It’s Here! 2018 Canada Reads Longlist

Finally!

The longlist has finally been announced! The theme this year is: One Book to Open Your Eyes.

“These books challenge readers to look differently at themselves, their neighbours and the world around them. ” – CBC Books, Jan 2018

What’s Canada Reads you ask?

“Five books, five champions, one winner: CBC’s annual Battle of the Books has been getting people listening, watching and, of course, reading, for the past 16 years.

Canada Reads is a “literary Survivor,” with celebrities championing books. Books are  voted “off the bookshelf,” one each day, until one book is chosen as the title the whole country should read this year.” – CBC Books, About

So without further ado, here they are:

I am the most excited for Mark Sakamoto’s novel which is the true story of his grandpa’s capture and imprisonment as a POW in Japan during the Second World War. I hope that it makes the short list!

The panellists and the final five books will be announced Jan. 30, 2018. The debates will take place March 26-29, 2018. I will hope to have all five final books read and reviewed before the upcoming debates so stay tuned for all the Canada Reads action.