Friday, July 01, 2016

The 9th Canadian Book Challenge - Final Recap


Happy Canada Day, everyone!

This concludes another joyous edition of the Canadian Book Challenge. It was a musically themed year and I hope that shows through with the abundance of choices below. I hope that everyone had fun, regardless if you finished or not, and grew to appreciate even more the writing this country has to offer, as diverse as the people ourselves!


  • We've read and reviewed a total of 504 Books!
  • The grand total for all 9 years combined in 7028.
  • Of the 25 people who signed on, 20 people finished (the best ratio yet!)
  • Irene, for the 3rd year in a row, read the most with a whopping 121 (again beating her old record)
  • Lucy Maude Montgomery had the most books read (7)
  • Tracey Lindberg's Birdie was the most read book for the challenge with 4 reviews



Adamson, Gil
- The Outlander (John)

Albahari, David
- Götz and Meyer translated by Ellen Elias-Bursać (Shonna)

Aldred, Ryan
- Rum Luck (Teena)

Alexis, Andre
- Fifteen Dogs (Melwyk, Shan, Dessa, AngelaLaughing)

Anderson, Chris
- Makers (Irene)

Anderson, Kevin J. and John McFetridge (Editors)
- 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush (Irene)

Archibald, Samuel
- Arvida (Eric)

Arden, Jann
- I'll Tell You One Damn Thing, and That is All I Know! (Irene)

Armstrong, Kelley
- City of the Lost (Nicola, Shan, Heather)
- Deceptions (Jules)
- Exit Strategy (Jules)
- Omens (Pussreboots)
- Otherworld Nights (Jules)
- The Masked Truth (Nicola)

Arnaktauyok, Germaine and Gyu Oh
- The Life and Art of Germaine Arnaktauyok (John)

The Arrowheads
Avro Arrow (John)

Arvast, Anita
- What Killed Jane Creba (Teena)

Ashby, Madeline
- Company Town (Corey)

Atwood, Margaret
- The Heart Goes Last (MaryR, Barbara, Eric)
- MaddAddam (Jules)
- Payback (Eric)
- Strange Things (Shonna)

Awad, Mona
- 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl (Shan)

Badami, Anita Rau
- The Hero's Walk (Raidergirl, Jules)


Barclay, Linwood
- Broken Promise (Luanne, Nicola, Teena)
- Far From True (Luanne, Nicola, Teena)
- Fear the Worst (John)
- Trust Your Eyes (Nicola)

Barker, Clive
- Imajica illustrated by Richard A. Kirk (RIEDEL Fascination)

Basar, Shumon, Douglas Coupland, Hans Ulrich Obrist
- The Age of Earthquakes (Douglas)

Bass, Karen
- The Hill (Shonna)
- Uncertain Soldier (Shonna)

Bateman, Robert
- The Art of Robert Bateman (RIEDEL Fascination)

Battershill, Andrew
- Pillow (Corey)

Beaton, Kate
- Step Aside, Pops (John)

Becker, Helaine
- Dashing Through the Snow illustrated by Werner Zimmerman (Irene)

Bergeron, Alain M.
- Do You Know Dinosaurs? (Pussreboots)

Bérubé, Sophie
- No Priors (Luanne) 

Bessey, Sarah
- Jesus Feminist narrated by Cassandra Campbell (Faith Hope and Cherrytea) 

Beynon, Francis Marion
- Aleta Day (Melwyk)

Bidulka, Anthony
- The Women of Skawa Island (Mysteries and More)

Bjarnason, Dan
- Triumph at Kapyong (Swordsman)

Blacklock, Jean
- The Prairie Girl Cupcake Cookbook (Luanne)

Blair, Peggy
- Hungry Ghosts (Luanne, Shan, Mysteries and More)

Blais, Marie-Claire
- Mad Shadows (Eric)

Blunt, Giles
- The Hesitation Cut (Luanne)

Bobet, Leah
- An Inheritance of Ashes (Kim)

Bodger, Joan
- Tales of Court and Castle illustrated by Mark Lang (Nicola)


Bourrie, Mark
- Fighting Words (Irene)

Bow, Erin
- The Scorpion Rules (Kim, Heather)

Bowen, Gail
- Murder at the Mendel (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Wandering Soul Murders (RIEDEL Fascination)
- What's Left Behind (Mysteries and More)


Boyle, Terry
- Haunted Ontario 3 (Teena)
- Haunted Ontario 4 (Teena)

Bradley, Alan

- As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Nicola)
- The Dead in their Vaulted Arches (Melissa)
- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Mysteries and More)
- The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag (Mysteries and More

Brand, Dionne
- Ossuaries (Eric)

Brezovski, Ann Marie
The Sunflower's Gift (RIEDEL Fascination)

Britt, Fanny
- Jane, the Fox and Me illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault (Leigha)

Brooke, John
- Tropeano's Gun (Mysteries and More)

Brunt, Stephen
- Leafs '65 (Swordsman)


Buffam, Suzanne
- A Pillow Book (Melwyk)

Burns, Cliff
- Sex and Other Acts of the Imagination (Corey)


Buchan, John
- The Thirty-Nine Steps (Nicola)

Buchanan, Dan
- Murder in the Family (Nicola)

Burns, Nicholas (editor)
- Arctic Comics (John)

Bursey, Jeff
- Mirrors on which Dust has Fallen (Corey)

Butala, Sharon
- Wild Rose (Melwyk)

Callaghan, Morley
- Such is my Beloved (Eric)

Cameron, Anne
- South of an Unnamed Creek (Barb in BC)

Carrier, Roch
- The Hockey Sweater illustrated by Sheldon Cohen (Leigha)

Carroll, Emily
- Through the Woods (John)

Choa-Johnston, Simon
- The House of Wives (Shan)

Choi, Ann Y. K.
- Kay's Lucky Coin Variety (Teena)

Cho, Michael
- Shoplifter (PussReboots)

Christie, Michael
- If I Fall, I Die (Heather, AngelaLaughing)

Churchland, Marian
- Beauty in Beast (Leigha)

Clark, Joan
- The Birthday Lunch (Shonna)

Clarke, George Elliott
- Lush Dreams, Blue Exile (Eric)

Coady, Lynn
- Hellgoing (Dessa)

Cohen, Leonard
Book of Mercy (Irene)
- Dance Me to the End of Love (Irene)
- The Favourite Game (Irene)

Cohen, Marina
- Changing Cultural Landscapes (Irene Roth)

Colford, Ian
- The Crimes of Hector Tomas (Corey)

Conrad, Peter C.
- Training Aces (Swordsman)

Conroy, Eric
- Steak in a Drawer (Melissa Lee)

Cooper, Susan
- The Boggart (RIEDEL Fascination)

Côté, Geneviève
- Bob's Hungry Ghosts (Pussreboots)

Cotter, Charis
- The Swallow (Pussreboots)

Coupland, Douglas
- Girlfriend in a Coma (Dessa)

Crane, Tyler
- Russell Williams (Nicola)

Creighton, Helen
- Bluenose Ghosts (RIEDEL Fascination

Cusk, Rachel
- Outline (Shan)

Cutter, Nick
- The Acolyte (Corey)
- The Deep (Corey)

Cutting, Michael
- The Little Crooked Christmas Tree illustrated by Ron Broda (Faith Hope and Cherry Tea)

Czerneda, Julie E.
- Ties of Power (Jules)

Dallison, Robert
- A Neighbourly War (Raidergirl)

Davidson, Craig
- Cataract City (Teena)
- Precious Cargo (Luanne)

Davies, Robertson
- Murther and Walking Spirits (Kym)

Davis, Lauren B.
- The Empty Room (Raidergirl)

De Castell, Sebastien
- Knight's Shadow (Swordsman)
- Traitor's Blade (Corey)

Defede, Jim
- The Day the World Came to Town (Melissa Lee)

Delany, Vicki
- Gold Fever (RIEDEL Fascination)

De Lint, Charles
- The Cats of Tanglewood Forest illustrated by Charles Vess (Pussreboots)
- The Mystery of Grace (Heather)

Delisle, Don
- A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting (John)

De Mariaffi, Elisabeth
- The Devil You Know (Angela)

Dennis, Darrell
- Peace Pipe Dreams (Heather, Swordsman, Teena)

De Sa, Anthony
- Barnacle Love (Angela)

DeWitt, Patrick
- The Sisters Brothers (Barbara) 

Dinsmore, Danika
- Narine of Noe (Kim)

Doctor, Farzana
- All Inclusive (Shan)

Domi, Tie
- Shift Work (Teena)

Donoghue, Emma
- Astray (Shonna)

Dower, Tricia
- Becoming Lin (Shan)

Doyle, Alan
- Where I Belong (MaryR, Nicola)

Drake, Jane and Anne Love
- Your Guide to Becoming an Activist (Irene)

Edugyan, Esi
- Half-blood Blues (Irene)

Edwards, Peter
- Unrepentant (Teena)

Edwards, Wallace
- Once Upon a Line (Shonna)

Elder, Paul
- Eyes of an Angel: Soul Travel, Spirit Guides, Soul Mates, and the Reality of Love (RIEDEL Fascination)

Endicott, Marina
Good to a Fault (Teena)
- The Little Shadows (John)

Engel, Howard
- Murder See the Light (RIEDEL Fascination)

Engel, Marian
- Bear (Jules, Dessa)

Evans, Kelly
- The Northern Queen (Shonna)

Fabiani, Laura
Daughter of Mine (Faith Hope and Cherrytea)

Fallis, Terry
- No Relation (Mary R)
- Poles Apart (Luanne)

Farrow, John
- The Storm Murders (Mysteries and More)

Fielding, Joy
- She's Not There (Shan)

Fiennes-Clinton, Richard
- Muddy York (Teena)

Filion, Jon
- The Only Average Guy (Teena)

Flatt, Lizann
- Let's Go: The Story of Getting from There to Here illustrated by Scot Ritchie (RIEDEL Fascination)

Fleischman, Kyle
- Drink Dirt Eat Stone (Teena, Shonna)

Fletcher, Brendan
- Black Canary: Kicking and Screaming illustrated by Annie Wu, Pia Guerra, and Sandy Jarrell (John)

Fowles, Stacy May
- Infidelity (Teena)

Fox, Michael J.
- Always Looking Up (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Lucky Man (RIEDEL Fascination)

Fradkin, Barbara
- The Whisper of Legends (Shonna)

Fraser, Sylvia
- Pandora (Barb in BC)

Gates, Eva
- Booked for Trouble (Mysteries and More)
- By Book or By Crook (PussReboots)
- Reading Up a Storm (PussReboots)

Gault, Connie
- A Beauty (Melwyk, Nicola)

Gaylard, Linda
- The Tea Book (Luanne)

George, Kallie
- Clover's Luck illustrated by Alexandra Bolger (Kim)

Ghent, Natale
- Millhouse (Nicola)

Gibson, William
- The Peripheral (Heather)

Glickman, Susan
- Safe as Houses (Shonna)

Gould, Allan and Pat Hancock
- Ghosts and Other Scary Stories (RIEDEL Fascination)

Govier, Katherine
- The Printmaker's Daughter (Pussreboots)

Gowda, Shilpi Somaya
 - The Golden Son (Teena)

Graham, Genevieve
- Tides of Honour (Faith Hope and Cherry Tea)

Grant, Shauntay
- Up Home illustrated by Susan Tooke (Leigha)

Grant, Vicki
- Small Bones (Melwyk)

Gravel, Elise
- The Spider (Pussreboots)

Green, Lyndsay
- Ready to Retire? (Teena)

Grissom, Kathy
- Glory Over Everything (Luanne)

Gulland, Sandra
- The Many Lives of Josephine B. (Raidergirl)

Guriel, Jason
- Satisfying Clicking Sound (Shonna)

Hadfield, Chris
- You Are Here (Kym)

Harley, David A.
- The Cabot Trail photographs by Warren Gordon (RIEDEL Fascination)

Hamilton, Alwyn
- Rebel of the Sands (Kim)

Hanrahan, Maura
- Tsunami (Swordsman)

Hart, Joe
- Outpost (RIEDEL Fascination)

Hayter, Rhonda
- The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams (Pussreboots)

Hermida, Alfred
- Tell Everyone (Shonna)

Heshka, Ryan
- Mean Girls Club (Nicola)

Hickman, Pamela
- The Kids Canadian Bird Book illustrated by Heather Collins (RIEDEL Fascination)

Hicks, Faith Erin
- Nameless City (Nicola)

Hill, Karen
- Cafe Babanussa (Shan)

Hill, Lawrence
- The Illegal (Shan, Dessa)

Herriot, Trevor
- The Road is How (Shonna)

Hill, Janet
- Miss Moon (Melwyk)

Hingston, Michael (compiled by)
- 2015 Short Story Advent Calendar (Barbara)

Hooper, Emma
- Etta and Otto and Russell and James (MaryR)

Hopkinson, Nalo
- Falling in Love with Hominids (Shan)

Horvath, Polly
- Lord and Lady Bunny- Almost Royalty (Pussreboots)
- The Vacation (Pussreboots)

Howe, Gordie
- Mr. Hockey (Swordsman, Teena)

Howe, Mark and Jay Greenberg
- Gordie Howe's Son (Teena)

Hughes, Clara
- Open Heart, Open Mind (Teena, Swordsman)

Hughes, Monica
- Tomorrow City (Nicola)

Humphreys, C. C.
- Plague (Mysteries and More)

Humphreys, Helen
- The Evening Chorus (Raidergirl)
- The Frozen Thames (Raidergirl)
- The Lost Garden (Raidergirl)

Humphreys, Jessica Dee and Michel Chikwanine
- Child Soldier illustrated by Claudia Davila (Nicola)

Hunt, Andrew
- A Killing in Zion (Mysteries and More)

Hunter, Bernice Thurman
- The Girls They Left Behind (Melissa Lee)

Hunter, Catherine
- The Dead of Midnight (RIEDEL Fascination)


Hunter, J. T.
- The Country Boy Killer (Nicola)

Huston, Charlie
- Moon Knight Volume 1: The Bottom illustrated by David Finch (John)

Ingram, Mona
- Full Circle (Faith Hope and Cherry Tea)

Jenkins, Steve and Derek Walter with Caprice Crane
- Esther the Wonder Pig (Luanne, Teena)

Jennings, Maureen
- No Known Grave (Mysteries and More)

Jocelyn, Marthe
- A Big Dose of Lucky (Irene)
- Folly (Irene)

Jocelyn, Marthe and Richard Scrimger
- Viminy Crowe's Comic Book (Irene)

Johnson, E. K. 
- Exit, Pursued by a Bear (Shan)
- A Thousand Nights (Kim)

Johnson, Liz
- The Red Door Inn (Melissa Lee)

Juby, Susan
- The Truth Commission (Kim)

Kalluk, Celina
- Sweetest Kulu illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis (Heather, John)

Kearsley, Susanna
- A Desperate Fortune (Melwyk)
- Named of the Dragon (Heather)

Kelly, Jacqueline
- The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate (PussReboots)

Kennedy, Elle
- One Night of Sin (JoAnne)

Kerrin, Jennifer
- The Spotted Dog Last Seen (Kim)

Kerzner, Liana and Jerome Stueart (editors)
- Wrestling with Gods (Corey)

Khan, Ausma Zehanat
- The Language of Secrets (Shonna)
- The Unquiet Dead (Shonna)

Kim, Seo
- Cat Person (Shonna)

Kinew, Wab
- The Reason You Walk (Shan)

Koyczan, Shane
- To This Day (John)

Kropp, Paul
- Ghost House (RIEDEL Fascination)

Kulling, Monica
- Clean Sweep! Frank Zamboni's Ice Machine illustrated by (Nicola)

Kuitenbrouwer, Peter
- Our Song illustrated by Ashley Spires (Irene Roth)

LaBoucane-Benson, Patti and Kelly Mellings
- The Outside Circle (Shan, PussReboots)

Laferrière, Dany
- Heading South (Eric)
- How to Make Love to a Negro (Eric)

Lansens, Lori
- The Mountain Story (Teena)
- Rush Home Road (Raidergirl)

Lalumiere, Claude and Mark Shainblum  (Editors)
- Superhero Universe: Tesseracts Nineteen (Corey)

Laukkanen, Owen
- Criminal Enterprise (Teena)
- The Watcher in the Wall (Luanne, Teena)

Laurence, Margaret
- Six Darn Cows (RIEDEL Fascination)

Lawrence, Iain
- The Skeleton Tree (Nicola)

Lawson, Mary
- Crow Lake (AngelaLaughing)

Lazarovic, Sarah
- A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy (Melwyk)

Leavitt, Martine
- Blue Mountain (Pussreboots)

LeBlanc, Robin and Jordan St. John
- The Ontario Craft Beer Guide (Teena, Swordsman)

Lee, Nancy
- The Age (Eric)

Lemire, Jeff
- Animal Man, Volume 1 illustrated by Travel Foreman (Nicola)
- Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E, Vol. 1: War of the Monsters illustrated by Alberto Ponticelli (Nicola)
- Justice League United, Volume 1 illustrated by Mike McKone (John)

Lepp, Royden
- Rust: Death of the Rocket Boy (Pussreboots)
- Rust: Secrets of the Cell (Pussreboots)

Leznoff, Glenda
- Pigmalion illustrated by Rachel Berman (Pussreboots)

Lightfoot, Gordon
- Canadian Railroad Trilogy illustrated by Ian Wallace (Irene)

Linberg, Tracy
- Birdie (Melwyk, Shan, Jules, Heather)

Lines, Kate
- Crime Seen (Teena)

Little, Jean
- From Anna (RIEDEL Fascination)

Livingston, Billie
- The Crooked Heart of Mercy (Shan, Luanne)
- Going Down Swinging (Jules)

Livingston, Leslie
- Once Every Never (Jules)


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

MacLeod, Charlotte
- The Bilbao Looking Glass (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Vane Pursuit (RIEDEL Fascination)

Mandel, Emily St. John
- The Lola Quartet (MaryR)
- The Singer's Gun (MaryR)
- Station Eleven (Barbara)

Martel, Yann
- The High Mountains of Portugal (Heather)

Mason, Susan Anne
- A Worthy Heart (Faith Hope and CherryTea)

Mattich, Alen
- The Heart of Hell (Mysteries and More)

McClintock, Norah
- About that Night (Nicola)
- Trial by Fire (Nicola)

McCoola, Marika
- Baba Yaga's Assistant illustrated by Emily Carroll (John)

McCreesh, Alison
- Ramshackle (John)

McCulloch, Bruce
- Let's Start a Riot (Teena)

McFadden, Deanna
- The Work Boyfriend (Heather)

McFarlane, Bonnie
- You're Better than Me (Teena)

McFarlane, Leslie (Franklin W. Dixon)
- Hunting for Hidden Gold (Hardy Boys #5) (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Shore Road Mystery (RIEDEL Fascination)

McFetridge, John
- A Little More Free (Melwyk)

McKay, Sharon E.
- Penelope: The Glass Castle (RIEDEL Fascination)

McKenzie, Catherine
- Arranged (Teena, Faith, Hope and Cherrytea)
- Smoke (Luanne)

McMillan, Rachel
- The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder (Faith, Hope and Cherrytea)

McNeil, Jean
- Ice Diaries (Swordsman)

McNish, Jacquie and Sean Silcoff
- Losing the Signal (Swordsman)

Messer, Wendel
- Farmers Market (Melissa Lee)

Meyer, Melissa
- Winter (Kim)

Michaels, Sean 
- Us Conductors narrated by Steve Coulter (AngelaLaughing)

Mighton, John
- Possible Worlds (Eric)

Miller, Robert J.
- The Swans of Stratford (Irene Roth)

Milner, Donna
- A Place Called Sorry (Luanne)

Mitchell, Joni
- In Her Own Words with Malka Marom (Irene)

Mitchell, W. O.
- The Kite (Faith Hope and Cherry Tea)

Mochrie, Colin
- Not Quite the Classics (Nicola)

Monk, Katherine
- The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell (Irene)

Montgomery, Charles
- Happy City (Shonna)

Montgomery, Lucy Maud
- Anne of the Island (Faith, Hope, and Cherrytea)
- Anne of Green Gables (Kym)
- Anne of Green Gables narrated by Kate Harper (Sharon)
- Anne's House of Dreams narrated by Karen Savage (Faith Hope and Cherrytea)
- The Golden Road (Faith Hope and Cherrytea)
- Jane of Lantern Hill (Faith Hope and Cherrytea)
- Rainbow Valley (Raidergirl)
- Short Stories 1896 - 1901 (Faith Hope and Cherrytea)

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

Moore, Lisa
- Alligator (Jules)

Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
- Signal to Noise (Kim Aippersbach, Corey)

Mosca, Angelo with Steve Milton
- Tell Me to My Face (Swordsman, Teena)

Mulder, Michelle
- Pedal It! (Irene Roth)

Munro, Alice
- The Moons of Jupiter (Eric)
- Too Much Happiness (Angela)
- Who Do You Think You Are? (Eric)

Napier, Matt
- Z is for Zamboni illustrated by Melanie Rose (Faith, Hope and Cherrytea)

Nawaz, Saleema
- Bread and Bone (Angela, Corey, Shan)

Nicholson, Hope (editor)
- Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection (John)

Nielsen, Susin
- We Are All Made of Molecules (Kim, Nicola)

North, Ryan
- Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Power illustrated by Erica Henderson (John)

Oertel, Andreas
- Prisoner of Warren (Shonna)

Ollmann, Joe
- Science Fiction (Pussreboots)

O'Malley, Bryan Lee
- Seconds (Pussreboots)

O'Neill, Heather
- Daydreams of Angels (AngelaLaughing)
- The Girl who Would be Saturday Night (Raidergirl)

Oldland, Nicholas
- Up the Creek (Shonna)

Ondaatje, Michael
- The Cat's Table (Eric)
- In the Skin of a Lion (MaryR)

O'Neill, Heather
- Daydreams of Angels (Shan)

Oppel, Kenneth
- The Nest illustrated by Jon Klassen (Kim, Irene)

Orlick, Terry
- Psyched (Irene Roth)

Palka, Kurt
- The Piano Maker (Melwyk)

Peacock, Shane
- Last Message (Pussreboots)

Pearson, Kit
- The Lights Go On Again (Faith, Hope and Cherrytea)
- And Nothing but the Truth (Melissa)

Pearson, Luke
- Hilda and the Midnight Giant (Nicola)

Penny, Louise
- The Beautiful Mystery (Faith Hope and Cherrytea)
- How the Light Gets In narrated by Ralph Cosham (Faith Hope and Cherrytea)
- The Long Way Home (MaryR)
- The Nature of the Beast (Shonna, Raidergirl, Mysteries and More)
- Still Life (Faith Hope and Cherrytea)

Phillips, Kevin
- The Bologna Cookbook (Teena)

Pitt, Steve
- The Wail of the Wendigo (Mysteries and More)

Polak, Monique
- Miracleville (Nicola)

Proulx, Annie
The Shipping News (Jules)

Pyper, Andrew
- Lost Girls (AngelaLaughing)

Quartermain, Meredith
- Vancouver Walking (Eric)

Reichs, Kathy
- Cross Bones (MaryR)
- Devil Bones (MaryR)

Reichs, Kathy and Brendan Reichs
- Virals (Heather)

Reid, Barbara
- The Party (Irene)

Reid, Iain
- I'm Thinking of Ending Things (Luanne)

Reid, Raziel
- When Everything Feels Like the Movies (Barbara, Irene)

Richards, David Adams
- Nights Below Station Street (AngelaLaughing)

Rice, Luanne
- Summer of Roses (Melissa Lee)

Richler, Nancy
- The Imposter Bride narrated by Tavia Gilbert (Faith Hope and Cherrytea)

Robertson, David Alexander
- The Peacemaker Thanadelthur illustrated by Wai Tien (John)
- Betty illustrated by Scott B. Henderson (John)

Robinson, Peter
- No Cure for Love (Luanne)

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

Roe, Caroline
- Antidote for Avarice (RIEDEL Fascination)

Rogers, Stan
- Northwest Passage illustrated by Matt James (Leigha)

Roman, Peter
- The Dead Hamlets (Corey)

Roy, Gabrielle
- The Cashier (Eric)
- Street of Riches (Eric, Sharon)

Roy, Zoë S.
- Calls Across the Pacific (Shonna, Nicola)

Sachs, David
- The Flood (Heather)

Sands, Patricia
- I Promise You This (Faith Hope and Cherrytea)

Schoenberger, Debra 
- Montreal (Faith Hope and Cherrytea)

Schofield, Anakana
- Martin John (Shan)

Selleck, Lee and Francis Thompson
- Dying for Gold (John)

Sheluk, Judy Penz
- The Hanged Man's Noose (Melissa Lee)

Shields, Carol
- The Republic of Love (Raidergirl)
- Swann (MaryR)

Silver, Alfred
- The Haunting of Maddie Prue (RIEDEL Fascination)

Simpson, Jon Chan
- Chinkstar (Shan)

Smith, Dennison
- Eye of the Day (Shonna)

Smith, Neil
- Boo (Barb in BC, Eric)

Smith, Russell
- Confidence (Shan, Eric)

Snyder, Scott
- Swamp Thing illustrated by Yanick Paquette (John)

Somer, Bradley
- Fishbowl (Melwyk)

Soo, Kean
- March Grand Prix: The Fast and the Furriest (Nicola)

Spencer, Hugh H. D. 
- Why I Hunt Flying Saucers (Corey)

Spires, Ashley
- Fluffy Strikes Back (Nicola)

Stack, John
- Mass Disruption (Irene)

Stacey, Steve
- Stratford Food (Irene)

Stafford, Ellen
- Stratford: Around and About (Irene)

Stevens, Chevy
- Always Watching (Teena)
- Never Knowing (Teena)
- The Other Side (Teena)
- Those Girls (Teena)

Stewart, Kirstine
- Our Turn (Teena)

 St. James, Simone
- The Haunting of Maddy Clare (RIEDEL Fascination)
- An Inquiry into Love and Death (RIEDEL Fascination)

Stratton, Allan
- The Dogs (Luanne)

Stroud, Carsten
- The Stroud (Corey)

Stuart, Amy
- Still Mine (Luanne, Shan)

Sun, Amanda
- Heir to the Sun (Shonna)

Swinney, C. L.
- The Killer Handyman: William Patrick Fyfe (Nicola)

Sun, Amanda
- Rain (Pussreboots)

Sweeney, Susan
- Social Media for Business (MaryR)

Syliboy, Alan
- The Thundermaker (Shonna)

Szuminsky, Carol and Jack Brown
- Andrew Goes Fishing in Manitoba illustrated by Kristin Szuminsky and Jack Brown (RIEDEL Fascination)

Taha, Duana
- The Name Therapist (Melwyk)

Tamaki, Mariko
- This One Summer illustrated by Jillian Tamaki (Leigha, Pussreboots, Shonna)

Thúy, Kim
- Man translated by Sheila Fischmann (Melissa)
- Ru translated by Sheila Fishmann (Melissa)

Timmer, Julie Lawson
- Five Days Left (Teena)

Toews, Miriam
- All My Puny Sorrows (Barbara, Nicola)

Torres, J.
- Teen Titans Go: Thunder and Lightning Strike (Nicola)

Toten, Teresa
- Beware that Girl (Shan)

Towhey, Mark and Johanna Schneller
- Mayor Rob Ford: Uncontrollable (Teena)

Townsin, Troy
- Canadian Jingle Bells (Irene)

Trudeau, Justin
- Common Ground (RIEDEL Fascination)

Tsaing, Sarah
- The Night Children illustrated by Delphine Bodet (Nicola)

Tucker, K. A.
- Becoming Rain (Teena)
- Burying Water (Teena)
- Chasing River (Teena)
- He Will Be My Ruin (Teena)
- Surviving Ice (Teena)

Urquhart, Jane
 - The Night Stages (Eric)

Vaughan, Brian K.
- Runaways: Pride and Joy illustrated by Adrian Alphona (John)
- We Stand on Guard illustrated by Steve Skroce (John)
- Y The Last Man illustrated by Pia Guerra and Jose Marzan Jr. (John)

Vax-Oxlade, Gail
- Money Rules (Irene)

Vernon, Steve
- Haunted Harbours (RIEDEL Fascination)

Verstraete, Larry
- Lost Treasures: 25 True Stories of Discovery (RIEDEL Fascination)

Vyleta, Dan
- Smoke (Shonna)

Waboose, Jan Bourdeau
- Sky Sisters (Irene)

Waid, Mark
- Archie Volume 1 illustrated by Fiona Staples (John)

Walton, Jo
- My Real Children (Kim)
- Tooth and Claw (Kim)

Wan, Michelle
- I.O.U. Dead (Nicola)

Warwick, Ellen and Kim Smith
- The Twelve Days of Christmas in Canada (Teena, Swordsman)

Watson, Sheila
- The Double Hook (Nicola)

Watt, Melanie
- Augustine (Irene)
- Bug in a Vacuum (Luanne)
- Chester (Irene)
- Jaguars (Irene)

Watt-Cloutier, Sheila
- The Right to be Cold (John)

Wiebe, Kurtis J.
- Rat Queens Vol 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N'Rygoth (Nicola)

Wiersema, Robert J. 
- Black Feathers (Corey, Melwyk)

Wilson, Ethel
- Swamp Angel (Raidergirl)

Wilson, Eric
- The Ice Diamond Quest (Carolyn)
- Prairie Dog Conspiracy (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The St. Andrews Werewolf (RIEDEL Fascination)

Wilson, Robert Charles
- The Affinities (MaryR)

Winter, Michael
- Minister Without Portfolio (Dessa)

Winters, Kari-Lynn, and Lori Sherritt-Fleming, and Peggy Collins
- Hungry for Math (Shonna)

Withers, Pam
- Andreo's Race (Nicola)

Wolfe, Inger Ash
- The Night Bell (Luanne, Mysteries and More)
- The Taken (Raidergirl)

Woodward, Caroline
- Light Years (Shonna)

Wright, Eric
- A Body Surrounded by Water (RIEDEL Fascination)

York, Alissa
- Effigy (AngelaLaughing)

Youers, Rio
- Point Hollow (Corey)

Young, Neil
- Special Deluxe (Irene)

Zhao, Xiaolan
- Inner Beauty (Irene)

Final Standings:

NEIL YOUNG'S HARVEST (13 books or more read)
Melwyk 15
Bill 15
Mary R 13
Heather 13
Faith Hope and Cherry Tea 24
Swordsman 14
Jules 15
Eric P 21
Kim Aippersbach 14

Raidergirl 14
RIEDEL Fascination 38
Luanne 21
Shan 17
John 24
Corey 18
Shonna 14
Pussreboots 24
Irene 145
Nicola 39
Teena 45

GLENN GOULD'S GOLDBERG VARIATIONS (12 books)
AngelaLaughing

JONI MITCHELL'S BLUE (11 books)
ARCADE FIRE'S FUNERAL (10 books)
OSCAR PETERSON'S NIGHT TRAIN (9 books)
THE BAND'S THE BAND (8 books)
SLOAN'S TWICE REMOVED (7 books)
Melissa Lee

DANIEL BELANGER'S QUATRE SAISONS DANS LE DESORDRE(6 books)
Barbara

LEONARD COHEN'S SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN (5 books)
K.D. LANG'S INGENUE(4 books)
GORDON LIGHTFOOT'S SUNDOWN(3 books)
Barb in BC

ALANIS MORISSETTE'S JAGGED LITTLE PILL(2 books)
Leigha

THE TRAGICALLY HIP'S FULLY COMPLETELY(1 book)

(rankings based on the Best Canadian Albums of All Time)



*Please note that there are a lot of links, reviews, and names to keep track of and understand that I'm just one person doing this challenge out of love but with other more pressing responsibilities. With that in mind, there are likely to be some mistakes above. If you see one, please don't take it personally, just send me a quick email clarifying the error and I'd be more than happy to fix it. :)


4 comments:

Teena in Toronto said...

Good job, everyone!

Thanks for taking care of this, John!

cmriedel said...

"Vane Pursuit" by Charlotte MacLeod got listed with "Catherine Hunter". The Hardy Boys went to separate places: one as the author's name we use, Leslie McFarlane, the other under the alias "Franklin W. Dixon". Nice to see everyone's summaries. Hope people explore my reviews. :) http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/reviews-canadian/

Heather said...

such a great assortment of books as always. Looking forward to the next challenge. Thanks John.

Melwyk said...

As usual, SO many titles to explore - looking forward to one more year of fantastic Canadian reads!