

MacLennan, Hugh
- Barometer Rising (Eric)
- The Watch That Ends The Night (Melissa)

MacLeod, Alexander
- Light Lifting (Pooker)

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

MacLeod, Hilary
- Mind Over Mussels (Shonna, Chris)
- Revenge of the Lobster Lover (Chris)

Macpherson, Margaret
- Body Trade (John)

Maddock, Saskia
- Swimming to the Surface (Heather)

Maffini, Mary Jane
- Speak Ill of the Dead (Shonna)

Maharaj, Rabindranath
- The Amazing Absorbing Boy (Buried in Print)

Major, Alice
- Intersecting Sets (Melwyk)

Major, Kevin
- New Under the Sun (Shonna)

Manguel, Alberto
- A Reader on Reading (Claire)

Manicom, David
- Anna's Shadow (Melwyk)

Marrelli, Nancy and Simon Dardick
-Cheap Thrills Montreal (Irene)

Martel, Yann
- Beatrice and Virgil (Sarah, Jules)

Martinez, Jessica
- Virtuosity (Christa)

Mason, Mike
- The Blue Umbrella (Nicola)

Matas, Carol
- Behind Enemy Lines (Nicola)

Mayor, Chandra
- All the Pretty Girls (Pooker)

Mayr, Suzette
- Monocerous (Buried in Print)

McCaig, Joann
- The Textbook of the the Rose (Melwyk)

McCarthy, Julia
- Return from Erebus (Melwyk)

McCaslin, Susan
- Demeter Goes Skydiving (Melwyk)

McCay, Sharon
- Our Canadian Girl Penelope (Anita)

McClarty, Sheila
- High Speed Crow (Pooker)

McClintock, Norah
- Victim Rights (Shonna)

McCole, Caitlin
- All About Eve (Sarah)
- Ex Cineribus Resurge (Sarah)

McDonald, Anne
- To The Edge of the Sea (Shonna)

McCourt, Edward
- Wooden Sword (Pooker)

McKenzie, Catherine
- Forgotten (Luanne, Sarah)

McGoogan, Ken
- How The Scots Invented Canada (Shonna)

McIntosh, D. J.
- The Witch of Babylon (Kristin)

McKay, Ami
- The Birth House (Medea)
- The Virgin Cure (Luanne, Amy, Shonna, Kathy, Melissa, Teena)

McKenzie, Catherine
- Spin (Heather)

McLean, Stuart
- Extreme Vinyl Cafe (Raidergirl)

McNicoll, Sylvia
- Crush. Candy. Corpse. (Shonna)

McWatt, Tessa
- Viltal Signs (Shonna)

McLean, Stuart
- Stories From the Vinyl Cafe (Melissa)

McNaughton, Janet
- Dragon Seer's Gift (Nicola)

Meades, Christopher
- The Last Hiccup (Corey)

Meister, Soizick and Kallie George
- Mr. M (Shonna)

Mercer, Jeremy
- Time Was Soft There (Ordinary Reader)

Michaels, F.S.
- Monoculture (Buried in Print)

Mitchell, Shandi
- Under This Unbroken Sky (Gavin)

Mitchell, W.O.
- Who Has Seen the Wind? (Ordinary Reader)

Mofina, Rick
- The Burning Edge (Kerrie)
- In Desperation (Kerrie)

Molloy, Kathleen
- Dining With Death (John)

Moloney, Susie
- The Thirteen (Corey, Luanne, Jen)

Montgomery, Lucy Maud
- Akin to Anne (Medea)
- Anne of Avonlea (Sharon)
- Anne of Green Gables (Pussreboots)
- Christmas With Anne (Raidergirl)
- Jane of Lantern Hill (Shannon)
- Kilmeny of the Orchard (Sharon)
- A Tangled Web (Shannon)

Moodie, Susanna
- Roughing it in the Bush (Chris)

Moore, Brian
- The Luck of Ginger Coffey (Buried in Print)

Mootoo, Shani
- Valmiki's Daughter (Jules)

Moroney, Shannon
- Through the Glass (Anita)

Morton, Wendy
- Six Impossible Things To Do Before Breakfast (Irene)

Mowat, Farley
- Bay of Spirits (Ordinary Reader)

Munday, Evan
- The Dead Kid Detective Agency (Corey)

Munro, Alice
- Lives of Girls and Women (Anita)
- Runaway (Barbara)
- Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You (Buried in Print)
- Who Do You Think You Are? (Anita, Jules)

Munsch, Robert
- Andrew's Loose Tooth illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Bybee)
- Boo! illustrated by Michael Martchenko (John)
- The Fire Station illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Medea)
- Get Out of Bed! illustrated by Alan and Lea Daniel (Bybee)
- I Have to Go! illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Bybee)
- The Paper Bag Princess illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Eric)
- Show and Tell illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Bybee)
- Thomas' Snowsuit illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Bybee)

Murphy, Derryl
- Napier's Bones (Sarah)

Murray, Terry
- Faces on Places (Teena, Swordsman)

Narsimhan, Mahtab
- The Tiffin (Nicola)

Nason, Jim
- The Girl on the Escalator (Shonna, Buried in Print)
- Narcissus Unfolding (Buried in Print)

Nason, Riel
- The Town that Drowned (Melwyk, Chris)

Nattel, Lillian
- Web of Angels (Shan)

Nickel, Barbara
- Hannah Waters and the Daughters of Johann Sebastian Bach (Ann)

Nickle, David
- Eutopia (Corey)
- Rasputin's Bastards (Corey)

Norris, Laurie Glenn
- Haunted Girl (Chris)

Oatley, Keith
- Therefore Choose (Ordinary Reader)

O'Bannon, Mark
- The Dream Crystal (Sarah)

O'Connell, Grace
- Magnified World (Teena)

Off, Carol
- Bitter Chocolate (Buried in Print)

Ohi, Ruth
- Chicken, Pig, Cow (Medea)
- Chicken, Pig, Cow's First Fight (Medea)

Oliver, Craig
- Oliver's Twist (Shonna)

Oliver, Lauren
- Liesl and Po (Heather)

O'Malley, Bryan Lee
- Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (John)

O'Meara, David
- Noble Gas, Penny Black (Eric)

Ondaatje, Michael
- Anil's Ghost (Jules, Sarah)
- The Cat's Table (Jules, Shan, Buried in Print, Gavin, Shonna)
- Divisadero (KS)
- The English Patient (Kate, Raidergirl)
- Running in the Family (Bybee)

O'Neill, Fifi
- Romantic Prairie Style (Sharon)

O'Neill, Heather
- lullabies for little criminals (Raidergirl, Jocelyne)

Onstad, Katrina
- Everybody Has Everything (Shan)

Oppel, Frank (compiled by)
- Tales of the Canadian North (John)

Oppel, Kenneth
- This Dark Endeavour (Jennifer B)

O'Reilly, Sean
- The Missing Mummy (Nicola)
- Monster Beach (Nicola)

O'Reilly, Sean and Kevin Hanna
- The Clockwork Girl (Nicola)

Owens, Ann-Maureen and Jane Yealland
- Canada's Maple Leaf illustrated by Bill Slavin and Esperanca Melo (Nicola)

Page, Kathy
- The Find (Shonna)

Palmisano, Richard
- Journeys into the Unknown (Teena)
- Overshadows (Teena)

Parkinson, Curtis
- Man Overboard! (Nicola)

Pasricha, Neil
- The Book of Awesome (Teddy)

Peacock, Shane
- Bone Beds of the Badlands (Nicola)
- Eye of the Crow (Pussreboots)
- Monster in the Mountains (Nicola)
- The Dragon Turn (Nicola, Christa, Two Canadian Readers)

Pelley, Rhonda
- Island Maid photography by Sheilagh O'Leary (Medea)

Penny, Louise
- Bury Your Dead (Raidergirl)
- The Cruelest Month (Buried in Print)
- Dead Cold (Buried in Print)
- A Trick of the Light (Mysteries and More, Shonna, Raidergirl)

Perkyns, Dorothy
- Last Days in Africville (Wanda)

Phillips, Edward O.
- Queen's Court (Melwyk)

Pick, Allison
- The Dream World (Jules)
- Far to Go (Suzanne)

Pilkey, Brent
- Lethal Rage (Shonna)

Pitt, Steve
- To Stand and Fight Together (Swordsman)

Pittman, Al
- Down By Jim Long's Stage illustrated by Pam Hall (Medea)

Pool, Annelies
- Iceberg Tea (John, Melwyk)

Porter, Pamela
- I'll Be Watching (Buried in Print)

Poulin, Jacques
- Autumn Rounds (Irene)
- My Sister's Blue Eyes (Irene)
- Volkswagen Blues (Irene)

Preston, Allison
- Sunny Dreams (Pooker)

Price, Ray
- Yellowknife (John)

Price, Steven
- Into That Darkness (Shonna)

Primeau, Liz and Steven A. Frowine
Gardening Basics For Dummies (Irene)

Proulx, E. Annie
- The Shipping News (Pussreboots)

Pyper, Andrew
- The Guardians (Jennifer B)

Rachman, Tom
- The Imperfectionists (Judi)

Raddall, Thomas H.
- Hangman's Beach (Steve)
- The Nymph and the Lamp (Steve)

Redfern, Christine and Caro Caron
- Who is Ana Mendieta? (Amy)

Rehner, Jan
- Missing Matisse (Shonna)

Reno, Tosco
- The Eat-Clean Diet (Teena)

Reynolds, James*
- An American Prisoner at Fort Malden and Quebec in the War of 1812 *author's name speculated (Swordsman)

Ricci, Nino
- The Origin of the Species (Ann)

Rice, Waubgeshig
- Midnight Sweatlodge (Pooker)

Rich, Roberta
- The Midwife of Venice (Shonna)

Richards, David Adams
- Facing the Hunter (Shonna)
- For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down (John, Jules)
- Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul (Shonna)
- River of the Brokenhearted (Ann)

Richardson, Bill
- Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast (Ordinary Reader)

Richardson, C.S.
- The End of the Alphabet (Pussreboots)

Richler, Mordecai
- The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Neal)
- The Incomparable Atuk (Eric)
- Joshua Then and Now (Bybee)

Richler, Nancy
- The Imposter Bride (Sarah)

Ritchie, Charles
- An Appetite for Life (Claire)
- Diplomatic Passport (Claire)
- The Siren Years (Jules)
- Storm Signals (Claire)

Robertson, Ray
- Why Not? (Pooker)

Robinson, Peter
- Bad Boy (Kerrie, Shonna)
- Before the Poison (Luanne, Shonna, Kerrie)
- Gallows View (Heather)

Robinson, Spider
- Callahan's Con (Canuckoid)

- The French Fry King translated by Alison Morgan (Jen)

Rosenblum, Rebecca
- The Big Dream (Pooker)
- Once (Pooker)

Rotenberg, David
The Placebo Effect (Mysteries and More, Sarah)
- Stray Bullets (Teena, Mysteries and More, Kathy, Shonna)

Round, Jeffrey
- Lake on the Mountain (Shonna)

Roy, Zoe S.
- The Long March Home  (Shonna, Nicola)

Ruby-Sachs, Emma
- The Water Man's Daughter (Shonna)

Ruddock, Nicholas
- The Parabolist (Giraffe Days)

Russell, S. Thomas
- A Battle Won (Swordsman)
- Under Enemy Colors (Swordsman)

Sale, Medora
- The Spider Bites (Teena)

Sandilands, Al
- Birds of Ontario (Irene)

Sands, Lynsay
- Hungry For You (Giraffe Days)

Sapergia, Barbara
- Dry (Pooker)

Sawyer, Robert J.
- Flashforward (Canuckoid, Swordsman, Teena)
- Triggers (Corey, Christa)
- Wake (Jules, Canuckoid, Sarah)
- Watch (Canuckoid)
- Wonder (Canuckoid)

Schabas, Martha
- Various Positions (Shonna)

Schroeder, Karl
- Pirate Sun (Canuckoid)
- Queen of Candesce (Canuckoid)
- The Sunless Countries (Canuckoid)
- Sun of Suns (Canuckoid

Schultz, Judy
- Freddy War (Shonna)

Scowcroft, Ann
- The Truth of Houses (Melwyk)

Seelig, Adam
- Every Day in the Morning (Slow) (Buried in Print)

Seesequasis, Paul
- Tobacco Wars (Suzanne)

Segura, Mauricio
- Black Alley (Shonna)

Senior, Olive
- Birthday Suit illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes (Medea)

Shatner, William
- Shatner Rules with Chris Regan (Shonna, Swordsman)

Sherrard, Valerie
- Watcher (Teena)

Shields, Carol
- The Box Garden (Raidergirl, Michelle)
- Happenstance (Raidergirl)
- Jane Austen (Melissa)
- Larry's Party (Anita)
- The Orange Fish (Eric)
- Small Ceremonies (Raidergirl)
- Swann (Raidergirl)
- Unless (KS, Melissa)
- Various Miracles (Eric)

Shrier, Howard
 - Boston Cream (Luanne)

Siebert, Melanie
- Deepwater Vee (Irene)

Sikoryak, Robert
- Masterpiece Comics (Buried in Print)

Simonds, Merilyn
- The Convict Lover (Melissa)
- A New Leaf (Shonna)

Simpson, Jeffrey, Mark Jaccard and Nic Rivers
- Hot Air (Amy)

Singh, Jaspreet
- Chef (Buried in Print)

Skibsrud, Johanna
- The Sentimentalist (Gavin)

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk
- Enough illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Irene)
- Making Bombs for Hitler (Nicola)
- Prisoners in the Promised Land (Nicola)
- Silver Threads (Nicola)

Slater, Sean
- The Survivor (Kristin)

Smallman, Phyllis
- A Brewski for the Old Man (Kerrie)

the Smart Cookies
- The Smart Cookies' Guide to Making More Dough and Getting Out of Debt (Melissa)

Smart, Elizabeth
- By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept (Gypsysmom)

Smith, Alisa and J. B. McKinnon
- The 100-Mile Diet (Melissa)

Smith, Brad
- Red Means Run (Luanne, Chris, Corey)

Smith, Joshua
- Battle for the Bay (Swordsman)

Smith, Michelle
- dear Hermes... (Melwyk)

Smith, Rick and Bruce Lourie
- Slow Death by Rubber Duck (Buried in Print)

Spicer, Maggie and Richard Thompson
- When They Are Up... (Irene)

Spires, Ashley
- Larf (Medea)

Soan, Hazel
- 10 Minute Watercolours (Melissa)

Socken, Paul G. (editor)
- Intimate Strangers (Anita)

Soo, Kean
- Jellaby (Nicola)
- Jellaby: Monster in the City (Nicola)

Sooley, Jill
- Widows of Paradise Bay (Melwyk, Raidergirl)

Sorensen, Sue
- A Large Harmonium (Melwyk)

Soucy, Gaétan
- Atonement (HRO)

Speers, Megan
- Wanderlust (Melwyk)

Staunton, Ted
- Morgan's Secret (R)

Stevens, Chevy
- Never Knowing (Shonna, Luanne, Sarah)

Stinson, Kathy
- Red is Best illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis (Medea)

Stocks, Cassie
- Dance, Gladys, Dance (Pooker, Melwyk)

Strange, Marc
- Follow Me Down (Shonna)

Sutherland, Kate
- All in Together Girls (Irene)

Swanson, Diane
- Canada's Bugs (Irene)

Sylvester, Kevin
- Splinters (Heather)

Tamaki, Mariko
- Emiko Superstar illustrated by Steve Rolston (Medea)

Tardif, Cheryl Kaye
- Skeletons in the Closet (Kerrie)

Taylor, Cora
- Buffalo Hunt (Chris)

Taylor, Drew Hayden
- Bootlegger Blues (Heather)

Taylor, Patrick
- A Dublin Student Doctor (Jules)
- An Irish Country Doctor (Jules)

Taylor, Timothy
- Stanley Park (Erin, Anita)

Theriault, Denis
- The Postman's Round (Irene)

Thisdale, François
- Nini (Irene)

Thomas, Audrey
- Isobel Gunn (Melissa)
- The Wild Blue Yonder (Buried in Print)

Thomson, Sarah L.
- Imagine a Night illustrated by Rob Gonsalves (Pussreboots)
- Imagine a Place illustrated by Rob Gonsalves (Pussreboots)

Thornley, Scott
- Erasing Memory (Kristin)

Thurston, Tom
- Strongman (Swordsman)

Thúy, Kim
- Ru (Jules, Shan)

Tidball, Lee
- Princess Reborn (Irene)

Toews, Miriam
- a complicated kindness (Anita)
- The Flying Troutmans (Geranium Cat, Ann, Franklin)
- Irma Voth (Shonna, Sharon, Sarah, Franklin)
- Swing Low (Amy)

Toten, Teresa
- Me and the Blondes (Ann)

Townsin, Troy
- Canadian Jingle Bells illustrated by Jennifer Harrington (John)
- A Moose in a Maple Tree illustrated by Jennifer Harrington (John)
- The Night Before a Canadian Christmas by Jennifer Harrington (John)

Trafford, Matthew J.
- The Divinity Gene (Pooker)

Treggiari, Jo
- Ashes, Ashes (Sarah, Heather)

Tremblay, Michel
Crossing the Continent translated by Sheila Fischman (Shonna)

Trenholm, Hayden
- Defining Diana (Darlene)

Tsiang, Sarah
- Dogs Don't Eat Jam illustrated by Qin Leng (Medea)

Turner, Wesley B.
- The Astonishing General (Shonna, Swordsman)

Twain, Shania
- From This Moment On (Irene)

Urquhart, Jane
- A Map of Glass (Jules)
- Sanctuary Line (Buried in Print)
- Storm Glass (Jules)
- The Stone Carvers (Kathy)

Vaillant, John
- The Golden Spruce (Anita)
- The Tiger (John)

Van Camp, Richard
- Angel Wing Splash Pattern (April, John)
- The Lesser Blessed (Shannon)

Van Herk, Anitha
- Places Far From Ellesmere (Amy)

Vanderhaeghe, Guy
- A Good Man (Buried in Print)

Van Rooy, Michael
- An Ordinary Decent Criminal (Bill)
- Your Friendly Neighbourhood Criminal (Gypysmom)

Vasil, Adria
- Ecoholic Body (Shan)

Vassallo, Jonathan Ryan
- The Kingstonians (Christa)

Vernon, Steve
- The Lunenberg Werewolf and Other Stories (Chris)
- Sinking Deeper (Nicola)

Viswanathan, Latha
- Lingering Tides (Teddy)

Voskamp, Ann
- One Thousand Gifts (Sharon, Sarah)

Vyleta, Dan
- The Quiet Twin (Buried in Print)

Wagamese, Richard
- Indian Horse (Pooker)

Wagler, Ira
- Growing Up Amish (Sharon)

Walker, George A.
- A Book of Hours (Melwyk)

Walton, Jo
- Among Others (Claire)
- Farthing (Claire)
- Half a Crown (Claire)
- Ha'Penny (Claire)
- Tooth and Claw (Claire)

Ward, Don (editor)
- Bush Dweller (Mysteries and More)

Wardell, Heather
- Blank Slate Kate (Sarah)

Warner, Charles Dudley
- Baddeck, and That Sort of Thing (Chris)

Warner, Jody Nyasha
- Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged illustrated by Richard Rudnicki (Medea)

Warren, Dianne
- Cool Water (Pooker, Ordinary Reader, Gavin)

Warwaruk, Larry
- Bone Coulee (Melwyk

Watkins, R.W.
- View From the Cellar (Bybee)

Watt, Mélanie
- Scaredy Squirrel (Medea)

Watts, Peter
- Starfish (Canuckoid)

West, Brian
- Pilgrim's Progress (Sharon)

Westerhof, Patricia
- Catch Me If I Fall (Sarah)

Westoll, Andrew
- The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary (Franklin)

Weston, Robert Paul
- Dust City (Heather)

Wharton, Thomas
- The Fathomless Fire (Nicola)
- Icefields (Buried in Print)

Whitall, Zoe
- Holding Still For as Long as Possible (Amy, Teena)

Whiteford, Jennifer
- Grrrl (Jocelyne)

Wiersema, Robert J.
- Bedtime Story (Pooker, Paulina)

Williams, Ian
- You Know Who You Are (Buried in Print)

Wilson, John
- Shot at Dawn (Nicola, Shonna)

Wilson, Robert Charles
- Spin (Canuckoid)

Winter, Kathleen
- Annabel (Raidergirl, Corey)

Winter, Michael
- The Death of Donna Whalen (Kathy)
- This All Happened (Pooker)

Wiseman, Adele
- The Sacrifice (Anita)

Wiseman, Eva
- The Last Song (Medea, Paulina)
- Puppet (Nicola)

Wishinsky, Frieda
- Arctic Storm (R)
- Crazy for Gold (R)
- Danger, Dinosaurs! (R)

Withers, Pam
- First Descent (Nicola)

Wiwa, Ken
- In the Shadow of a Saint (Buried in Print)

Wolfe, Inger Ash
- The Taken (Mysteries and More)

Woods, Bruce A.
- Between Two Worlds (Irene)

Wright, Laurali R.
- Acts of Murder (Kerrie)
- Love in the Temperate Zone (Gypsysmom)
- The Suspect (Kerrie, Mysteries and More)

Wright, Richard B.
- Adultery (Kathy)
- Clara Callan (Erin, John, Ann)
- The Age of Longing (Irene)

Wylie, Betty Jane
- Enough (Irene)
- Something Might Happen (Irene)
- The Write Track (Irene)

Wynne-Jones, Tim
- Blink & Caution (Nicola)

Ye, Ting-xing and William Bell
- Throwaway Daughter (Pooker)

Yee, Paul
- Blood and Iron (Nicola)

York, Allisa
- Fauna (Buried in Print, Gavin)
- Mercy (Sarah)

York, Sarah Kathryn
- Anatomy of Edouard Beaupré (Melwyk)

Young, Moira
- Blood Red Road (Sarah)

Zentner, Alexi
- Touch (Shan, Buried in Print, Jules)

Zeppa, Jamie
- Every Time We Say Goodbye (Shonna, Medea)

On that note, I hope to see you return for the 6th edition of the Canadian Book Challenge!!!


Eric P said...

I just took a look at the wrap-up post. A very impressive list, though it clearly a "long-tail" list. I have picked two or three books off of the list to try to read during the next challenge.

However, I may not have much time at all, given that John is going to be shipping a large stack of books my way. I'm a little bit embarrassed, since I won one of the earlier challenges. If anyone has their eye on a particular title, let me know and I'll pass it along (though I might take first crack at it naturally).

Anyway, it has been great fun, and I do plan on coming back for the 6th Challenge.

Eric P said...

Of the books I reviewed, I liked the majority of them, but if I was only going to recommend one or two for a good friend to read, it would probably be Kroetsch's The Studhorse Man. If they had the patience for longer novels, I would also recommend Atwood's Cat's Eye.

Not counting the poetry, the most obscure thing I read was Fred Booker's Adventures in Debt Collection. It pretty much has to be special-ordered anywhere. I'm actually contemplating donating it to a smaller library, provided they would keep it and didn't just put it in the annual book sale pile.

Melwyk said...

Once again, an amazing job on this list! I've just spent some time scrolling through it and reading some reviews I missed the first time around -- so much great reading! thanks again for hosting and compiling these lists

Darlene said...

I liked seeing your stats, John, and I appreciate the time you took you prepare that long wrap-up! It is fun to see the complete list of all the books that were reviewed, and I've added more to my TBR list for the next challenge!

I am disappointed that I only managed to read 4 Canadian books for the 5th challenge. I'm going to aim to surpass that goal for the 6th challenge, and hopefully complete the challenge!

Thanks for all your hard work!

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

COngrats Eric!
and to Shonna who broke a record by reading and reviewing an even 100. Definitely impressive!

enjoyed seeing the authors,titles listed , John ~ lots of work & appreciated!

proud to have accomplished my 13 down to the wire & motivated by that to read more Canadian ~ Thanks for being part of providing that motivation...

Buried In Print said...

Such an inspiring wrap-up post: sooo many great reads. It's always interesting to see where readers' choices align and where there are gaps (that you'd expect to see an author's name). Thanks for all the work you've put into hosting and to compiling the wrap-up list, which must have taken absolutely ages to organize and code.

Melissa said...

Wow, John! You've outdone yourself with this post! So thorough!