Now that I’ve been at this for 2 years, and have quite a few more Canadian books under my belt, I’ve had a hankering to focus in even more on books from Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland).
There are already many books from this region that have become some of my favourites since starting my blog (and before). I’ll be keeping track on the Reading Atlantic Canada page that is now on my menu.
Here are a few of my favourites:
- Caught and February by Lisa Moore
- River Thieves, Wreckage, Galore, and Sweetland by Michael Crummey
- When the Saints by Sarah Mian
- Every Little Thing and Away from Everywhere by Chad Pelley
- A Measure of Light and The Sea Captain’s Wife by Beth Powning
- The Blue Tattoo by Steven Laffoley
- Fallsy Downsies by Stephanie Domet
- The Nymph and the Lamp by Thomas Raddall
- The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor by Sally Armstrong
Possible Awards list to read from:
I thought it might be fun to read from an award list, and the one I’ve been eyeing is the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. This one also supplies me with an easy-to-access list of all the winners (since 1991), many of which have been on my list for a while. A good place to start! Any other suggestions?
Other plans for 2016:
- I’m hoping to finish off my A-Z CanLit Project this year.
- I’m going to give #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks a try – a challenge going on over at Estella’s Revenge. Almost all my reading lately has been from the library, which I love to use, but it’s getting a bit ridiculous when I have so many of my own books. I am going to try to control myself. I will still have to use the library a little, though, so my librarians don’t get worried about me.
Here’s some of what I have to look forward to if I put Reading Atlantic Canada together with #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks:
What about you? Any new reading plans for 2016? Anyone who wants to join me in reading books from Atlantic Canada are more than welcome!