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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The 8th Canadian Book Challenge - Final Recap


Happy Canada Day!!!

This concludes another rollicking edition of the Canadian Book Challenge! A huge thank-you to all those who participated, promoted, and encouraged one another over the past 12 months. I hope you will all consider taking on the challenge once again. In the meantime, here's a look back at the accomplishments and eclectic collection of Canadian books we read together:

- We've read and reviewed a total of 560 books!
- The grand total for all 8 years combined is 6524.
- Of the people 34 who participated, 20 finished (reached 13 or more books)
- Irene read and reviewed a whopping 118 books, beating her last year record of 100.
- Mike Filey had the most books reviewed at 14 (special thanks to Teena).
- The most popular book reviewed was Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven with 6 reviews.

Abbott, Victoria
- The Christie Curse (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Sayers Swindle (RIEDEL Fascination)

Abdou, Angie
- Anything Boys Can Do (AngelaLaughing)
- Between (AngelaLaughing)

Ace, Cathy
- The Case of the Dotty Dowager (TracyK)

Aguirre, Carmen
- Something Fierce (John)

Alexis, André
- Pastoral (Shan)

Allan, Mabel Esther
- An Island in a Green Sea (RIEDEL Fascination)

Al-Solaylee, Kamal
- Intolerable (Shan)

Amato, Mirella
- Beerology (Teena, Swordsman)

Andrews, Jan
- Winter of Peril (Nicola)  

Arden, Jann
- Falling Backwards (Teena)

Arend, Vivian
- Baby, Be Mine (JoAnne)
- One Sexy Ride (JoAnne)
- Rocky Mountain Angel (JoAnne)
- Rocky Mountain Desire (JoAnne)
- Rocky Mountain Freedom (JoAnne)
- Rocky Mountain Haven (JoAnne)
- Rocky Mountain Heat (JoAnne)
- Rocky Mountain Rebel (JoAnne)
- Rocky Ride (JoAnne)
- Whirlpool (JoAnne)

Armstrong, Kelley
- The Calling (JoAnne@LitlequeenRules)
- The Gathering (JoAnne@LitlequeenRules) 
- Industrial Magic (JoAnne) 
- Omens (Jules)

- The Rising (JoAnne@LitlequeenRules, Pussreboots)
- Sea of Shadows (Pussreboots)

Atwood, Margaret
- Bluebeard's Egg (Nicola, MaryR)
- The Door (Eric)

- The Handmaid's Tale (MaryR) 
- Morning in the Burned House (Eric)
- Power Politics (Jules) 
- Stone Mattress (Jules, Barbara)

Baker, Jacqueline
- The Broken Hours (Melwyk)

Baldwin, Shauna Singh
- What the Body Remembers (AngelaLaughing)


Barclay, Linwood
- Lone Wolf (Lisa)
- Never Saw it Coming (Shonna)
- No Safe House (Luanne, Teena, Shonna, Lisa N, Nicola)
- No Time for Goodbye (Nicola)

- A Tap on the Window (Shonna)

Basu, Arjun
- Waiting for the Man (Shan, Jules)

Beaton, Kate
- Hark! A Vagrant (Pussreboots)

Beaton, M. C.
- Death of a Liar (Sharon)

Benison, C. C.
- Death at Buckingham Palace (Sharon)

Beresford-Howe, Constance
- The Book of Eve (Melwyk)

Berkhout, Nina
- The Gallery of Lost Species (Shan)

Berton, Laura Beatrice
- I Married the Klondike (John)

Bezmozgis, David
- The Betrayers (Shan, Jules)

Bishop, Ev
- Wedding Bands (JoAnne)

Black, Michael
- I'm Bored illustrated by Debbie Redpath Ohi (John)

Blum, Vicki
- Shadow Unicorn (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Wish Upon a Unicorn (RIEDEL Fascination)

Bondrup-Nielsen, Soren
- Merging (Steve)

Bosanquet, Mary
- Saddlebags for Suitcases (Barb in BC)

Bowen, Gail
- 12 Rose Street (Mysteries and More)
- Deadly Appearances (Nicola, RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Wandering Soul Murders (TracyK)

Bowen, Rhonda
- Hitting the Right Note (Shan)

Braden, Bill
- Bridging the Dehcho (John)

Bradford, Karleen
- Animal Heroes (RIEDEL Fascination)
- A Country of Our Own (Nicola)
- Dear Canada: A Desperate Road to Freedom (Nicola)

Bradford, Michael
- Button Hill (Nicola)

Bradley, Alan
- As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Melwyk, Shonna, TracyK, Luanne, MaryR)

Braemel, Leah
Slow Ride Home (JoAnne)
- Tangled Past (JoAnne)
- Texas Tangle (JoAnne)

Brand, Dionne
- Love Enough (Shan)

Brooks, Martha
- A Hill for Looking (RIEDEL Fascination)

Buchanan, Cathy Marie
- The Painted Girls (Raidergirl)

Callaghan, Morley
- More Joy in Heaven (Eric)

Cameron, Anne
- Earth Witch (RIEDEL Fascination)

Canfield, Jack and Mark Victor Hansen, Janet Metthews, Raymond Aaron
- Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul (Irene)

Canfield, Jack and Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark
- Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada (Teena)

Cannon, Chris and Brian Calvert
- America, But Better (Irene)

Carroll, Emily
- Through the Woods (Nicola, Pussreboots)

Catling, Libby Whittall
- Twelve Days of Christmas in Fort Reliance illustrated by Alison McCreesh (John)

Chan, Gillian
- Dear Canada: An Ocean Apart (Nicola)

Chapman, Brenda
- Cold Mourning (Mysteries and More)

Chow, Olivia
- My Journey (Teena)

Christopher, Neil
- The Country of Wolves illustrated by Ramón Pérez (John)
 
Chuvalo, George and Murray Greig
- Chuvalo: A Fighter's Life (Teena)

Clark, Margaret Goff
- Mystery at Star Lake (RIEDEL Fascination)

Clark, Trevor
- Hair Trigger (Teena)

Clarke, George Elliott
- Traverse (Eric)

Clarkson, Adrienne
- Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship (Irene)

Coady, Lynn
- Saints of Big Harbour (Lisa N) 

Cohen, Tish
- The Truth About Delilah Blue (Sam Lamb) 

Collins, PJ Sarah
- What Happened to Serenity? (John) 

Conley, Jay
- Ben and the Bear and the Honeysuckle Tree (RIEDEL Fascination) 

Coupland, Douglas
- Terry (Lisa N)
- Worst. Person. Ever. (Swordsman, Teena)

Craven, Margaret
- I Heard the Owl Call My Name (Barb in BC)

Creighton, Luella
- High Bright Buggy Wheels (Barb in BC)

Crocker, Pat
- The Juicing Bible (Teena)
- The Smoothies Bible (Teena)

Crummey, Michael
- River Thieves (John)
- Sweetland (Luanne, AngelaLaughing)

Cutter, Nick
- The Troop (John


Czerneda, Julie
- A Play of Shadow (Kim)
- Reap the Wild Wind (Jules) 
- Riders of the Storm (Jules) 
- Rift in the Sky (Jules)

- A Turn of Light (Kim) 

Davies, Robertson
- The Cunning Man (Mary R) 

Davis, Lauren B.
- Our Daily Bread (Sam Lamb) 

Dawson, Willow
- Hyena in Petticoats (John)

de Adder, Michael
- You Might be From Nova Scotia If... (Lisa N)

Decevito, Carey
- Once Written, Twice Shy (JoAnne)

Delany, Vicki
- Juba Good (Jo)

De la Roche, Mazo
- Finch's Fortune (Pussreboots)
- Jalna (Pussreboots, Barb in BC)

Delisle, Guy
- Burma Chronicles (Pussreboots)

Delany, Vicki
- Gold Digger (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Juba Good (Jo)  

De la Roche, Mazo
- Whiteoaks of Jalna (Pussreboots) 

De Lint, Charles
- Seven Wild Sisters (Pussreboots)

De Mariaffi, Elisabeth
- The Devil You Know (Shan, Luanne)

Denison, Merrill
- Power to Go (Pussreboots)

De Sa, Anthony
- Barnacle Love (Teena)

Deutschendorf, Harvey
- The Other Kind of Smart (Irene)

DeWitt, Patrick
- The Sisters Brothers (John)

Deverell, William
- Sing a Worried Song (Mysteries and More)

Dickner, Nicolas
- Apocalypse for Beginners (Eric)

Dingle, Adrian
- Nelvana of the Northern Lights (John)

Ditchoff, Pamela
- Phoebe's Way (Melwyk)

Doctor, Farzana
- Six Metres of Pavement (Teena)

Doctorow, Cory
- In Real Life illustrated by Jen Wang (Nicola, Pussreboots)
- Little Brother (John) 

Donoghue, Emma
- Frog Music (Jules)

Doolin, Carla
- Spitfire (JoAnne@LitlequeenRules)

Doyle, Alan
- Where I Belong (Teena, Swordsman, Lisa N)

Echlin, Kim
- Under the Visible Life (Melwyk)

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

Eddie, David
- Chump Change (Teena)

Edugyan, Esi
Dreaming of Elsewhere (Shan)

Ellis, Deborah
- Moon at Nine (Irene) 

Ellis, Sarah
- Outside In (Pussreboots)
- Dear Canada: Days of Toil and Tears (Nicola)

Engel, Howard
- Murder on Location (TracyK, RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Ransom Game (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Suicide Murders (RIEDEL Fascination)

Engel, Marian
- Bear (Steve)

Evans, C. D. and Shyba, Lorene (editors)
- Tough Crimes (Mysteries and More)

Fallis, Terry
- No Relation (Luanne, Lisa N, Sam Lamb)

Faryon, Cynthia J.
- Unsung Heroes of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RIEDEL Fascination)

Fawkes, Ray
- The People Inside (Pussreboots)

Feeney, Mara
- Rankin Inlet (John)

Fielding, Joy
- See Jane Run (JoAnne) 

Filey, Mike
- I Remember Sunnyside (Teena)
- More Toronto Sketches (Teena)
- A Toronto Album (Teena)
- A Toronto Album 2 (Teena)
- Toronto Sketches 3 (Teena)
- Toronto Sketches 4 (Teena)
- Toronto Sketches 5 (Teena)
- Toronto Sketches 6 (Teena)  
- Toronto Sketches 7 (Teena)
- Toronto Sketches 8 (Teena) 
- Toronto Sketches 9 (Teena)
- Toronto Sketches 10 (Teena)
- Toronto Sketches 11 (Teena)
- Toronto: The Way We Were (Teena

Fisher, Sam
- Scare Scape (Kim)

Fortier, Dominique
- Wonder translated by Sheila Fischman (Shonna)

Foster, Jo-Anne B.
- The End, the New Beginning (Barbara)
- One Thousand (Barbara)

Fradkin, Barbara
- None So Blind (Mysteries and More)

Galchen, Rivka
- American Innovations (Shan)

Gates, Eva
- By Book or By Crook (Mysteries and More)

Gault, Connie
- A Beauty (Shan)

Gilbert, Cyndi
- The Essential Guide to Women's Herbal Medicine (Teena)

Glover, Douglas
- Woman Gored by Bison Lives (John)

Godfrey, Martyn
- Here She Is, Ms. Teeny-Wonderful! (Pussreboots)

Goldstein, Jonathan
- I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow (Barbara)

Golin, Ed
- Marshy Winter illustrated by Jerry Maryniuk (RIEDEL Fascination)

Gordon, Alison
- Night Game (Mysteries and More)

Graham, Genevieve
- Tides of Honour (Luanne)

Grant, Jessica
- Making Light of Tragedy (AngelaLaughing)

Gravel, Elise
- The Rat (Shonna)
- The Slug (Shonna)

Gray, John MacLachlan
- Billy Bishop Goes to War with Eric Peterson (Pussreboots)

Greer, David
- White Horses and Shoting Stars (RIEDEL Fascination)

Gregory, Daryl
- Afterparty (Pussreboots)

Gruen, Sara
- At the Water's Edge (Shan, Nicola)
- Water for Elephants (John)

Hadfield, Chris
- An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (Lisa)
- You are Here (Melwyk, Shan, Lisa, Teena, Swordsman)


Haldane, Seán
- The Devil's Making (Mysteries and More)

Halliday, Keith
- Aurore of the Yukon (RIEDEL Fascination)

Hamilton, Ian
- The Red Pole of Macau (Mysteries and More)
- The Wild Beasts of the Wuhan (Mysteries and More)

Hamilton, Lyn
- African Quest (RIEDEL Fascination)

Hancock, Pat
- Crazy Canadian Trivia (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Haunted Canada: True Ghost Stories (RIEDEL Fascination)

Harlick, R. J.
- Silver Totem of Shame (Mysteries and More)

Hartman, Rachel
- Shadow Scale (Kim)

Haworth-Attard, Barbara
- Dear Canada: A Trail of Broken Dreams (Nicola)

Heine, William C.
- The Last Canadian (Barb in BC)

Helwig, David
- Saltsea (Jules)

Herman, Gail
- Who is Wayne Gretzky? (Nicola)

Heti, Susan
- How Should a Person Be? (Sam Lamb)

Hicks, Faith Erin
- Friends with Boys (John)

Hill, Lawrence
- The Book of Negroes (Jules)

Holmes, Peggy
- Never a Dull Moment (Barb in BC)

Hooper, Emma
- Etta and Otta and Russell and James (Shan)

Horvath, Polly
- Mr. and Mrs. Bunny Detectives Extraordinaire (Pussreboots)

Horwood, Harold
- White Eskimo (Barb in BC)

Hough, Robert
- The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan (Teena)

Huff, Tanya
- The Better Part of Valor (Kim)
- The Heart of Valor (Kim) 
- The Truth of Valor (Kim)
- Valor's Choice (Kim)
- Valor's Trail (Kim)

Hughes, Monica
- Invitation to the Game (Kim)

Hughes, Susan
- Let's Call it Canada (Pussreboots)
- No Girls Allowed illustrated by Willow Dawson (John)

Humphreys, Helen
- The Evening Chorus (Shan)

Hunter, Aislinn
- The World Before Us (Melwyk)

Hutchinson, Chris
- A Brief History of the Short Lived (Eric)
- Other People's Lives (Eric)

Itani, Frances
- Remembering the Bones (AngelaLaughing)
- Tell (Shan, Jules)

Jennings, Maureen
- Season of Darkness (TracyK)

Jiles, Paulette
- Sitting in the Club Car and Drinking Rum and Karma-Cola (Steve)

Johnson, Plum
- They Left Us Everything (Teena)

Johnston, E. K.
- The Story of Owen, Dragonslayer of Trondheim (Kim)

Kale, Kathy T.
- Black Death in a New Age (Heather)

Kambolis, Michele
- Generation Stressed (Irene)

Karlinsky, Harry
- The Stonehenge Letters (Shonna)

Karram, Kerry
- Death Wins in the Arctic (Swordsman, Teena)

Katz, Welwyn Wilton
Witchery Hill (RIEDEL Fascination)

Kay, Guy Gavriel
- The Summer Tree (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Wandering Fire (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Ysabel (Shonna)

Kearsley, Susanna
- A Desperate Fortune (Luanne, Claire)

Kelly, Sofie
- Curiosity Thrilled the Cat (RIEDEL Fascination)

Kennedy, Elle
- As Hot as it Gets (JoAnne)
- Feeling Hot (JoAnne)
- Getting Hotter (JoAnne)
- Hotter Than Ever (JoAnne)
- One Night of Sin (JoAnne)

Keri, Jonah
- Up, Up, and Away (Swordsman, Teena)

Kertes, Joseph
- The Afterlife of Stars (Shonna)

King, Thomas
- The Back of the Turtle (Melwyk)
- The Inconvenient Indian (Shan)





Koyczan, Shane
- To This Day: For the Bullied and Beautiful (Nicola, Pussreboots)

Kobayashi, Tamai
- Prairie Ostrich (Giraffe Days)


Kostelnik, Dawn
- The White Girl (John)

Kulling, Monica
- Spic-and-Span illustrated by David Parkins (Heather)

Kurlansky, Mark
- Birdseye (Mary R)

Kusugak, Michael
- Hide and Sneak illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka (RIEDEL Fascination)

Kusugak, Michael and Robert Munsch
- A Promise is a Promise illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka (RIEDEL Fascination)

Lansens, Lori
- The Mountain Story (Melwyk, Tanya, Luanne)

Lapierre, Jean
- The Morning After (Swordsman)

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

Laurence, Margaret
- A Jest of God (Eric)
- The Stone Angel (John, Irene)
- This Side Jordan (RIEDEL Fascination)

Lawson, Mary
- Road Ends (Melissa @ Jayne's Books, Raidergirl)

Leach, Norman S. 
- America's First Broken Arrow (Swordsman)

Leask, Andrea
- Ty and the Fly illustrated by Allison McCreesh (John)

Lee, J. J.
- The Measure of a Man (Melwyk)

Leech, Jim and Jacquie McNish
The Third Rail (Teena)
 
Lemire, Jeff
- Animal Man, Vol. 1 (Travel Foreman)
- Green Arrow, Vol. 4: The Kill Machine (Nicola) 
- Green Arrow, Vol. 5: The Outsiders War (Nicola) 
- Teen Titans: Earth One, Vol. 1 (Nicola)
- Trillium (Nicola, John)
- The Underwater Welder (John)

Léveillé, J. R.
- The Setting Lake Sun translated by S. E. Stewart (RIEDEL Fascination)

Levine, Allan
- Toronto: Biography of a City (Teena)

Lindhout, Amanda and Sara Corbett
- A House in the Sky (AngelaLaughing)

Lines, Kate
- Crime Seen (Nicola)

Little, Jean
- Dear Canada: All Fall Down (Nicola)
- Dear Canada: If I Die Before I Wake (Nicola)

Lunn, Janet
- The Hollow Tree (Nicola)

MacDonald, Ann-Marie
- Adult Onset (AngelaLaughing)

MacDonald, Cameron
- The Endangered Species Road Trip (Pussreboots)

MacDonald, Zillah K.
Mystery of the Piper's Ghost (RIEDEL Fascination)

MacFarlane, Leslie (Franklin L. Dixon)
- The Missing Chums (RIEDEL Fascination)


MacLennan, Hugh
- Two Solitudes (Eric)

MacLeod, Alistair
- Remembrance (Shonna)

MacLeod, Charlotte
- The Corpse in Oozak's Pond (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Palace Guard (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Rest You Merry (TracyK)

Maendel, Linda
- Hutterite Diaries (Sharon)

Maffini, Mary Jane
- Lament for a Lounge Lizard (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Too Hot to Handle (RIEDEL Fascination)

Malcolm, David
- Pine Cones and Small Stones (John)

Mandel, Emily St. John
- Last Night in Montreal (MaryR)
- Station Eleven (Melwyk, Raidergirl, MaryR, Jules, Tanya, Melissa)

Manuel, Lynn
- Mystery at Cranberry Farm (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Return to Cranberry Farm (RIEDEL Fascination)

Martin, Andrea
- Lady Parts (Teena)

Mason, Susan Anne
- Irish Meadows (Sharon)

Matas, Carol
- Dear Canada: Pieces of the Past (Nicola)
- Dear Canada: Turned Away (Nicola)

Mattich, Alen
Killing Pilgrim (Mysteries and More)

Mayes, Michael
- Which Way Back? illustrated by Rory O'Sullivan (Pussreboots)

McCallion, Hazel and Robert Brehl
- Hurricane Hazel (Teena)

McCarney, Rosemary
- Every Day is Malala Day (Irene)

McClintock, Norah
- Dear Canada:  A Sea of Sorrows (Nicola)

McClung, Nellie L.
-  Purple Springs (Pussreboots)

McFadden, Deanna
- The Work Boyfriend (Luanne)

McFarlane, Todd
- Spawn, Origin Collections Vol. 1 (John)

McFetridge, John
- Dirty Sweet (Teena)

McGrath, M. J.
- White Heat (TracyK)

McIsaac, Jodi
- Through the Door (RIEDEL Fascination)

McLean, Jesse
- Wait For It (Shan)

McLeod, Alan and Jordan St. John
- Ontario Beer (Teena, Swordsman)

McLuhan, Marshall
- Culture is Our Business (Pussreboots)

McNicoll, Sylvia
- Last Chance for Paris (Melissa Lee)

McWatt, Tessa
- Higher Ed (Shan)

Mersereau, Bob
- The History of Canadian Rock n' Roll (Teena)

Messud, Claire
- The Woman Upstairs (AngelaLaughing)

Mian, Sarah
- When the Saints (Teena)

Michaels, Sean
- Us Conductors (Shan)

Mighton, John
- Scientific Americans (Eric)

Millar, Margaret
- Beyond this Point are Monsters (Melwyk)
- Wall of Eyes (TracyK)

Millar, Mark
- Civil War illustrated by Steve McNiven (John)

Miller, K. D.
- All Saints (Shonna)

Miller, Lawrence
- The Avro Arrow (Steve)

Moffat, John W.
- Einstein Wrote Back (Steve)

Moffitt, Mitchell and Greg Brown
- AsapSCIENCE (Shan)

Mofina, Rick
- Full Tilt (Teena)
- Six Seconds (Teena)
- Vengeance Road (Teena)

Montgomery, Lucy Maud
- Anne of Green Gables (Sam Lamb)
- Anne of Green Gables read by Colleen Winton (Raidergirl)
- Anne of Avonlea read by Colleen Winton (Sharon)
- Anne of Avonlea read by Sheila Frasier (Raidergirl)
- Anne of the Island read by Renee Raudman (Raidergirl)
- Anne of the Island read by Sharon Savage (Sharon)

Moore, Lisa
- February (Lisa N) 

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

Morstad, Julie
- How To (Pussreboots)

Mowat, Farley
 - And No Birds Sang (Swordsman)
- Bay of Spirits (Swordsman)
- The Boat Who Wouldn't Float (RIEDEL Fascination)
- People of the Deer (Swordsman)

Munro, Alice
- Friend of My Youth (Jules)
- Open Secrets (Barbara)
- Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You (Eric)
- The View from Castle Rock (AngelaLaughing)

Munro, Jane
- Active Pass (Eric
- Blue Sonoma (Eric)
- Point No Point (Eric)

Murphy-Lamb, Lisa
- Dinosaur Hunters: Uncovering The Hidden Remains Of Canada's Ancient Giants (RIEDEL Fascination)

Myers, Rob
- Heart Disease (Irene Roth)

Nawaz, Zarqa
- Laughing All the Way to the Mosque (Teena, Claire, Shan)

Norman, Michael
- Canadian Hauntings (RIEDEL Fascination)

Norman, Peter
- Emberton (Melwyk)

Nouwen, Henri J. M.
- Life of the Beloved (Sharon)

North, Suzanne
- Bones to Pick (Mysteries and More)

Oke, Janette and Laurel Oke Logan
- Where Trust Lies (Melissa Lee)

O'Keefe, David
- One Day in August (Swordsman)  

O'Leary, Kevin
- The Cold Hard Truth About Men, Women, and Money (Teena)
- The Cold Hard Truth on Business, Money, and Life (Teena)
- The Cold Hard Truth on Family, Kids, and Money (Teena)

Oleson, Dave
- Kinds of Winter (John)

O'Malley, Bryan Lee
- Seconds (Nicola)

O'Neill, Heather
- The Girl who was Saturday Night (Shan, Eric, Barbara)

Oram, Jean
- Champagne and Lemon Drops (JoAnne@LitlequeenRules)

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

Page, Kathy
- Paradise and Elsewhere (Shan)

Peacock, Andrew
- Creatures of the Rock (Nicola, Teena)

Peacock, Shane
- Mystery of Ireland's Eye (RIEDEL Fascination)

Pearson, Kit
- Dear Canada: Whispers of  War (Nicola)

Pelley, Chad
- Every Little Thing (Buried in Print)

Pennie, Ross
- Tainted (TracyK)

Penny, Louise
- The Beautiful Mystery read by Ralph Cosham (Jo)
- A Fatal Grace (Lisa N)
- The Cruelest Month (Lisa N, Tracy K)
- The Long Way Home (John Forrester, Mysteries and More)
- The Long Way Home read by Ralph Cosham (Luanne, Shonna)
- A Rule Against Murder (Lisa)
- Still Life (Lisa N)

Peppas, Lynn
- Groundhog Day (Irene)
- What are Cirrus Clouds? (Irene)

Peters, Peter J.
- This Land of Ours (RIEDEL Fascination)

Pick, Alison
- Between Gods (Melwyk)

Pilkey, Brent
- Lethal Rage (Teena)
- Savage Rage (Teena)
- Secret Rage (Teena)

Pobi, Rob
- Harvest (Luanne)

Portman, Dale
- Rescue Dogs: Crime & Rescue Canines In The Canadian Rockies (RIEDEL Fascination)

Proulx, E. Annie
- The Shipping News (Barb in BC)

Pura, Murray
- London Dawn (Sharon)

Pye, Donna-Marie
- Canada's Slow Cooker Winners (Teena)
- Easy Everyday Slow Cooker Recipes (Teena)

Pyle, Ryan
- Chinese Turkestan (Nicola)

Quiviger, Pascale
- The Perfect Circle translated by Sheila Fischman (AngelaLaughing)

Rachman, Tom
- The Rise and Fall of Great Powers (52booksorbust)

Ramnanan, Susan
- Nothing Like Love (Shonna)

Reid, Raziel
- When Everything Feels like the Movies (Shan)

Reisman, Rose
- The Balance of Living Well (Irene)
- The Best of Rose Reisman (Irene)
- Divine Indulgences (Irene)

Rempel, Al
- This Isn't the Apocalypse We Hoped For (Eric)

Renzetti, Elizabeth
- Based on a True Story (Shonna) 

Reynard, Sylvain
- Gabriel's Inferno (JoAnne) 

Richards, Linda L.
- Death was the Other Woman (TracyK) 

Richards, Nancy Wilcox
- How to be a Friend (Irene Roth)

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

Richler, Mordecai
- Barney's Version (MaryR)
- The Incomparable Atuk (Barb in BC)
- Jacob Two-Two's First Spy Case (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Street (RIEDEL Fascination)
- St. Urbain's Horseman (MaryR)

Rimstead, Paul
- Rimmer, Dammit! (Swordsman)

Riskin, Dan
- Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You (Barbara)

Rivers, Benjamin
- Snow (Eric)

Robertson, Heather
- More than a Rose (Barb in BC)

Robertson, Ray
- Gently Down the Stream (Shonna)

Robinson, Eden
- Abbatoir Blues (Luanne)
- Monkey Beach (Jules)

Robinson, Spider
- Callahan's Crosstime Salloon (TracyK)

Robson, Jennifer
- After the War is Over (Sharon)

Rogers, Stan and Matt James
- Northwest Passage (John)

Rolheiser, Ronald
- The Restless Heart (Irene)

Rose, Nancy
- The Secret Life of Squirrels (Melwyk, Shonna)

Rotenberg, Robert
- The Glass House (Mysteries and More)
- The Guilty Plea (MaryR)

Rothman, Claire Holden
- My October (Shan, Tanya)

Roy, Gabrielle
- Children of My Heart (Barb in BC)
- The Tin Flute (Eric, Buried in Print)


Rudolph, Katja
- Little Bastards in Springtime (Shonna)

Ruth, Elizabeth
- Matadora (Jules)

Safarik, Allan
- Swede's Ferry (Mysteries and More)

Sagara, Michelle
Cast in Shadow (Jules)

Samuel, Sigal
- The Mystics of Mile End (Tanya)

Saravanja, German
- The Man with the Wolf in His Belly illustrated by Nick MacIntosh (John)

Saucier, Jocelyne
- And the Birds Rained Down (Shan, Jules)

Sawyer, Robert J.
- Flash Forward (Pussreboots)
- Frameshift (Shonna)

Sax, David
- The Tastemakers (Teena)

Scharper, Hilary
- Perdita (Melissa Lee)

Schmidt, Rene
Canadian Disasters (RIEDEL Fascination)

Schoenberger, Debra
- Montreal: Street Photography (Teena)

Short, Martin
- I Must Say (Teena)

Showler, Suzannah
- Failure to Thrive (Eric)

Shrier, Howard
- Boston Cream (Teena)
- Miss Montreal (Teena)

Simms, Michelle
- Weird British Columbia Places (RIEDEL Fascination)

Slayton, Philip
- Mayors Gone Bad (Teena)

Sloan-McIntosh, Kathleen
- 300 Best Potato Recipes (Teena)

Smith, David J.
- If... illustrated by Steve Adams (MaryR)

Smith, Neil
- Boo (Melwyk)

Snyder, Carrie
- Girl Runner (Shonna)

Sohmer, Ryan
- Least I Could Do 5: Yield to Me illustrated by Lar DeSouza (Nicola)

Somerville, Madeleine
- All You Need is Less (Mary R)

Sooley, Jill
- Baggage (Jules)

Spencer, Bev
- You Can't Do That in Canada! (RIEDEL Fascination)

Stairs, Jean
- Be My Companion (Sharon)

Stenson, Fred
- Who by Fire (Melwyk)

Stevens, Chevy
- That Night (Shonna)

Stewart, Sharon
- Dear Canada: Banished from Our Home (Nicola)

St. James, Simone
- Silence for the Dead (Shonna)

St. John, Jordan
- Lost Breweries of Toronto (Swordsman, Teena)

Stone, Danny
- You Have the Keys, Now Drive (Teena)

Strong, Mimi
- Starlight (JoAnne)

Sun, Amanda
- Ink (Pussreboots)
- Shadow (Jules)

Sutherland, Robert
- If Two Are Dead (RIEDEL Fascination)

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

Tamaki, Mariko
- Skim illustrated by Jillian Tamaki (Tanya)
- This One Summer illustrated by Jillian Tamaki (Tanya, Nicola)

Thomas, Kyle
- Yellowknife Street Stories (John)

Thorton, Ian
- The Great and Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms (Shonna)

Thúy, Kim
- Man (Melwyk)

Todd, Paula
- Extreme Mean (Irene Roth)

Toews, Miriam
- All My Puny Sorrows (Jules)

Torres, J
- Teen Titans Go! The Beast Boy Who Cried Wolf (Nicola)
- Teen Titans Go! Demo (Nicola)

Torres, J and Hicks, Faith Erin
- Bigfoot Boy (Nicola)

Treliving, Jim
- Decisions (Teena)

Unger, Jim
- Herman Classics, Volume 3 (Irene, John)
- Herman Classics, Volume 5 (Irene)

Uppal, Priscila
- Cover Before Striking (Shan)

Urquhart, Jane
- The Night Stages (Shonna)

Vaillant, John
- The Jaguar's Children (Luanne, Shan)

Vanier, Jean
- Signs of the Times (Irene)

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

Vaughan, Brian K.
- Saga, Vol. 1 illustrated by Fiona Staples (John)

Vermond, Kira
- Why We Live Where We Live illustrated by Julie McLaughlin (Irene Roth)

Vlaminck, Erik
- Fire and Air translated by Paul Vincent (Shan)

Wagamese, Richard
- Keeper'n Me (Shonna)

Wagler, Ira
- Growing Up Amish (Teena)

Walker, Joan
- Repent at Leisure (Barb in BC) 

Walrond, Karen and Jen Lemen, Sarah-Ji, Kate Inglis, Andrea Scher, Tracey Clark, Paige Balcer, Stephanie Roberts, Irene Nam, Maile Wilson
- Expressive Photography (Teena) 

Walton, Jo
- Among Others (Jules) 

Wangersky, Richard
- Walt (Raidergirl, Teena)

Warren, Dianne
- Cool Water (Mysteries and More)

Warren, Nancy
- Kiss a Girl in the Rain (JoAnne)

Watson, Sheila
- The Double Hook (John)

Watt, Mélanie
- Have I Got a Book For You! (John)

Watts, Peter
- Blindsight (Heather)

Webb, Phyllis
- Selected Poems: The Vision Tree (RIEDEL Fascination)

White, Emily
- Count Me In (Irene)
- Lonely (Irene)

Wiebe, Sam
- Last of the Independents (Mysteries and More)

Wilson, Eric
- The Lost Treasure of Casa Loma (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Unmasking of 'Ksan (RIEDEL Fascination)

Wilson, G. Willow
- Ms. Marvel No Normal art by Adrian Alphona (John)

Wilson, Graham
- The Klondike Gold Rush (RIEDEL Fascination)

Winspear, Jacqueline
- A Dangerous Place (Sharon)

Wolfe, Inger Ash
- The Calling (TracyK)
- A Door in the River (Mysteries and More)

Wolfram, Regan
- After the Fires Went Out: Coyote (Heather)

Woodman, David C.
- Unravelling the Franklin Mystery: Inuit Testimony (Steve)

Wright, Eric
- Buried in Stone (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Death of a Hired Man (RIEDEL Fascination)
- A Single Death (RIEDEL Fascination)

York, Zoe
- Love in a Small Town (JoAnne)
- Love in a Snow Storm (JoAnne)
- No Time Like Forever (JoAnne)
- What Was Once Perfect (JoAnne)
- When They Weren't Looking (JoAnne)
- Where Their Hearts Collide (JoAnne)

Ziner, Feenie
- Within the Wilderness (Barb in BC)

7 comments:

Eric P said...

Thanks for all the hard work, John! It looks like another good year, though I'm surprised no one reviewed any Mavis Gallant. I'll probably get to one of her collections in the next challenge.

One minor point is that Active Point should be shifted from Alice Munro to Jane Munro. Thanks!

TracyK said...

I agree, you do a great job with this challenge and this final recap post is very useful. I look for authors to try in the next year.

Shan said...

Thanks for hosting this challenge and doing such a great job at it! Looking forward to another year.

Luanne said...

Thanks John for hosting this challenge and all the work you do on it! Here's to #9!

cmriedel said...

Yes, these records are appreciated. They inspired me to keep the reviews of my own groups' participants too. :) Two are missing, puzzling if they were in the six-month summary. Mabel's story explains why island life became extinct and a Scottish family moved to Toronto and Winnipeg.

- “An Island In A Green Sea” Mabel Esther Allan 1972
http://www.amazon.ca/review/R3FN20TGSXPKLG/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=046005886X&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=916520&store=books
- “The Christie Curse” Victoria Abbott 2013
http://www.amazon.ca/review/R223C72LXKOSQV/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=042525528X&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=916520&store=books
- We're missing the article in Mordecai Richler's "The Street".
- We filed other Hardy Boys books under Leslie MacFarlane's name last year. You had 'Franklin L. Dixon' in brackets but I'd say it's more important to have the Canadian's real name, if any. People can discover the pdeudonym if they click on it.
- It would be nice to have the full titles of the books by Lisa Murphy-Lamb (“Dinosaur Hunters: Uncovering The Hidden Remains Of Canada's Ancient Giants”) and Dale Portman (“Rescue Dogs: Crime & Rescue Canines In The Canadian Rockies”).

Teena in Toronto said...

Excellent effort everyone! Thanks for putting this all together, John!

cmriedel said...

Hi! I'd like to ensure the missing novel gets where it belongs on the record; the first Victoria Abbott novel. The second is listed. I read both during this Canadian run. Maybe that raises the total on this page too.

“The Christie Curse”, Victoria Abbott, 2013
Link: http://www.amazon.ca/review/R223C72LXKOSQV/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=042525528X&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=916520&store=books