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Mirazzles
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Hello Everyone! This is a silly request but I am looking to read a book either about or by an author from every Canadian province and territory. Thus far, I have read northern Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. Preferably I‘d like to read a non-fiction and fiction selection. I‘d love some suggestions! 😊Also, the photo is from a local beach where my boyfriend proposed. I thought it was a nice photo of one of our beautiful provincial beaches.

ShelleyBooksie One of the books in Kathy Reichs series (fiction) is set in Miramichi, New Brunswick. Will O The Wisp by Catherine Spray is a lovely collection of New Brunswick ghost stories. 1y
ShelleyBooksie Louise Penney's Inspector Gamache series is set in Quebec. Recommend starting with the first book in the series 1y
ShelleyBooksie From The Ashes by Jesse Thistle is an amazing non fiction book set in Sasketchewan 1y
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Megabooks Loved this book set in Montreal 1y
Megabooks Also loved this set in Winnipeg. It won Canada Reads this year. 1y
Mirazzles @ShelleyBooksie oh, thank you! I haven‘t found one from New Brunswick yet. And I love ghost stories! 1y
Mirazzles @ShelleyBooksie I will definitely have to add it to my list! Thank you! 1y
Mirazzles @Megabooks I will have to check them both out, thank you! I have quite a good list now! I just need PEI (Anne of green gables I suppose) and Alberta and the territories 😊 1y
llwheeler Richard Van Camp is an author possibility for NWT (I've only read one of his, short story collection moccasin square gardens, but I enjoyed it). If you check the #ReadCanada hashtag you can find some other ideas. Also, beautiful picture and congrats! 1y
Mirazzles @llwheeler I‘ll have to check out that hashtag, as well as the book. Thank you! 1y
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llwheeler
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Pickpick

#ReadCanada PEI - somewhat cheating for my PEI selection, as this is a cookbook and covers all the Atlantic provinces not only PEI but whatever.

Not a cookbook I feel the need to own as there were only a few recipes I could see myself actually making, but neat to flip through. The mini-essays (on cod, lobster, etc) were well done and added good context. Mostly it made me want to road trip east again and eat all this food, rather than make it.

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rabbitprincess
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My #ReadCanada challenge wrap-up (1 July 2021): 5 of 13 provinces read. Spent most of my time in western Canada. I hit up Yukon, BC, Alberta, Ontario, and PEI. Thanks @MsMelissa for hosting!

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MsMelissa
Canada | Mike Myers
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It‘s Canada Day 2021, which marks the official close of the #ReadCanada challenge. Thanks to those of you who took part - I‘ve enjoyed seeing your choices.

How did everyone do? I did well, reading 10/13 provinces and territories, but sadly never got around to reading anything set in NB, PEI, or NFLD.

I hope this challenge encouraged people to read more Canadian authors. I know it did for me 😊

TheKidUpstairs I only ended up hitting 9/13. I will continue though, eventually I'll complete! I read a lot of Canadian authors, but books set elsewhere, and multiple Ontario/BC titles. 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira I‘m still working on it!!! I am about half, giving myself more time IRL. Thanks for hosting Melissa 😎 2y
Cathythoughts You are so good to host , 🙏❤️. I have a terrible conscience about it .. I got off to a flying start & then I slowed right down. All my three Litsy challenges are in danger this year. I‘ll look up my Canada books & post them in the next few days as I really enjoyed them … Alice Munro being a new author for me & brilliant. 2y
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llwheeler Thanks for hosting! I have 2 left, Manitoba and PEI, which I'll read in the next few weeks. (haven't posted Alberta yet but I finished it yesterday) 2y
Librarybelle It was a great challenge! I started strong, with 2 or 3 read right away, and then really faltered. But, I have the books I planned to read mapped out, so I can continue the journey. Thanks for hosting this! 2y
jenniferw88 Um, it's fair to say I gave up on the challenge after bailing on Oryx and Crake back in January. Will read the others at some point though! 2y
MsMelissa @TheKidUpstairs Great! I did have lots of books for Ontario, too. 2y
MsMelissa @Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira You‘re welcome, and I‘m glad you‘re going to keep going 😊 2y
MsMelissa @llwheeler Excellent! You did really well. I‘m going to try and finish my missing provinces off, too. 2y
MsMelissa @Librarybelle You‘re welcome! I‘m happy that you‘re still planning to read the books you selected 😊 2y
MsMelissa @jenniferw88 You tried, which is the whole point 😊 I didn‘t finish it myself so you are in good company 😂 2y
MsMelissa @Cathythoughts No worries, Cathy. This was a no pressure challenge. The important thing is that you read some Canadian books you might otherwise not have tried. Thanks for participating 😊 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira @MsMelissa yes, it definitely opened me up to Canadian literature, that somehow was not on my radar. Do you mind if as I go along I keep linking my reads to the hashtag? 2y
candority I read 7/13 on my list, but many other books by Canadian authors that weren‘t on my original list! Some of the ones that went unread I‘m going to take off my TBR completely. I put them on my monthly TBR for a whole year and never picked them up, which is a good sign that I won‘t ever get to them. They might as well go to a better home 😊 Thanks for hosting! (edited) 2y
MsMelissa @Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira Of course not, use it whenever it fits. In fact, I think I might do the same 😊 2y
MsMelissa @candority I think I read only about half the books on my original list, switching them up when I found books that I was more in the mood for. I generally hold on to books on my TBR pile no matter how long, although I do occasionally do a purge to free up shelf space. 2y
rabbitprincess I managed 5 of 13 and will get around to the rest someday! Thanks for hosting 😊 (edited) 2y
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llwheeler
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Pickpick

BC for #ReadCanada

This was a good book and good audiobook. The political rhetoric made me mad, as I think it was intended to. I appreciated the emphasis on the intergenerational nature of trauma and the way that trauma gets repeated through history. No easy answers here.

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TheKidUpstairs
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Pickpick

Love this series. Is it weird that I totally want to visit Rockton?

#ReadCanada #Yukon @MsMelissa
#BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
ShelleyBooksie Me too!! 2y
MaleficentBookDragon I love this series and want to live there. 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
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Next up! My hold came in on the latest Rockton novel. I absolutely love this series. This will represent the #Yukon for #ReadCanada and is also my #BookSpin pick for the month. Add in beautiful weather for outdoor reading and it's celebration time 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

@MsMelissa @TheAromaofBooks

That-Bookish-Hiker I don‘t know the next one was out!!! Yay! Need to get my copy from the library. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Good luck!! 2y
MsMelissa Good job 👏🏻 I think I might have the first book in this series 🤔 2y
TheKidUpstairs @MsMelissa if you do, give it a try! They're great brain break books to whip through between heavier reads. 2y
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llwheeler
The Innocents | Michael Crummey
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Newfoundland for #ReadCanada (4 provinces left to go!)

First of all, I love this cover art. So gorgeous. Good book, too. The sense of place was great. The audio narration was very good.

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llwheeler
City of the Lost | Kelley Armstrong
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Yukon for #ReadCanada

Not my usual genre, but that's why I do challenges. A solid read, with compelling characters. Kelley Armstrong has been on my radar of authors to check out for quite a while, so I was glad of the excuse to finally read one of hers.

Andrea4 Omg I want to read this series! But actually listen to it and am annoyed I can't get it in audio! Lol a coworker mentioned her because she LOVES her and kyle and the Yukon thing lol 2y
llwheeler @Andrea4 I bet it would be really long in audio, it's longer than I expected. 2y
Andrea4 @llwheeler after Les mis and Don Quixote, nothing is *that* long in audio lmao 2y
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llwheeler @Andrea4 😂 well, true 2y
Andrea4 @llwheeler plus, for me, if it's a big ass book, I'm going to want audio so I can do other things. *Men* I know you don't like doing other things while listening. *De* I don't like being trapped by a physical book's limitations bahaha. Also hope you like my use of random grk particles. 2y
llwheeler @Andrea4 haha awesome use of grk particles, I love it. I know what you mean though, and I do like doing things while I listen... Just very specific things lol, basically just crafting and phone games... So it does take me longer to get through a book. 2y
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llwheeler
The Innocents | Michael Crummey
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I started my new cross-stitch and love it so far. How fitting to start my souvenir from Newfoundland while listening to the tagged book set in Newfoundland. #ReadCanada #audiostitching

I think this will be a good chunk of my #20in4 readathon this weekend. I'm feeling ambitious this round! Aiming to finish 4 books and, why not, hit the full 20 hours. We'll see how it goes, looking forward to it!

llwheeler Thanks again for hosting @Andrew65! 2y
Tamra I really liked the writing! 2y
llwheeler @Tamra I like it too so far 2y
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Cathythoughts I loved this one ❤️💔 2y
llwheeler @Cathythoughts I'm enjoying it so far 2y
LeahBergen I love puffins. ❤️ 2y
llwheeler @LeahBergen me too 😊 2y
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