Happy Canada Day!
Today is Canada Day and I thought I would share my favourite Canadian books. Now, I'm a very proud Canadian (I even have a red maple leaf tattoo) and I love all things Canadian, but I will admit that when it comes to reading I have not read much of our literature. I decided to change that this year and have challenged myself to read at least 20 Canadian books this year, and so far I have read 11. I'm glad I've done this. Even though we all came from somewhere else at some point, Canadians make up a unique identity that is evident through our literature and from that identity we get some incredible stories.
My three favourite Canadian books are:
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill (the title of this book in the US is Someone Knows My Name)
In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Some other great books:
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
More by Austin Clarke
How to be Canadian by Will Ferguson
A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Of course there are many more fabulous Canadian books out there, but these are the ones I have read and can recommend. Hopefully by next Canada Day that will be a much longer list.
What are your favourite Canadian books?