Canadian Summer Reading Challenge List

This is a tentative list of the authors (and in some cases, their books) I would like to read. As I know which books/authors I’ll have access to, I will modify this list into a schedule. For now, these are authors and titles I’m interested in finding.*

  • May 11-18: Emma and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper
  • May 18-25: Great Village by Mary Rose Donnelly
  • The Entangling by Ainslie Stewart
  • Birth House by Ami McKay
  • Bitter, Sweet by Laura Best
  • Hellgoing by Lynn Coady
  • Relative Happiness by Lesley Crewe
  • Wish Upon a Unicorn series by Vicki Blum (#childhood)
  • A Riddle of Roses by Caryl Cude Mullin
  • Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World by Janet E. Cameron
  • Alice Munroe
  • Elizabeth Bishop
  • Alistor Macleod
  • Alexander Macleod
  • Lesley Choyce
  • Jon Tattrie
  • Joseph Boyden
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Anne Simpson
  • Michael Ondaatje
  • Shauntay Grant
  • Zetta Elliott
  • George Eliot Clarke
  • Madeleine Thien

If you are interested in finding Canadian (especially Atlantic Canadian) authors to read, try these links (thanks to my Twitter friends for sending me some of these!) :

*If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment or tweet/Instagram me. If you’re a Canadian (especially Atlantic Canadian/woman/person of colour) author and you want to send me a copy of your book in exchange for a review, please send me an email at 🙂


5 thoughts on “Canadian Summer Reading Challenge List

  1. For Margaret Atwood, I would suggest Dancing Girls, which is an anthology of short stories she published in the 1970s. I think you’d really like it. The Penelopiad is also good, and it’s something you could easily get through in a week(I have a copy of that one if you’d like to borrow it).
    Also, Kaleigh Trace’s book Hot, Wet and Shaking is excellent (and she’s a Haligonian), however, it is nonfiction.
    Jan Zwicky, the philosopher who did the Alex Fountain lecture on meaning wrote a funny little book called the Book of Frog which is available at the King’s Library. It’s hilarious and weird and I HIGHLY recommend it!

    1. Ooh, thanks for the recommendations! I love short stories so that might be a good way for me to start Margaret Atwood. Hilarious and weird definitely sounds like something I need to add to my list. Thank you! 🙂

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