My last post focused on Best Atlantic Canadian Reads of 2018.
Here’s everything else…
Best Books (in addition to Best of Atlantic Canada 2018, in no particular order):
The Red Word by Sarah Henstra (winner of the 2018 Governor General Literary Award for Fiction)
Homes by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, with Winnie Yeung (non-fiction)
Madame Victoria by Catherine Leroux, translated by Lazer Lederhendler
Dear Evelyn by Kathy Page (winner of the 2018 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize)
Songs of the Cold of Heart by Eric Dupont, translated by Peter McCambridge (winner of the 2018 Shadow Giller)
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan (winner of the 2018 Giller Prize)
An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
The Grimoire of Kensington Market by Lauren B. Davis
Into the Forest by Jean Hegland
Small Island by Andrea Levy
- Songs for the Cold of Heart by Eric DuPont
- Malagash by Joey Comeau
- Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay
- Small Island by Andrea Levy
- The Luminous Sea by Melissa Barbeau
% CanLit: 80%
Out of the 80% CanLit, 33% is from Atlantic Canada.
Bookish Highlights of the Year
1) This summer, while on vacation with my family, I managed to visit Bookmarks for Rogues’ Wedding by Terry Griggs (Owen Sound), Essentialist by Ken Babcock (Toronto), Garbo Laughs by Elizabeth Hay (Ottawa), The Cat and the Wizard by Dennis Lee (Toronto), The Convict Lover by Merilyn Simonds (Kingston), and L.M. Montgomery’s The Gable Window (Cavendish, PEI).
2) This was my third year being a part of the Shadow Giller. We chose Songs for the Cold of Heart by Eric DuPont as our winner this year.
4) Consumed by Ink hit 5 years old this year, and I celebrated by creating this list of 100 Recommended Canadian Books.
I hope everyone has had a good start to the new year! What was a favourite book, highlight, or event for you in 2018?