I started to write this post in July and promptly forgot all about it while I dithered over the book pool for this challenge – but never mind, got there in the end!


So I’ve already mentioned elsewhere that I signed up for this challenge, which I have to say I’m really looking forward to as I have been fascinated by Canada and things Canadian since I was quite young; I’ve no idea why, but there you are. Some of my favourite bands are Canadian (Rush, Barenaked Ladies) and I’ve read quite a few authors, most of whom will be represented on my reading list.

The challenge is – starting (well, started) July 1st, 2008 and running to July 1st, 2009 – to read (and write about) 13 Canadian books (by Canadians and/or about Canadians).

I’ve been pondering my booklist, and have come up with the following:

1. A Celibate Season by Carol Shields and Blanche Howard

2. Pilgrim by Timothy Findley

3. Garbo Laughs by Elizabeth Hay

4. The Onion Girl by Charles de Lint

5. Moral Disorder by Margaret Atwood

6. For Your Eye Alone: The Letters of Robertson Davies

7. The Glenn Gould Reader

8. After Edgar by Joan Barfoot

9. The Diviners by Margaret Laurence

10. Runaway by Alice Munro

11. Neuromancer by William Gibson

12. Hey Nostradamus by Douglas Coupland

13. Strange Things by Margaret Atwood

These are all books that were kicking around the house, it was just a question of gathering them up. Now all I have to do is start to read!