30 March 2011

Canadian Book Challenge 2010-2011 Update, 30 March 2011

The Canadian Book Challenge is hosted by John Mutford who blogs at The Book Mine Set.
You have one year to read 13 Canadian books and review them somewhere online, from Canada Day, July 1st, 2010- Canada Day, July 1st, 2011. There will be check-ins at the beginning of each month to see how everyone is progressing and have their current status marked in the sidebar of this blog. Participants are encouraged to read each others' reviews, discuss the books, and cheer one another on.



As always, my books will all be crime fiction.

So far 10/13
  1. 4.8, THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE, Alan Bradley (7 Mar 2011)
  2. 5.0, BURY YOUR DEAD, Louise Penny (4 Feb 2011)
  3. 4.9, A RULE AGAINST MURDER,  Louise Penny (20 Jan 2011)
  4. 4.6, ALL THE COLOURS OF DARKNESS, Peter Robinson (10 September 2010)
  5. 4.5, FEAR THE WORST, Linwood Barclay (11 October 2010)
  6. 4.5, NEGATIVE IMAGE, Vicki Delany (17 December 2010)
  7. 4.7, ROOM, Emma Donoghue (23 December 2010)
  8. 4.6, NEVER LOOK AWAY, Linwood Barclay (28 December)
  9. 4.4, LOVE YOU TO DEATH, Gail Bowen (28 December)
  10. 4.5, MIDNIGHT CAB, James W. Nichol (1 Jan 2011) 
already on my shelves:
Peter Robinson, A DEDICATED MAN
Peter Robinson, BAD BOY
Vicki Delany, WHITEOUT
William Deverell, APRIL FOOL
L.R. Wright, THE SUSPECT

On my Kindle

Rick Mofina, VENGEANCE ROAD
Alan Bradley, WEED THAT STRINGS THE HANGMAN'S BAG
Vicki Delany, MURDER AT LOST DOG LAKE
Linda L. Richards, MAD MONEY
Stan Jones, WHITE SKY, BLACK ICE


Suggestions from blog readers: Catherine Hunter, Michael van Rooy and Allan Levine.

Good reference point: Arthur Ellis Awards shortlist; past winners

Virtual Peaks to be scaled
GLEN VALLEY (1 book read)
WHITE HILL (2 books read)
ISHPATINA RIDGE (3 books read)
MOUNT CARLETON (4 books read)
BALDY MOUNTAIN (5 books read)
CYPRESS HILLS (6 books read)
MONT D'IBERVILLE (7 books read)
MOUNT CAUBVICK (8 books read)
BARBEAU PEAK (9 books read)
MOUNT NIRVANA (10 books read)
MOUNT COLUMBIA (11 books read)
MOUNT FAIRWEATHER (12 books read)
MOUNT LOGAN (13 or more books read)

4 comments:

Bernadette said...

I've only got one left to go Kerrie - but several Canadian books on my TBR. Just need to find the time to read 'em

BTW Peter May is Scottish and BLOWBACK is set in France so I don't think you can count that one as Canadian :)

Margot Kinberg said...

Kerrie - I am impressed! You're doing well on this challenge :-). No way could I keep up with you (or with you, Bernadette!)

Kerrie said...

Thanks for the advice about Peter May Bernadette. Not sure why I thought he was Canadian. I see he lives in France.

Thanks Margot - only 2 books to go...

Nicola said...

You've got some great books there! Bad Boy and The Weed... are good ones. And I loved the Linwood Barclay's too!

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