Top 10 Tuesday: Canadiana


In case you didn’t know, I am Canadian. And I like Canada. And I often read books by Canadian authors. Here are a few of my favourites!

  1. Joni: The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell by Katherine Monk – Katherine Monk is a Canadian journalist who undertook the writing of Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell’s story.
  2. The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O’Neill – Heather O’Neill is a Canadian novelist, poet, short story writer, screenwriter and journalist who made her debut in 2006 with Lullabies for Little Criminals.
  3. Birdie by Tracey Lindberg – Tracey Lindberg is a Canadian writer and academic as well as a  professor of indigenous law and government at Athabasca University and the University of Ottawa.
  4. Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe by Charlotte Gill – Charlotte Gill is a Canadian writer who shared the story of her time as a tree planter in Eating Dirt.
  5. Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan – Esi Edugyan is a Canadian novelist born in Calgary, AB and now living in Victoria, BC.
  6. Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood – Margaret Atwood is a very well known Canadian writer. Born in 1939 she continues to publish fiction, poetry, non-fiction and more including this most recent release Hag-Seed, a retelling of Shakespeare’s the Tempest.
  7. Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre – Carmen Aguirre is a Vancouver-based author who wrote the memoir Something Fierce about her childhood which was spent with her parents who were involved in the Chilean resistance against Augusto Pinochet.
  8. Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis – André Alexis is a Canadian writer currently living in Toronto, ON. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago.
  9. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki – Ruth Ozeki is an American-Canadian novelist. She splits her time between Brooklyn and Cortes Island, BC. A Tale for the Time Being was set on the coast of British Columbia following the discovery of a diary that washed ashore after the Fukushima disaster.
  10. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – Emily St. John Mandel is a Canadian author who was born and raised on Denman Island off the coast of British Columbia.


One comment

  1. I should pay more attention to where authors come from, to read more widely. But I have read and enjoyed two of these books, so that’s something. And I’m bringing Station Eleven to my book club next year. 🙂 My TTT

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