Sunday, July 01, 2012

The Canadian Book Challenge - Year 6

Want to join us? here
I don't have a real good history when it comes to completing book challenges, but this is one I've watched from afar for a while now- so after skipping the last few years, I thought I would give it another shot.  Canadian fiction has long been a favorite of mine, and John "stretches" the rules a bit to include books set in Canada (not just those written by Canadian authors), something that should help me to get my hands on the number of qualifiers I need to read in the next twelve months to get my thirteen books read before July 1, 2013.

I'm going to start out by cheating a bit because I just finished Richard Ford's great new novel a couple of days ago, a book actually titled Canada, and I plan to post my review on Monday or Tuesday.  I'm going to count that one, of which about 2/3 is set in the remote prairies of Saskatchewan, as my first book in the challenge.

John is a real advocate for Canadian lit and he puts a whole lot of effort into making his challenges go smoothly for everyone involved.  The number of participants has grown just about every year, so I don't see how he does it anymore.  If you're up for a new challenge, take a look.  Just follow the link under that great picture.


  1. I joined too. That is such a great picture! I have read very little Canadian writing, and I don't know why.

  2. That mountie poster is almost like a recruiting poster for this challenge, isn't it? :-)