Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The 7th annual Canadian Book Challenge- July 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")

Monday, July 29, 2013

Reader's Diary #1043- Tom Franklin: Alaska


This is a pre-scheduled post to appear while my family and I are road tripping through the Yukon and Alaska.

Back in my university days some friends and I became preoccupied with moving to London. We were going to take a year off from school, get pub jobs, a cool flat which we'd decorate with ironic pop culture references, and we'd share our opinions with the Brits at Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park. Yes, it got that specific.

Fortunately it didn't happen as I rather like the path I found myself on, the one I'm still on. Still, those fantasies are fun while they last aren't they? Probably even more fun than reality in a lot of cases (but not the glamorous pub job, I'm sure that would have been great). In "Alaska" Tom Franklin has used such a flight of fancy as the entire plot. It's an interesting idea and one that highlights just how self-important and naive we are these moments. However, at an individual level it also serves to reflect our personalities, our hopes and desires, our confidence and insecurities— at least at those specific moments in time. Like a Polaroid photo that has yet to be shaken.

"Alaska" is light on plot, and while it is also lightly amusing, it would have grown tiresome if it had been much longer. Thankfully, just before I realized that the narrator was foreseeing his future by reading his navel lint, the story ended. Whew.

(Did you write a post for Short Story Monday? If so, please leave a link in the comments below.)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Reader's Diary #1042- Jerome Stueart: Et Tu Bruté


This is the first a few pre-scheduled posts to appear while my family and I are road tripping through the Yukon and Alaska.

"Et Tu Bruté" comes from Whitehorse resident Jerome Stueart and tells the story of Shelly, a gorilla researcher who has recently broken up with her boyfriend Pete. Complicating matters is Brutus, a gorilla who had taken such a liking to Pete that he's been completely despondent in Pete's absence. Shelly's fellow primatologists pressure her into inviting Pete back for a visit, as they've all become quite fascinated by primate grief.

At the crux of this very short, drily humourous story is the awkward position Shelly finds herself in. Clearly she isn't entirely over Pete, despite saying at the beginning that she has "gotten used to" the idea that he is not returning. Despite the sympathy we as readers might feel for Shelly— especially as her co-workers don't seem to have any— the story is wickedly amusing.

(Did you write a post for Short Story Monday? If so, please leave a link in the comments below.)




Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Reader's Diary #1041- Rudy Wiebe: The Mad Trapper


It was 5 years ago that I read Rudy Wiebe's Governor General's Award winning The Temptations of Big Bear. The Mad Trapper may as well have been written by a completely. At first I thought maybe I'd just forgotten but when I look back over my blog posts from that time (all the archiving is finally paying off), it turns out that Wiebe's writing in Big Bear was much more experimental featuring a plethora of narrative styles, not the least of which was stream of consciousness. I've always admired when writers take risks, even if I'm not a fan of stream of consciousness. The Mad Trapper on the one hand doesn't use stream of consciousness, but on the other hand, doesn't take any other risks either so I'm not sure how I feel about it. If it wasn't for the topic— I'm fascinated with the Mad Trapper— I think I'd have found it dull. The publishers list the book as "teen fiction" but I'm not sure what exactly makes it a teen novel. Just because it's a more straightforward read than The Temptations of Big Bear?

The Mad Trapper begins promisingly enough. Here we see a mysterious man entering quietly into the northern community of Fort McPherson, an image wonderfully juxtaposed with a noisy dance/ pie eating contest involving the locals and the RCMP. Wiebe does a fantastic job establishing his characters here: the enigmatic stranger who will later be known erroneously as Albert Johnson, the jovial RCMP corporal Edgar "Spike" Millen, the much more rigid constable Albert King, and a slew of secondary characters.

Before long, however, the book turns into a much more plot driven book as Johnson's odd behaviour escalates to the point of attempted murder and a manhunt pursues. In itself the adventure is exciting and engaging. However, I felt that all the work in developing the characters in the beginning was wasted. While Millen's personality arguably does change throughout the course of the book, King is killed off early (which Wiebe can hardly be blamed for seeing as it is historical fiction), but the real disappointment was in the lack of development of Johnson. While it is true that to this day no one knows much about the man, including his real identity, and Wiebe leaves him every bit as mysterious as he's ever been, but he's still dropped rather unceremoniously after the first part of the book. At the beginning readers were invited into the Mad Trapper's world. They aren't given a lot of clues (though Wiebe does tease with some) and even fewer thoughts but at least readers get to follow him on his journey. Once the chase begins however, readers are left almost exclusively with those tracking him. Johnson is not followed closely again until almost the very end.

Overall, I did enjoy The Mad Trapper but found it somewhat unbalanced. I'd also like to read another nonfiction account of the Mad Trapper as I'd like to be able to keep the facts and Wiebe's embellishments separate.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Reader's Diary #1040- John Seagrave: The Hudson's Bay Boy

When I first moved to Nunavut in 2001, the Hudson Bay stores were already a thing of the past in the north. At that time Northern Stores had pretty much taken over, but even those were mere grocery/ department stores, certainly without the community relationships and legacy that the Bay had abandoned. When I lived in Iqaluit the former Hudson Bay headquarters served as a private residence which attracted occasional tourists, and the White Stripes.

One of the last Hudson Bay men to hold fort in the north was John Seagrave. If his book of memoirs, The Hudson's Bay Boy, is any indication, Seagrave was a positive, unassuming man with a pleasant sense of humour.

Originally from Toronto, Seagrave only seemed to discover his true self and potential while living among and trading with the Inuit and First Nations of Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and northern Ontario. The Hudson's Bay Boy is a book of searching. Seagrave appeared to want desperately to connect with and belong to the communities to which he was posted as a Husdson's Bay factor, but just as he seemed to be fitting in and accepted, the higher ups tended to move him on to another post. It would be somewhat sad or frustrating except for the incredible self-discoveries he made as a consolation prize.

Not told in a chronological order, Seagrave instead grouped chunk his memories thematically. I would have preferred chronological, to see if I could get more of a sense of his growth as an individual, but I got used to the format eventually. Still, I wish a map with the various postings marked had been provided.

Seagrave had written selections for the Chicken Soup series before, and that fact, combined with the sad but reflective story that opens the book, I was nervous that the book would be maudlin or full of grandiose philosophy. Fortunately The Hudson's Bay Boy, while sentimental at times, is also humourous, descriptive, and well-written. Granted the book ends how it begins, i.e., with a death, but the contrast between how the two deaths occur provides a very poignant commentary. The way these are used to bookend Seagrave's book is nothing short of brilliant.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Reader's Diary #1039- Damodar Mauzo, translated by Xavier Cota: The Red Nissan



Kuwaitkar.

Just a mention of the word, and a certain image forms before our eyes of a stereotypical Kuwait Goan.
Well, no. Perhaps, given the mention of a Nissan in the title, I would have envisioned such a vehicle at the mention of Kuwaitkar, as in Kuwait Car, but I'm not a car buff either and so I envisioned nothing. Certainly not a "stereotypical Kuwait Goan." Can't say I'd even heard of a Goan before, stereotypical or otherwise.

Sometimes Short Story Monday can be educational. A Goan, it turns out, is someone from the Indian state of Goa. A Kuwait Goan then is simply someone from Goa who is now living in Kuwait. What the stereotypes of such people would be I haven't the foggiest, but while the author seems to assume at least some familiarity with the Goans, he does offer enough information to form a basic level introduction.

"The Red Nissan" focuses primarily on the class system of Goan expats in Kuwait. Some have taken on low-paying, demanding labour, others have taken on white collar jobs with better pay and hours, and a select few have found themselves in the circle of the super rich. The red Nissan, which belongs to the daughter of one of these super rich couples, represents the wealth and audaciousness of this class.

The narrator of "The Red Nissan" is a traveling Goan come to Kuwait on business. He is to stay with his old friend Maria who has made a life with her family in Kuwait, a life in super luxury which comes as somewhat of a shock to the narrator.

For all intents and purposes, "The Red Nissan" is Maria's story. Maria, not the most likable of characters, has come to passionately embrace her opulent lifestyle. And while the 1%, as they'd be called in our society, certainly have certain privileges not afforded to the rest of us, Maria might be over-estimating hers. It is when certain cultural differences threaten to ostracize Maria from a group she is so proud to belong that her facade begins to crack.

"The Red Nissan" is a compelling, sometimes frustrating, character study with a dose of drama to boot.

(Did you write a post for Short Story Monday? If so, please leave a link in the comments below.)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Reader's Diary #1038- John L. Goldwater, Bob Montana et al: The Best of Archie

Last year, despite never having been into Archie comics as a kid, I found myself reading and reviewing Archie Meets Kiss. Mostly it was because my daughter is super into Archie comics, but also because it was Archie and it was Kiss. While it was a fun diversion, it really didn't entice me to read any more Archie comics.

Yet here I am. Picking up a Best Of anthology belonging my daughter, I decided to give it a go. I really enjoyed the essays about each decade of Archie Comics (they started all the way back in the early 40s!) as well as the blurbs about each selection. For the most part the blurbs were by Archie insiders and past cartoonists, but there were a few surprises along the way including testimonials from Stephen King, Stan Lee and even Dawn Wells, the actress that played Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island.

While the comics themselves were okay (mildly amusing at best), I was more interested in exploring the pop culture angle and learning some trivia references. In Archie's first appearance, for instance, Archie hates his name and prefers that his friends call him "Chick," which fortunately didn't stick! It also took quite a few decades until they finally settled on consistent looking characters. The early Archie has horrible teeth, Jughead looks like Leonard Nemoy, and Veronica resembles Betty Paige (though both Nemoy and Paige came later). I also loved hearing the slang change throughout the years (you don't hear shucks or dames much any more).

From a selection point of view, I think they choose an adequate representation. From an admittedly outsider perspective, I'd always found the whole idea of Betty and Veronica squabbling over Archie to be somewhat demeaning. I was wondering if my assumptions would be confirmed or not, but suspected that this would be downplayed. It was and it wasn't. Oddly, while the essays and blurbs kept mentioning how essential the love triangle is to the plot of Archie comics, a lot of selections didn't really focus on that. Likewise, Betty and Veronica seem to be more pals than enemies. However, the collection wasn't without some revealing moments. In the 50s for instance, there's a scene in which Reggie tries to train the girls to play football. Here we see them utter comments about how the ball would make a nice purse and how upsetting it is to have broken a nail. Later that decade we see the girls only succeeding in their history course when they treat historical facts like gossip. It goes on and includes the often very sexualized drawings of the girls. Things don't show any promise of improving until the 70s with a story about how Miss Grundy being a champion of women's rights. It's also not just sexism that dates the comics. Another story in the 50s, for example, has— I kid you not— Archie being beaten with a hairbrush at the hands of his father. In the 90s, the introductory essay talks about how the demographic of Archie comics had become younger and so the story lines and characters began to reflect that, yet one of the few stories they chose to highlight for that decade was about Jughead's mother giving birth in a delivery van.

There were some moments I'd wished they included. I'd have liked to have seen the introductory stories of secondary characters, like Dilton, Midge, and Kevin Keller for instance. I was really hoping to see the infamous Punisher cross-over. And if I was really pushing my luck, I'd have liked to have seen something from the Archie All Canadian Digest*. Alas, when I checked my daughter's Best Of, Volume 2, none of those are included. Oh well, I guess I can skip it and go back to not reading Archie. Then again, the 3rd volume is expected out in September...

(You can read an entire Archie visits Newfoundland story here.)

Monday, July 08, 2013

Reader's Diary #1037- Carmen Firan: The Russian Fur Hat

Perhaps it was the title's reference to Russian clothing that first made me think of Nikolai Gogol's short story "The Overcoat." Both it and Carmen Firan's "The Russian Fur Hat" deal with the mundane. However, unlike Gogol's Akaky who takes comfort in the mundane, Firan's Betty is stifled by it. In fact, it's her hapless husband Bob who is more akin to Akaky and Betty does nothing to hide her frustration and boredom with him.

Both stories springboard from what could be a serious topic (disenchantment with life, etc), into more humorous directions. In Firan's tale, Betty makes a bit of a blunder and the reader is left to wonder if it wasn't from subconscious desire for a bit of excitement.

"The Russian Fur Hat" is wonderfully paced, the emotions are palpable, and best of all, it's funny.

(Did you write a post for Short Story Monday? If so, please leave a link in the comments below.)

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Reader's Diary #1036- The New King James Version Bible: The Gospel of Mark

 Bring forth the rhythm and the rhyme.
I think I let a little too much time pass between reading the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Mark. I knew that many of the details of Jesus's life would be recounted, but I'd hoped to compare the two versions. What details were left out, added, or changed? But being distracted with summer life, I waited a bit too long and I couldn't, without looking it up, see how the two books varied. (Fortunately the internet is full of Biblical summaries and analyses.)

I won't go into a lot of detail about this gospel, but I will say I've been enjoying the story about John the Baptist's beheading. Not that I've anything against him, just that I find it super interesting. I felt at the time that there was something almost Shakespearean about it, except that it was written about 500 years prior to Shakespeare. Still it's not hard to imagine Herodias as a Shakespearean villainess. Oddly this was a story I'd not heard before (or had and forgot), until I went to France last year. The Louvre must have a thousand heads of John on a platter. Here's a couple of the ones I snapped:

Anyway, with two more Gospels to go and apparently with a lot of repetition, I won't comment much further for now or else I'll have nothing left to say!

Monday, July 01, 2013

The 7th annual Canadian Book Challenge- Happy Canada Day!!! Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Reading!

7th Canadian book challenge


What is it? How do I join? And Other FAQs

1. What is the Canadian Book Challenge?

The Canadian Book Challenge is an annual online reading challenge in which participants from Canada and around the world aim to read and review 13 or more Canadian books in a one year span: Canada Day to Canada Day. Reviews must be posted online and participants are asked to share links to their reviews with other participants. More on reviews below.(It's also a lot of fun and collectively we've read and reviewed thousands of Canadian titles! Actually, the whole books, not just the titles.)

2. How do I join?

Send me an email (jmutford (at) hotmail [dot] com) with the subject line "Sign Me Up!" and I'll add you to the list. Consider yourself a participant even if you don't get a response from me right away. Come July 1st you can get started right away. As soon as I get your first link (see below), I'll add your name to the participant list on the sidebar of this blog.

3. Oh no, it's past July 1st, can I still join?

Of course! In the past I've had people join in the very last month. My response to latecomers is always the same: If you think you can realistically read and review 13 books in the time remaining, then why not? To join, just follow the exact same instructions as above.

4. What constitutes a Canadian book?

Canadian books can include any genre or form (picture books, poetry, novels, non-fiction, plays, anthologies, graphic novels, cookbooks, etc), can be written by Canadian authors (by birth or immigration) or about Canadians. Ultimately, participants must decide for themselves whether or not something fits the description of Canadian.

4. Do I need to know ahead of time which books I'll be reading?

No. But by all means, if you want to plan ahead, do so. Some people find it's more of a challenge to do it this way, and others prefer to find their next book as it comes. If you do make a list and decide to alter it along the way, that's fine.

5. Do I need to have a theme?

No. I personally like to read at least one book from each province and territory (it's the whole reason 13 has become the goal number). Last edition some of the themes included deceased authors, books set North of 60, crime fiction, small press publishers, and rereads. In other years we've had people choose books solely by a particular author or province. The options are yours to decide.

Certainly a theme could make the challenge more difficult, but then again, it could also make it more fun. In any case, the majority of participants opt to have no theme at all, just pushing for 13 random Canadian books. They feel they can still read what they want, when they want and aren't too confined by restrictions. The choice is up to you.


6. What if I don't reach 13 books or if I do?

If you don't, but you've had fun, it's still good. Your reviews will still be read by other participants. And you'll have a chance again when the next edition comes around. Some people ask if it's okay to fill up the remainder with children's books since they're shorter. I personally think children's books (picture books) are just as valid and need to be read and discussed as much as novels. Others think that it's a challenge, and as such, shouldn't be easy. Again, this is a participant's decision to make.

If you do reach 13, you may stop, or keep going. Remember, it's 13 or more. I love to see how many I can squeeze in. There are no prizes for reading the most. I want to stress that this is not a competition against other people. However, for all those that do meet the requirement of 13 or more, your names will be put in for a random draw for a prize.

7. Can my books count towards other challenges?

Of course! That's half the fun! I read some this past year that counted in the Graphic Novels Challenge and the Canadian Book Challenge.

8. I don't live in Canada and am finding it difficult to get my hands on Canadian books. Any recommendations or solutions?

It'll probably be easier to find some of our "big names" at your library (Margaret Atwood and Carol Shields, for example). Of course, you can always order online and check out the digital book market. And if you ask nicely enough, Canadian participants have been known to ship books far and wide to help out.

9. What if I read a book and don't have time to review it?

Sorry, that's one point I'm sticky on. I don't count it until it's reviewed. By all means, feel free to read 13 Canadian books, but the reviewing part is an equal component of the challenge. I want the books talked about even if you didn't enjoy it. While I say "review" I don't mean anything necessarily lengthy and I don't mean necessarily a review as much as I mean your thoughts on the book, questions about why an author said something, memories it stirred up. Anything, just something.

10. What if I don't finish a book, can I still review and count it?
Personally, I wouldn't but it's entirely your choice. If you feel that it's the book's fault that you didn't finish it, I suppose that's worthy of noting. If you left the book at the beach and haven't found another copy, probably not.

11. I don't have a blog, how do I post a review online?

Most Canadian Book Challenge participants are bloggers, but not all. Book reviews can also be posted on other sites such as GoodReads, Bookcrossing, Chapters, Amazon, and more. However, I do have a few requirements:

i. Participants wishing to read your reviews should not need a membership or sign up to do so. For instance, anyone can read a review at Chapters, so it's fine. However, a review posted on Facebook would be out since not everyone has a Facebook account and would not be able to access it.

ii. When you share a link make sure it's directly to your review and participants do not have to go searching endlessly to find it. For instance, if you blog, link to your posts, not your entire blog. (For example: Review NOT Blog) If you link from Chapters, after you write and publish your review, you will be be able to click on your review title which will provide your link in the URL bar. (For example: Review NOT Book page)

Yet another option is simply writing your review in an email to me (jmutford (at) hotmail [dot] com) and I'll happily post it on The Book Mine Set.

12. How do I share links to my reviews?

Each month there will be a roundup post here at the Book Mine Set. This year I'll once again be using a link sharing tool from inlinkz.com similar to the one they use at the Graphic Novels Challenge. Whenever you finish writing a review, just head to my blog and click on the "Share your link" icon. Add your name and in parentheses the title of the book you just reviewed, then provide the link. I'll also ask that in the comment section of that post that you bring us up to speed on your progress so far (ex. 6/13 read). I'll send an email reminder once a month.

13. Will there be prizes?

Possibly. In the past I've offered monthly prizes, but I've had to spend a lot of time soliciting publishers for donations.  Canadian publishing companies and authors have been very generous in their support. However, this year in an effort to keep down on my workload, I'm leaving the ball in their court. Should publishers or authors want to donate books as prizes, they can contact me at jmutford (at) hotmail [dot] com to arrange the details. And if there are no prizes this time around, let's let finishing the challenge be its own reward.

14. What's up with the logo?
Keeping with the "7" theme, I've included our 7th prime minister, a group of seven image, and Tim Horton who played #7 with the Toronto Maple Leafs (incidentally, my cousin Gary Roberts also played #7 on the Leafs). Sadly there hasn't been a Canadian James Bond.

15. Besides the logo, anything new with the 7th edition?
I like to also theme participant progress in the sidebar of my blog. In the past for instance, if you've read 1 book or 7 books so far, you may have been charted as having reached certain Canadian mountain peaks or popular Canadian food. This year I've used results from a CBC Radio initiative they had a few years back in which they asked Canadians to nominate the 7 Wonders of Canada. (I'm using the audience poll results not the ones chosen by a stupid panel of irrelevant judges.) Of course, there are 13 levels of the book challenge (1 to 13+), so I've also dipped into the 6 runners up.

Also, I'm going to try and highlight some of the Canadian Book Challenge participants. Only for those people who are interested in being highlighted of course, I'm going to try a new feature called 10 from 100. I'm creating a list of 100 random questions designed to get to know you and your reading habits a little better. You simply need to pick 10 to answer. I'm hoping to have one highlighted participant per month. Again, this feature will be entirely optional!

14. How can I help?

By joining, reading and reviewing, obviously. And sharing links to your reviews. I also need help with promotion. Please, even if you're opting not to participate this time around, help promote the challenge on your blog. Feel free to write a post that tells your readers that you're joining and why, and if you've participated before, how much fun it is. Also, use the logo above, feel free to place it permanently in your sidebar.

Reader's Diary #1035- Lesley McAllister: The Return

Looking for a Canadian short story for Canada Day, I didn't expect to end up in Scotland. However, that's exactly where Lesley McAllister's story "The Return," the third place winner in the Toronto Star Short Story Contest, takes us.

In "The Return" we follow a Canadian narrator as she searches for a suitable place to scatter her mother's ashes near the latter's childhood home in Glasgow. All the while there seems to be a balancing of the two intuitively conflicting adages, "you can never go home again" and "the more things change, the more they stay the same."

The story also deals with Alzheimer's Disease, which as I mentioned earlier this year has a personal connection for me, but I have a feeling that without it, I'd probably be complaining about the story being too melancholy and subtle (the two-fold CanLit curse).

In any case, happy Canada Day?

(Did you write a post for Short Story Monday? If so, please leave a link in the comments below.)

The 6th Canadian Book Challenge- Wrap-up Post!


Let's see what the stats say:
- We've read and reviewed a total of 1041 books! 
- The grand total for all 6 years combined is 5179.
- Of the people 59 who participated, 31 finished (reached 13 or more books)
 - Irene read and reviewed a whopping 70 books. Impressive!  
- The most popular author reviewed was Alan Bradley, with 24 reviews. Though Margaret Atwood had the most books reviewed (11). Bradley's reviews were spread over 5 books (and their audiobook versions).
- The most popular book reviewed was a tie between Will Ferguson's 419 and Alan Bradley's Speaking from Among the Bones. Each had 8 reviews.

Abbas, Adam
- A State, A Statue, A Statute (Rasiqra/Revulva)

Abraham, Carolyn
- The Juggler's Children (Tanya)

Ace, Cathy
- The Corpse with the Silver Tongue (Kerrie)

Adamson, Gil
- The Outlander (Cat)

Afshin-Jam, Nazanin and Susan McClelland
- The Tale of Two Nazanins (Jen)

Aist, Jennifer
- Babes in the Woods (Irene)

Anderson- Dergatz, Gail
- A Recipe for Bees (Debbie)

Antonson, Rick
- To Timbuktu for a Haircut (Barb in BC)

Apostolides, Marianne
- Voluptuous Pleasure (Corey)

Arato, Rona
- Courage and Compassion (Irene)
- Design It (Irene)
- World of Water (Irene)

Arluk, Reneltta
- Thoughts and Other Human Tendencies (John)

Armstrong, Kelley
- 13 (Jules)
- The Invitation (Darlene)
- The New Guy (Darlene)
- Spellbound (Jules)
- Waking the Witch (Jules)

Armstrong, Luanne
- Jeannie and the Gentle Giants (Barb in BC)

Armstrong, Luanne and Zoe Landale (Editors)
- Slice Me Some Truth (Irene)

Armstrong, Sally
- Ascent of Women (Shan)

Arsenault, Elaine
- Doggie in the Window illustrated by Fanny (Irene

Atwood, Margaret
- Alias Grace (Mary R)
- Bodily Harm (Cat)
- Dancing Girls (Barb in BC)
- The Edible Woman (Lee-Anne)
- The Handmaid's Tale (Lee-Ann)
- I'm Starved For You (Jules)
- In Other Worlds (Paulina)
- Lady Oracle (Jules, Eric)
- The Penelopiad (Swordsman)
- The Tent (Shan)
- Up in the Tree (Irene)

Avison, Margaret
- Listening (Irene)

Babiak, Todd
- The Garneau Block (Gypsysmom)

Bachman, Randy
- Vinyl Tap Stories (Barb in BC)

Bailey, Linda
- Toads on Toast illustrated by Colin Jack (Perogyo)

Bain, Jennifer
- The Toronto Star Cookbook (Irene)

Barclay, Linwood
- Never Saw it Coming (Luanne)
- Too Close to Home (Gypsysmom)
- Trust Your Eyes (Shonna, Luanne, Deb)

Bar-El, Dan
- Not Your Typical Dragon illustrated by Tim Bowers (Perogyo, Jo)
- Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been? illustrated by Rae Maé (Jen)

Barnett, Mac
- Extra Yarn illustrated by Jon Klassen (Pussreboots)

Basran, Gurjinder
- Everything Was Good-Bye (Teena)

Bassett, Nicole
- Chef in Your Backpack (Irene)

Bastedo, Jamie
- Nighthawk! (John)

Bates, Jeremy
- White Lies (Nicola)

Beach, Kimmy
- Alarum Within (Eric)
- Fake Paul (Eric)
- In Cars (Eric)

Beaton, Kate
- Hark! A Vagrant. (Rasiqra/Revulva)

Beck, Andrea
- Elliot's Christmas Surprise (Irene)
- Elliot's Noisy Night (Irene)
- Goodnight Canada (Irene)

Becker, Helaine
- Juba This, Juba That illustrated by Ron Lightburn (Irene)

Bechard, Deni
- Cures for Hunger (Julie) 

Behrens, Peter
- Traveling Light (Shonna

Bender, Rebecca
- Don't Laugh at Giraffe (Jo)
- Giraffe and Bird (Jo)

Benison, C.C.
- Eleven Pipers Piping (Luanne)
- Twelve Drummers Drumming (Gypsysmom)

Benning, Sheri
- Thin Moon Psalm (Irene)

Benyon, Francis Marion
- Aleta Day (Fleur Fisher)

Bergen, David
- The Age of Hope (Pooker, Giraffe Days, Barb in BC, John, Jules)
- See the Child (Sam Lamb)
- A Year of Lesser (Sam Lamb) 

Berton, Pierre
- Just Add Water and Stir (Barb in BC)
- The Secret World of Og (Claire, Barb in BC)

Berton, Pierre and Janet Berton
- Canadian Food Guide (Debbie)

Betcherman, Michael
- Breakway (Sarah, Teena)

Bezmozgis, David
- Natasha and Other Stories (Jules)

Bidulka, Anthony
- Amuse Bouche (Tracy)
- Flight of Aquavit (Gypsysmom)
- When the Saints Go Marching In (Mysteries and More)

Blackburn, Robert H. (Compiled by)
- Dear Lila (Shonna)

Blair, Peggy
- The Poisoned Pawn (Shan, Melwyk)

Blaise,Clark
- The Meagre Tarmac (Gavin)

Blaise, Marie-Claire
- American Notebooks translated by Linda Gaboriau (Melwyk)
- Mad Shadows (Lee-Anne)
- tête blanche translated by Charles Fullman (Rasiqra/ Revulva)

Blake, Kendare
- Anna Dressed in Blood (Julie)

Bluman, Barbara Ruth
- I Have My Mother's Eyes (Teena)

Blunt, Giles
- Forty Words for Sorrow (Gypsysmom, TracyK)
- Until the Night (Luanne)

Bociurkiw, Marusya
- Comfort Food for Breakups (Melwyk)

Bonert, Kenneth
- The Lion Seeker (Shonna)

Bonny, Sandy
- The Sometimes Lake (Jules) 

Borrowman, Mary and Chloe O'Loughlin
- The Rescue of Nanoose illustrated by Jacqueline Wang (Jen)

Bouchard, David
- If You're Not from the Prairie (Irene)

Boudreau, Hélène
- I Dare You Not to Yawn illustrated by Serge Bloch (Irene)

Bourgeois, Paulette
- Franklin's Christmas Gift illustrated by Brenda Clark (Irene)

Bowen, Gail
- Deadly Appearances (TracyK)
- Murder at the Mendel (TracyK, Mysteries and More)
- The Thirteenth Rose (Nicola, Gypsysmom)

Bowen, Rhonda
- Get You Good (Shan)

Bower, Annette
- Woman of Substance (Teena)

Boyden, Joseph
- Through Black Spruce (John)

Bradley, Alan
- I Am Half Sick of Shadows (Mary R, Raidergirl, Kerrie, Pussreboots)
- I Am Half Sick of Shadows read by Jayne Entwistle (Jo)
- A Red Herring Without Mustard (Raidergirl, Gypsysmom, TracyK)
- A Red Herring Without Mustard read by Jayne Entwistle (Jo)
- Speaking from Among the Bones (Luanne, Melwyk, Nicola, MaryR, Debbie, Pussreboots)
- Speaking from Among the Bones read by Jayne Entwistle (Chris, Shonna)
- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (TracyK)
- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie read by Jayne Entwistle (Jo)
- The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Gypsysmom, Raidergirl, Tracy K, Fleur Fisher)
- The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag read by Jayne Entwistle (Jo)

Brady, John
- A Stone of the Heart (TracyK)

Braithwaite, Max
- Never Sleep Three in a Bed (Claire)
- The Night We Stole the Mountie's Car (Claire)

Brandt, Peter A.
- 2066 (Sarah at Workaday Reads)

Brasset, Edmund A.
- A Doctor's Pilgrimage (Barb in BC)

Brennan, Brian
- Leaving Dublin (Sharon)

Brink, Nicky and Stephen R. Bown
- Forgotten Highways (Shonna)

Brooks, Martha
- Queen of Hearts (Shonna)
- True Confessions of a Heartless Girl (Shonna)

Brouwer,  Sigmund
- The Leper (Linda)
- The Orphan King (Lovesmukiwa)

Brown, Margaret Gillies
- From From the Rowan Tree (Barb in BC)

Brown, Peter and John Hughes
- Power of the Best (Irene)

Bruce, Renna and Robin Oakes
- Jazlyn J's Bad Hair Day (Irene)
- Jazlyn J's Birthday Celebration (Irene)

Bruck, Julie
- Monkey Ranch (Melwyk, Eric)

Brunanski, Nelson
- Crooked Lake (Deb

Buchan, Bryan
- The Dragon Children illustrated by Kathryn Cole (RIEDEL Fascination)

Buchanan, Cathy Marie
- The Painted Girls (Shan, Giraffe Days, Jules)

Buchanan, Mark
- The Holy Wild (Sharon

Burnford, Sheila
- The Fields of Noon (Barb in BC)
- One Woman's Arctic (Barb in BC)

Burns, Cliff
- The Last Hunt (Corey)

Callaway, Phil
- Jake and the Big Hairy Lie illustrated by Sharon Dahl (Nicola)

Camani, Andrew
- 100 Hikers, 100 Hikes (Irene)

Cameron, Dana
- Site Unseen (RIEDEL Fascination)

Cameron, Eleanor
- The Mysterious Christmas Shell (Barb in BC)

Caple, Natalee
- In Calamity's Wake (Swordsman, Shan, Melwyk)

Cariou, Warren
- Lake of the Prairies (Barb in BC)

Carter, Anne Laurel and Ninon Pelletier
- Night Boy (Irene)

Celona, Marjorie
- Y (Luanne, Jules, Kate)

Chane, Lee Arthur
- Magebane (Julie

Chantler, Scott
- Tower of Treasure (John)

Chase, Erika
- A Killer Read (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Read and Buried (Jo) 

Chong, Corinna
- Belinda's Rings (Melwyk

Choy, Wayson
- The Jade Peony (Lee-Anne) 

Christie, Michael
- The Beggar's Garden (Debbie

Christopher, Neil and Alan Neal
- Ava and the Little People illustrated by Jonathan Wright (John)

Clark, Joan
- Road to Bliss (Sam Lamb)

Coady, Lynn
- The Antagonist (Barbara)

Cochkanoff, Greg
SS Atlantic with Bob Chaulk (Steve)

Cole, Trevor
- Practical Jean (Debbie)

Comeau, Joey
- The Complete Lockpick Pornography (Corey)

Comer, Valerie
- Rainbow's End (Sharon)

Connor, Ralph
- Glengarry School Days (Claire)

Connors, Stompin' Tom
- Bud the Spud illustrated by Brenda Jones (Perogyo)

Coupland, Douglas
- Generation X (Mary R)
- Girlfriend in a Coma (Chris)
- Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People, illustrated by Graham Roumieu (Nicola)
- Player One (Barbara)
- Shampoo Planet (John)

Coyote, Ivan
- Bow Grip (Shonna)

Creighton, Luella
- High Bright Buggy Wheels (Melwyk)

Crewe, Gerry
- Cooking with Beer (Swordsman)

Crewe, Megan
- The Lives We Lost (Christa, Perogyo)

Croft, Philip
- Nature Diary of a Quiet Pedestrian (Barb in B.C.)

Crosbie, Lynn
- Life is About Losing Everything (Perogyo)

Crummey, Michael
- Galore (Eric)

Cunningham, James
- Eat St. (Luanne)

Curelas, M.L.D. (editor)
- Ride the Moon (Sarah at Workaday Reads)

Curtis, Andrea
- What's For Lunch? photography by Yvonne Duivenvoorden (Perogyo)

Czerneda, Julie
- Beholder's Eye (Kim)

Dachsel, Marita
Glossolalia (Melwyk)

Davidson, Andrew
- The Gargoyle (John, Sarah)

Davidson, Hilary
- The Next One to Fall (Swordsman, Shonna)

Davies, Lauren B.
- Our Daily Bread (Jules)

Davies, Robertson
- Leaven of Malice (MaryR, Steve)
- The Merry Heart (Mary R)
- A Micture of Frailties (MaryR, Steve)
- Tempest-Tost (MaryR, Steve)

Davis, Brian Joseph
- Portable Altamont (Rasiqra Revulva)

Day, Frank Parker
- Rockbound (Sarah)

Dee, Gerry
- Teaching (Shan)

Delany, Vicki
- Gold Digger (Jo, Deb)
- Gold Fever (Jo)
- Gold Mountain (John)
- A Winter Kill (Jo, Heather)

de la Roche, Mazo
- Ringing the Changes (Barb in BC)

Dennis, Chrissy M.
- The Lion Cubs (Linda)

DeVine, Carmel
- Sedna's Passion (John)

DeWitt, Patrick
- The Sisters Brothers (Debbie)

Dickner, Nicolas
- Nikolski (Jules)

Doctorow, Cory
- Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (John)
- Eastern Standard Tribe (Heather)
- Pirate Cinema (Sarah at Workaday Reads)

Donoghue, Emma
- Astray (Luanne, Giraffe Days, Melwyk)
- Room (John)

Doucet, Julie
- My New York Diary (John)

Dower, Tricia
- Stony River (Melwyk)

Draper, Clarissa
- The Sholes Key (Peggy Ann)

Ducharme, Lucy
- Spirit of the North (Linda)

Duncan, Sara Jeannette
- An American Girl in London (Barb in BC)
- The Simple Adventures of a Memsahib (Barb in BC)

Dunn, Victoria
- Alice Hearts Welsh Zombies (John)

Edugyan, Esi
- Half-Blood Blues (Sam)

Edwards, Wallace
- Uncle Wally's Old Brown Shoe (Irene)

Elliott, Lisa
- The Ben Ripple (Linda)

Engel, Howard
- The Ransom Game (TracyK)

Erikson, Steven
- Deadhouse Gates (Sarah at Goodreads)
- Memories of Ice (Sarah at Goodreads)

Fagan, Cary
- Danny, Who Fell in a Hole (Perogyo)
- My Life Among the Apes (Jules)

Fallis, Terry
- Up and Down (Shan, Daniel)

Faryon, Cynthia
- A War Bride's Story (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Sisters Torn (Barb in BC)

Fazlul, Safia
- The Harem (Daniel)

Fergus, Maureen
- The Gypsy King (Christa)

Ferguson, Will
- 419 (Jules, Gypsysmom, Daniel, Barb in BC, Kate, Sarah, Giraffe Days, Debbie)
- I Was a Teenage Katima-Victim (Barb in BC)

Findley, Timothy
- Headhunter (Eric)
- The Wars (Caroline, Danielle, Debbie)

Fitch, Sheree
- Night Sky Wheel Ride (Yayo)
- There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen illustrated by Sydney Smith (Debbie)

Fleischmann, Arthur
- Carly's Voice with Carly Fleischman (Shonna)

Foran, Charles
- Mordecai (Debbie)

Ford, Richard
- Canada (Sam, Bybee)

Forkey, Neil S.
- Canadians and the Natural Environment to the Twenty-First Century (Irene)

Fostaty, Gerry
- As You Were (Perogyo)

Francis, Brian
- Natural Order (Paulina)

Gagne, Michel
- Zed (Puss Reboots)

Gammel, Irene
- Looking for Anne (Barb in BC)

Gardner, Scot
- The Dead I Know (Christa)

Gaston, Bill
- The World (Melwyk)

Gaudet, Larry
- Safe Haven (Barb in BC)

Ghatage, Shree
- Thirst (Shonna)

Ghomeshi, Jian
- 1982 (Raidergirl, Barb in BC)

Gibson, Graeme
- Gentlemen Death (Eric)

Gillmor, Don
- Mount Pleasant (Shan, Melwyk, Shonna)

Gilman, Phoebe
- Jillian Jiggs and the Great Big Snow (Debbie)

Gilmore, Rachna
- That Boy Red (Nicola)

Gilmour, David
- The Film Club (Raidergirl)

Gladwell, Malcolm
- Outliers (John)

Glenn, Lorri Neilsen
- Threading Light (Melwyk)

Glennon, Paul
- Bookweird (John)

Glickman, Susan
- The Tale-Teller (Melwyk)

Godwin, Lara
- One Moon, Two Cats illustrated by Yoko Tanaka (Pussreboots)

Goobie, Beth
- Jason's Why (John)

Gopnik, Adam
- Winter (Debbie)

Gordon, Irene Turnier
- Marie-Anne Lagimodière (RIEDEL Fascination)

Gossage, Carolyn
- Accidental Captives (Shonna)

Gowda, Shilpi Somaya
- Secret Daughter (Sarah)

Gowdy, Barbara
- Mister Sandman (Debbie)

Goyette, Linda
- Northern Kids (Perogyo)

Graham, Genevieve
- Under The Same Sky (Chris)

Grant, Shauntay
- Apples and Butterflies illustrated by Tamara Thiébaux-Heikalo (Debbie)

Gray, Douglas and John Budd
- The Canadian Guide to Will and Estate Planning (Teena)

Greenwood, Barbara
- The Kids Book of Canada (Mary R)
- A Pioneer Christmas (Irene)

Gudgeon, Chad
- The Song of Kosovo (Jules)

Hamilton, Ian
- The Disciple of Las Vegas (Mysteries and More)
- The Red Pole of Macau (Kathy)
- The Scottish Banker of Surabaya (Shan)
- The Water Rat of Wanchai (Mysteries and More)

Hamilton, Lyn
- The Celtic Riddle (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Maltese Goddess (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Moche Warrior (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Xibalba Murders (RIEDEL Fascination)

Hammond, Charmaine
- On Toby's Terms (Teena)

Hammond, Charmaine and Debra Kasowski
- GPS Your Best Life (Teena)

Hargreaves, H.A.
- Growing Up Bronx (Nicola)
- North by 2000+ (Paulina)

Harrison, Charles Yale
- Generals Die in Bed (Lee-Anne

Harrison, Jon
- The Banks of Certain Rivers (Teena

Hartman, Rachel
- Seraphina (Christa, Kim)

Harvey, Alyxandra
- Out for Blood (Jules)

Hay, Elizabeth
- Alone in the Classroom (Sam Lamb)
- Late Nights on Air (Raidergirl)
- The Only Snow in Havana (Sam Lamb)
- Small Change (Jules)
- A Student of Weather (Sarah at Goodreads)

Heal, Tyler
- The Times Behind the Signs (John)

Hegerat, Betty Jane
- the Boy (Matilda Magtree)

Heidbreder, Robert
- Noisy Poems for a Busy Day illustrated by Lori Joy Smith (Perogyo)

Helm, Michael
- Cities of Refuge (Shonna)

Helwig, David
- Close to the Fire (John)
- Telling Stories (Irene)

Hepburn, Janet
- Flee, Fly, Flown (Melwyk)

Herriot, Trevor
- River in a Dry Land (Mysteries and More)

Heyer, Paul
- Titanic Century (Steve)

Hicks, Faith Erin
- The Adventures of Super Hero Girl (Nicola)
- Friends With Boys (Pussreboots)

Hiebert, Paul
- For the Birds (RIEDEL Fascination)

Hobbs, Will
- Far North (Nicola)

Hodgetts, Eileen Enwright
- Whirlpool (Nicola)

Hodgins, Jack
- The Honorary Patron (Barb in BC)
- Over 40 in Broken Hill (Barb in BC)

Hole, Lois
- Northern Flower Growing Bedding Plants (Sharon)

Hollingshead, Greg
- The Roaring Girl (Barb in BC)

Hood, Susan
- The Tooth Mouse illustrated by Janice Nadeau (Perogyo)

Hopkinson, Nalo
- Brown Girl in the Ring (Gavin, Chris)
- The Chaos (Shan)
- The New Moon's Arms (Melwyk)

Horvath, Polly
- Everything on a Waffle (Pussreboots)
- One Year in Coal Harbour (Pussreboots)

Hough, Robert
- Dr. Brinkley's Tower (Jules)

Houston, James
- Zigzag (Barb in BC)

How, Douglas
- Night of the Caribou (Steve)

Hull, Maureen
- The View From a Kite (Barb in BC)

Hume, Stephen Eaton
- Frederick Banting (Irene)

Humphreys, C. C.
- Absolute Honour (Gypsysmom)
- Jack Absolute (Danielle)

Humphreys, Helen
- The Lost Garden (Jules)
- Nocturne (Melwyk)

Hunter, Lauren
- The Coffee Shop (Sarah)

Hurcomb, Fran
- Old Town (John)

Hustak, Alan
- Titanic: The Canadian Story (Teena, Swordsman)

Iglauer, Edith
- Denison's Ice Road (John)
- The Strangers Next Door (Barb in BC)

Ireland, Ann
- The Blue Guitar (Melwyk)

Itani, Frances
- Deafening (Jules)
- Requiem (Paulina)

Ivascu, Simon and Wesley Pop
The Price of Freedom (Linda)

Iyengar, Sheena
- The Art of Choosing (Pussreboots)

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

Jackson, Matt (editor)
Mugged by a Moose (Irene)

Jaden, Denise
- Never Enough (Darlene)

James, Judith
- Highland Rebel (Heather)

Janes, J. Robert
- Kaleidoscope (TracyK)

Jenkins, McKay
- Bloody Falls of the Coppermine (John)

Jennings, Maureen
- Beware This Boy (Shan, Luanne)
- Except the Dying (TracyK)
- Night's Child (Nicola)

Jennings, Sharon
- Franklin Forgives illustrated by Céleste Gagnon, Shelley Southern and Alice Sinkner (Irene)

Jessup, Heather
- The Lightning Field (Debbie)

Johnson, Harold
- Back Track (Gypsysmom)
- The Cast Stone (Melwyk)

Johnston, Lynn
- Something Old, Something New (John)

Johnston, Wayne
- The Divine Ryans (Debbie)

Johnstone, D. L.
- Chalk Valley (Kerrie)

Jones, Carrie
- Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender illustrated by Mark Oldroyd (Pussreboots)

Jones, Evan
- Nothing Fell Today But Rain (Irene)

Jordan-Fenton, Christy and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
- When I Was Eight illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard (Perogyo)

Kalman, Bobbie
- Splash It Swimming (Irene)

Katz, Jewel
- Ditzabled Princess illustrated by Katarina Andriopolis (Irene)

Kaufman, Andrew
- Born Weird (Christa)
- The Tiny Wife (Giraffe Days) 
- The Weird Family (Tanya)

Kay, Ailsa
- Under Budapest (Giraffe Days)

Kay, Guy Gavriel
- River of Stars (Jules)
- Ysabel (Lee-Anne) 

Kearsley, Susanna
- The Firebird (Melwyk, Raidergirl)
- The Shadowy Horse (Chris, Peggy Ann)

Keeney, Patricia
- First Woman (Rasiqra Revulva)

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

Kelsey, Elin
- You Are Stardust (Irene)

Kennedy, Des
- The Way of a Gardener (Barb in BC)

Kilanko, Yejide
- Daughters Who Walk This Path (Jules)

King, James
- Etienne's Alphabet (Melwyk)

 King, Thomas
- The Inconvenient Indian (Shonna, Melwyk)

Klassen, Jon
- I Want My Hat Back (Giraffe Days, Pussreboots, Debbie)
- This is Not My Hat (Pussreboots)

Kleitcsh,  Christel and Paul Stephens 
- Dancing Feathers (RIEDEL Fascination)
- A Time to be Brave (RIEDEL Fascination)

Klinck, Carl F. and Reginald E. Watters (editors)
Canadian Anthology, 3rd ed (Rasiqra Revulva)

Knowles, Mike
- In Plain Sight (Corey)

Kolpak, Diana
- Starfall photography by Kathleen Finlay (Perogyo)

Korman, Gordon
- One False Note (Pussreboots)
- This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! (Claire)

Kramer, Sarah
- La Dolce Vegan (Irene)

Kress, Adrienne
- The Friday Society (Christa, Gypsysmom)

Kresswell, Kim
- Reflection (Teena

Krykorka, Ian
- Silver Moon illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka (Claire)

Kulling, Monica
- Going Up! illustrated by David Parkins (Perogyo, Nicola)
- Lumpito and the Painter from Spain illustrated by Dean Griffiths (Perogyo)

Kurelek, William
- O Toronto (Eric)

Kusugak, Michael
- Baseball Bats for Christmas illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka (Heather, John)
- Hide and Sneak illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka (Jo)
- My Arctic 1, 2, 3 illustrated by Vladyana Krykorak (Jo)

Kyi, Tanya Lloyd
- The Low Down on Denim (Pussreboots)

Lafferière, Dany
- The World is Moving Around Me (Shan)

Lalumière, Claude and Camille Alexa (edited by)
- Masked Mosaic (Sarah at Workaday Reads)

Lam, Vincent
- The Headmaster's Wager (Sam Sattler, Debbie)

Laukkanen, Owen
- Criminal Enterprise (Luanne)
- The Professionals (Teena, Deb)

Laurence, Margaret
- A Jest of God (Debbie)

Laxer, James
- Tecumseh and Brock (Swordsman)

Lawson, Mary
- Crow Lake (Debbie)
- The Other Side of the Bridge (Caroline, Peggy Ann)

Layton, Irving
- Taking Sides (Resiqra/ Revulva)

Leacock, Stephen
- Behind the Beyond (Claire)
- Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (John, Fleur Fisher)

Lear, Edward
- The Owl and the Pussycat illustrated by Anne Mortimer (Pussreboots)

Leavitt, Sarah
- Tangles (John)

Ledger, Don and Chris Styles
- Dark Object (Steve)

Lee, Y.S.
- The Body at the Tower (Kim)
- A Spy in the House (Kim)
- The Traitor in the Tunnel (Kim)

Lemire, Jeff
- Lost Dogs (Nicola)
- Sweet Tooth: Out of the Woods (John)
- Underwater Welder (Eric, Shonna)

Leavitt, Martine
- Keturah and Lord Death (Melwyk)

LePage, Robert and Marie Michaud
- The Blue Dragon art by Fred Jourdain (Eric, Debbie)

Lima, Patrick
- The Organic Home Garden (Paulina)

Lint, Charles de
- Wildings: Under My Skin (Heather)

Little, Jean
- Forward, Shakespeare (RIEDEL Fascination)

Livingston, Billie
- One Good Hustle (Jules)

Livingston, Lesley
- Starling (Christa)

Lloyd, Jennifer
- One Winter Night illustrated by Lynn Ray (Debbie)

Loomis, Ruth
- Small Stories of a Gentle Island (Barb in BC)

Lunn, Janet
- Laura Secord illustrated by Maxwell Newhouse (Nicola)

Lynes, Jeanette
- The Factory Voice (Gypsysmom)

Lyon, Annabel
- The Best Thing For You (Barb in BC)
- The Golden Mean (Giraffe Days, Jules, Barb in BC)

MacDonald, Ann-Marie
- Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) (Lee-Anne, John)
- The Way the Crow Flies (Danielle)

MacDonald, D. R.
- Anna From Away (Shonna)

MacDonald, Hugh
- Chung Lee Loves Lobsters illustrated by Glen Craig and Perri Craig (Debbie)

MacInnis, Joe
- Deep Leadership (Shonna)

MacIntyre, Linden
- Why Men Lie (Kate)

Mackenzie, Compton
- The Monarch of the Glen (Sharon)

MacLean, Jill
- Nix Minus One (John)

MacLennan, Hugh
- Barometer Rising (Chris)
- Two Solitudes (Tanya, John, Jules)

MacLeod, Alexander
- Light Lifting (Jules)

MacLeod, Charlotte
- Luck Runs Out (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Rest Ye Merry (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Wrack and Rune (RIEDEL Fascination)

Maclear, Kyo
- Spork illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault (Pussreboots)

MacPherson, Charles
- The Butler Speaks (Melwyk)

Maendel, Elma
- Marty's Colour Adventure illustrated by Cynthia Stahl (Linda)

Malone, Greg
- You Better Watch Out (John)

Malone, Jean M.
- No Room at the Inn illustrated by Bryan Lango (Irene)

Manguel, Alberto
- A Reading Diary (Barb in BC)

Mant, Janice MacDonald
- The Next Margaret (Jo)

Marche, Stephen
- Love and the Mess We're In (Steve) 

Marie de l'Incarnation
- Word from New France translated by Joyce Marshall (Shonna) 

Marshall, James
- Ninja Vesrsus Pirate Featuring Zombies (Corey)

Martel, Yann
- Helsinki Roccamatios (Eric)

Martin, Finley
- The Reluctant Detective (Deb)

Michael, Martin
- The Walker on the Cape (Deb)

Martinez, Jessica
- The Space Between Us (Giraffe Days)

Matas, Carol
- Footsteps in the Snow (Sharon)

McAdam, Colin
- A Beautiful Truth (Shan)

McBean, Marnie
- The Power of More (Swordsman)

McCulloch, Amy
- The Oathbreaker's Shadow (Christa)

McDonald, Abby
- Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair ofHiking Boots (Claire)

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

McKay, Ami
- The Birth House (Debbie)
- The Virgin Cure (Cat, Sam Lamb)

McKay, Leo Jr.
Twenty-Six (MaryR, Debbie)

McKay, Sharon E.
- Charlie Wilcox (John)
- War Brothers illustrated by Daniel Lafrance (Nicola)

McKenzie, Catherine
- Forgotten (Teena, Kate, Giraffe Days)
- Hidden (Luanne, Teena)

McKowen, Dahlynn and Ken McKowen (created by)
- Not Your Mother's Book... On Being a Woman (Teena)

McLean, Stuart
- An Important Message from the Vinyl Cafe (Debbie)
- Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe (Julie, Claire)

McNish, Douglas
- Eat Raw, Eat Well (Heather)

Meisterman, Bruce
- Arn? Narn. (Nicola)

Mendez, Antonio
- Argo (Swordsman)

Mercer, Rick
- A Nation Worth Ranting About (Shan, Swordsman)

Meshake, Rene Andre
- Moccasin Creek (Heather)

Metcalf, John (edited by)
- Best Canadian Stories (Irene)

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

Michaels, F. S.
- Monoculture (Pussreboots)

Millar, Judith
- Grave Concern (Melwyk)

Milway, Katie Smith
- Mimi's Village illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes (Perogyo)

Miron, Molly
- "Some Kind of Piggery Jokery" (Nicola)

Mistry, Rohinton
- Tales from Firozsha Baag (Jules)

Moelart, John
- Someday Forever (Braedonnal)

Mofina, Rick
- Into the Dark (Teena)

Montgomery, Lucy Maud
- The Alpine Path (Barb in BC)
- Anne of Green Gables (Sharon, Resiqra/Revulva, Honest Variety Books, MaryR)
- The Blue Castle (Barb in BC, Jules)
- The Blythes Are Quoted (Gypsysmom)
- Jane of Lantern Hill (Barb in BC)
- Kilmeny of the Orchard (Nan, Christine, Barb in BC, Debbie)
- Rilla of Ingleside (Sharon)
- The Selected Journals of Lucy Maud Montgomery Vol. 1 (Peggy Ann)
- The Story Girl (Barb in BC)
- A Tangled Web (Barb in BC)

Moodie, Susanna
- Roughing it in the Bush (John, Christine)

Moore, Brian
- The Luck of Ginger Coffey (Debbie)

Moore, Christopher G.
- Asia Hand (Kerrie)

Moore, Lisa
- February (Sam Lamb, Tanya, Jules, Gypsysmom, Barb in BC, John)

Morgan, Bernice
- Random Passage (Peggy Ann

Morgan, Keith
- Ruta's Closet with Ruth Kron Sigal (John)

Morrell, David
- Murder as a Fine Art (Peggy Ann)

Morrissey, Donna
- The Deception of Livvy Higgs (Luanne)
- Kit's Law (John)

Morstad, Julie
- How To (Irene)

Morton, Desmond
- A Short History of Canada (Mary R)

Mosteller, Matt
- The Adventurer's Guide to Living a Happy Life (Teena)

Mowat, Farley
- The Boat Who Wouldn't Float (Heather)
- The Dog Who Wouldn't Be (Peggy Ann)
- Lost in the Barrens (Julie)

Mucz, Michael
- Baba's Kitchen Medicines (Melwyk)

Mulligan, Claire
- The Dark (Tanya)

Munro, Alice
- Dance of the Happy Shades (Jules)
- Dear Life (Sam)
- The Progress of Love (Danielle)
- Runaway (ChrisHarding, Gypsysmom)
- Too Much Happiness (Barbara)
- Vintage Munro (Jules)

Monroe, Jim
- Flyboy Action Figure Comes with Gasmask (Gypsysmom)

Munce, Alayna
- When I Was Young and in My Prime (Melwyk)

Munsch, Robert
- Finding Christmas illustrated by Michael Martchenko (John)
- Give Me Back My Dad! illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Irene)
- It's My Room! illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Irene)
- Look at Me! illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Irene)
- Mortimer illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Irene)
- Put Me in a Book illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Irene)
- Thomas' Snowsuit illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Irene)
- Too Much Stuff illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Irene)
- Up, Up, Down illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Giraffe Days)

Musgrave, Susan
- Things That Keep and Do Not Change (Rasiqra/ Revulva

Nargi, Lela
- The Honeybee Man illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker (Pussreboots) 

Nawaz, Saleema
- Bone and Bread (Melwyk

Nemat, Marina
- Prisoner of Tehran (Sarah)

Neufeld, Gordon and Gabor Maté
- Hold On to Your Kids narrated by Daniel Maté (Darlene)

New, W. H.
- Stone | Rain (Eric)
- YVR (Eric)

Nickerson, Jane
- Strands of Bronze and Gold (Kim)

Nicol, Eric
- The Roving I (Barb in BC)

Nielsen, Susin
- Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom (Paulina)
- The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen (Irene)

Nightingale, Marie
- Out of Nova Scotia Gardens (Nan)

North, Suzanne
- Healthy, Wealthy and Dead (Gypsysmom, Mysteries and More) 

Nytra, David
- The Secret of the Stone Frog (Nicola, Pussreboots)

Oakley, Mark
- Thieves and Kings, Vol. 1 (Nicola)
- Thieves and Kings, Vol. 2 (Nicola)
- Thieves and Kings, Vol. 3 (Nicola)
- Thieves and Kings, Vol. 4 (Nicola)
Thieves and Kings, Vol. 5 (Nicola)

Ogle, Jennifer, James Darcy, and Alison Beck
- The Ontario Seasonal Cookbook (Irene)

O'Grady, Rohan
- Let's Kill Uncle (Barb in BC, Nicola)

Ohlin, Alex
- Inside (Jules, Daniel, Sam Lamb, Shan, Sarah)

O'Malley, Brian Lee
- Lost at Sea (Nicola)
- Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness (Nicola)
- Scott Pilgrim Gets it Together (Nicola)
- Scott Pilgrim: Precious Little Life (Nicola)
- Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour (Nicola)
- Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe (Nicola)
- Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Nicola)

Ondaatje, Michael
- The Cat's Table (Debbie)
- Secular Love (Resiqra/Revulva)

Ondaatje, Michael (Editor)
- From Ink Lake (Gavin)

Onstad, Katrina
Everybody Has Everything (Sam Lamb, Jules, Shonna)

Oppel, Kenneth
- Emma's Emu (Nicola)
- The King's Taster (Nicola)
- Peg and the Whale (Nicola)
- Peg and the Yeti (Nicola)
- Such Wicked Intent (Nicola)

Orchard, Sandra
- Deadly Devotion (Linda)

Ozeki, Ruth
- A Tale for the Time Being (Perogyo, Shan, Melwyk)

Page, P.K.
- Hologram (Rasiqra/ Revulva) 

Panhuyzen, Brian
- Night is a Shadow Cast by the World (Teena)

Paquette,Ammi-Joan
- The Tiptoe Guide to Teaching Fairies illustrated by Christa Unzer (Irene)

Pashley, Nicholas
- Cheers! (Swordsman)

Pasricha, Neil
- The Book of Awesome (John)

Peacock, Shane
- Becoming Holmes (Nicola)
- Eye of the Crow (Kim)
- "The Man Who Walks on the Sky" (Nicola)

Pearson, Kit
- The Daring Game (Barb in BC)
- The Lights Go On Again (Claire)
- Looking at the Moon (Claire)
- A Perfect Gentle Knight (Fleur Fisher)
- The Sky is Falling (Claire)

Peck, Dale
- The Lost Cities (Pussreboots)

Penny, Louise
- The Beautiful Mystery read by Ralph Cosham (Shonna)
- The Beautiful Mystery (Luanne, Sam Sattler, Bill, Raidergirl, Perogyo, Kerrie, Mary R)
- The Cruelest Month (Jo)
- A Fatal Grace (Jo, TracyK)
- A Rule Against Murder read by Ralph Cosham (Jo)
- Still Life read by Ralph Cosham (Jo)
- Still Life (Kathy, Peggy Ann, Gypsysmom, Danielle)
- A Trick of the Light (Mary R)

Petersen, Christian
Let the Day Perish (Barb in BC)

Piatigorsky, Anton
- The Iron Bridge (Giraffe Days)

Pick, Alison
- Far To Go (Christine, Sharon)

Pike, David L.
- Canadian Cinema Since the 1980s (Pussreboots)

Pinker, Steven
The Language Instinct (Bybee)

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

Pittman, Kyran
- Planting Dandelions (Pussreboots)

Poast, Lloyd
- Blink (Sarah)

Porter, Pamela
- I'll Be Watching (Melwyk)

Poulsen, David A.
- Old Man (Kim)

Powning, Beth
- The Hatbox Letters (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Sea Captain's Wife (Sarah, Eric)

Price, Steven
- Omens in the Year of the Ox (Melwyk)

Proulx, Monique
- Wild Lives translated by David Homel and Fred A. Reed (Melwyk)

Pullinger, Kate
- The Mistress of Nothing (Jules, Sam Lamb, Lee-Anne)

Pura, Murray
- Ashton Park (Sharon)
- Majestic and Wild (Sharon)

Pyper, Andrew
- The Wildfire Season (Gypsysmom, John)

Qitsualik, Rachel A.
- The Shadows that Rush Past (Heather)

Quarrington, Paul
- King Leary (Jules)
- Whale Music (Resiqra/Revulva)

Quinlan, Patricia
- Anna's Red Sled (Nicola)

Quiviger, Pascale
- The Perfect Circle (Jules)

Rabagliati, Michel
- Paul Has a Summer Job (John)

Radcliff, Thomas
- Authentic Letters from Upper Canada (Shonna)

Rakoff, David
- Half Empty (Bybee)

Ravel, Edeet
- The Cat (Melwyk, Sam)
- The Last Rain (Debbie)

Rayner, Mark A.
- Pirate Therapy and Other Cures (Corey)

Redekop, Corey
- Husk (John)

Reichs, Kathy
- Bones Are Forever (Kate, John)
- Deadly Décisions (Pussreboots)

Reid, Barbara
- Picture a Tree (Perogyo)

Reimer, Marlene
- The Best Surprise Ever (Linda)
- The Big Blizzard (Linda)
- Goodbye Old Housebarn (Linda)
- Goose in Boots (Linda)
- The Tomato Tornado (Linda)   

Reisman, Rose
- Choose It and Lose It (Shonna)

Reist, Michael
- Raising Boys in a New Kind of World (Giraffe Days)

Rhodes, Morgan
- Falling Kingdoms (Christa)

Richards, David Adams
- Mercy Among the Children (Sam Lamb)

Richardson, C.S.
- The Emperor of Paris (Jules, Shonna, Giraffe Days, Gypsysmom)
- The End of the Alphabet (Sam Lamb)

Richardson, Jael Ealey
- The Stone Thrower (Shan)

Richler, Mordecai
- The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Debbie)
- Barney's Version (Eric)
- Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur (Carolyn)
- Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (Carolyn)
- On Snooker (John)

Richler, Nancy
- The Impostor Bride (Gypsysmom, Jules, Daniel, Shan)

Rideout, Tanis
- Above All Things (Giraffe Days, Heather)

Ringuet
- Thirty Acres (Lee-Anne)

Rioux, Jo
- The Golden Twine (Nicola)

Ripley, Catherine
- How? illustrated by Scot Ritchie (Jen)

Rivard, Émilie and Anne Claire-Delisle
- Really and Truly (Irene)

Roberts, Theodore Goodridge
- Rayton (Peggy Ann)

Robins, Tudor
- Objects in Mirror (Kim)

Robinson, Kit
- Train I Ride (Shonna)

Robinson, Peter
- Before the Poison (Mysteries and More)
- Watching the Dark (Luanne, Shonna, Kerrie)

Robinson, Spider
- The Free Lunch (Gypsysmom)

Rodriguez, Sonia and Kurt Browning
- T is for Tutu illustrated by Wilson Ong (Irene)

Rooke, Constance (edited by)
- Writing Home (Rasiqra/ Revulva

Roquebrune,  Robert de
- Testament of My Childhood (Melwyk)

Rose, Michael E.
- The Burma Effect (Shonna) 

Rotenberg, David
- A Murder of Crows (Mysteries and More) 

Rotenberg, Robert
- Old City Hall (Mary R)
- Stranglehold (Luanne)

Rothman, Claire Holden
- The Heart Specialist (Jules)

Round, Jeffrey
- The Honey Locust (Shonna)
- Lake on the Mountain (Gypsysmom)

Rowe, Michael
- Enter, Night (Pussreboots)

Rowen, Michelle
- Blood Bath and Beyond (Jo)
- Demon Princess (Kim)

Roy, Gabriel
- Garden in the Wind/ Enchanted Summer (Gypsysmom)
- The Road Past Altamont (Jules)
- Street of Riches (Jules, RIEDEL Fascination)
- Windflower (Danielle)

Roy, Philip
- Submarine Outlaw (Kim)

Roy, Zoe S.
- Butterfly Tears (Nicola)

Russell, Sheila MacKay
- A Lamp is Heavy (Barb in BC)

Ryga, George
- The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (John)

Sagara, Michelle
- Silence (Jo)

Sale, Medora
- The Spider Bites (Heather)

Salivarová, Zdena
- Ashes, Ashes, All Fall Down (Claire)

Sands, Lynsay and Jeaniene Frost
The Bite Before Christmas (Giraffe Days)

Sapergia, Barbara
- Blood and Salt (Melwyk)

Saracuse, Tara
- Island Kids (Perogyo)

Saucier, Jocelyne
- And the Birds Rained Down (Braedonnal)

Saul, John Ralston
- Dark Diversions (Tanya)

Saunders, Margaret Marshall
- Beautiful Joe (Peggy Ann)

Sawyer, Robert J.
- Factoring Humanity (Braedonnal)
- Frameshift (Braedonnal)
- Hybrids (Braedonnal)
- Iterations (Braedonal)
- Mindscan (Swordsman)
- Relativity (Braedonnal)
- WWW:Watch (Sarah at Workaday Reads, Braedonnal)
- WWW: Wonder (Braedonnal)

Schabas, Martha
- Various Poistions (Barb in BC)

Scanlan, Lawrence
- Heading Home (Debbie)

Scharf-Dessureault, Roswitha
- Memories of a Life's Journey (Linda)

Schellenberg, Lovella and Anneliese Friesen, Judy Wiebe, Betty Reimer, Bev Klassen, Charlotte Penner, Ellen Bayles, Julie Klassen, Kathy McLellen, Marg Bartel
- Celebrations (Linda)

Schmidt, Jennifer
- Risking it All (Giraffe Days)

Schnell, Melanie
- While the Sun is Above Us (Giraffe Days)

Schrier, Howard
- High Chicago (Gavin)

Schroeder, Karl
- Crisis in Zefra (Braedonnal)
- Sun of Suns (Braedonnal) 

Schultz, Emily
- The Blondes (Shan, Corey, Christa, Jules)

Scobie, Stephen
- Gospel (Rasiqra/Revulva)

Scott, David E. (edited by)
- Great Canadian Fishing Stories That Didn't Get Away (Irene)

Selecky, Sarah
- This Cake is for The Party (Jules)

Selvadurai, Shyam
- The Hungry Ghosts (Tanya)

Sendzikas, Aldona
- Stanley Barracks (Swordsman)

Senior, Olive
- Over the Roofs of the World (Irene)

Serres, Alain
- I Have a Right to be a Child illustrated by Aurélia Fronty (Irene)

Seto, Loretta
- Mooncakes illustrated by Rene Benoit (Irene)

Shaben, Carol
- Into the Abyss (Julie)

Sharpe, John
- Northwoods Nightmare (Swordsman)

Shen, Prudence
- Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks (Nicola)

Sherrard, Carol
- Counting Back from Nine (Shonna)
- Testify (Shonna)

Shields, Carol
- Larry's Party (Raidergirl, Melwyk)
- Unless (Sarah)

Shields, Gillian
- Library Lily illustrated by Francesca Chessa (Irene

Shrier, Howard
- High Chicago (Mysteries and More

Shrimpton, Tiffany
- The Search for Almighty Voice (Gypsysmom)

Silke, Ryan (collected by)
- High-Grade Tales (John)

Sinclair, Sue
- Breaker (Eric)
- Mortal Arguments (Eric)

Skibsrud, Johanna
- The Sentimentalists (Jules)

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk
- Stolen Child (Kim)

Skvorecky, Josef
- The Engineer of Human Souls (Eric)

Slade, Arthur
- Island of Doom (Nicola)

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

Smith, Brad
- Crow's Landing (Luanne)
- Red Means Run (Sarah at Workaday Reads)

Smucker, Barbara
- Underground to Canada  (Barb in BC)
- White Mist (Barb in BC)

Snyder, Carrie
- The Juliet Stories (Irene, Jules)

Spalding, Andrea
- Seal Song illustrated by Pascal Milelli (Perogyo)

Spalding, Linda
- The Purchase (Luanne, Jules)

Spano, Robin
- Death's Last Run (Luanne)

Spires, Ashley
- Binky Takes Charge (Perogyo, Nicola)
- Binky the Space Cat (John)
- Binky Under Pressure (Perogyo, Nicola)
- Small Saul (Irene)

Spoon, Rae
- First Spring Grass Fire (Barbara)

Staunton, Ted
- Greenapple Street Blues (RIEDEL Fascination)

Stelfox, Ruth Ann
- Joey's Story (Linda)

St. James, Simone
- The Haunting of Maddy Clare (Danielle)

Stockum, Hilda van
- Friendly Gables (Barb in BC)

Stratton, Allan
- Chanda's Wars (Shonna)

Sun, Amanda
- Ink (Giraffe Days, Jules)

Sutherland, Robert
- The Ghost of Ramshaw Castle (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Loon Lake Murders (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Mystery at Black Rock Island (RIEDEL Fascination)

Suzuki, David
- The Autobiography (Barb in BC)
- The Japan We Never Knew (Lee-Anne)
- The Legacy (Shan)

Svendsen, Linda
- Sussex Drive (Daniel, Giraffe Days)

Syjuco, Miguel
- Illustrado (Giraffe Days)

Tamaki, Mariko
- (You) Set Me On Fire (Teena, Christa)

Taylor, Drew Hayden
- The Night Wanderer (Heather, John)

Taylor, Joanne
- There You Are (Barb in BC)

Taylor, Kate
- Madame Proust and the Kosher Kitchen (Cat)

Taylor, Patrick
- An Irish Country Village (Jules)

Taylor, Timothy
- Stanley Park (Jules)

Thomas, Audrey
- Graven Images (RIEDEL Fascination)

Thúy, Kim
- Ru (Daniel, Gypsysmom, Raidergirl, Giraffe Days, Sarah at Workaday Reads, Sam Lamb)

Tilly, Meg
- A Taste of Heaven (Teena, Irene)

Toews, Miriam
- A Complicated Kindness (Jules)

Tolle, Eckhart
- Guardians of Being art by Patrick McDonnell (Shonna)

Torres, J.
- Bigfoot Boy: Into the Woods (art by Faith Erin Hicks)

Tostevin, Lola Lemire
- The Other Sister (Jule)

Trudeau, Pierre Elliott
- Memoirs (Debbie)

Trueman, Stuart
- Cousin Elva (Barb in BC)

Turner, Michael
- American Whisky Bar (Rasiqra Revulva)
- Hard Core Logo (Resiqra Revulva)

Turok, Neil
- The Universe Within (Melwyk

Urquhart, Jane
- Away (Gypsysmom, John, Jules, 52booksorbust, Barb in BC)
- L. M. Montgomery (Barb in BC)
- The Painter (Debbie)
- Sanctuary Line (Cat, Gavin)
- The Whirlpool (Jules)

Vanderhaeghe, Guy
- A Good Man (Gypsysmom)

Vannini, Phillip
- Ferry Tales (Eric)

Van Rooy, Michael
- An Ordinary Decent Criminal (Jo)
- Your Friendly Neighborhood Criminal (Deb)

VanSickle, Vikki
- Days that End in Y (Christa)

Vassanji, M.G.
- The In-Between World of Vikram Lall (Jules)

Vaughan, Brian K.
- The Pride of Baghdad illustrated by Niko Henrichon (John)

Vaughan-Johnston, Sally
Best of Bridge Slow Cooker Cookbook (Teena)

Vlessides, Mike
- The Ice Pilots (John)

Voskamp, Ann
- One Thousand Gifts (Linda)

Wagamese, Richard
- Him Standing (Heather, Gypsysmom)
- Indian Horse (Gypsysmom, Barb in BC, Jules, John)
- One Native Life (Barb in BC, Gypsysmom)

Wagler, Ira
- Growing Up Amish (Bybee)

Wagnersky, Russell
- Whirl Away (Raidergirl)

Waldner, Johannes
- Playing Like Timothy illustrated by Victor Kleinsasser (Linda)

Walsh, Darryll
- Ghosts of Nova Scotia (RIEDEL Fascination)

Walter, Julie
- At Home in the Kitchen (Linda, Sharon)

Walters, Eric
- We All Fall Down (John)

Waltner-Toews, David
- Food, Sex, and Salmonella (Gypsysmom)

Walton, Jo
- Among Others (Paulina)

Wan, Michelle
- Deadly Slipper (John, Heather)

Wangersky, Russell
- Whirl Away (Jules, Shan, Daniel, Sarah)

Ward, Roxane
- Fits Like a Rubber Dress (Barb in BC)

Watson, Sheila
- The Double Hook (Lee-Anne)

Watt, Mélanie
- Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas (Perogyo)

Wearing, Alison
- Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter (Melwyk)

Weir, Joan
- The Brideship (Perogyo)

Weitzman, David
- Skywalkers (Pussreboots)

Westhead, Jessica
- And Also Sharks (Chris)

Whamond, Dave
- Oddrey (Irene)

Whishaw, Lorna
- As Far As You'll Take Me (Barb in BC)
- Mexico Unknown (Barb in BC)

White, Patrick
- Mountie in Mukluks (John)

Whyte, Jack
- The Forest Laird (Braedonnal)

Wiebe, Kurtis J.
- Grim Leaper (Nicola)

Wiersema, Robert J.
- Bedtime Story (Corey)

Wilkes, Helen Waldstein
- Letters from the Lost (Shonna)

Wills, Gabriele
Elusive Dawn (Teddy)

Wilson, Eric
 - The Case of the Golden Boy (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Disneyland Hostage (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Ghost of Lunenburg Manor (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Inuk Mountie Adventure (John)
- The Kootenay Kidnapper (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Murder on the Canadian (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Spirit in the Rainforest (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Summer of Discovery (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Vancouver Nightmare (RIEDEL Fascination)

Wilson, Ethel
- Hetty Dorval (Danielle, Jules)
- Swamp Angel (Danielle)

Wilson, Robert Charles
- Darwinia (Braedonnal)
- Spin (Braedonnal)

Wilson, W. Brett
- Redefining Success (Bill)

Winkler, Derek
- Pitouie (Eric)

Winter, Kathleen
- Annabel (Giraffe Days, Julie)

Wiseman, Adele
- The Sacrifice (Lee-Anne

Wiseman, Eva
- The Last Song (Heather

Wojna, Lisa
- Canadian Inventions (Bybee)

Wolfe, Inger Ash
- The Calling (Gavin, Raidergirl)
- A Door in the River (Luanne, Nicola, Shonna)
- The Taken (Gavin)

Woodward, Caroline
- Showdown at Border Town (Sharon, Mysteries and More)

Wong, David H.T.
- Escape to Gold Mountain (Perogyo)

Wong, Jan
- Lunch with Jan Wong (Claire)

Woo, Alan
- Maggie's Chopsticks illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant (Irene)

Wozny, Joe
- The Digital Dollar (Irene)

Wright, Eric
- Death by Degrees (Barb in BC)

Wright, L.R.
- The Suspect (TracyK, Fleur Fisher)

Wright, Richard B.
- Clara Callan (Jules)
- October (Raidergirl)

Wright, Robert
- Our Man in Tehran (Swordsman)

Wright, Ronald
- Henderson's Spear (Giraffe Days)

Wyatt, Rachel
- Suspicion (Melwyk)

Wynne-Jones, Tim
- Le matou marin (RIEDEL Fascination)

Yatscoff, E. R.
- Old Flames (Sarah at Workaday Reads)

York, Alissa
- Effigy (Sarah at Goodreads)
- Fauna (Jules)

Young, Cybèle
- A Few Bites (Jo)
- A Few Blocks (Jo)

Young, Moira
- Blood Red Road (Darlene)
- Rebel Heart (Sarah at Good Reads)
- Rebel Heart read by Heather Lind (Darlene)

Young, Scott
- Murder in a Cold Climate (Mysteries and More, Deb)

Young, Terence H.
- Death by Prescription (Shonna

Zeiner, Helga
- Birthdays of a Princess (Teena

Zentner, Alexi
- Touch (Sarah at Workaday Reads, Raidergirl)

Zentner, Ali
- The Weight-Loss Prescription (Teena)

Zhang, Ling
- Gold Mountain Blues (Jules)

As promised last month, anyone who crossed the finish line (13 books) in June would have their name entered in a random draw to win a copy of Rik Leaf's travel memoir Four Homeless Millionaires:



We had a few people in under the wire last month, but the lucky winner is... Kim Aippersbach!

I also have a prize pack generously donated by Goose Lane Editions. For this prize anyone who met the 13 or more requirement at any point of the challenge had their name entered in a random draw and the winner was... Raidergirl! Your prize pack includes:

Noah Richler's What We Talk About When We Talk About War

Kristel Thornell's Night Street


Robert L. Dallison's A Neighbourly War


Thanks to the following people and companies for making the 6th Canadian Book Challenge such a success:
- Fireside Publishers
- Goose Lane Editions
- Rik Leaf