I’ve followed Canada Reads since the beginning, with varying degrees of emotional involvement (okay, maybe I shed a tear or two when Justin Trudeau voted against his own book, Wayne Johnston’s novel, to triumph Next Episode in 2003). Yah, I should probably get out more but, in the meantime, I still intend to catch up on the CR titles that I haven’t read yet.

Angie Abdou’s The Bone Cage (11)
✔Gil Adamson’s The Outlander (09)
Carmen Aguirre’s Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter (12)
Al-Rabeeah, Abu Bakr and Winnie Yeung Homes (19)
Kamal Al-Solaylee’s Intolerable (15)
✔André Alexis’ Fifteen Dogs (W17)
Hubert Aquin’s Next Episode (W03)
Madeline Ashby’s Company Town (17)
Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (02)
Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake (LL11; SL05)
Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood (LL11; SL14)

✔Anita Rau Badami’s The Hero’s Walk (16)
✔Sharon Bala’s The Boat People (18)
✔Barbeau-LAvalette, Anaïs Suzanne (Trans. Rhonda Mullins) (19)
✔David Bergen’s The Age of Hope (13)
✔David Bezmozgis’ Natasha and Other Stories (07)
Dave Bidini’s On a Cold Road (12)
✔Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda (W14)
Joseph Boyden’s Three Day Road (06)

Age of Hope BergenDavid Chariandy Brother (19)
Wayson Choy’s The Jade Peony (10)
George Elliott Clarke’s Whylah Falls (02)
✔Leonard Cohen’s Beautiful Losers (05)
✔Magen Gail Coles’ Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club (20)
Douglas Coupland’s Generation X (10)

✔Craig Davidson’s Precious Cargo (18)
✔Frank Parker Day’s Rockbound (05)
Nicolas Dickner’s Nikolski (10)
✔Cherie Dimaline’s The Marrow Thieves (18)
Cory Doctorow’s Radicalized (20)
Ken Dryden’s The Game (12)

✔Omar El Akkad’s American War (18)
✔Esi Edugyan’s Half-Blood Blues (14)
✔Max Eisen By Chance Alone (19)
✔Francesca Ekwuyasi’s Butter Honey Pig Bread (21)
Marina Endicott’s Good to a Fault (10)

Terry Fallis’ The Best Laid Plans (11)
✔Timothy Findley’s Not Wanted on the Voyage (08)
✔Brian Francis’ Fruit (09)

Mavis Gallant’s From the Fifteenth District (08)

✔Samra Habib’s We Have Always Been Here (20)
✔Rawi Hage’s Cockroach (14)
Paul Hiebert’s Sarah Binks (03)
Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes (W09)
Lawrence Hill’s The Illegal (W16)
✔Nalo Hopkinson’s Brown Girl in the Ring (08)
✔Helen Humphreys’ The Lost Garden (03)

Anosh Irani’s The Song of Kahunsha (07)
✔Frances Itani’s Deafening (06)

✔Wayne Johnston’s The Colony of Unrequited Dreams (03)

✔Thomas King’s Green Grass, Running Water (04)
✔Thomas King’s The Inconvenient Indian (15)

Stéphane Larue The Dishwasher (Trans. Pablo Strauss) (20)
Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel (02)
Jessica J. Lee’s Two Trees Make a Forest (21)
Essex County Jeff LemireJeff Lemire’s Essex County (11)
Tracey Lindberg’s Birdie (16)

Ann-Marie Macdonald’s Fall on Your Knees (10)
✔Hugh MacLennan’s Two Solitudes (13)
✔Yann Martel’s Life of Pi (LL11; SL03)
Ami McKay’s The Birth House (11)
✔Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance (02)
✔Lisa Moore’s February (LL12; W13)
Alice Munro’s The Love of a Good Woman (04)

Saleema Nawaz’s Bone and Bread (16)
Marina Nemat’s Prisoner of Tehran (12)

✔Heather O’Neill’s Lullabies for Little Criminals (W07, LL11)
Michael Ondaatje’s In the Skin of a Lion (W02)

C.L. Polk’s The Midnight Bargain (21)
✔Jacques Poulin’s Volkswagen Blues (05)
✔Monique Proulx’s The Heart is an Involuntary Muscle (04)

✔Paul Quarrington’s King Leary (W08)

✔Al Purdy’s Rooms for Rent in the Outer Planets: Selected Poems 1962-1996 (06)

✔Raziel Reid’s When Everything Feels Like the Movies (15)
David Adams Richards’ Mercy Among the Children (09)
✔Mordecai Richler’s Barney’s Version (04)
✔Mordecai Richler’s Cocksure (06)
✔Eden Robinson’s Son of a Trickster (20)
✔Gabrielle Roy’s Children of My Heart (07)

✔Mark Sakamoto’s Forgiveness (18)
✔Mairuth Sarsfield’s No Crystal Stair (05)
✔Jocelyne Saucier’s Il pleuvait des oiseaux / And the Birds Rained Down Trans. Rhonda Mullins (15)
Carol Shields’ Unless (11)

✔Timothy Taylor’s Stanley Park (07)
✔Jesse Thistle’s From the Ashes (W20)
Kim Thúy’s Ru (15)
✔Miriam Toews’ A Complicated Kindness (W06)
Michel Tremblay’s The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant (09)

✔Jane Urquhart’s Away (13)

John Vaillant’s The Tiger (12)
✔Guy Vanderhaeghe’s The Last Crossing (LL11; W04)
✔M. G. Vassanji’s Nostalgia (17)
✔Katherena Vermette’s The Break (17)

Icefields Wharton✔Richard Wagamese Indian Horse (13)
Natalie Zina Walschots Hench (21)
✔Sheila Watt-Clouthier’s The Right to Be Cold (17)
Thomas Wharton’s Icefields (08)
✔Joshua Whitehead Jonny Appleseed (W21)
✔Kathleen Winter’s Annabel (Atlantic, LL13; SL14)
✔Michael Winter’s Minister without Portfolio (16)
✔Lindsay Wong The Woo-Woo (19)

Note: In 2012, Canada Reads focussed exclusively on non-fiction reads: Carmen Aguirre’s Something Fierce, Dave Bidini’s On a Cold Road, Ken Dryden’s The Game, Marina Nemat’s Prisoner of Tehran, and John Vaillant’s The Tiger.

Longlisted Titles: (Thanks to Angela for the 2011-14 lists below!)
✔Angie Abdou’s The Canterbury Trail (BC/Yukon LL13)
✔Caroline Adderson’s Sitting Practice (LL16)
✔André Alexis’ Fifteen Dogs (W17)
S.K. Ali’s Saints and Misfits (LL18)
Wayne Arthurson’s Fall from Grace (Prairie/NWT LL13)
Madeline Ashby’s Company Town (SL17)
✔Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace (Ontario, LL13)

Todd Babiak’s The Garneau Block (Prairie/NWT LL13)
✔Anita Rau Badami’s The Hero’s Walk (LL16)
✔Shauna Singh Baldwin’s What the Body Remembers (LL14)
✔Sharon Bala’s The Boat People (LL18)
✔Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette’s Suzanne (Trans. Rhonda Mullins) (LL18)
✔Gary Barwin’s Yiddish for Pirates (LL21)
Gurjinder Basran’s Everything was Goodbye (BC/Yukon LL13)
Billy-Ray Belcourt’s NDN Coping Mechanisms (LL20)
Chris Benjamin’s Drive-by Saviours (LL11)
✔Joseph Boyden’s Through Black Spruce (LL11; LL14)
✔Dionne Brand’s What We All Long For (LL15)
Cathy Buchanan’s The Day the Falls Stood Still (LL11; Ontario, LL13)
✔Catherine Bush’s Accusation (LL14)

Bart Campbell’s The Door is Open (LL15)
✔Lauren Carter’s Swarm (LL14)
Marjore Celona’s Y (LL14)
✔David Chariandry’s Brother (LL18)
Lesley Choyce’s The Republic of Nothing (LL14)
Karen Connelly’s The Lizard Cage (LL14)
Christy Ann Conlin’s Heave (LL11)
Gil Courtemanche’s A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali (LL14)
Ivan E. Coyote’s Bow Grip (BC/Yukon LL13)
✔ Ivan E. Coyote’s Tomboy Survival Guide (LL18)
✔Michael Crummey’s Galore (LL12; Atlantic, LL13; LL14)
✔Michael Crummey’s Sweetland (LL16)

Crummey GaloreRoméo Dallaire’s Waiting for First Light (with Jessica Dee Humphreys) (LL17)
✔G.A. Dargatz’s The Cure for Death by Lightening (BC/Yukon LL13)
✔Craig Davidson’s Precious Cargo (LL18)
✔Robertson Davies’ Fifth Business (Ontario, LL13; LL14)
Amber Dawn’s Sub Rosa (LL14)
Claudia Dey’s Stunt (LL14)
✔Cherie Dimaline’s The Marrow Thieves (LL18)
Sean Dixon’s The Girls Who Saw Everything (LL11)
✔Farzana Doctor’s Six Metres of Pavement (LL14)
Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother (LL14)
✔Emma Donoghue’s Room (LL11)
Alan Doyle’s All Together Now (LL21)

Kim Echlin’s The Disappeared (LL14)
✔Omar El Akkad’s American War (LL18)

Terri Favro’s Sputnik’s Children (LL20)
✔Timothy Findley’s Headhunter (LL14)
Stephen Finucan’s The Fallen (LL11)
Brian Francis’ Natural Order (LL14)
Karyn L. Freedman’s One Hour in Paris (LL17)
✔Kim Fu’s For Today I Am a Boy (LL15)

Steven Galloway’s The Cellist of Sarajevo (LL14)
Bill Gaston’s The Good Body (LL14)
✔Camilla Gibb’s Sweetness in the Belly ((LL11; Ontario, LL13; LL14)
William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition (LL11)
Douglas Glover’s Elle (LL11)
✔Barbara Gowdy’s Helpless (Ontario, LL13)
Jessica Grant’s Come Thou Tortoise (LL2012; Atlantic, LL13)
✔Carla Gunn’s Amphibian (LL20)

✔Rawi Hage’s De Niro’s Game (Quebec, LL13)
Louis Hamelin’s 1970 (LL14)
Don Hannah’s Ragged Islands (Atlantic, LL13)
Kenneth J. Harvey’s Inside (LL11)
✔Elizabeth Hay’s Late Nights on Air (LL11; Prairie/NWT LL13)
Steven Heighton’s Afterlands (LL14)
✔Catherine Hernandez’s Scarborough (LL18)
Lawrence Hill’s The Illegal (LL6)

Harold R. Johnson’s Corvus (LL19)

Truth Bright Water King✔Fran Kimmel’s The Shore Girl (LL14)
✔Thomas King’s Truth and Bright Water (LL14)
✔Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything (LL15)
Amanda Jett Knox’s Love Lives Here (LL20)
✔Joy Kogawa’s Obasan (BC/Yukon LL13)
✔Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer’s All the Broken Things (LL16)
Tima Kurdi’s The Boy on the Beach (LL19)

Patti LaBoucane-Benson’s The Outside Circle (LL16)
✔Dany Laferriére’s How to Make Love to a Negro (Quebec, LL13)
Vincent Lam’s The Headmaster’s Wager (LL14)
✔Shari Lapeña’s Happiness Economics (LL14)
Annette Lapointe’s Stolen (Prairie/NWT LL13)
✔Margaret Laurence’s The Diviners (Prairie/NWT LL13)
Marie-Renée Lavoie’s Autopsy of a Boring Wife (Trans. Arielle Aaronson LL21)
✔Mary Lawson’s Crow Lake (LL11)
J.J. Lee’s The Measure of a Man (LL18)
Matt Lennox’s Knucklehead (LL17)
✔Carrianne Leung’s That Time I Loved You (LL19)
✔Thea LIm’s An Ocean of MInutes (LL19)
✔Tracey Lindberg’s Birdie (LL6)
Billie Livingston’s Going Down Swinging (LL14)
✔Billie Livingston’s One Good Hustle (BC/Yukon LL13)
Nicole Lundrigan’s Glass Boys (Atlantic, LL13)
Annabel Lyon’s The Golden Mean (BC/Yukon LL13)

✔Ann-Marie Macdonald’s The Way the Crow Flies (LL11)
Linden MacIntyre’s The Bishop’s Man (LL11)
Alistair MacLeod’s No Great Mischief (Atlantic, LL13)
✔Rabindranath Maharaj’s The Amazing Absorbing Boy (Ontario, LL13; LL16)
✔Terese Marie Mailhot’s Heart Berries (LL19)
Clint Malarchuk’s The Crazy Game (with Dan Robson)
✔Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven (LL16)
✔Lee Maracle’s Celia’s Song (LL15)
Lee Maracle’s I Am Woman (LL17)
✔James Maskalyk’s Life on the Ground Floor (LL19)
Elan Mastai’s All Our Wrong Todays (LL19)
Leo McKay Jr’s Twenty-Six (LL11)
✔Anne Michaels’ Fugitive Pieces (LL14)
Felicia Mihali’s The Darling of Kandahar (Quebec, LL13)
✔W.O. Mitchell’s Who Has Seen the Wind (Prairie/NWT LL13)
✔L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables (Atlantic, LL13)
Morgan Murray’s Dirty Birds (LL21)

✔Riel Nason’s The Town that Drowned (Atlantic, LL13)
✔Saleema Nawaz’s Bone and Bread (LL15, LL16)
Dimitri Nasrallah’s Niko (LL16)
Sylvain Neuvel’s Sleeping Giants (LL17)
Mary Novik’s Conceit (LL11)

Heather O’Neill’s The Lonely Hearts Hotel (LL21)
✔Alix Ohlin’s Inside (Quebec, LL13)
Michael Ondaatje’s Anil’s Ghost (LL14)
✔Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient (Ontario, LL13)

Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery (Quebec, LL13)
Sandra Perron’s Out Standing in the Field (LL18)
Alison Pick’s Far to Go (LL, 2012; Ontario, LL13)
Kate Pullinger’s Landing Gear (LL16)

Redekop Shelf MonkeyAhmad Danny Ramadan’s The Clothesline Swing (LL18)
✔Corey Redekop’s Shelf Monkey (LL11)
✔Jean-Christophe Réhel’s Tatouine (Trans. Katherine Hastings and Peter McCambridge, LL21)
D.A. Richards’ The Bay of Love and Sorrows (Atlantic, LL13)
Edward Riche’s Today I Learned It Was You (LL17)
Mordecai Richler’s Solomon Gursky was Here (Quebec, LL13)
✔Ray Robertson’s Moody Food (LL11)
✔Eden Robinson’s Monkey Beach (BC/Yukon LL13; LL15)
✔Gabrielle Roy’s The Tin Flute (Quebec, LL13)
✔Elizabeth Ruth’s Matadora (LL14)

✔Mark Sakamoto’s Forgiveness (LL18)
Hassan Ghedi Santur’s The Youth of God (LL20)
Doug Saunders’ Arrival City (LL15)
Robert J. Sawyer’s Quantum Night (LL17)
✔Gregory Scofield’s Thunder through My Veins (LL21)
Walter Scott’s Wendy, Master of Art (LL21)
Sheung-Kim’s You Are Eating an Orange, You Are Naked (LL21)
✔Vivek Shraya’s even this page is white (LL17)
Antanas Sileika’s Buying on Time (LL16)
✔Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s This Accident of Being Lost (LL19)
Monique Gray Smith’s Tilly and the Crazy Eights (LL21)
Fred Stenson’s The Trade (Prairie/NWT LL13)
Cassie Stocks’ Dance, Gladys, Dance (LL18)
✔Rajiv Surendra’s The Elephants in My Backyard (LL17)
Miguel Syjuco’s Illustrado (Quebec, LL13)

✔Tanya Talaga’s Seven Fallen Feathers (LL18)
✔Mariko Tamaki’s (You) Set Me on Fire (LL15)
✔Mariko and Jillian Tamaki’s Skim (LL11)
Timothy Taylor’s The Blue Light Project (LL14)
Madeleine Thien’s Dogs at the Perimeter (LL14)
✔Kim Thúy’s Ru (Quebec, LL13)
✔Miriam Toews’ A Complicated Kindness (LL11)
✔Miriam Toews’ All My Puny Sorrows (LL15)

Jane Urquhart’s The Stone Carvers (LL11; LL14)

✔Richard Van Camp’s The Lesser Blessed (LL20)
✔Guy Vanderhaeghe’s The Englishman’s Boy (Prairie/NWT LL13)
✔M. G. Vassanji’s Nostalgia (LL17)
✔Katherena Vermette’s The Break (17)

Richard Wagamese’s Ragged Company (LL14)
Jo Walton’s The Just City (LL17)
Dianne Warren’s Cool Water (Prairie/NWT LL13)
✔Sheila Watt-Clouthier’s The Right to Be Cold (LL17)
Jessica Westhead’s Worry (LL20)
Andrew Westoll’s The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary (LL19)
✔Zoe Whittall’s Bottle Rocket Hearts (LL11)
✔Ethel Wilson’s Swamp Angel (BC/Yukon LL13, LL16)
Even Winter’s The Rage of Dragons (LL20)
✔Michael Winter’s Minister Without Portfolio (LL16)
✔Lindsay Wong’s The Woo-Woo (LL19)
Teresa Wong’s Dear Scarlet (LL20)
✔Richard B. Wright’s Clara Callan (LL2011; Ontario, LL13)