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Friday, July 1, 2016

Canadian Books for Canada Day

Today is Canada Day, the 149th birthday of the greatest country in the world.  I certainly won the birthday lottery when I was born in this country.

Obviously, it’s a great day to read some Canadian authors, and our national broadcaster has useful lists to help us select great Canadian books.

A couple of years ago, CBC Books compiled a list of 100 books that make us proud to be Canadian:  http://www.cbc.ca/books/books100.html.  I’ve read about half of the titles on the list so if I were to make a list of my own 100 must-read Canadian novels, it would include many of these.  (I’ll make that list one of my projects for Canada’s 150th birthday.)  Some of the authors who appear have several novels which I would recommend.

Last year, CBC Books added a list of 100 must-read young adult fiction (http://www.cbc.ca/books/books100ya.html), and this year compiled a list of 100 non-fiction books:  http://www.cbc.ca/books/books100truestories.html.

HAPPY CANADA DAY!