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

Must Reads 2010

2010′s List
1. Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace (1865-67)
2. Anthony Trollope’s The Warden (1855)
3. Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891)

Snapshot of Canlit I’ve Missed, 1994:
4. Elisabeth Vonarburg’s Reluctant Voyagers (1994) Trans. Jane Brierley (1995)
5. Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms (1994)
6. M.G. Vassanji’s The Book of Secrets (1994)

7. Winifred Holtby’s South Riding (1936)
8. Paule Marshall’s Brown Girl Brownstones (1959)
9. Dorothy West’s The Wedding (1995)

Newsy Non-fiction:
10. Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel (1997)
11. Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma (2006)
12. Raj Patel’s The Value of Nothing (2009)

Completed: December 2010. Summary post.


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