Just after I pledged not to join another challenge this year I end up signing up for one. As this is a year long I feel that quite a bit of the reading for it will be done in the new year.
The 2nd Canadian BookChallenge runs from July 1st 2008 for a whole year. The challenge requires participants to read 13 books by Canadian authors or books about Canadians. There are a whole bunch of different ways that the 13 can be choosen, I am participating using the 'free spirit', in which I can pick 13 random Canadian books, as I know very little about Canada and I'm hoping this will give me some idea of the place.
I'm not picking a definitive 13 as I always change my mind when I read others reviews, but here are some I may include:
Anne of Green Gables, Montgomery
Saul Bellow- Humboldt’s Gift
Anne Michaels- Fugitive Pieces
Michael Ondaatje- In The Skin Of A Lion
Coupland, Girlfriend in a Coma
Jack London- Call of the Wild
Jen Sookfong Lee - The End of the East
Margaret Atwood - Alias Grace/ The Tent
Rohinton Mistry, Such a Long Journey
Ondaatje - Anils Ghost
Urquhart - The Stone Carvers
Carol Sheilds - Larry's Party
Baldwin - The Tiger Claw
Lisa Moore - Alligator
Alice Monro - Runaway
Mary Lawson - The Crow Lake
Holly Kennedy - The Tin Box
The ones highlighted I'm going to aim to read by the end of the year.