Thursday, October 8, 2015

CBC's 30 Works of Canadian Fiction to Read Before You're Thirty

Sunday was my birthday (woo!). I turned 27 this year. A couple weeks ago I stumbled upon this list from CBC books. Since I'll be 30 in less than 3 years (Wait, what?!?!?!). And I've only read 3 of the books on this list and 2 of those were 5 or more years ago! So 27 books to read in 3 years. Sounds like a plan! I'm going to aim to read 1 book off this list per month. I'm starting this month with Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy Findley.

1. Bear by Marian Engel 
2. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery  - Read as a child - might reread
3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood  - Read as a teenager
4. Barney’s Version by Mordecai Richler 
5. The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
6. De Niro’s Game by Rawi Hage
7. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
8. Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
9. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
10. Cereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo
11. The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
12. Generation X by Douglas Coupland
13. Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
14. In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
15. When Everything Feels like the Moviesby Raziel Reid
16. Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill
17. No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod
18. Obasan by Joy Kogawa
19. Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
20. Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan
21, Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King
22. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
23. Neuromancer by William Gibson
24. The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis - Read in approximately 2011/2012
25. Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen
26. The Book of Secrets by M.G. Vassanji
27. The Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro
28. My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
29. Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy Findley
30. Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson

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