Just Announced! Canada Reads 2018 Shortlist

One book to open your eyes…

Huzzuh it’s time for Canada Reads 2018!

With Ali Hassan as the host and overseer, the five defenders will debate this year’s theme: One Book to Open Your Eyes.

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Excited cat is excited. 

The contenders and their chosen books are:

I am personally looking forward to reading Mark Sakamoto’s novel! As always, I will read all five books and have my reviews and thoughts posted for your peep holes before the debates take place.

The debate takes place from March 26-29, 2018. The debates will air on CBC Radio One at 11 a.m., will be live-streamed on CBC Books at 11 a.m. ET and can be seen on CBC Television at 4 p.m.

Favourite Reads of 2017

2017 is nearly coming to a close. Read to see what books I loved this year.

Hey peeps! 2017 is nearly coming to a close and it’s that time of year that I select the top five fiction and non-fiction books that I read this last year. So without further ado, here they are:

Top 2017 Fiction:

1) I Know This Much Is True By Wally Lamb

2) The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

3) The Visitors by Catherine Burns

4) Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis

5) See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

 

Top 2017 Non-Fiction:

1) Surviving the Angel of Death by Eva Mose Kor

2) Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson 

3) Moody Bitches by Julie Holland

4) Dear Leader by Jang Jin-Sung – Review to come.

5) My Best Race by Chris Cooper