Thursday, February 28, 2013

The 6th Canadian Book Challenge- February Round Up (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)


Anonymous said...

I keep forgetting to give my read-so-far total, John. So here you are. Warren Cariou's most excellent "Lake of the Prairies" puts me at #52.
We made it through January! Happy reading, everyone. The days are getting longer & soon we'll all be busy outside enjoying a glorious spring. Well, in a month or two. Or three. Still some winter reading time left to go, I guess. :-)


Hutt-Write Voice said...

A glorious sunny day here in MB and I just posted my 11th book: Joey's Story - an incredible read by Ruth Ann Stelfox. If you have a chance, do read it. It's not an easy read, but so worth it!

gypsysmom said...

February by Lisa Moore is my 19th Canadian book since July 1, 2012.

Sarah said...

Rockbound by Frank Parker Day brings my total to 13/13 for this challenge. Yay! I'm going to beat my totals from last time!

Bill Selnes said...

John: I am now at 6 of 13.

Chrisbookarama said...

I'm up to 5 now, John.

Nikki in Niagara said...


Debra Wilson said...

A good day for reading as we're in the middle of a snowstorm! "The Reluctant Detective" brings me to 3 out of 13.

Debra Wilson said...

A great day for reading as we're in the midst of a snowstorm! "The Reluctant Detective" brings me to 3 out of 13.

Shannon (Giraffe Days) said...

Added two more which puts me at 18:

Raising Boys in a New Kind of World by Michael Reist and The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan.

Nikki in Niagara said...

Now at 33/13

Jules said...

The Age of Hope, the last book in my Canada Reads 2013 stack marks book 47 for me. I was hoping for more from that one. Anyone else excited that the debates start tomorrow?

gypsysmom said...

Just posted my 20th book, Too Close to Home. I count it as Canadian even though it is set in New York State because Linwood Barclay lives in Toronto.

Nikki in Niagara said...


Teena in Toronto said...

Just finished #16.

Shannon (Giraffe Days) said...

Added #19: 419 by Will Ferguson.

Swordsman said...

Finished 12/13! Thanks to the reviews I read from this contest that made me decide to give this book a read.

Bybee said...

Hooray! I accidentally read a book by a Canadian author (Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct) and I couldn't be happier. Finally, I'm up to five, which makes me a Double Double!

pussreboots said...

I'm up to 16 finished now.

Melwyk said...

I just realized that The Tale Teller brings me up to 15 books reviewed for this challenge! Wow, I am technically finished! Still have quite a few books in the review queue though, since I said I'd review every Canadian book I read this time round...better get busy....

Shan said...

This month has brought me up to 15.

Unknown said...

Finished number 9, The Forest Laird by Jack Whyte.

Unknown said...

Finished number 9, The Forest Laird by Jack Whyte.

Anonymous said...

Hi John,

I'm at 45/13.

Take care,

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

13th completed! :) def pleased for that!
I would also mention, for anyone interested in LM Montgomery, I've noticed a read-a-long of Rainbow Valley begins April 1 on goodreads Kindred Spirits group...

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

impressive book list, John! Cheers!

John Mutford said...

As I like to read one book from each province and territory, and at least 13 from the North, here's my progress so far:

Northern Reads:
1. Renallta Arluk- Thoughts and Other Human Tendencies
2. Edith Iglauer- Denison's Ice Road
3. Mike Vlessides- The Ice Pilots
4. Tyler Heal- The Times Behind the Signs
5. Vicky Delany- Gold Mountain
6. Eric Wilson- The Inuk Mountie Adventure
7. Neil Christopher and Alan Neal- Ava and the Little Folk
8. Kathy Reichs- Bones are Forever
9. Michael Kusugak- Baseball Bats for Christmas
10. Fran Hurcomb- Old Town
11. Jamie Bastedo- Nighthawk!

Canada Wide:
1. Victoria Dunn- Alice Hearts Welsh Zombies
2. Joseph Boyden- Through Black Spruce
3. Susanna Moodie- Roughing it in the Bush
4. Paul Glennon- Bookweird
5. Jeff Lemire- Sweet Tooth, Out of the Woods
6. Michelle Wan- Deadly Slipper
7. Malcolm Gladwell- Outliers
8. Cory Doctorow- Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
9. Robert Munsch- Finding Christmas
10. Jane Urquhart- Away
11. Scott Chantler- Tower of Treasure

Northwest Territories
12. Tyler Heal- Sign of the Times
13. Reneltta Arluk- Thoughts and Other Human Tendencies
14. Mike Vlessides - The Ice Pilots
15. Edith Iglauer- Denison's Ice Road
16. Kathy Reichs- Bones are Forever
17. Fran Hurcomb- Old Town
18. Jamie Bastedo- Nighthawk!

Newfoundland and Labrador
19. Greg Malone- You Better Watch Out
20. Sharon E. McKay- Charlie Wilcox
21. Lisa Moore- February

The Yukon
22. Vicky Delany- Gold Mountain

23. Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon- The Pride of Baghdad

British Columbia
24. Douglas Coupland- Shampoo Planet
25. Keith Morgan- Ruta's Closet
26. Richard Wagamese- Indian Horse

27. Eric Wilson- the Inuk Mountie Adventure
28. Neil Christopher and Alan Neal- Ava and the Little Folk
29. Michael Kusugak- Baseball Bats for Christmas

30. Beth Goobie- Jason's Why

New Brunswick
31. Corey Redekop- Husk

32. David Helwig- Close to the Fire

33. Andrew Davidson- The Gargoyle
34. David Bergen- The Age of Hope

Nova Scotia
35. Hugh MacLennan- Two Solitudes

For my own personal goal I still have to read 2 more books from North of 60 and a book from Alberta. Getting there!

gypsysmom said...

I'm up to 21 books with The Friday Society, a steampunk YA novel. Can't say I don't mix them up!

Eric P said...

Took a lot longer than I wanted to fix up two poetry reviews. Am up to 14/13! I actually have 4 books read but not reviewed, but I don't think they will take quite as long to complete as these last two.

Shan said...

Correction, this month has brought me up to 16!

Jo said...

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows brings me to 20/13.

Anonymous said...

Remembering to give you the book total before the end of the month - now where did February go?! - One Native Life by Richard Wagamese puts me at #59.
Cheers, everyone!
~Barb (in B.C.)

Shannon (Giraffe Days) said...

#20: While the Sun is Above Us by Melanie Schnell

Steve said...

#8 SS Atlantic: The White Star Line's First Disaster at Sea

Sarah M said...

I've been doing good at reading, but not at linking. I'm actually at 16 books now.

Sarah (Workaday Reads)

TracyK said...

One for February. Picking up the pace next month. I am now at 4 of 13.

Anonymous said...

And another one - rather unexpected - I did not realize this was a Canadian author until someone else commented on it, but sure enough, Sheila MacKay Russell was born & lived in Alberta. This has been an educational project! So "A Lamp is Heavy" puts me at #60.
~Barb in B.C.

pussreboots said...

I'm up to 17 now.

ChristasBooks said...

Getting in one more before February ends.

I read The Lives We Lost which brings me up to 10 books.

Nikki in Niagara said...

I end the month with 35.