Tuesday, September 01, 2009

It's Aboot Time! Complete Canadian Challenge Bookshelf

I've got all my Canadian books now and I'm ready to read. Actually, I got a little too enthusiastic and ended up with 14. Here's the complete list of what I'll be tackling from here to Canada Day:

Moral Disorder - Margaret Atwood
Oryx & Crake - Margaret Atwood
The Tent - Margaret Atwood
Wilderness Tips - Margaret Atwood
A Mixture of Frailties - Robertson Davies
The Cellist of Sarajevo - Steven Galloway
The Diviners - Margaret Laurence
Among The Shadows - L.M. Montgomery
Emily Climbs - L.M. Montgomery
The Paper Bag Princess - Robert Munsch
Coming Through Slaughter - Michael Ondaajte
Divisadero - Michael Ondaajte
The Tenderness of Wolves - Steph Penney
Gone To An Aunt's: Remembering Canada's Homes For Unwed Mothers - Anne Petrie


Jeane said...

The Paper Bag Princess is really cute. And I always loved the Emily books more than Anne. I've got Oryx and Crake on my shelf, too.

raidergirl3 said...

Awesome! Ready, set, read!
Loved the Cellist!
Among the Shadows can double for the RIP as well, not that they are scary, per se, but there are mysterious things, and maybe a ghost or two.
I want to read The Tenderness of the Wolves and the Diviners. I liked Laurences Stone Angel a lot.
Gone to an Aunt's sounds good, what a great title.

And The Paperback Princess! It's a favorite book at our house, since I am Elizabeth, and my husband is Ron, the bum.

ambearo said...

What a great list!!!!

Eva said...

Have to decided to join Canadian Challenge with you! :)

raych said...

...Does this mean that you've NEVER READ The Paperbag Princess? *cries for your lost childhood*

Seriously, if Robert Munsch is previously unknown to you, also look into Mud Puddle and Mortimer and I Have to Go! If you can find some five-year-olds to read them to, I promise that you will not regret it.

Bybee said...

I just finished The Paper Bag Princess. I like Fifty Below Zero better, but TPBP is cute.

I was LOL at Ron's only bit of dialog. He sounds like a Korean guy...they're always critiquing their girlfriends' appearance.

Yeah, I'm looking forward to settling in on cold winter evenings and reading Canadian.


I have filled an all-important gap by finishing The Paper Bag Princess. Bravo Munsch!

Susan said...

I love your list! Although I haven't read half of them, and you know I like The Diviners. I have to find some of my childrens' copies of Robert Munsch, I know we have some, but they have two separate bookshelves and we've been reading library books instead lately.