It’s that time of year friends, well technically it’s the holiday season. BUT it’s also time to start tackling your Canada Reads pile. The finalists all made their way to my home today, just in time to be read over my holiday vacation.
I decided to start with Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse, mostly because I read Wagamese in University and absolutely loved his work. So far (I’m on page 62), and it’s a beautiful read. Raw, powerful and gripping, making it a strong contender in the Canada Reads debates.
You can read all about my experience attending CBC’s Canada Reads launch last month and be sure to stay tuned in on February 11-14 to hear the debates live. Just to refresh your memory, the finalists are:
ATLANTIC REGION: Trent McClellan defends February by Lisa Moore
BRITISH COLUMBIA AND YUKON: Carol Huynh defends Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
ONTARIO: Charlotte Gray defends Away by Jane Urquhart
PRAIRIES AND NORTH: Ron MacLean defends The Age of Hope by David Bergen
QUEBEC: Jay Baruchel defends Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan
Which Canada Reads title are YOU reading first?