Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The 6th Canadian Book Challenge- April 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)


Jules said...

Hi, just posted my 50th book. :)

Luanne said...

This brings me up to 15/13.

Kim Aippersbach said...

This brings me up to 8. Not quite up to you guys' level, but I'm chugging along!

Shonna said...

Up to 29 now. Great poetry novel.

pussreboots said...

That brings me to 20 books. The full list is here.

Shonna said...

Testify gets me to 30. This is a good teen novel with current issues.

Heather said...

HI John, I posted 11,12, and 13

The last Song by Eva Wiseman
Him Standing by Richard Wagamese
Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow

Hope to add a Canadian poet yet this month.

rasiqra/revulva said...

i've finally added book seventeen: kate beaton's hark! a vagrant. catching up to my queue again, what fun!

Sam said...

The Cat gets me to 6 of 13, John. Not much, but more than I got last time I tried the challenge. :-)

pussreboots said...

I'm up to 22 books now.

Nikki in Niagara said...

Up to 41 now :-)

Nikki in Niagara said...


Mary R. said...

I just added my 7th review. I have a ways to go, but nearly my whole reading pile at the moment is Canadian authors, so I think I will get to 13 in the next couple months. There is a new book coming out that I am excited about, but it may not be available in the states until after July: Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World (set in Nova Scotia in the 1980s).

Debra Wilson said...

At the double double level!! Five books done, a Newfoundland book sitting here, waiting to be read next.

Sarah M said...

Just added book #20, even though I am listed at 7 on the sidebar.

Sarah at Workaday Reads

Mary R. said...

I just finished 8/13. I think Anne of Green Gables is next up. Or maybe Alias Grace.

John Mutford said...

Sarah: Sorry. If you haven't been updating your progress in the comments of the roundup posts, the number hasn't been changing (that's what I go by). I update them all at the end of each month.

Bill Selnes said...

I have reached 8 of 13.

Anonymous said...

Hi John,

I just posted my 56th book review. Phew...will have a few more done by the end of this month.

Take care from Ontario!
Irene Roth

gypsysmom said...

I got caught up on a bunch of books I read in April and that brings me to twenty-nine. My favourite of all the ones I posted was One Native Life by Richard Wagamese.

Debra Wilson said...


Bill Selnes said...

Moving on up to 9 of 13

Shonna said...

Authentic Letters from Upper Canada puts me at 31.

Claire (The Captive Reader) said...

Up to 13 reviewed now!

Paulina said...

I'm at 7 out of 13.

Teena in Toronto said...

I just finished #19 :)

Mary R. said...

Alias Grace brings me to 9/13 (and my 3rd Canadian book this month!)

Eric P said...

Vannini's Ferry Tales (a non-fiction book) is my 20th review. I have also fixed the images in my review of Kurelek's O Toronto.

Halfway through Crummey's Galore. This review should go up some time in May.

Anonymous said...

My second book but there will be more.
I'm glad you recommended The Wars. It's excellent.

TracyK said...

Just added books 7 and 8 for the challenge.

pussreboots said...

I'm up to 23 now.

John Mutford said...

I like to read one book from each province and territory, and at least 13 from the North. I finally met the quota! Here are the books I chose:

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!
12. Ryan Silke- High-Grade Tales
13. Patrick White- Mountie in Mukluks
14. Andrew Pyper- The Wildfire Season

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
12. Stephen Leacock- Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town
13. Lynn Johnston- Something Old, Something New
14. Eric Walters- We All Fall Down
15. Neil Pasricha- The Book of Awesome
16. Drew Hayden Taylor- The Night Wanderer

Northwest Territories
17. Tyler Heal- Sign of the Times
18. Reneltta Arluk- Thoughts and Other Human Tendencies
19. Mike Vlessides - The Ice Pilots
20. Edith Iglauer- Denison's Ice Road
21. Kathy Reichs- Bones are Forever
22. Fran Hurcomb- Old Town
23. Jamie Bastedo- Nighthawk!
24. Ryan Silke- High-Grade Tales

Newfoundland and Labrador
25. Greg Malone- You Better Watch Out
26. Sharon E. McKay- Charlie Wilcox
27. Lisa Moore- February

The Yukon
28. Vicky Delany- Gold Mountain
29. Andrew Pyper- The Wildfire Season

30. Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon- The Pride of Baghdad
31. Michel Rabagliati- Paul Has a Summer Job

British Columbia
32. Douglas Coupland- Shampoo Planet
33. Keith Morgan- Ruta's Closet
34. Richard Wagamese- Indian Horse

35. Eric Wilson- the Inuk Mountie Adventure
36. Neil Christopher and Alan Neal- Ava and the Little Folk
37. Michael Kusugak- Baseball Bats for Christmas
38. Patrick White- Mountie in Mukluks

39. Beth Goobie- Jason's Why

New Brunswick
40. Corey Redekop- Husk
41. Sarah Leavitt- Tangles

42. David Helwig- Close to the Fire

43. Andrew Davidson- The Gargoyle
44. David Bergen- The Age of Hope

Nova Scotia
45. Hugh MacLennan- Two Solitudes

46. George Ryga- The Ecstasy of Rita Joe

As you can see, I didn't quite stop at 26 books. I'm now simply seeing how many more I can cram in before July 1st!

Melwyk said...

This last book of poetry (Glossolalia) brings me up to 26 for the challenge so far! Having a great time, as usual :)

Danielle said...

Have just finished #7 out of 13

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I just reviewed Lynn Coady's "The Antagonist". I think this brings me all the way up to 3!

Shan said...

My total at the end of this month is 22