Canada Reads 2021 Contenders

The debates will take place March 8-11, 2021. I will attempt to read and review each book prior to the debates.

The Canada Reads 2021 shortlist has arrived! While none of the books from the longlist that I wanted to read made the cut I am excited about this year’s theme: One book to transport us. With this pandemic, it’s the perfect theme and I’m hoping for some great selections of writing and escapism from the following selected books:

The debates will take place March 8-11, 2021. I will attempt to read and review each book prior to the debates.

They will be hosted by Ali Hassan and will be broadcast on CBC Radio OneCBC TVCBC Gem and on CBC Books

Canada Reads 2021 Longlist

The Canada Reads 2021 longlist is here!

Canada Reads 2021 is fast approaching and I’m happy to have something to look forward to since 2021 is starting to look a lot like 2020 so far…

Here are the books that have made the longlist this year:

There are a few books on this list that I don’t find very enticing but there are a some I think will make for interesting reads. I hope that the YA selections and memoir selections are kept to a minimum to make for a balanced and robust short list. I am personally hoping to see You Are Eating An Orange. You Are Naked on the shortlist, along with Tatouine. Are there any that you’re excited for?

The panellists and the books they choose to champion will be revealed on Jan. 14, 2021. The debates will take place March 8-11, 2021.