Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

CBC’s 100 Novels

CBCBooks’ 100 Novels that Make You Proud to Be Canadian
Read 80/100 (as of Jan 18, 2017)

WinterAnnabel

419 by Will Ferguson
A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
A Season in the Life of Emmanuel by Marie-Claire Blais, Trans. Derek Coltman
A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtemanche, Trans. Patricia Claxton
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Annabel by Kathleen Winter
Away by Jane Urquhart

House of Anansi, 2013

Barney’s Version by Mordecai Richler
Bear by Marian Engel
Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen
Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz
Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart
Cereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo
Certainty by Madeleine Thien
Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant
Creation by Katherine Govier
Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

Geroge Rue ClarkeDe Niro’s Game by Rawi Hage
Elizabeth and After by Matt Cohen
Essex County by Jeff Lemire
Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
February by Lisa Moore
Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt
Fruit by Brian Francis
Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai
Galore by Michael Crummey
Generation X by Douglas Coupland
George & Rue by George Elliott Clarke
Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King

Half Blood Blues EdugyanHalf-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
Holding Still for as Long as Possible by Zoe Whittall
How to Make Love to a Negro without Getting Tired by Dany Laferriere, Trans. David Homel
In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
Kamouraska by Anne Hébert, Trans. Norman Shapiro
Kiss of the Fur Queen by Tomson Highway
Kit’s Law by Donna Morrissey
Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Lives of the Saints by Nino Ricci
Lost Girls by Andrew Pyper
Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill

Ru ThuyMercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards
Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson
Neuromancer by William Gibson
No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod
No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay
Obasan by Joy Kogawa
Room by Emma Donoghue
Ru by Kim Thuy, Trans. by Sheila Fischman
Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Six Metres of Pavement by Farzana Doctor
Skim by Mariko & Jillian Tamaki
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
Still Life by Louise Penny
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
Skim TamakiSwamp Angel by Ethel Wilson
Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb

The Amazing Absorbing Boy by Rabindranath Maharaj
The Wars by Timothy Findley
The Wives of Bath by Susan Swan
Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan
Whale Music by Paul Quarrington
What the Body Remembers by Shauna Singh Baldwin
What We All Long For by Dionne Brand

Amazing Absorbing BoyThe Antagonist by Lynn Coady
The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis
The Birth House by Ami McKay
The Bishop’s Man by Linden MacIntyre
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
The Book of Secrets by M.G. Vassanji
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston
The Cure for Death by Lightning by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
The Double Hook by Sheila Watson
The Englishman’s Boy by Guy Vanderhaeghe
The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Hero’s Walk by Anita Rau Badami
The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy
Lesser Blessed vanCampThe Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp
The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches by Gaétan Soucy, Trans. Sheila Fischman
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
The Outlander by Gil Adamson
The Polished Hoe by Austin Clarke
The Romantic by Barbara Gowdy
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
The Time in Between by David Bergen

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