A couple of posts ago I reviewed my last book for the Canadian Book Challenge 2 hosted by John. It is always a lot of fun to participate in this challenge as I've tried over the last few years to add more Canadiana to my reading and John's challenge helps me focus on that goal. In fact, I read an amazing number of Canadian authors these days! This challenge requested we read 13 books before Canada Day, 2009. I did not make a preliminary list but just went with the flow as a chose books. Here are the books I read:
1. The Seance by Iain Lawrence
2. The Horseman's Graves by Jacqueline Baker Saskatchewan
3. Newton and the Time Machine by Michael McGowan
4. The Shooting of Dan McGrew by Robert W. Service Yukon
5. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
6. Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel
7. Jolted by Arthur Slade
8. Getting the Girl by Susan Juby BC
9. Night Runner by Max Turner Ontario
10. Bookweird by Paul Glennon
11. The Shadow of Malabron by Thomas Wharton
12. My Name is Number 4 by Ting-Xing Ye
13. Milrose Munce and the Den of Professional Help by Douglas Anthony Cooper
I enjoyed every book I read this year but my top 3 picks would be The Horseman's Graves, The Gargoyle and Night Runner.
A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Catholic, with Asperger's, who reads and writes as her obsession. These are the ramblings of the books I read or read aloud to my energetic Autistic 13yo.
I love reading almost any book from classics to mysteries to fantasy to manga. I read everything from Christian fiction/non-fiction to dark, paranormal horror novels, go figure. So I'm liable to offend just about everyone with my book choices LOL :-)
I sometimes go through stages of "genre love", I'm addicted to mystery thrillers, Catholic theology, memoirs, 20th century Chinese historical fiction & Victorian fiction and non-fiction, but you'll find I read an even wider variety of books than that, both fiction and non-fiction. I have a teensy fascination with macabre non-fiction books about death and anything about insane asylums.
I also tend to post a lot of reviews of juvenile/teen books, with a nod towards what parents can expect to find that might or might not be objectionable. I am so addicted to graphic novels and manga that I have a separate BLOG just for those reviews. I read well over 200 books a year, and for the first time ever made it to over 300 last year (2012)! Come join me you never know what new treasure you'll find to read here!
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