Reading Challenges

Canada Reads Winners (2002 – present)

  • In the Skin of a Lion – Michael Ondaatje
  • Next Episode – Hubert Aquin
  • The Last Crossing – Guy Vanderhaeghe
  • Rockbound – Frank Parker Day
  • A Complicated Kindness – Miriam Toews
  • Lullabies for Little Criminals – Heather O’Neill
  • King Leary – Paul Quarrington
  • The Book of Negroes – Lawrence Hill
  • Nikolski – Nicholas Dickner
  • The Best Laid Plans – Terry Fallis
  • Something Fierce – Carmen Aguirre
  • February – Lisa Moore
  • The Orenda – Joseph Boyden
  • Ru – Kim Thuy
  • The Illegal – Lawrence Hill
  • Fifteen Dogs – André Alexis
  • Forgiveness – Mark Sakamoto
  • By Chance Alone – Max Eisen
  • We Have Always Been Here – Samra Habib
  • Jonny Appleseed – Joshua Whitehead
  • Five Little Indians – Michelle Good

Select Canada Reads Nominees (2002 – present)

  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  • A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
  • Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  • Green Grass, Running Water – Thomas King
  • The Love of a Good Woman – Alice Munro
  • Barney’s Version – Mordecai Richler
  • Oryx and Cake – Margaret Atwood
  • Three Day Road – Joseph Boyden
  • Mercy Among the Children – David Adams Richards
  • The Birth House – Ami McKay
  • The Inconvenient Indian – Thomas King
  • The Boat People – Sharon Bala
  • The Marrow Thieves – Cherie Dimaline
  • Son of a Trickster – Eden Robinson
  • From the Ashes – Jesse Thistle
  • Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club – Megan Gail Coles
  • Butter Honey Pig Bread – Francesca Ekwuyasi
  • Two Trees Make a Forest – Jessica J. Lee
  • The Midnight Bargain – C.L. Polk
  • Hench – Natalie Zina Walschots
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