Friday, November 30, 2007

2008 Canada Reads

Thats right Folks "Canada Reads" is back and rearing to go. So here is this years list of books and the five avid readers who will be battling it for this years "Canada Reads" book that every Canada should read.

Rheostatics music man and author of sports books himself, Dave Bidini is backing a tale about hockey – and the rest of life… the hilarious King Leary by Paul Quarrington.

A woman who wears many hats – hip-hop poet, Much Music critic, actor and
activist – Jemeni is standing up for Nalo Hopkinson’s gutsy science
fiction novel Brown Girl in the Ring.

What does an astronaut read in space? We’ll find out this year as Steve
MacLean takes a break from his day job to defend Thomas Wharton’s
mesmerizing novel Icefields, about the siren spell of the glaciers.

Award-winning author Lisa Moore is betting that Mavis Gallant’s collection From the Fifteenth District will win the day with its nine delicious stories set in Europe.

What do a TV imam and Noah’s motley crew have in common? Little Mosque on the Prairies star Zaib Shaikh believes in Not Wanted on the Voyage, Timothy Findley’s exuberant re-mix of the Bible.

So who do you think will be this years winner? Email us your thought at and you will be entered into a draw to win a copy of this years "Canada Reads" winning book.

1 comment:

  1. This is great, we have our first contestant! Chris is guessing it will be "King Leary".

    Thanks Chris!