Thursday, July 2, 2009

The 2nd Canadian Book Challenge Eh? Grand Finale


Hosted by John at Book Mine Set.

July 1, 2008 - July 1, 2009

"I challenge you to read and write about 13 Canadian books, by Canadians and/or about Canadians."

100 participants read 1137 books for the challenge.

Books I read: 28


Those highlighted are linked to reviews.

28.Changing Heaven**** by Jane Urquart
27.Atmospheric Disturbances**** by Rivka Galchen
26.Last Night in Montreal**** by Emily St. John Mandel

25.An Audience of Chairs****+ by Joan Clark
24.The Disappeared***** by Kim Echlin

23.The Fat Lady Next Door is Pregnant**** by Michel Tremblay

22. No Such Creature***+ by Giles Blunt

21. The Cellist of Sarajevo***** by Steven Galloway
20. Mercy Among The Children***** by David Adams Richard

19. The Gargoyle**** by Andrew Davidson

18. What We All Long For****+ by Dionne Brand

17. The Museum Guard**** by Howard Norman

16. Through Black Spruce***** by Joseph Boyden

15. Ten Thousand Lovers***** by Edeet Ravel

14. Red Dog Red Dog**** by Patrick Lane

13. The Retreat**** by David Bergen

12. The Outlander**** by Gil Adamson

11. The Boys In The Trees***** by Mary Swan

10. The Letter Opener***+ by Kyo Maclear

9. The Lizard Cage***** by Karen O'Connell

8. Alligator**** by Lisa Moore

7. Late Nights On Air**** by Elizabeth Hay

6. At A Loss For Words**** by Diane Schoemperlen
5. Mister Sandman**** by Barbara Gowdy

4. Twice Born**** by Pauline Gedge
3. Quintet**** by Douglas Arthur Brown

2. Coventry**** by Helen Humphreys

1. Ex-Cottagers in Love**** by J. M. Kearns


I read double the number of books required which is easy for me, I really like good Canadian literature and would read it without the challenge. I wasn't able to review them all but the stars tell you how much I enjoyed each one. Challenge completed Dec.28, 2008.

Thank you to John for all his hard work and enthusiasm. He made it interesting and fun too.

Consider joining us for the Canadian Books Challenge 3.

6 comments:

  1. I haven't joined in any challenges yet, but I think the third year of the Canadian Challenge may be for me.

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  2. Congrats on finishing Sandra! I'm looking forward to year three.

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  3. You beat me by four! Of your 28, I've only read 2 and 20 but hope to get to many of the others on your list.

    I'm in for the 3rd challenge too, see you around and happy reading!

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  4. Congratulations on completing (and going above and beyond) this Challenge!

    The minimum number of books (13) seems unusual; do you know why John chose this amount?

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  5. Great job, Sandra! By the way, I am glad you are feeling better. :)

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