This year has marked my first ever foray into reading challenges. So far I have completed two of the four challenges I signed up for at the beginning of the year (audio books and Aussie authors) and have the Global Reading Challenge and Scandinavian Reading Challenge left to complete by December. I’ve learned that I quite like the challenges which prompt me to read things I would not otherwise have done and really don’t care for those challenges that allow me to change nothing about my reading habits. I like a challenge to challenge me, at least a little.
I have recently discovered there is a Canadian Book Challenge being run by The Book Mine Set (thanks for the tip Kerrie). There is a requirement to read 13 Canadian books (one for each province of the country) between 1 July 2010 and 1 July 2011 (Canada Day if you’re wondering). Since starting this blog in late 2008 I have only read 4 books set in Canada so this one will definitely prompt me to do some reading I wouldn’t otherwise have done and I have signed up.
I’ve only got 11 months to read the 13 books as I missed the first month of the challenge, however I am going to allow myself to double up where possible (e.g. I have a Canadian book liked up for the Global Reading Challenge and I’m going to allow it to count for both).
I’ve really no idea what I’m going to read for this one. I think I have 3 books on my TBR shelves that would qualify plus I do have Margaret Atwood’s Year of the Flood to listen to but I’m not sure if that will count because although she is Canadian I don’t think the book is set there. Other than these I’m going to have to get creative.
As always, recommendations of Canadian books you have read and enjoyed are most welcome.