Five years ago I decided to challenge myself to read more books from Atlantic Canada. As a result, I have read 131 books from Atlantic Canada in the last five years.
#of Atlantic Canadian books read: 31 (last year, 25)
% of books read from Atlantic Canada: 39% (last year, 32%)
Newfoundland: 9 (last year, 6)
Nova Scotia: 21 (last year, 19)
New Brunswick: 0 (last year, 0) – Ack! But I’ve already got one on the record for 2021! (And James has still got you covered!)
Prince Edward Island: 1 (last year, 0) — An improvement…
(not necessarily published this year, and in no particular order)
The Rest of Canada and Beyond!
%CanLit: 80% (last year, 88%)
Out of 80% CanLit, 48% is from Atlantic Canada (last year, 36%)
My Favourite cover: The Difference (Runner-up: Little Fortress) What’s yours?
My Top 8 Books (if I was forced to choose)
- The Difference
- Ananias – Review to come!
- If You Hear Me
- How to Pronounce Knife
- The Waiting Hours
- Ex Libris
- Transcendent Kingdom
Some Bookish Highlights of my year:
- I always enjoy the Canada Reads debates.
- The Shadow Giller has a new website!
- Marcie and I have been having lots of fun with Margaret Atwood Reading Month
- I had fun reading for this themed post: Born to Walk
- The Literary Wives are still going – although we have dropped from 6 books/year to a more manageable 4.
- I’ve been loving my subscription to Atlantic Books Today, and this post about one of the issues was one of my most popular this year.
- This is probably my favourite book spine poetry yet (inspired by the 2020 pandemic): Book Spine Poetry April 2020
- Sheree Fitch’s You Won’t Always Be This Sad was just the thing for our broken hearts.
- I decided to start tackling my stack of Books about Books
- I managed to read more books than ever from the shortlists of the Atlantic Book Awards.
- I wrote a little post about Mothers in Literature.
- Other bookish events I managed to participate in: 1956 Club, AusReading Month, Novellas in November
The Very Best Thing about my year in blogging: YOU!
What were the highlights of your year? Do you have a favourite book or event to tell me about?