Monday, January 25, 2010

Canada Reads 2010 Challenge!!

Canada Reads 2010 is a CBC event that celebrates Canadian literature over a three month period. Five CANADIAN books are chosen and defended by 5 "celebrity" CANADIANS in a battle royal survivor style "online, at public events, and on air". Half-hour on-air debates are held March 8-12 on CBC Radio One with one book getting voted off each week to determine which book Canadians should ultimately read in 2010.

This year's books are as follows: Generation X by Douglas Coupland, Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott, The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy, Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie Macdonald, and Nikolski by Nicolas Dickner.

I have decided to read along too! It's the end of January now, so if I start reading this week I should be able to fit in all 5 books, along with my book club book for February!

What do think? Anyone else up for it?


  1. Sara,

    The only thing I'll be reading for the next while are books, plays and essays on the Grade 12 English reading list.
    Have fun,

  2. First of all, I could never read that many books in such a short period of time, so good for you! Second, I've heard good things about 'Fall on Your Knees' but I've yet to read it myself. Second, I had to read 'Generation X' in a university english class. I'm not sure if I wasn't intellectually mature enough at the time, or if I would feel the same way today, but I hated it! I would love to hear what you think! And maybe I should give it another whirl...

  3. So that last comment should say Meg...I'm new at posting comments!

  4. Meg-I am re-reading fall on your knees for a second time and i remember little-to-nothing about it so we'll see how it is! I kept the book and brought it here so I must have enjoyed it last time otherwise I would have left it in Winnipeg.

    Check out my review I poster last night on Generation X!

    Thanks for reading guys !!


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