After some tumultuous and aggressive debating, the winner of this year’s Canada Reads is We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib!
While the debates and outcome definitely did not go as I was anticipating, however, I am satisfied with the results.
I will say that after this year’s debates, I think it’s imperative that CBC start to look at changing things up next year by having separate non-fiction and fiction debates. I think it’s just to difficult to size up books when they’re so different, especially since the winners from the last three years have been non-fiction.
What do you think about this year’s winner? How do you think the debates should proceed next year?