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Recommended books (29)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around North America Challenge" were written by authors from Canada. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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A Perfect Grave by Rick Mofina EN

Rating: 3     2 Votes
Description:
When Sister Anne McGrath, a much-loved community saint, is brutally murdered, Seattle Mirror reporter Jason Wade, who has a personal interest in the case, joins the investigation and makes a shocking discovery about Sister Anne's past that changes everything. Original.
Recommended: 21 Feb 2018

2.

All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews EN

0 Ratings
Genre Adult
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022

3.

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery EN

Rating: 4.1     19 Votes
Description:
Presents an abridged version of the tale of Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, who comes to live on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.
Recommended: 03 May 2020

4.

Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw : Travels in Search of Canada by Will Ferguson EN

Rating: 3.5     5 Votes
Description:
The follow-up to the back-to-back successes of How to Be a Canadian (over 110,000 copies sold) and Happiness™ (Winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour). Will Ferguson spent a three-year period criss-crossing Canada and back again. In a helicopter above the barrenlands of the sub-Arctic, in a canoe with his four-year-old son, aboard seaplanes and along the Underground Railroad, Will’s travels have taken him from Cape Spear on the coast of Newfoundland to the sun-dappled streets of Olde Victoria. In his last book, Will told us how to be Canadian; now in this book, he will tell us what it means to... continue
Recommended: 16 Nov 2022

5.

Bunny by Mona Awad EN

Rating: 3.6     19 Votes
Description:
The Vegetarian meets Heathers in this darkly funny, seductively strange novel about a lonely graduate student drawn into a clique of rich girls who seem to move and speak as one "We were just these innocent girls in the night trying to make something beautiful. We nearly died. We very nearly did, didn't we?" Samantha Heather Mackey couldn't be more of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England's Warren University. A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing co... continue
Recommended: 21 Jul 2022

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Crow by Amy Spurway EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Description:
This Crow will ruffle a few feathers. When Stacey Fortune is diagnosed with three highly unpredictable -- and inoperable -- brain tumours, she abandons the crumbling glamour of her life in Toronto for her mother Effie's scruffy trailer in rural Cape Breton. Back home, she's known as Crow, and everybody suspects that her family is cursed. With her future all but sealed, Crow decides to go down in a blaze of unforgettable glory by writing a memoir that will raise eyebrows and drop jaws. She'll dig up "the dirt" on her family tree, including the supposed curse, and uncover the truth about her mys... continue
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Recommended: 17 Nov 2022

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Disfigured : On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space by Amanda Leduc EN

Rating: 4     5 Votes
Description:
"Challenges the ableism of fairy tales and offers new ways to celebrate the magic of all bodies. In fairy tales, happy endings are the norm - as long as you're beautiful and walk on two legs. After all, the ogre never gets the princess. And since fairy tales are the foundational myths of our culture, how can a girl with a disability ever think she'll have a happy ending? By examining the ways that fairy tales have shaped our expectations of disability, Disfigured will point the way toward a new world where disability is no longer a punishment or impediment but operates, instead, as a way of ce... continue
Recommended: 24 Aug 2022

8.

Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton EN

0 Ratings
Recommended: 04 Dec 2022

9.

Embers : One Ojibway's Meditations by Richard Wagamese EN

Rating: 4.7     3 Votes
Description:
"Life sometimes is hard. There are challenges. There are difficulties. There is pain. As a younger man I sought to avoid them and only ever caused myself more of the same. These days I choose to face life head on--and I have become a comet. I arc across the sky of my life and the harder times are the friction that lets the worn and tired bits drop away. It's a good way to travel; eventually I will wear away all resistance until all there is left of me is light. I can live towards that end." --Richard Wagamese, Embers In this carefully curated selection of everyday reflections, Richard Wagamese... continue

10.

Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Recommended: 20 Nov 2022


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