I ran one of these in 2013-2014 ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/487646
) and another for 2016-2017 ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/526188
I didn't succeed last time, so I'm going to start fresh in 2018: please join me!
This is a CANADIAN Provinces + Territories reading challenge for 2018-2019: read at least one book from each of Canada's provinces and territories over the course of the challenge. As a non-Canadian, I find this, well, _challenging_, so I'm making it a two-year challenge to make it a bit easier. (On the other hand, if you're very ambitious, you can shoot for doing it all in one year and again the next year, if you'd like!)
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 did you read, 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: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/538984
∙ The 2016 Canada Reads long list: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8635901
∙ Canada Reads 2015 shortlist: 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 Bookworm-Lady (2017 winner) will host a Canadian Literature sweepstakes in 2018, so you might want to join that. Those threads are also helpful for finding suggestions for Canada reads.
2017 sweeps: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/541894
2016 sweeps: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/530888
2015 sweeps: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/519419
If you're looking for Canadian-themed BookCrossing labels and can't find the ones in the store, I have some simple ones here (along with some of my other labels): https://drive.google.com/---/0B4VmP9D2V67PRTdFZEZ1Z3Vja3M