I ran one of these in 2013-2014 ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/487646
) and I think it's about time for me to try it again...anyone care to join me?
This is a CANADIAN Provinces + Territories reading challenge for 2016-2017: read at least one book from each of Canada's provinces and territories over the course of the challenge. As a non-Canadian, I found this quite challenging last time, so I'm making it a two-year challenge to make it a bit easier.
Everyone welcome: join in at any time.
The books should be SET primarily in a specific province/territory, but they don't have to stay there for the entire book. It doesn't matter where the author is from.
BookCrossing books, library books, unregistered books from your permanent collection, books borrowed from a friend, audiobooks, e-books, children's books, graphic novels, fiction, non-fiction (including travel guides)...they'll all count.
Post here whenever you finish a book for a province or territory and let us know a little about it: what was it about, and what did you think?
▪ Alberta (AB)
▪ British Columbia (BC)
▪ Manitoba (MB)
▪ New Brunswick (NB)
▪ Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)
▪ Nova Scotia (NS)
▪ Ontario (ON)
▪ Prince Edward Island (PE)
▪ Quebec (QC)
▪ Saskatchewan (SK)
▫ Northwest Territories (NT)
▫ Yukon (YT)
▫ Nunavut (NU)
Also...don't forget to participate in gypsysmom's mid-year Canada Days release challenge, which can be very helpful for book suggestions and resource links! (Although not all the books are _set_ in Canada.)
◦ Canada Days Challenge 2017 (sesquicentennial version): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/539149
◦ Canada Days Challenge 2016: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/527194
◦ Canada Days Challenge 2015: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/520284
◦ Canada Days Challenge 2014: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/508645
◦ Canada Days Challenge 2013: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/495193
◦ Canada Days Challenge 2012: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/479072
Other possibly helpful links:
∙ 2017 Canada Reads books and contenders announced: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/538984
∙ The 2016 Canada Reads long list just came out: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8635901
∙ Canada Reads 2015 shortlist announced: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/516040
∙ Canada Reads 2014: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/502888
∙ 100 Books That Make You Proud to be Canadian: forum link - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/515669
(Direct link here: http://www.cbc.ca/---/books100.html
∙ The 49th Shelf: in particular, their book map looks promising. http://49thshelf.com/map
∙ The Globe Books 100: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/---/article15566945
AND - hopefully lauraloo29 (2016 winner) will host a Canadian Literature sweepstakes in 2017, so you might want to join that. Here's a link to the 2016 sweeps - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/530888
- I was the lucky decoy. :)
(Sadly the labels are difficult to order now, but I'm hoping that will change soonish.) There are some links to Canada-themed labels in the 2015 thread: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/519419