My last post focused on Best Atlantic Canadian Reads of 2019.
Here’s everything else…
(in addition to Best of Atlantic Canada 2019, in no particular order)
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Overhead in a Balloon by Mavis Gallant – A buddy read with Marcie at Buried in Print.
It’s time to tip my hat to some of my favourite publishers whose books are on this list…
Biblioasis (Windsor, Ontario), ECW Press (TO, Ontario), Two Wolves Press, Goose Lane Editions (New Brunswick), Freehand Books (Calgary, Alberta), Coach House Books (TO, Ontario), NeWest Press (Edmonton, Alberta), House of Anansi Press (TO, Ontario), Harper Collins Canada (TO, Ontario), Penguin Random House Canada (TO, Ontario)
Out of the 88% CanLit, 36% is from Atlantic Canada.
Top 5 Posts of the year:
- The Best of Atlantic Canada 2018
- Crow by Amy Spurway
- Catching the Light by Susan Sinnott
- Scotiabank Giller Prize 2019: Longlist
- Best Canadian Stories 2018, edited by Russell Smith
Top Post overall: The Boat: A Short Story by Alistair MacLeod – This post blows all the others out of the water. I’m happy to know that people are still reading it and teaching it.
Bookish Highlights: As always, I enjoy trying to keep up with Canada Reads; through Literary Wives, I discovered a love for Persephone Books; I made my first ‘appearance’ on the WriteReads podcast this summer; I had fun shadowing the Giller Prize again this year; as well as co-hosting Margaret Atwood Reading Month with Marcie; and I get great satisfaction out of seeing how many of the books I can read each year from the Atlantic Book Awards list.