Who doesn’t love a good reading list? Many times I have set myself up for a challenge based on a reading list (as this blog can attest to since a certain list is the whole reason it was created). I don’t always fail either. For years I have been quietly reading through the list of Pulitzer Prize winning novels starting at the beginning.
Here is the CBC’s top 10 picks for reading Canadian this fall.
Where to start? Where to start? I decided to start with Ellen in Pieces and not just because it was the first book to arrive at the library (I do wish I could buy them all because I can’t always finish in three weeks – plus I am very pro-supporting authors but the library is a wonderful place indeed) but also because every one who read Kerry Clare’s review at Pickle Me This immediately went out and got a copy of the book. I also loved Adderson’s Pleased To Meet You when I did a review for it years ago for the Calgary Herald. However, I didn’t know she also writes books for children which is very exciting news indeed since 80 per cent of my time is spent reading books to children.
After that I would like to move on to Girl Runner because it’s Carrie Snyder (enough said?) and Between Gods sounds fascinating and really I just want to read them all at once. I’m pretty sure my children don’t need my attention this fall, right?
Do you plan on reading any of these?