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Saturday, July 01, 2017

The 10th Canadian Book Challenge - Final Recap

Happy 150th Canada Day!

It's been a wonderful 10 years hosting this challenge and I want to say thank-you from the bottom of my heart to all of the participants who have made this a real love for me that I will miss. I am especially happy to note how many Indigenous writers were read for the challenge this year and as Melwyk takes the Challenge moving forward, I hope we discover and read even more from the plethora of talented First Nations, Inuit, and Metis writers. Considering the mixed emotions felt this Canada, I think this would be a small but significant step in the right direction. May it not take another 150 years for true Reconciliation to have happened.

A few stats about the 10th Canadian Book Challenge:
  • We've read and reviewed a total of 614 Books!
  • The grand total for all 10 years combined in 7646.
  • Of the 25 people who signed on, 18 people finished
  • Irene, for the 3rd year in a row, read the most with a whopping 242 (again beating her old record)
  • Margaret Atwood and Louise Penny tied for the most books read (14)
  •  There was a tie for the most read book: Alan Bradley's Thrice The Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd and Shari Lapena's The Couple Next Door each had 5
Abbott, Victoria
- The Wolfe Widow (RIEDEL Fascination)

Adderson, Caroline
- Eat Leo, Eat! (Irene)
- Ellen in Pieces (Melwyk)
- I Love You One to Ten (Irene)
- Jasper John Dooley (Irene)

Adkins, Samantha
- Suspiciously Reserved (Sharon)

Ahlers, Sonja
- Fatal Distraction (Pooker)

Akkad, Omar El
- American War (Shonna)

Alexie, Robert Arthur
- Porcupines and China Dolls (Buried in Print)

Alexis, Andre
- The Hidden Keys (Melwyk)

Amato, Mirella
- Beerology (LisaN)

Anand, Madhur
- A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes (Melwyk)

Anderson-Dargatz, Gail
- The Cure for Death by Lightning (Eric)
- A Recipe for Bees (Irene)
- The Spawning Grounds (Heather, Melwyk, Irene)


Andrew, Suzanne Alyssa
- Circle of Stones (Pooker)

Anstey, Cindy
- Love, Lies and Spies (Heather, Sharon)

Armstrong, Kelley
- Betrayals (Jules)
- City of the Lost (Jules, Pussreboots)
- A Darkness Absolute (Luanne, Heather)
- The Gathering (Nicola)
- Led Astray (Irene)
- Omens (Irene)

Ashby, Madeline
- Company Town (Melwyk)

Atwood, Margaret
- Angel Catbird illustrated by Johnnie Christmas (John, Melwyk, Kate)
- The Edible Woman (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Hag-Seed (Melwyk, MaryR, Raidergirl)
- The Handmaid's Tale (Darlene)
- The Heart Goes Last (Kate, Irene)
- The Penelopiad (MaryR)
- The Robber Bride (MaryR)
- Stone Mattress (Swordsman, MaryR)

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

Barclay, Linwood
- Broken Promise (Shonna)
- Far From True (Shonna)
- Fear the Worst (Lisa N)
- Never Saw it Coming (Pooker)
- A Tap at the Window (Raidergirl)
- Too Close to Home (Lisa N)
- The Twenty-Three (Teena)

Barfoot, Joan
- Getting Over Edgar (Raidergirl)

Barwin, Gary
- Yiddish for Pirates (Kate)

Bauslaugh, Gary
- The Right to Die (Irene)

Beaulac, Michel
- Les Loup-Garous (RIEDEL Fascination)

Beck, Leslie
- Heart Healthy Foods for Life (Irene)

Becker, Helaine
- You Can Read illustrated by Mark Hoffmann (Shonna)

Bergen, David
- The Age of Hope (Raidergirl) 

Bezmozgis, David
- Natasha and Other Stories (Eric)

Biasotto, Linda
- Sweet Life (Melwyk)

Bidulka, Anthony
- Set Free (Mysteries and More)

Birney, Earle
One Muddy Hand (Eric)

Bissoondath, Neil
- The Soul of All Great Designs (Eric)

Blair, Peggy
- Umbrella Man (Melwyk)

Blais, Marie-Claire
- Tete Blanche (Melwyk)
- These Festive Nights (Irene)

Blondal, Patricia
- A Candle to Light the Sun (Mysteries and More)

Blum, Vicki
- The Land Without Unicorns (RIEDEL Fascination)

Blumhofer, Edith L.
- Aimee Semple McPherson: Everybody's Sister (Sharon)

Boone, Ezekial
- The Hatching (Luanne, Darlene)

Bowering, George
- Burning Water (Eric)

Born, Paul
- Community Conversations (Melwyk)
- Deepening Community (Melwyk)

Boyden, Joseph
- Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont (BuriedInPrint)
- Wenjack (Kate)

Bozak, Nadia
- Thirteen Shells (Melwyk)

Bracuk, Diane
- Middle-Age Boys and Girls (Melwyk)

Bradley, Alan
- A Red Herring Without Mustard (Mysteries and More)
- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd (Nicola, Luanne, Melwyk, Pussreboots, MaryR)

Brender a Brandis, Gerard
- A Gathering of Flowers From Shakespeare (Melwyk)
- A Wood Engraver's Alphabet (Melwyk)

Britt, Fanny
- Jane, the fox and me illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault (Melwyk, Irene)

Brooks, Carellin
- One Hundred Days of Rain (Melwyk)

Brouwer, Sigmund
- Thief of Glory (Sharon)

Brown, Chester
- Louis Riel (BuriedInPrint)

Buchanan, Dan
- Murder in the Family (Teena)

Burrows, Steve
- A Pitying of Doves (Sharon)
- A Siege of Bitterns (Sharon)

Butala, Sharon
 - Where I Live Now (Melwyk)

Callaghan, Morley
- The Many Coloured Coat (Bill)

Cameron, Claire
- The Last Neanderthal (Melwyk, Luanne)

Campbell, Colin
- Free Days with George (Teena)

Campbell, Marissa
Avelynn: The Edge of Faith (Stephanie N)

The Canadian Press
- Canada's Olympic Diary (Irene)

Cardinal, Tantoo and Others
- Our Story: Aboriginal Voices on Canada's Past (BuriedInPrint)

Carson, Anne
- Short Talks (Melwyk)

Castree, Genevieve
- Susceptible (John)

Chapman, Brenda
- Butterfly Kills (Teena)
- Cold Mourning (Teena)
- The Hard Fall (Teena)
- In Winter's Grip (Teena)
- A Model Death (Teena)
- My Sister's Keeper (Teena)
- Second Chances (Teena)
- The Second Wife (Teena)
- Shallow End (Teena)
- To Keep a Secret (Teena)
- Tumbled Graves (Teena)

Chartrand, Lili
- Taming Horrible Harry illustrated by Roge (Sharon)

Chief, Arthur Bear
- My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell (Pooker)

Cho, Michael
- Shoplifter (Lisa N)

Choi, Ann
- Kay's Lucky Coin Variety (Eric, Melwyk)

Choy, Wayson
- The Jade Peony (John)

Clark, Pam
- Kalyna (Melwyk)

Clark, Sally
- Moo (John)

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

Clunis, Devon and Pearlene Clunis
- The Little Boy From Jamaica (Sharon)

Code, Devon
- In a Mist (John)

Cohen, Joel
- How to Lose a Marathon (Teena)

Cohen, Marina
- The Inn Between (Pussreboots)

Cohen, Leonard
- Beautiful Losers (Eric)

Coyote, Ivan
- Tomboy Survival Guide (Melwyk)

Craig, Jennifer
- Gone to Pot (Melwyk)

Crate, Joan
- Black Apple (Melwyk)

Creighton, Helen
- A Life in Folklore (RIEDEL Fascination)

Crewe, Lesley
- Amazing Grace (Teena)

Crosbie, Lynn
- Queen Rat (Eric)

Cross, Kady
- Vigilante (Heather)

Crozier, Lorna
- Small Mechanics (Kate)

Cusk, Rachel
- Transit (Shonna)

Czerneda, Julie
 - To Trade the Stars (Jules)

Daher, Anita
- Itty Bitty Bits (Pooker)

Dandurand, Anne
- Deathly Delights (Melwyk)

D'Aoust, Christiane
- Gem-Bem and the Mystery of the Ball of Branches illustrated by Brock Nicol (RIEDEL Fascination)

Davis, Aubrey
- Sody Salleratus illustrated by Alan and Lea Daniels (Sharon)

de Castell, Sebastien
- Saint's Blood (Swordsman)

Delany, Vicki
- Elementary, She Read (Mysteries and More)
- In the Shadow of the Glacier (Sharon)

de la Roche, Mazo
- The Master of Jalna (Pussreboots)

de Lint, Charles
- The Blue Girl (Barb in BC)
- Memory and Dream (Pussreboots)

Demers, Charles
- The Prescription Errors (Eric)

deWitt, Patrick
- The Sisters Brothers (Eric)

Dickinson, Arlene
- All In (Melwyk)

Dion, Lise
- Secret of the Blue Trunk (Melwyk)

Doherty, Christal
- How Raven Returned the Sun illustrated by Carla Taylor (Melwyk)

Donoghue, Emma
- The Wonder (Melwyk)

Downie, Gord
- Coke Machine Glow (Eric)
- Secret Path illustrated by Jeff Lemire (Kate, John, LisaN, Melwyk)

Dumont, Dawn
- Rose's Run (Melwyk)

Dumont, Marilyn
- Green Girls Dreams Mountains (BuriedInPrint)
- The Pemmican Eaters (BuriedInPrint)
- A Really Good Brown Girl (Melwyk, BuriedInPrint)
- That Tongued Belonging (BuriedInPrint)

Duncan, Sara Jeannette
- On the Other Side of the Latch (Barb In BC)

Dupre, Louise
- Memoria (Melwyk)

Dvorkin, Gary
- Ransom's Voice (Pooker)

Eagan, Rachel
- What Do I Want? What Do I Need? (Irene)

Echlin, Kim
- Inanna (Irene)

Eddie, Christine
- The Douglas Notebooks (Melwyk)

Edwards, Peter
- Hard Road (Teena)

Elliott, George
- The Kissing Man (RIEDEL Fascination)

Ellis, Deborah
- The Girl from Turtle Mountain (RIEDEL Fascination)

Ellis, Sarah
- Waiting for Sophie illustrated by Carmen Mok (Shonna)

Emery, Anne
- Lament for Bonnie (Melwyk)

Engel, Howard
- A City Called July (RIEDEL Fascination)

Engel, Marian
- Bear (Eric, Melwyk)

Epperly, Elizabeth Rollins
Imagining Anne (Melwyk)

Faber, Alyda
- Dust or Fire (Kate)

Fagan, Cary
- Thing Thing illustrated by Nicolas Debon (Sharon)

Fernandez, Vince
- Little Sister (Swordsman)

Fielding, Joy
- Now You See Her (Sharon)

Fields, Leslie Leyland
- Crossing the Waters (Irene)

Filey, Mike
- Mount Pleasant Cemetery (Teena)

Findley, Timothy
- Not Wanted on the Voyage (Eric)
- You Went Away (Raidergirl)

Fishbane, Melanie J.
- Maud (Melwyk)

Florence, Elinor
- Bird's Eye View (Melwyk)

Foster, Dorothy (editor)
- In Praise of Cats (RIEDEL Fascination)

Fox, Michael J.
- A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future (RIEDEL Fascination)

Fraction, Matt
- Sex Criminals Volume One: One Weird Trick illustrated by Chip Zdarsky (John)

Fradkin, Barbara
- Fire in the Stars (Melwyk)

Fraser, Frances
- The Bear Who Stole the Chinook: And Other Stories (RIEDEL Fascination)

Frolick, Gloria Kupchenko
- The Green Tomato Years (Melwyk)

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

Gadd, Ben
- The Canadian Hiker's and Backpacker's Handbook (Irene)

Gallant, Mavis
- From the Fifteenth District (Jules)
- Home Truths (Melwyk)
- The Moslem Wife (Eric)

Gault, Cinda
- This Godforsaken Place (Melwyk)

Gay, Marie-Louise
- Princess Pistachio and Maurice the Magnificent (Shonna)

George, Kallie
- Clover's Luck illustrated by Alexandra Boiger (Pussreboots)
- The Lost Gift illustrated by Stephanie Graegin (Luanne)

Gilman, Phoebe
- L'Arbre Aux Ballons (RIEDEL Fascination)

Gladwell, Malcolm
- David and Goliath (Raidergirl)
- Outliers (Raidergirl)

Goldstone, Gabriele
- Red Stone (Shonna)

Gonsalves, Rob
- Imagine a World (Pussreboots)

Gordon, Alison
- Safe at Home (Mysteries and More)

Gordon, Mary
- Roots of Empathy (Irene)

Gosselin, Laura and Jake
- The Pinkaboos: Belladona and the Nightmare Academy illustrated by Billy Kelly (Nicola)
- The Pinkaboos: Bitterly and the Giant Problem illustrated by Billy Kelly (Nicola)

Gould, Nora
Selah (John)

Govier, Katherine
- The Three Sisters Bar and Hotel (Melwyk)

Goyette, Sue
- The Brief Reincarnation of a Girl (Kate)

Graham, Genevieve
- Promises to Keep (Melwyk)

Graham, Gwethalyn
- Swiss Sonata (Barb In BC)

Grant, Vicki
- Short for Chamleon (Heather)

Gray, Charlotte
- The Massey Murder (Raidergirl)

Greer, Darren
- Advocate (Teena)

Griffiths, Doug 
- 13 Ways to Kill Your Community (Melwyk)

Grimaldi, Jeremy
- A Daughter's Deadly Deception (Teena)

Guay-Poliquin, Christian
- Running on Fumes (Melwyk)

Guttman, Naomi
- The Banquet of Donny and Ari (Melwyk)

Hadfield, Chris
- The Darkest Dark illustrated by The Fan Brothers (Heather)

Halle, Karina
- Racing the Sun (Shonna)

Hallendy, Norma
- An Intimate Wilderness (Shonna)

Hamilton, Ian
- The Scottish Banker of Surabaya (Mysteries and More)

Hamilton, Lyn
- Etruscan Chimera (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Thai Amulet (RIEDEL Fascination)

Harnois, Suzanne
- The Perfect Woman (Melwyk)

Harris, Michael
- Solitude (Shonna)

Harrison, Teva
- In-Between Days (Melwyk, John)

Hartt-Sussman, Heather
- Noni Says No illustrated by Genevieve Cote (Sharon

Hawley, Jerron; Hurley, Graham; Sackett, Steve
- Into the Fire (Teena)

Hebert, Anne
- The Silent Rooms translated by Kathy Mezei (Melwyk)

Hebert, Bertrand and Patric Laprade
- Mad Dog (Teena)

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

Heinztman, Andrew
- The New Entrepreneurs (Irene)

Hellman, Michel
- Nunavik (John)

Helm, Michael
- After James (Mysteries and More)

Helmer, Marilyn
- That's What Bears are For (RIEDEL Fascination)

Henry, Sara J.
- Learning to Swim (Sharon)

Hicks, Faith Erin
- The Nameless City (Pussreboots)
- The Stone Heart (Pussreboots)

Hiebert, Carl
- This Land I Love (Pussreboots)

Hill, Karen
Cafe Babanussa (Eric)

Hill, Lawrence
- The Book of Negroes (Eric)
- The Illegal (Kate)

Hines, Anne
- Come Away (Melwyk)

Holdstock, Paula
- The Hunter and the Wild Girl (Melwyk)

Hollingshead, Greg
- The Roaring Girl (Bill)

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

Hosking, Jay
- Three Years with the Rat (Nicola)

Howe, Ken
- Cruise Control (Eric)

Howgate, Bernie
- Journey Through Labrador (Pooker)

Hughes, Clara
- Open Heart, Open Mind (Melwyk)

Humphreys, C. C.
- Fire (Swordsman)

Humphreys, Helen
- The Evening Chorus (Melwyk, Shonna)

Hutchins, Donna and Nigel
- The Maple Leaf Forever (Irene)

Izzo, Kim
- Seven Days in May (Sharon)

Jarratt, Melynda
- Captured Hearts (Raidergirl)


Jennings, Maureen
- Except the Dying (Pussreboots)
- Night's Child (Sharon)

Jepsen, Tim
- Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies (Irene)

Jewel, Sara
- Field Notes (Raidergirl)

Jocelyn, Marthe
- One Some Many illustrated by Tom Slaughter (Sharon)

Johnson, E. Pauline
- Flint and Feather (John)

Johnson, Liz
- The Red Door Inn narrated by Amy Melissa Bentley (Sharon)

Johnston, David
- The Idea of Canada (Mysteries and More)

Johnston, E. K.
- Exit, Pursued by a Bear (Shonna)

Jones, Amy
- We're All in This Together (Pooker, Teena, Melwyk)

Jones, Gordon K.
- Defending the Inland Shores (Teena, Swordsman)

Jordan-Fenton, Christy and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
Fatty Legs (Pooker)

Joseph, Eve
- In the Slender Margin (Irene)

Juby, Susan
- The Fashion Committee (Melwyk)
- Republic of Dirt (Melwyk)

Kaur, Rupi
- Milk and Honey (Melwyk)

Kay, Dr. Jenny Kay and Kathy Kacer
- I Am Not a Number (Irene)

Khan, Ausma Zehanat
- Among the Ruins (Shonna, Melwyk)
- The Language of Secrets (Melwyk)

Kearsley, Susanna
- The Rose Garden (Irene)
- The Splendour Falls (RIEDEL Fascination)

Keating, Jess
- How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel (Pussreboots)

Kerr, Melanie
- Mary Green (Melwyk)

Kilbourne, Christina
- Detached (Teena)

Kindzierski, Lovern
- Shame illustrated by John Bolton (Nicola)

Kingsmill, Suzanne F.
- Crazy Dead (Nicola)

King, James
- Inward Journey (Irene)
- Jack: A Life with Writers (Mysteries and More)

King, Thomas
- The Inconvenient Indian (Kate)

Kinsella, W. P.
- Dance Me Outside (Pooker)
- Red Wolf, Red Wolf (Eric)
- Russian Dolls (Eric)

Kirby, Peter
- Open Season (Mysteries and More, Melwyk)

Kishkan, Theresa
- Winter Wren (Pooker)

Klassen, Mari
- Another Hannah (Sharon)

Klerks, Cat
- Emily Carr (RIEDEL Fascination)

Knowles, Mike
- The Buffalo Job (Teena)
- Darwin's Nightmare (Teena)
- Grinder (Teena)
- In Plain Sight (Teena)
- Never Play Another Man's Game (Teena)

Kositsky, Lynne
- Rachel: A Mighty Big Imagining (RIEDEL Fascination)

Kovalyova, Irina
- Specimen (Melwyk)

Kroft, Michael
- On Herring Cove Road (Teena)

Kutsukake, Lynne
- The Translation of Love (Melwyk, Irene)

Laboucane-Benson, Patti
The Outside Circle illustrated by Kelly Mellings (John, Irene, Pooker, Melwyk)

Lapena, Shari
- The Couple Next Door (Luanne, Nicola, Melwyk, Heather, Teena)

LaPorte, Danielle
- The Fire Starter Sessions (Melwyk)

Larsen, Sonja
- Red Star Tattoo (Melwyk)

Larson, Jonarno
Down in the Bottom of the Bottom of the Box illustrated by Alec Dempster (Shonna)

La Rue, Mabel Guinnip
- The F-U-N Book for Canadian Boys and Girls illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham (RIEDEL Fascination)

Laukkanen, Owen
- Kill Fee (Teena)
- The Forgotten Girls (Teena)
- The Stolen Ones (Teena)

Laurence, Margaret
- The Diviners (Melwyk)
- The Olden Days Coat (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Prophet's Camel Bell (RIEDEL Fascination)

Laurin, Nina
- Girl Last Seen (Luanne)

Lawson, Julie
- White Jade Tiger (Teena)

Leach, Maria
- The Thing at the Foot of the Bed and Other Stories (Nicola)

Leavitt, Sarah
- Tangles (Melwyk)

Ledwell, Patrick
- I Am An Islander (John)

Lee, Dennis
- Civil Elegies (Eric)

Lee, Jen Sookfong
- The Conjoined (Melwyk, Irene)

Lemire, Jeff
- Black Hammer Volume 1: Secret Origins illustrated by Dean Ormston (John)
- Descender Vol. 1 Tin Stars illustrated by Dustin Nguyen (Lisa N)
- Essex County (LisaN)
- Justice League Dark Vol. 2 The Books of Magic illustrated by Mikel Janin (John)
- Old Man Logan Volume 1: Berzerker illustrated by Andrea Sorrentino (John)
- The Underwater Welder (Pussreboots)

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

Lennox, Doug
- Now You Know Canada (Teena)

Lennox, Matt
- Knucklehead (Raidergirl)

Leroux, Catherine
- The Party Wall (Melwyk)

Leth, Kate
- Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat! Hooked on a Feline Vol. 1 illustrated by Brittney L. Williams (John)
- Vampirella: Hollywood Horror illustrated by Eman Casallos (John)

Lin, Harper
- Macaron Murder (Heather)

Lindberg, Tracey
- Birdie (BuriedInPrint, John)

Lipchenko, Oleg (selections)
- Humpty Dumpty and Friends (Sharon)

Lisson, Lisa
- Resilience (Teena)

Little, Ashley
- Niagara Motel (Teena)

Lloyd, Tanya
- Niagara (RIEDEL Fascination)

Lunn, Janet and Christopher Moore
- The Story of Canada (Irene)

MacDonald, D. R.
- Lauchlin of the Bad Heart (Shonna)

MacDonald, Janice
- Hang Down Your Head (Mysteries and More)

MacDonald, Kendall James
- Patrick the Diesel (RIEDEL Fascination)

Maclear, Kyo
- Birds Art Life (Pussreboots, Melwyk)
- The Specific Ocean with Katty Maurey (Pussreboots)

MacLennan, Hugh
- Voices in Time (Eric)
- The Watch That Ends the Night (Eric)

MacLeod, Elizabeth and Sydney Smith
- Canada Year by Year (Teena)

MacNeill, Ian
- The Beginning Runner's Handbook (Teena)

MacPherson, Charles
- The Butler Speaks (Teena)

MacPherson, Jay
- The Essential Jay Macpherson (Melwyk)

Maharaj, Rabindranath
- The Amazing Absorbing Boy (Irene)

Maine, Sarah
- Beyond the Wild River (Luanne)
- The House Between Tides (Luanne)

Major, Alice
- Standard Candles (Melwyk, Irene)

Mallick, Heather
- Cake or Death (Shonna)

Mandel, Elizabeth St. John
- Last Night in Montreal (Jules)

Manuel, Pte. A. W.
- A Boy From Botwood (Teena, Swordsman)

Marlatt, Daphne
- Liquidities (Eric)

Marsen, William
- Fool's Rule (Irene)

Martinez, Buck
- Change Up (Swordsman)

Maskalyk, James
- Life on the Ground Floor (Shonna)

Mastai, Elan
- All Our Wrong Todays (Melwyk)

May, Elizabeth
- How to Save the World in Your Spare Time (Melwyk)
- Who We Are (RIEDEL Fascination)

Mayr, Suzette
- The Widows (Melwyk)

McFarlane, Leslie (as Franklin W. Dixon)
- The Secret of the Caves (RIEDEL Fascination)

McFetridge, John
- One or the Other (Melwyk)

McKay, Ami
- The Witches of New York (Luanne)

McKenzie, Catherine
- Fractured (Shonna)

McLean, Stuart (editor)
When We Were Young (Irene)

McLean, Stuart
- Home From the Vinyl Cafe (MaryR)

McMillan, Rachel
- Conductor of Light (Sharon)
- The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder (Melwyk)

McMillen, R. J.
- Green River Falling (Shonna)

Mersasty, Joseph Auguste
The Education of Augie Merasty (Sharon)

Michaels, Anne
- The Adventures of Miss Petitfour illustrated by Emma Block (Melwyk)

Michaels, F. S.
- Monoculture (Melwyk)

Millar, Margaret
- An Air That Kills (Melwyk)

Miller, Scott Gregory
- Black Thursday (Mysteries and More)

Milne, A. A.
- A House is Built at Pooh Corner for Eeyore (Sharon)
- Roo's Big Adventure (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Un, Deux, Winne A Le Ventre Creux illustrated by E. H. Shepard (RIEDEL Fascination)

Milner, Donna
- A Place Called Sorry (Shonna)

Mistry, Rohinton
- Family Matters (Raidergirl, Eric)

Mitic, Jody
- Unflinching (Swordsman)

Montgomery, Lucy Maud
- Along the Shore (Sharon)
- Anne of Green Gables narrated by Colleen Winton (Sharon)
- Christmas with Anne and Other Holiday Stories narrated by Susie Berneis (Sharon)
- Mistress Pat (Melwyk)
- Pat of Silver Bush (Melwyk)
- Rainbow Valley narrated by Grace Conlin (Sharon)
- Rilla of Ingleside (Raidergirl)
- A Sandshore Wooing (Sharon)

Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
- Certain Dark Things (Corey)

Morrissey, Donna
- The Fortunate Brother (Melwyk, Mysteries and More)

Morritt, Hope
- Bohunk Road (Melwyk)

Motter, Dean
- Mister X: The Modern Age (Nicola)
- Terminal City illustrated by Michael Lark and Mark Chiarello (Nicola)

Motum, Robert
- Kitchener Waterloo (Pussreboots)

Munro, Alice
- The Progress of Love (Eric)

Munro, Jane
- Blue Sonoma (Irene)
- Dear Life Stories (Irene)

Munsch, Robert
- La Princesse À La Robe De Papier illustrated by Michael Martchenko (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Wait and See (RIEDEL Fascination)

Murphy, Angela C.
- Bathroom Book of Canadian Trivia (RIEDEL Fascination)

Myers, Mike
- Canada (Raidergirl)

Mylnowksi, Sarah; Myracle, Lauren; Jenkins, Emily
- Showing Off (Pussreboots)
- Sticks and Stones (Pussreboots)
- Upside Down Magic (Pussreboots)

Naked, Bif
- I, Bificus (Melwyk)

Nappaaluk, Mitiarjuk
- Sanaaq (Melwyk)

Nason, Riel
- All the Things We Leave Behind (Melwyk)

Nawaz, Saleema
- Bone and Bread (Kate)

Nelson, Colleen
- Blood Brothers (Teena)

Neuvel, Sylvain
- Sleeping Giants (Melwyk, Swordsman)
- Waking Gods (Melwyk)

Nichol, Barbara
- Beethoven Lives Upstairs illustrated by Scott Cameron (RIEDEL Fascination)

Nicholson, Hope (editor)
- Moonshot (Buried in Print)

Nicole, Rebekah
- The Crashes of Waves (Ittybittyturtlepiggy)

Niedzviecki, Hal
- Trees on Mars (Irene)

North, Ryan
- The Best of Dinosaur Comics 2003-2005 (John)

Oickle, Vernon
- Strange Nova Scotia (John)

O'Malley, Bryan Lee

- Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life (Pussreboots)
- Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (Pussreboots)
- Seconds (Melwyk)
- Snotgirl: Green Hair, Don't Care Vol. 1 illustrated by Leslie Hung (John, Melwyk)

Onstad, Katrina
- The Weekend Effect (Melwyk)

Orchard, Eric
- Bera the One Headed Troll (Nicola)

Osborne, Louise
- The Satan Stone (RIEDEL Fascination)

Osgood, Lawrence
- Midnight Sun (John)

Paddon, Susan
- Two Tragedies in 429 Breaths (Melwyk)

Palahniuk, Chuck
- Fight Club 2 illustrated by Cameron Stewart (John)

Palka, Kurt
- The Piano Maker (Irene)

Palmisano, Richard
- Overshadows (RIEDEL Fascination)

Pare, Arlene
- Tale of Two Mountains (Melwyk)

Parisien, Dominik (editor)
- Clockwork Canada (Sharon)

Patridge, Elise
- If Borderlands (Eric)

Patterson, Freeman
- Photography of Natural Things (Pussreboots)

Patterson, Pat
- Accepted (Teena)

Peacock, Molly
- Alphabetique (Melwyk)
- The Second Blush (Melwyk, Irene)

Peacock, Shane
- The Dark Missions of Edgar Brimm (Nicola)
- Double You (Nicola)

Penny, Louise
- The Brutal Telling (Lisa N, Pooker, Sharon)
- Bury Your Dead (Lisa N, Sharon)
- The Cruellest Month (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Dead Cold (RIEDEL Fascination)
- A Great Reckoning (Mysteries and More, Sharon)
- The Hangman (Lisa N)
- The Long Way Home (Sharon)
- The Nature of the Beast (MaryR)
- The Nature of the Beast narrated by Robert Bathurst (Sharon)
- Still Life (RIEDEL Fascination)

Petterson, Genevieve
- The Goddess of Fireflies (Melwyk)

Pflug, Ursula
- Mountain (Melwyk)

Phillips, Kevin
- The Bologna Cookbook (Swordsman)

Pitoniak, Anna
- The Futures (Teena)

Pool, Annelies
- Free Love (John)

Potrebenko, Helen
- Taxi! (Melwyk)

Poulin, Jacques
- English is Not a Magic Language (Melwyk)
- Translation is a Love Affair (Melwyk)

Powning, Beth
- Measure of Light (Melwyk)

Price, Stephen
- By Gaslight (Nicola)

Proulx, Monique
- Aurora Montrealis (Melwyk)

Pryde, Duncan
- Nunaga (John)

Pyper, Andrew
- The Only Child (Luanne)

Quarrington, Paul
- Whale Music (Eric)

Rainfield, Cheryl
- Scars (Darlene, Teena)

Reichs, Kathy
- 206 Bones (MaryR)
- Bones Never Lie (MaryR, LisaN)
- Bones on Ice (LisaN)
- Break No Bones (MaryR, LisaN)
- Deja Dead (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Seizure (Heather)

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

Reynolds, John Lawrence
 - A Murder for Max (Nicola, Shonna)

Richardson, CS
- The End of the Alphabet (Raidergirl)

Riche, Edward
- Today I Learned It Was You (Melwyk)

Richler, Mordecai
- Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (MaryR)

Rivers, Karen
- The Girl in the Well is Me (Pussreboots)

Roberts, Clea
- Augeries (Melwyk)

Roberts, Jillian
- What Happens When a Loved One Dies (Irene)

Robertson, David Alexander
- The Ballad of Shawnadithit illustrated by Scott B. Henderson (John)
- Sugar Falls by Scott B. Henderson (John)

Robinson, Eden
- Monkey Beach (Pussreboots)
- Son of a Trickster (Melwyk)

Robinson, Gillian (Editor)
- Isuma: Inuit Studies Reader (Pooker)

Robinson, Peter
- An Irish Country Courtship (Sharon)
- An Irish Country Doctor (Sharon)
- When the Music's Over (Luanne)

Robson, Jennifer
- Goodnight from London (Teena, Sharon)

Rolfe, Helen
- Women Explorers: 100 Years of Courage and Audacity (RIEDEL Fascination)

Ross, Sinclair
- As for Me and My House (Eric)

Ross, W. E. D.
- The Haunted Garden (RIEDEL Fascination)

Roy, Gabrielle
- Street of Riches (Melwyk)
- The Tine Flute (Melwyk)
- Where Nests the Water Hen (Sharon)

Sands, Kevin
- The Blackthorn Key (Pussreboots)

Saucier, Jocelyn
Twenty-One Cardinals (Melwyk, Irene)

Savage, Doug
- Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy (Nicola)

Sawyer, Robert J.
- Flashforward (John)

Scarrow, Kristine
- If This is Home (Teena)

Schoemperlen, Diane
- This is Not My Life (Teena, Melwyk)

Scofield, Gregory
- Louis: The Heretic Poems (BuriedInPrint)
- Love Medicine and One Song (BuriedInPrint)
- Thunder Through My Veins (BuriedInPrint)
- Witness, I Am (BuriedInPrint)


Scrimger, Richard
- The Wolf and Me (Nicola)

Sellars, Bev
- They Called Me Number One (BuriedInPrint)

Seesequasis, Paul
- Tobacco Wars (Buried in Print)

Semley, John
- This is a Book About the Kids in the Hall (Teena)

Ser Adventures En Tete
- Mimi Finfouin Et La Mère Crochu (RIEDEL Fascination)

Shadd, Adrienne
- The Journey from Tollgate to Parkway (Teena)

Shaw-MacKinnon, Margaret
- Tiktala illustrated by Laszlo Gal (RIEDEL Fascination)

Shields, Carol
- Dressing Up For the Carnival (Eric)
- Unless (Eric)

Shields, Carol and Patrick Crowe
- Susanna Moodie: Roughing it in the Bush illustrated by Selena Goulding (Nicola)

Shrier, Howard
- Buffalo Jump (Heather)

Sileika, Antanas
- The Barefoot Bingo Caller (Teena)

Singh, Lilly
- How to be a Bawse (Melwyk, Irene)

Smart, Carolyn
- Careen (Melwyk)

Smith, Larry
- No Fears, No Excuses (Melwyk)

Smith, Sherri
- Follow Me Down (Luanne)

Sprigg, Cindy
- Is It a Ghost Story You Want? (RIEDEL Fascination)

Steele, Peter
- The Man Who Mapped the Arctic (John)

Stevens, Chevy
- Never Let You Go (Teena)

Stewart, Molly
The Tartan Unicorn (Sharon)

 Stinson, Kathy
- Marie-Claire: Dark Spring (RIEDEL Fascination)

St. James, Simone
- Lost Among the Living (Shonna, Irene, Melwyk)
- The Other Side of Midnight (Melwyk)
- Silence for the Dead (RIEDEL Fascination)

Stratten, Scott
- UnSelling (Teena)

Strube, Cordelia
- On The Shores of Darkness, There is Light (Melwyk)

Sun, Amanda
- Storm (PussReboots)

Sutherland, Kate
- How to Draw a Rhinoceros (Melwyk)

Swingle, Mari K.
- i-Minds (Irene)

Sydor, Colleen
- Timmerman Was Here illustrated by Nicolas Debon (Sharon)

Sylvester, Kevin
- Neil Flambe and the Marco Polo Murders (Heather)

Taitz, Jennifer L.
- End Emotional Eating (Irene)

Tamaki, Mariko and Jillian Tamaki
- Skim (Melwyk)
- This One Summer (Melwyk)

Tardif, Cheryl Kaye
- Submerged (Heather)

Taylor, Drew Hayden
- Me Funny (BuriedInPrint)
- Take Us To Your Chief (Melwyk)

Taylor, Joanne
- Making Room illustrated by Peter Rankin (Sharon)https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1853921282

Taylor, Kate
- Serial Monogamy (Melwyk)

Taylor, Timothy
- The Blue Light Project (Jules)

Teevee, Ningeokuluk
- Alego (Melwyk, Irene)

Thatcher, Colin
- Final Appeal (Mysteries and More)

Thibault, Vincent
- Parkour and the Art of Deplacement (Nicola)

Thien, Madeleine
- Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Melwyk)

Thomas, Joan
- The Opening Sky (Melwyk)

Thompson, Hunter S.
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas illustrated by Troy Little (John)

Thuy, Kim
- Ru (Melwyk)

Timmer, Julie Lawson
- Untethered (Shonna)

Toews, Miriam
- All My Puny Sorrows (John)

Torres, J.
- Jinx illustrated by Rick Burchett (John)

Toten, Teresa
- The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B (Heather)

Trahair, David
- The Procrastinator's Guide to Retirement (Irene)

Trainor, Kim
- Karyotype (Melwyk)

Tremblay, Michel
- The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant (John)

Trites, Lesley
- A Three Tiered Pastel Dream (Melwyk)

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
- The Final Report (BuriedInPrint)

Tucker, K. A.
- One Tiny Lie (Shonna)
- Until it Fades (Teena)

Tucker, Heather
- Clay Girl (Melwyk Shonna)

Urquhart, Jane
- The Stone Carvers (Eric)

Usher, David
- Let the Elephants Run (Melwyk)

Vaillant, John
- The Jaguar's Children (Melwyk)

Van Camp, Richard
- Angel Wing Splash Pattern (BuriedInPrint)
- A Blanket of Butterflies illustrated by Scott B. Henderson (John)

Vanderhaeghe, Guy
- Daddy Lenin and Other Stories (Eric)

Vardey, Linda and John Dalla Costs
- Being Generous (Irene)

Various authors
- A Christmas to Remember (Sharon)

Vaughan, Brian K.
- We Stand on Guard illustrated by Steve Skroce (Swordsman)

Vassanji, M. G.
- Nostalgia (Melwyk)

Vermette, Katherena
- The Break (Melwyk, Heather, Kate)
- North End Love Songs (Melwyk)

Vij, Vikram
- Vij (Teena, Swordsman)

Viva, Frank
- Sea Change (Pussreboots)

Vo, Dzung X.
- The Mindful Teen (Irene)

Voskamp, Ann
- The Greatest Gift (Sharon)

Wagamese, Richard
- Embers (Melwyk)

Ward, Christopher
- Is This Live? (Teena)

Warren, Dianne
- Liberty Street (Melwyk)

Watt, Erin
- The Paper Princess (Heather)

Watterson, Bill
- Yukon Ho! (John)

Wees, Frances Shelley
- The Keys of My Prison (Melwyk)

Weinzweig, Helen
- Basic Black with Pearls (Melwyk)

Whittall, Zoe
- The Best Kind of People (Buried in Print, Melwyk)

Wiebe, Kurtis J.
- Rat Queens Vol. 1 Sass and Sorcery illustrated by Roc Upchurch (John)

Wiebe, Sam
- Invisible Dead (Teena, Melwyk, Mysteries and More)
- Last of the Independents (Teena)

Wild, Elle
- Strange Things Done (Teena)

Wilkins, Mike
- Je Suis Un Canard (RIEDEL Fascination)

Wilkshire, Nick
- Escape to Havana (Teena)

Williamson, Dave
- Dating (Pooker)

Wilson, Eric
- The Emily Carr Mystery (RIEDEL Fascination)
- Escape from Big Muddy (RIEDEL Fascination)
- The Inuk Mountie Adventure (RIEDEL Fascination)

Wilson, Robert Charles 
- The Affinities (Melwyk, Irene)
- Last Year (Melwyk)

Winters, Kari-Lynn
- Best Pirate illustrated by Dean Griffiths (Shonna)

Wolfe, Inger Ash
- The Night Bell (Melwyk)

Wright, Eric
- A Question of Murder (RIEDEL Fascination)

Wynne-Jones, Tim
- Zoom Upstream illustrated by Eric Beddows (RIEDEL Fascination)

Yahgulanaas, Michael Nicoll
- Red: A Haid Manga (John)

York, Alissa
- The Naturalist (Melwyk)

Yoshimaru, Abe
- Shaku of Wondrous Grace (RIEDEL Fascination)

Young, Huguette
- Justin Trudeau: The Natural Heir (Teena, Irene)

Young, Scott
- Murder in a Cold Climate (Heather)

Young, Wm. Paul
- The Shack (Darlene)

Younge-Ullman, Danielle
- Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined (Shonna)

Zdarsky, Chip
- Jughead Volume One illustrated by Erica Henderson (John)

Zipp, Steve
- Yellowknife (Eric)

Zoehfeld, Kathleen W.
- Pooh Welcomes Winter (RIEDEL Fascination)

Zorn, Alice
- Five Roses (Melwyk)

Congratulations to Buried in Print for winning the Grand Prize: books from each province and territory. The bulk of these were very generously donated by Brick Books, Publishing New and Established Voices in Canadian Poetry Since 1975:

Joanna Lilley - The Fleece Era (Yukon)
Steve McOrmond - The Good News About Armageddon (Prince Edward Island)
Stephanie Bolster - A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth (Quebec)
Lynn Davies - The Bridge That Carries the Road (New Brunswick)
Elizabeth Philips - Torch River (Saskatchewan)
Ann Shin - The Family China (Ontario)
Noah Gould - I see my love more clearly from a distance (Alberta)
Lorri Neilsen Glenn - Lost Gospels (Nova Scotia)
Jane Munro - Blue Sonoma (British Columbia)
Méira Cook - Monologue Dogs (Manitoba)
Michael Crummey - Hard Light (Newfoundland)

Of course, you may have noticed two very important territories missing. On that front, author and friend Annelies Pool has donated a copy of her novel Free Love as our Northwest Territories pick:

And to represent Nunavut I have thrown in a copy of the delightful Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk and illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis:


And finally, let the 11th Canadian Book Challenge begin! Head over the brilliant and wonderful Melwyk's TODAY!

6 comments:

Bill Selnes said...

John: Thank you for hosting the Canadian Book Challenge. I am sure the Challenge took up a lot of time. I going to write a post a post on the Challenge and your blog and Canada's 150th! All the best.

Mary R. said...

Happy Canada Day and thank you for all you have done to make the Canadian Book Challenge both fun and informative. I've really enjoyed it and look forward to year 11 at Indextrious Reader.

Heather said...

Thanks John, It's been wonderful not only for myself but to refer others to your site to learn about our wonderful and varied Canadian authors.

Buried In Print said...

Amazing! Thanks so much for the books; I look forward to reading every one of them (and marvelling at the pictures, where possible). Thanks, also, for hosting, this year and previous years!

Melanie Kindrachuk said...

Thanks for creating this wonderful Challenge and letting me take over this year, John. I've really enjoyed every year so far, and hope that the fun will continue.

And I'll be glad to be reviewing at a more normal rate this year as well :)

Darlene said...

Thanks again for hosting, John! I love participating in this Canadian challenge, even though I never finish :( And thanks so much for compiling this list of all the books reviewed the past year. It will be a great resource for me to find more Canadian authors!