Monday, June 30, 2014

The 7th Annual Canadian Book Challenge - June Roundup (Sticky Post— Scroll down for most recent post)

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Final Recap

It's the end! We've made it! Look at what we've achieved in this, the 7th Canadian Book Challenge:

- We've read and reviewed a total of 785 books! 
- The grand total for all 7 years combined is 5964.
- Of the people 43 who participated, 24 finished (reached 13 or more books)
 - Irene read and reviewed a whopping 100 books, easily beating her last year record of 70.
- Kelly Armstrong, finally beating out Margaret Atwood who's held this title every other year, had the most books reviewed (11- Atwood was in at 10). However, they tied for number of reviews at 14 a piece.
- The most popular book reviewed was Alan Bradley's The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches with 7 reviews.

- Stats Canada (Shan, Swordsman)

Abbott, Victoria
- The Christie Curse (Jo)
The Sayers Swindle (Jo)

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

Alexie, Robert Arthur
- The Pale Indian (John)

Alguire, Judith
- A Most Unpleasant Wedding (The Crime Scene)

Allen, Charlotte Vale
- Dreaming in Color (JoAnne)

Allenby, Victoria
- Nat the Cat illustrated by Tara Anderson (Irene)

Al-Solaylee, Kamal
- Intolerable (Irene Roth)

Anderson, Melissa
- The Way I See It (Teena)

Anka, Paul
- My Way (Swordsman)

Anthony, Joelle
- Restoring Harmony (Kim)

Armstrong, Kelley
- The Awakening (JoAnne)
- Bitten (JoAnne)
- The Calling (Pussreboots, Marie)
- Dime Store Magic (JoAnne)
- Haunted (JoAnne)
- Men of the Underworld (Jules)
- Omens (JoAnne)
- The Reckoning (Pussreboots, JoAnne)
- Sea of Shadows (Sarah)
- The Stolen (JoAnne)
- The Summoning (Pussreboots, JoAnne)

Armstrong, Luanne
- Morven and the Horse Clan (Irene)

Armstrong, Sally
- The Nine Lives of  Charlotte Taylor (Sam Lamb)

Armstrong, Theodora
- Clear Skies, No Wind, 100% Visibility (Jules)

Arsenault, Elaine and Renné Benoit
- F Comme Français: Un Abécédaire du Quebec/ F is For French: A Quebec Alphabet Book (Irene)

Atkinson, Stacey D.
- Stuck (Nan)

Atwood, Margaret
- Blind Assassin (Jules)
- Choke Collar (Jules)
- Erase Me (Jules)
- The Heart Goes Last (Jules)
- MaddAddam (Nicola, MaryR, Barbara)
- Oryx and Crake (Mary R, Jules)
-The Penelopiad (Lee-Anne)
- Strange Things (Lee-Anne)
- Surfacing (Lee-Anne)
- Year of the Flood (Mary R, Anita)

Azel, Anne
- Tides (Bookgeek)

Badami, Anita Rau
- Tamarind Mem (Eric)
- Tell it to the Trees (Sam Lamb)

Baker, Graydon
- The Guidebook to Killing Lions in Africa (Samantha Adkins)

Ball, Krista D.
- Spirits Rising (Heather)

Balogh, Mary
- The Arrangement (Jo)
- The Proposal (Jo)

Bantock, Nick
- The Golden Mean (Mary R, Melwyk)
- Griffin and Sabine (Melwyk, Mary R)
- Sabine's Notebook (Mary R, Melwyk)

Barclay, Linwood
- The Accident (Nicola, JoAnne)
- Bad Guys (Lisa)
- Bad Move (Lisa)
- No Time for Goodbye (Lisa)
- A Tap on the Window (Teena, Nicola, Luanne)

Barfoot, Joan
- Exit Lines (Melwyk)

Barr, George
- Take Your Photography to the Next Level (Teena)

Bass, Karen
- Graffiti Knight (Shonna)

Basu, Arjun
- Waiting for the Man (Luanne)

Beaton, Kate
- Hark! A Vagrant (John)

Bendall, Lisa
- Raising a Kid with Special Needs (Irene)

Benison, C. C.
- Death at Sandringham House (Sharon)
- Death at Windsor Castle (Sharon)

Berton, Pierre
- Fast Fast Fast Relief (Barb in BC)

Bertouille, Ariane
- Otis and Alice illustrated by Marie-Claude Favreau (Irene)

Bessey, Sarah
- Jesus Feminist (Shan)

Best, Cary
- When We Go Walking illustrated by Krysten Brooker (Irene Roth)

Blackaby, Henry T. and Claude V. King
- Experiencing God (Sharon)

Blair, Peggy
- The Poisoned Pawn (Shonna)

Blair, Jeff
- Full Count (Swordsman)

Blake, Kendare
- Anna Dressed in Blood read by August Ross (Sarah)

Bland, Jared (editor)
- Finding the Words (Irene)

Blaustein, Adam
- The Amazing Spider-Man: Dead Ball illustrated by Jim Craig (John)

Bleeks, Sheila J.
The Gift of the Frost Fairy illustrated by Kenneth R. Bailey (RIEDEL Fascination)

Bock, Dennis
Going Home Again (Jules, Shan)

Boge, Paul H.
- The Urban Saint (Sharon)

Boldt, Mike
- 123 Versus ABC (Irene)

Bonert, Kenneth
- The Lion Seeker (Jules)

Boyd, David
- Battle of Queenston Heights illustrated by Drew Ng (John)

Boyko, John
- Blood and Daring (Swordsman)

Bowen, Gail
- The Gifted (Mysteries and More)
- The Thirteenth Rose (Jo)

Bowering, George
- Delayed Mercy (Eric)
- My Darling Nellie Grey (Eric)
- Vermeer's Light (Eric)

Boyden, Joseph
- Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont (Swordsman)
- The Orenda (Shan, Jules)

Boyle, Terry
- Haunted Ontario (Teena)

Braden, Pat
- From the Fire illustrated by Terry Pamplin (John)

Bradford, Karleen
- The Haunting at Cliff House (RIEDEL Fascination)

Bradley, Alan
- The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, read by Janet Entwistle (Shonna)
- The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Luanne, Raidergirl, TracyK, MaryR, Nicola, Pussreboots)
- I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Tracy K)
- A Red Herring Without Mustard (Samantha Adkins)
- Speaking from Among the Bones (TracyK)
- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Deb)

Brady, John 
- Unholy Ground (TracyK)

Britt, Fanny
- Jane, The Fox and Me illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, translated by Christine Morelli and Susan Ouriou (Perogyo, John)

Brooke, Frances
- The History of Emily Montague (Melwyk, Lee-Anne)

Brooke, John
- The Unknown Masterpiece (The Crime Scene)

Brooks, Martha
Two Moons in August (RIEDEL Fascination)

Brouwer, Sigmund
- Blades of Valor (Sharon)
- Devil's Pass (Nicola, Shonna)
- Martyr's Fire (Sharon)

Buchanan, Cathy Marie
- The Painted Girls (Shonna)

Buchan, Bryan
- Copper Sunrise (RIEDEL Fascination)

Bush, Catherine
- Accusation (Jules)

Callaghan, Morley
- More Joy in Heaven (Irene)

Cameron, Claire
- The Bear (Raidergirl, Luanne, Shan, Shonna, Melwyk, Samantha Adkins)

Cameron, Janet E.
- Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World (Lisa N)

Castrée, Geneviève  
- Susceptible (Shan)

Charles, Nicky
- The Keeping (JoAnne)

Charney, Ann
- Life Class (Melwyk)

Chase, Erika
- Read and Buried (RIEDEL Fascination)

Chow, Olivia
- My Journey (Irene, Shan)

Christmas, Jane
- And Then There Were Nuns (Melwyk)

Citra, Becky
- After the Fire (Samantha Adkins)

Clark, Gregory
- Hi, There! (Barb in B.C.)
- War Stories (Barb in B.C.)

Clark, Heather A.
- Elephant in the Sky (Sam Lamb)

Cliff, Tony
- Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant (Nicola)

Coady, Lynn
- The Antagonist (Melwyk)
- HellGoing (Jules, Shan, Daniel, Barbara, Lisa)

Cohen, Leonard
- Book of Mercy (Anita)
- The Favourite Game (Anita)

Cohen, Tish
- The Truth About Delilah Blue (Jules)

Collier, Carol and Rachel Haliburton
- Bioethics in Canada (Irene)

Compton, Valerie
- Tide Road (Jules)

Cook, Eileen
- The Education of Hailey Kendrick (Kim)
- Unraveling Isobel (Kim)
- Year of Mistaken Discoveries (Marie

Cooper, Susan
- The Boggart (Pussreboots)

Coren, Michael
- The Future of Catholicism (Nicola)

Cote, Genevieve
- Mr. King's Castle (Irene)

Coupland, Douglas
- City of Glass (Eric)
- Generation X (Eric)
- The Gum Thief (Swordsman)

Cox, K. R.
- Middle On (Sarah@Workaday Reads)

Cross, John R.
- The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus (Irene)

Crummey, Michael
- Hard Light (Eric)
- Salvage (Eric)

Curran, Colleen
Something Drastic (Melwyk)

Currie, Miranda
- Anna and the Bear illustrated by Allison McCreesh (John)

Cutter, Nick
- The Troop (Luanne)

Czerneda, Julie
- Beholder's Eye (Braedonnal)
- Survival (Braedonnal)
- Ties of Power (Braedonnal)
- To Trade the Stars (Braedonnal)

Davidson, Craig
- Cataract City (Tanya, Shan, Jules, Shonna)

Davidson, Hilary
- Blood Always Tells read by Kirsten Porter (Shonna)
- Evil in All its Disguises (Shonna)

Davis, Darrell
- Fire on Ice (Mysteries and More)

Davis, Lauren B.
- The Empty Room (Jules)
- The Stubborn Season (Danielle)

Debon, Nicolas
- Four Pictures by Emily Carr (Perogyo)
- The Strongest Man in the World (Perogyo)

Delacroix, Claire
- The Beauty Bride (JoAnne)

Delany, Vicki
- A Cold White Sun (Mysteries and More)
Gold Digger (Jules)
- Gold Web (Mysteries and More)
- In the Shadow of a Glacier (TracyK)

Delisle, Guy
- Pyongyang (John)
- A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting (Claire)

De Castell, Sabastien
- Traitor's Blade (Shonna, Swordsman)

De Mariaffi, Elisabeth
- How to Get Along with Women (Jules)

De Sa, Anthony
- Barnacle Love (Shonna)
- Kicking the Sky (Shonna, Teena, Shan)

Devaney, Julie
- My Leaky Body (Melwyk)

Deverell, William
- Kill All the Lawyers (Mysteries and More)

Dickner, Nicolas
- Nikolski translated by Lazer Lederhendler (Eric)

Dinsmore, Danika
- Ondelle of Grioth (Kim)

Doctorow, Cory
- Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (Sarah)
- Overclocked (Braedonnal)

Dolan, Sandra
- One of the Most Busiest Posts in the North (John)

Donoghue, Emma
- Frog Music (Luanne)
- Room (Braedonnal)

Doolittle, Robyn
- Crazy Town (Samantha Adkins)

Douglas, Gilean
- River for My Sidewalk (Barb in BC)

Dowding, Philippa
- The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden (Giraffe Days)

Drozdowich, Barb
- The Author's Guide to Working with Book Bloggers (Teena)

Dugan, Melanie
- Bee Summers (Shannon)

Duncan, Dave
- Wildcatter (Jules)

Eddie, Christine
- The Douglas Notebooks translated by Sheila Fischman (Sam Lamb)

Edmondson, Jill
- Frisky Business (Mysteries and More)

Edugyan, Esi
- Half Blood Blues (Tanya)
- The Second Life of Samuel Tyne (Jules)

Elliott, George
- The Kissing Man (Jules)

Ellis, Deborah
- Looks Like Daylight (Pussreboots)
- No Ordinary Day (John)

Endicott, Marina
- The Little Shadows (Irene Roth, TracyK)

Erskine, Margaret
- No. 9 Belmont Square (MaryR)

Fagan, Cary
- A Bird's Eye (Melwyk)
- My Life Among the Apes (Melwyk)

Farrant, M.A.C.
- My Turquoise Years (Nan)

Fergus, Maureen
- The Gypsy King (Sarah at Workaday Reads)

Ferguson, Will
- 419 (Lisa, Samantha Adkins)
- Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw (Samantha Adkins)
- Happiness (Sam Lamb)

Ferguson, Will and Ian Ferguson
- How to be a Canadian (Lisa N)

Fielding, Joy
- Now You See Her (JoAnne)

Findley, Timothy
- The Last of the Crazy People (Jules)

Finlayson, Judith
- The 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes (Teena, Swordsman)
- The Healthy Slow Cooker (Teena)

Flatt, Lizann
- Shaping Up Summer (Irene)

Fletcher, Crystal
- Beauty Beneath the Banyan (Jules)

Flood, Joan B.
New Girl (Bookgeek)

Fontaine, Robert Louis
- Hello to Springtime (Barb in BC)

Foss, Krista
- Smoke River (Tanya)

Fradkin, Barbara
- Once Upon a Time (Deb)

Francis, Brian
- Fruit (Teena)

Freedman, Benedict and Nancy
- Mrs. Mike (John)

Friskney, Janet B.
- New Canadian Library: The Ross McClelland Years (Lee-Anne)

Frye, Northrop
- The Educated Imagination (Irene)

Fu, Kim
- For Today I Am a Boy (Shan)

Fuller, Alexendra
- Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (Irene)

Fullerton, Alma
- Community Soup (Irene)

Gadanidis, George and Molly Gadanidis
- Who's the Big Bad Wolf? (Irene)

Gallant, Mavis
- From the Fifteenth District (Anita)

Galloway, Steven
- The Cellist of Sarajevo (Swordsman)
- The Confabulist (Melwyk)

Gay, Marie-Louise
- Read Me a Story, Stella (Perogyo)

Gene, Audrey
- Of the Butterfly (Samantha Adkins)

Ghomeshi, Jian
- 1982 (Lee-Anne)

Gibb, Aileen
- Voices (Teena)

Gibb, Camilla
- The Beauty of the Humanity Movement (Tanya)
- Sweetness in the Belly (Jules)

Gibson, William
- Neuromancer (Mary R)

Giguere, Rejean
- Jackfish Reborn (Braedonnal)

Gildiner, Catherine
- After the Falls (Barb in B.C.)

Gillmor, Don
- Mount Pleasant (Tanya)

Gilmour, David
- Extraordinary (Jules)
- The Film Club (TracyK)

Glouberman, Misha
- The Chairs are Where the People Go (Pussreboots)

Gossens, Philippe
- Knock, Knock, Knock! (Irene)

Grace, Savannah
- Sihpromtaum (Luanne)

Grady, Wayne
- Emancipation Day (Shan, Melwyk, Jules)

Graham, Clarkson
- Married to Crazy (Teena)

Graham, Gwethalyn
- Swiss Sonata (Claire

Gray, Charlotte
- The Massey Murder (Teena)

Gray, Nathalie
- Gridlock: Cybershock (Braedonnal)

Griffin, Daniel
- Stopping for Strangers (Melwyk)

Gunnars, Kristjana
- The Prowler (Pooker)

Hadfield, Chris
- An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (Shan, Melwyk, Swordsman, Raidergirl)

Hage, Rawi
- Cockroach (Jules)

Haley, Susan
- Petitot (John)

Haliburton, Thomas Chandler
- The Clockmaker (Lee-Anne)

Halliday, Keith
- Yukon River Ghost (John)

Harper, Tom
- The Hidden Fire (Irene)

Harrison, A. S. A.
- The Silent Wife (Luanne, Shan, Melwyk, Lisa)
- The Silent Wife read by Karen White and Donald Corren (Shonna)

Hartt-Sussman, Heather
- Noni is Nervous illustrated by Genevieve Cote (Irene Roth)

Harun, Adrianne
- A Man Came out of a Door in the Mountain (Shonna)

Hayhurst, Dirk
- Bigger Than the Game (Teena, Swordsman)

Heidbreder, Robert
- Black and Bittern Was Night illustrated by John Martz (Irene)

Heiti, Matthew
- The City Still Breathing (Tanya)

Henein, Amal and Francoise Morissette
- Made in Canada Leadership (Irene)

Heti, Sheila
- The Middle Stories (Shonna)

Hicks, Faith Erin and Neil Druckmann
- The Last of Us (Nicola)

Highway, Tomson
- Dragonfly Kites illustrated by Brian Dienes (John)

Hill, Lawrence
- The Book of Negroes (Barbara)

Hill, Miranda
- Sleeping Funny (Nicola)

Hilton, Kate
- The Hole in the Middle (Shonna)

Hole, Lois
- I'll Never Marry a Farmer (Nan)

Honore, Carl
- The Slow Fix (Irene Roth)

Hopkinson, Nalo
- Brown Girl in the Ring (Melwyk)

Horsdal, Marilyn
- Sweetness from Ashes (Shonna)

Horvath, Polly
- Northward to the Moon (Kim)

Houston, James
- Akavak (Barb in BC)

Howell, Shan
- The Rude Story of English (Shan)

Huff, Tanya
- The Enchantment Emporium (Kim)
- The Silvered (Braedonnal, Kim)
- Valor's Choice (Braedonnal)
- The Wild Ways (Kim)

Huston, Nancy
- The Mark of the Angel (Sam Lamb)

Hutchins, Hazel
- Cat Comes Too illustrated by Gosia Mosz (Pussreboots)
- The Sidewalk Rescue illustrated by Ruth Ohi (Irene)

Hutchinson, Chris
- Unfamiliar Weather (Eric)

Ireland, Ann
- The Blue Guitar (Jules)

Irwin, Judy
- We're Done (Teena)
- What Did You Say? (Teena)
- What is it to You? (Teena)

Itani, Frances
- Missing (Jules)
- Remembering the Bones (Nan)

Jennings, Maureen
- Under the Dragon's Tail (TracyK, The Crime Scene)

Jocelyn, Marthe
- What We Hide (Irene)

Johnston, Wayne
- The Son of a Certain Woman (Jules)

Johnstone, D. L.
- Furies (Mysteries and More)

Jordan-Fenton, Christy and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
Fatty Legs illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes (John)

Joya, Malalai
- A Woman Among Warlords with Derrick O'Keefe (Irene)

Kalman, Bobbie
- Sea Otters (Irene)

Kang, Shimi K.
- The Dolphin Way (Irene)

Katz, Welwyn Wilton
- Come Like Shadows (RIEDEL Fascination)
- False Face (RIEDEL Fascination)

Kay, Alisa
- Under Budapest (Jules)

Kay, Guy Gavriel
- Under Heaven (Claire)
- Ysabel (Braedonnal)

Kearsley, Susanna
Mariana (RIEDEL Fascination)

Kelloway, Karen
- Raphael's Riddle (MaryR)

Kelly, Kerry
- The Family Album (Melwyk)

Kemp, Penn
- Jack Layton: Arts in Action (Irene)

Kennedy, Scott
- Willowdale (Swordsman)

Keri, Jonah
- Up, Up, and Away (Shan)

Kidd, Monica
- The Momentum of Red (Pooker)

Kinsella, W. P.
- Shoeless Joe (John, Lisa)
, Andrea Wayne von
- Bing and Chutney (Irene)

Knapp, Andrew
- Find Momo (Luanne)

Kobayashi, Tamai
- Prairie Ostrich (Melwyk)

Korman, Gordon
- The Hypnotists (Nicola)
- The Emperor's Code (Pussreboots)
- The Medusa Plot (Pussreboots)

Krall, Elizabeth
- Too Close (Teena)

Kroeker, Jeremy
- Through Dust and Darkness (Samantha Adkins)

Krueger, Paul
- A Journey Through History: A Guide to the Niagara Parkway from Chippawa to Black Creek (Nicola)

Kuitenbrouwer, Kathryn
- All the Broken Things (Shan)

Kulling, Monica
- The Great Houdini illustrated by Anne Reas (Nicola)
- Making Contact! illustrated by Richard Rudnicki (Nicola)
- The Tweedles Go Electric illustrated by Marie Lafrance (Nicola)

Kusugak, Michael Arvaarluk
- T is for Territories illustrated by Iris Churcher (Irene, John)

Lamothe, Lee
- Presto Variations (Mysteries and More)

Lanthier, Jennifer
The Stamp Collector  illustrated by Francois Thisdale (Melwyk)

Lau, Doretta
- How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? (Eric)

Laukkanen, Owen
- Kill Fee (Luanne)

Laurence, Margaret
- The Diviners (Jules)
- A Jest of God (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Stone Angel (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Tomorrow-Tamer and Other Stories (RIEDEL Fascination)

Lawrence, Benny
- Shell Game (Bookgeek)

Lawrence, Grant
- The Lonely End of the Rink (Barbara)

Lawson, Mary
- Crow Lake (Sam Lamb)

Lazurko, Anne
- Dollybird (Melwyk)

Leacock, Stephen
- Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich (Claire)
- Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (Nicola)

Leaf, Rik
- Four Homeless Millionaires (John)

Leavitt, Martine
- Heck Superhero (Irene Roth)
- Keturah and Lord Death (Irene Roth)
- My Book of Life by Angel (Irene Roth)
- Tom Finder (Irene Roth)

Lee, Rebecca
- Bobcat and Other Stories (Nicola)

Legault, Stephen
- The Third Riel Conspiracy (Mysteries and More)

Leiderman, Lucy
- Lives of Magic (Giraffe Days)

Lemire, Jeff
- The Country Nurse (Nicola)
- Ghost Stories (Nicola)
- Justice League Dark Vol. 2: The Books of Magic art by Mikel Janin (Nicola)
- Tales from the Farm (Nicola)

Lemire, Jeff and Ray Fawkes
- Justice League Dark Vol. 3: The Death of Magic art by Mikel Janin (Nicola)

Lemire, Pascale
- Dog Shaming (Teena)

Leung, Lawrence, Susan Hannah, and Elizabeth Dares-Dobbie
- The Complete Migraine Health, Diet Guide and Cookbook (Teena)

Lindhout, Amanda and Sara Corbett
- A House in the Sky (Luanne, Samantha Adkins, Shan)

Little, Jean
- Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird (Sharon)

Lloyd, Jennifer
- The Best Thing About Kindergarten illustrated by Qin Leng (Perogyo)

Lorig, Kate, and Halsted Holman, David Sobel, Diana Laurent, Virgina Gonzales, Marian Minor
- Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions (Sharon)

Lovegrove, Jennifer
- Watch How we Walk (Tanya)

Loyie, Larry with Constance Brissenden
As Long as the Rivers Flow illustrated by Heather D. Holmlund (John)

Lui, Elaine
- Listen to the Squawking Chicken (Tanya)

MacAlister, Kate
- Hard Day's Knight (JoAnne)

MacDonald, Ann-Marie
- Fall on Your Knees (JoAnne)

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

MacLeod, Charlotte
- The Curse of the Giant Hogweed (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Family Vault (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Something the Cat Dragged In (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Withdrawing Room (RIEDEL Fascination)

MacLeod, Elizabeth
- Secrets Underground (Nicola)

MacLeod, Sue
- Namesake (Marie)

Maffini, Mary Jane
- Closet Confidential (Jo)

Majumdar, Anish
- The Isolation Door (Tanya)

Mallette, Pattie
- Nowhere But Up (Teena)

Malone, Greg
- Don't Tell the Newfoundlanders (Swordsman)

Marchildon, Daniel
- La premiére guerre de Toronto (Braedonnal)

Marentette, Meghan
- The Stowaways (Shonna)

Martel, Yann
- Life of Pi (Veronica)

Martin, Barbara
- The Hero of Hopewell Hill (Mysteries and More)

Martin, Mike
- The Body on the T (Deb)
- The Walker on the Cape (Shonna)

Maruno, Jennifer
- Kid Soldier (Shonna)

Mayer, Dale
- Vampire in Denial (Sarah at Workaday Reads)

Mayers, Adam
- Acts of Kindness (Irene)

McAdam, Colin
A Beautiful Truth (Jules)

McCollum, Jordan
- I, Spy (Sarah at Workaday Reads)

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

McFarlane, Leslie (as Franklin W. Dixon)
- The House on the Cliff (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Secret of the Old Mill (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Tower Treasure (RIEDEL Fascination)

McKay, Ami
- The Virgin Cure (JoAnne)

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

McClintock, Norah
- Close to the Heel (Nicola, Shonna)

McKenzie, Catherine
- Spun (Teena, Luanne)

McLinton, Judy and John Mutford (selections by)
- Coming Home (Barbara, Lisa)

McMullen, Carol
- The Bully Solution (Irene)

McNamee, Graham
- Bonechiller (Jo)

Messud, Claire
- The Woman Upstairs (Jules)

Messum, J. Kent
- Bait (Luanne)

Millar, Margaret
- Beast in View (Melwyk)

Mistry, Rohinton
- A Fine Balance (Jules)

Mitchell, Scott
- Secret Toronto (Teena)

Mofina, Rick
- They Disappeared (Heather)

Montgomery, Lucy Maud
- Anne of Avonlea (Jules)
- Anne of Green Gables (Samantha Adkins)
- Anne of Green Gables read by Colleen Winton (Sharon)
- The Blue Castle (Sharon, Lee-Anne)
- The Blythes are Quoted (Samantha Adkins)

Moore, Lisa
- Alligator (Sam Lamb)
- Caught (Shan, Jules, Lisa N)

Mootoo, Shani
- Moving Forward Sideways like a Crab (Melwyk)

Morgan, Allen
- Matthew and the Midnight Firefighter (Nicola)

Morrison, Jacqui
- The Vigilante (Teena)

Morrissey, Donna
- The Deception of Livvy Higgs (Sam Lamb)

Moser, Elisa
- Lily and Taylor (Perogyo)

Motyer, Arthur
- The Staircase Letters (Melwyk)

Mowat, Farley
- The Black Joke (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Curse of the Viking Grave (Lee-Anne)
- Lost in the Barrens (Lee-Anne)
- My Discovery of America (Barb in BC)
- Owls in the Family (Barb in BC, Sam Lamb, Lisa)

Munro, Alice
- Dance of the Happy Shades (Eric)
- Lives of Girls and Women (Eric)
- Open Secrets (Jules)
- The View from Castle Rock (Lee-Anne)

Munsch, Robert
- Hugs illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Irene)
- Mud Puddle illustrated by Dusan Petricic (Irene)
- Seeing Red illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Irene)
- Swamp Water illustrated by Michael Martchenko (Irene)

Murray, Glen and William Kotzwinkle
- Walter the Farting Dog illustrated by Audrey Colman (John, Teena, Irene, Nicola)

Murray, Rose
- 125 Best Chicken Recipes (Teena)

Nagel, Brian
- Let's Forefoot da Sonovabitch (John)

Narsimham, Mahtab
The Third Eye (Irene)

Nason, Riel
- The Town that Drowned (Heather)

Nawaz, Saleema
- Bone and Bread (Jules)

Nielsen, Susin
- Word Nerd (Nicola)

Norman, Howard
- Next Life Might be Kinder (MaryR)

Nouwen, Henri J. M.
- With Open Hands (Sharon)

Oakley, Mark
- Thieves and Kings, Book 6 (Nicola)

Ohi, Ruth
- Chicken, Pig, Cow (Irene Roth)
- Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Class Pet (Irene Roth)
- Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Purple Problem (Irene Roth)
- Chicken, Pig, Cow's First Fight (Irene Roth)
- Chicken, Pig, Cow, Horse Around (Irene Roth)
- Kenta and the Big Wave (Perogyo, Irene Roth)
- A Trip With Grandma (Irene Roth)

Ondaatje, Michael
- The Cat's Table (MaryR)
- The English Patient (Lee-Anne)

Onrait, Jay
- Anchorboy (Shan)

Ostenso, Martha
- Wild Geese (Jules)

Owens, Ann-Maureen and Jane Yealland
- Our Flag illustrated by Bill Slavin and Esperança Melo (Teena)

Oxford, Kelly
- Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar (Irene)

Ozeki, Ruth
- A Tale for the Time Being (MaryR)

Page, P. K.
- Up on the Roof (Shonna)

Parker, Monica
- Getting Waisted (Teena)

Patterson, Kevin
- The Water in Between (Barb in BC)

Payton, Bryan
- The Wind is Not a River (Shonna)

Peacock, Shane
- Last Message (Nicola, Shonna)

Pearson, Kit
- The Whole Truth (Samantha Adkins)

Pelley, Chad
- Away from Everywhere (Jules)

Pendziwol, Jean E.
- Once Upon a Northern Night illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault (Perogyo)

Penny, Louise
- The Beautiful Mystery (JoAnne)
- Bury Your Dead read by Ralph Cosham (Jo, JoAnne)
- How the Light Gets In (Perogyo, MaryR, Mysteries and More, Raidergirl)
- How the Light Gets In read by Ralph Cosham (Shonna)
- Still Life (JoAnne)
- A Trick of the Light read by Ralph Cosham (Jo)

Petersen, Christan
- Outside the Line (Barb in BC)

Peters, P. J.
- Reflections in Poetry and Pictures (RIEDEL Fascination)

Pineo, Mari
- Spring Floods (RIEDEL Fascination)

Pogue, Carolyn
- The Rock of Ages (John)

Poitevin, Linda
- Gwynneth Ever After (Shonna) 
- Sins of the Son (Sarah)

Pope, Al
- Bad Latitudes (John)

Primeau, Liz
- City Gardens (Irene)
- Creating a Garden (Irene)
- Front Yard Gardens (Irene)
- Vegetable Gardening (Irene)

Pullinger, Kate
- Landing Gear (Shan, Tanya, Melwyk)
- The Mistress of Nothing (Barb in BC)

Pura, Murray
Beneath the Dover Sky (Sharon)

Pyper, Andrew
- Kiss Me (RIEDEL Fascination)

Quist, Jennifer
- Love Letters of the Angel of Death (Daniel)

Ramsey, Sherry D.
- One's Aspect to the Sun (Sarah)

Ravel, Edeet
- Look For Me (Giraffe Days)

Reading, Iain
- Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (Sarah)

Reeves, Francois
- Planet Heart (Irene)

Reid, Iaian
- The Truth About Luck (Irene)

Reno, Tosca
- The Start Here Diet (Luanne)

Ricci-Thode, Vanessa
- The Dragon Whisperer (Daniel)

Rich, Roberta
- The Harem Midwife (Shonna)
- The Midwife of Venice (Shan)

Richards, Dass
- Dogs Just Wanna Have Fun (Teena)

Richards, David Adams
- God Is (Irene Roth)
- Mercy Among the Children (Jules)

Richards, Nancy Wilcox
- How to Fix a Lie (Irene)
- How to Outplay a Bully illustrated by David Sourwine (John)

Richardson, Bill
- Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast (Pussreboots)
- Dear Sad Goat (Lisa N)

Richardson, C. S.
- The Emperor of Paris (Danielle, Sam Lamb)

Richler, Mordecai
- The Street (Barb in BC)

Riley, Louise
- One Happy Moment (Lee-Anne, Barb in BC)

Rivkin, Ann
- Mystery of Disaster Island (RIEDEL Fascination)

Robertson, Ray
- I Was There the Night He Died (Melwyk)

Robinson, Eden
- Monkey Beach (Barb in BC)

Robinson, Peter
- Children of the Revolution (Luanne)

Robson, Jennifer
- Somewhere in France (Shonna)

Rodger, Ellen
- How Does the Government Work? (Irene Roth)

Roe, Caroline
- Cure for a Charlatan (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Remedy for Treason (RIEDEL Fascination)

Ross, Stewart
- Into the Unknown illustrated by Stephen Biesty (Pussreboots)

Rotenberg, Robert
- The Guilty Plea (Sarah)
- Old City Hall (Nan, Sarah)
- Stranglehold (Teena, Mysteries and More)

Rowen, Gail
- Countdown (Giraffe Days)

Roy, Gabrielle
- Enchanted Summer (Barb in BC)
- The Road Past Altamont (Barb in BC, Sharon)

Rudolph, Katja
- Little Bastards in Springtime (Melwyk)

Runstedler, Nancy
- Beautiful Goodbye (Shonna, Irene)
- Paying it Forward Kids (Irene)

Rybczynski, Witold
- Looking Around (Barbara)

Sadler, Judy Ann
- Reaching illustrated by Susan Mitchell (Luanne)

Sagara, Michelle
- Touch (Jo)

Sands, Patricia
- The Promise of Provence (Sharon)

Saul, Nick and Andre Curtis
- The Stop (Melwyk)

Sawyer, Robert J.
- Hominids (Pooker)
- Red Planet Blues (Braedonnal, Swordsman)

Scharper, Hilary
- Peridta (Melwyk)

Schellenberg, Lovella et al
- Mennonite Girls Can Cook (Sharon)

Schwartz, Roslyn
- Splat! (Irene)

Scott, A. D
- Beneath the Abbey Wall (Sharon)

Scrimger, Richard
- Ink Me (Nicola, Shonna)

Seagrave, John
- The Hudson's Bay Boy (John)

Selvadurai, Shyam
- Cinnamon Gardens (Giraffe Days)
- Funny Boy (Kim)

Service, Robert
- The Spell of the Yukon (Claire)

Shariff, Shaheen
- Confronting Cyber-Bullying (Irene Roth)

Shea, Theresa
- Unfinished Child (Jules)

Shewchuk, Pat
- In Lucia's Neighborhood illustrated by Marek Colek (Pussreboots)

Shields, Carol
- Jane Austen (Mary R)

Shrier, Howard
- Miss Montreal (Mysteries and More)

Sibley, Robert C.
- The Way of the Stars (Anita)

Simmons, Gail
- Talking with my Mouth Full (Swordsman, Teena)

Simon, Ilana
- 125 Best Indoor Grill Recipes (Teena)

Slayter, Rebecca Silver
In the Land of the Birdfishes (Jules)

Slott, Dan
- Batman Adventures/ Rogues' Gallery illustrated by Ty Templeton (Nicola)
- Batman Adventures/ Shadows and Masks illustrated by Ty Templeton (Nicola)

Slutsky, Mark
- Social Smarts illustrated by Daniel Buller (Nicola)

Smart, Elizabeth
- The Assumption of Rogues and Rascals (Rasiqra/Revulva)
- By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept (Eric)

Smith, Brad
- Shoot the Dog (Luanne)

Smucker, Barbara
- Underground to Canada (Sharon)

Sotzek, Hannelore and Bobbie Kalman
- A Koala is Not a Bear! (Irene)

Spector, Liv
- The Rich and the Dead (Teena)

Spires, Ashley
- Binky: License to Scratch (Nicola)
- Binky the Space Cat (Pussreboots)
- Binky Takes Charge (Pussreboots)

Spotson, Scott
- Seeking Dr. Magic (Sarah at Workaday Reads)

Stan, Tuxedo and Kathy Crisholm
- Me  (Teena)

Stapley, Marissa
- Mating for Life (Luanne)

Staunton, Ted
- Jump Cut (Nicola, Shonna)
- Who I'm Not (Nicola)

Stevens, Chevy
- Always Watching (Shonna)
- That Night (Teena, Luanne)

Stevenson, Dick
- The Saga of the Sourtoe (John)

Stinson, Kathy
- What Happened to Ivy (Heather)

Stinson, Kathy and Dusan Petricic
- The Man with the Violin (Irene)

Stirling, S. M.
- Dies the Fire (Braedonnal)

St. James, Simone
- The Haunting of Maddy Clare (Melwyk
- An Inquiry into Love and Death (Melwyk, Danielle, Shonna)
- Silence for the Dead (Melwyk)

Stocks, Cassie
- Dance, Gladys, Dance (Sam Lamb, Daniel)

Stone, L. H.
- In To the Bend (Samantha Adkins)

Stratton, Allan
- Chanda's Secrets (Shonna)

Strong, Mimi
- The Walk-In (JoAnne)
- Lexie Goes Shopping (JoAnne)
- Return to Mr. Thorne (JoAnne)
- Under the Sea (JoAnne)
- Set it on Fire (JoAnne)

Suneby, Elizabeth
- Razia's Ray of Hope illustrated by Suana Vereslt (Perogyo)

Sutherland, Robert
Death Island (RIEDEL Fascination)

Swan, Mary
- My Ghosts (Melwyk)

Swartz, Rebecca
- Everything Pales in Comparison (Bookgeek)

Szalowski, Pierre
- Fish Change Direction in Cold Weather translated by Alison Anderson (Melwyk)

Tamaki, Mariko
- Emiko Superstar illustrated by Steve Rolston (John)
- This One Summer illustrated by Jillian Tamaki (John)

Tardif, Cheryl Kaye
- Children of the Fog (Heather)

Taylor, Patrick
- An Irish Country Wedding (Shonna)

Thomas, Audrey
- Local Customs (Tanya)

Thomas, Joan
- Reading by Lightning (Sharon)

Thúy, Kim
- Ru (Shonna)

Tod, M. K.
- Unravelled (Giraffe Days)

Toews, Miriam
- All My Puny Sorrows (Shan)
- The Flying Troutmans (Barbara)

Torres, J
- The Unkindness of Ravens art by Faith Erin Hicks (Nicola)

Tremblay, Michel
- The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant (Eric)
- Stories for Late Night Drinkers (Eric)

Tsabari, Ayelet
- The Best Place of Earth (Jules)

Turner, James
- I, Librarian (John)

Urquhart, Jane
- Changing Heaven (Jules)
- The Whirlpool (Shonna)

Vanier, Jean
- Finding Peace (Irene)

Varady, Krista and Bill Gottlieb
- The Every Other Day Diet (Teena)

Vassanji, M. G.
- The Book of Secrets (Jules)

Vaughn-James, Martin
- The Cage (Nicola)

Viswanathan, Padma
- The Ever After of Ashwin Rao (Tanya, Shan, Melwyk)

Viva, Frank
- Along a Long Road (Pussreboots)
- A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse (Nicola)

Vyleta, Dan
- The Crooked Maid (Jules)

Wagamese, Richard
- Medicine Walk (Melwyk)

Wallace, Benjamin
- The Big Book of Dumb White Husband (Teena)

Walters, Eric
- Between Heaven and Earth (Nicola, Shonna)
- The Rule of Three (Shonna)

Wardell, Heather
- Fifty Million Reasons (Sarah@WorkadayReads)

Wearing, Alison
- Honeymoon in Purdah (Barb in BC)

Weston, Robert Paul
-Zorgamazoo (Eric)

Whyte, Jack
- The Skystone (Braedonnal)

Wiebe, Kurtis J.
- Rat Queens, Vol. 1 (Nicola)

Wiebe, Rudy
- The Mad Trapper (John)

Wierenga, Emily T.
- A Promise in Pieces (Sharon)

Wilcox, Nancy
- How to Outplay a Bully (John)

Wilson, Eric
- Code Red at the Supermall (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Cold Midnight in Vieux Quebec (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Green Gables Detectives (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Terror in Winnipeg (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Vampires of Ottawa (RIEDEL Fascination)

Wilson, Ethel
- Hetty Dorval (Lee-Anne)
- The Innocent Traveller (Barb in BC)

Wilson, John
- Lost Cause (Nicola, Shonna)

Wilson, Robert Charles
- Burning Paradise (Shonna)

Winter, Kathleen
- Annabel (John)

Winter, Michael
- Minister Without Portfolio (Jules, Shan)

Wishinsky, Frieda
- Beware, Pirates! illustrated by Dean Griffiths (Samantha Adkins)

Wolfe, Wally
- Encounter on the Eagle (John)

Wright, Dare
- The Doll and the Kitten (Shonna)
- Edith and Midnight (Shonna)
- Edith and Mr. Bear (Shonna)
- Edith and the Duckling (Shonna)
- Lona (Shonna)
- The Lonely Doll (Shonna)

Wright, Eric
- Death in the Old Country (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Smoke Detector (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Night the Gods Smiled (TracyK, RIEDEL Fascination)

Wright, L. R.
- Sleep While I Sing (TracyK)

Yetman, Derek
- The Beothuk Expedition (Jules)

Yolen, Jane
- Pumpkin Baby illustrated by Susan Mitchell (Irene)

Young, Scott
- The Shaman's Knife (Mysteries and More)

Zentner, Alexi
- The Lobster Kings (Melwyk)

The 7th Annual Canadian Book Challenge - The Final Standings

THE SLEEPING GIANT (13 or more books read)
Lisa (13)
Sam Lamb (13)
Eric (18)

Mary R (13) 
Mysteries and More (16)
Sarah (17)
Samantha Adkins (14)
JoAnne (21)
Swordsman (15)

Luanne (20)
RIEDEL Fascination (34)
Braedonnal (15)

Sharon (21)
John (31)
Shan (26)
Jules (52)

Shonna (45)
Pussreboots (
Nicola (41)
Barb in BC (20)
Melwyk (46)
Irene (100)

NIAGARA FALLS (12 books read)

THE BAY OF FUNDY (11 books read)



NORTHERN LIGHTS (9 books read)

THE ROCKIES (8 books read)

CABOT TRAIL (7 books read)


GROS MORNE (6 books read)

 DRUMHELLER (5 books read)
Nan (withdrawn)


CN TOWER (3 books read)

The Crime Scene

MANITOULIN ISLAND (2 books read)


CATHEDRAL GROVE (1 book read)

Check out the results and fantastic book lists from the first six Canadian Book Challenges:

1st Canadian Book Challenge
2nd Canadian Book Challenge
3rd Canadian Book Challenge
4th Canadian Book Challenge

5th Canadian Book Challenge
6th Canadian Book Challenge