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Monday, July 3, 2017

As Canada Day Weekend Ends: More Canadian Book Recommendations

On July 1, Canada’s sesquicentennial, I posted my 150 must-read Canadian works of fiction.  As the Canada Day weekend comes to an end, I thought I’d post lists compiled by others. 

The Toronto Star had their reviewers pick Canadian books they think are must-reads:  https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2017/06/30/15-books-for-canada-150-our-reviewers-choose.html.

The Kingston Writer’s Fest asked people to nominate Canada's 150 Best Books Picks.  Here’s the complete list:  https://www.kingstonwritersfest.ca/150-2/.

BookNet Canada pulled together a list of 150 Canadian-authored (English language) bestsellers from the last 10 years:  http://www.booknetcanada.ca/blog/2017/6/13/150-bestselling-books-by-canadian-authors?utm_content=buffer080df&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.

Last year on Canada Day, I referred to CBC Book’s List of 100 Novels that Make you Proud to be Canadian:  http://www.cbc.ca/books/books100.html.  That list is still a good one. 

My favourite list, besides my own, is the one compiled by 49th Shelf.   150 Canadian authors were asked to recommend their favourite Canadian book:   https://49thshelf.com/150-for-150. 

When choosing your next book to read, you might want to peruse these lists.  Maybe choose a title that appears on more than one list?