I was so happy to find this reading challenge over on Rachelia’s blog, Bookish Comforts. I have a big stack of books by Canadians on my shelf in my home library and I think this is a great way to make a dent in them — even if it’s just a small one.
The Canadian Reading Challenge is hosted by Marie, over at Ramblings of a Daydreamer. This is a great challenge to bring light to the many, many wonderful Canadian authors that are out there! Here’s what Marie’s purpose of the challenge is:
To bring attention to Canadian authors and show the love! I’m sure a lot of people will be surprised that some of their favorite authors are Canadian, or that authors they’ve heard of but haven’t read yet are Canadian. For example, until I was getting ready for the challenge, I had no idea that the author of Water for Elephants was Canadian. Pretty cool, eh?
The goal of the challenge is to read at LEAST 3 books, either by a Canadian author, or a book set in Canada. I hope to read that AND maybe a few more. Here are the books I’ll be choosing from (though the list could definitely change!):
Books read for the challenge:
1. The Rest is Silence, by Scott Fotheringham (read my review HERE)
2. Cracked Up To Be, by Courtney Summers (read my review HERE)
3. Hearts at Stake (Drake Chronicles, #1), by Alyxandra Harvey (read my review HERE)
Woo! I finished my 3 books for the challenge! I know that doesn’t seem like a lot, but I started reading this books towards the tail-end of the month. I was just getting into the Canadian literature when I ran out of days to post reviews, so I couldn’t add any more to this challenge.
On the bright side, I have been discovering a wealth of talent in our great nation! I hope to read more Canadian books in the future and hope that for next year’s challenge, I’ll at least be able to double my readings.
Are you participating in this challenge? Who is your favourite Canadian author?
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