Canada Reads Reading List

Are you as excited for the Canada Reads debate as we are? This year's topic of debate is "What is the one book Canadians need now?" We have prepared a quick guide for all you competitively inspired readers out there.

Check out the summaries, and (of course) the books below to get ready for Canada Reads, starting Mar 27.


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The Right to Be Cold
Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Celebrity Debator: Chantal Kreviazuk, Juno award-winning singer

One of Canada's most passionate environmental and human rights activists address the global threat of climate change from the intimate perspective of her own Arctic childhood. 

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M.G. Vassanji
Celebrity Debator: Jody Mitic, Ottawa city councillor and armed forces veteran. 

A unique and dynamic novel about a future where eternal life is possible, and identities can be chosen.

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Fifteen Dogs
Andre Alexis
Celebrity Debator: Humble the Poet, MC and spoken word poet

An utterly convincing and moving look at the beauty and perils of consciousness.

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The Break
Kathryn Vermette
Celebrity Debator: Candy Palmater, comedian, former lawyer and CBC host

A powerful intergenerational family saga, in which people who are connected, both directly and indirectly, with the victim of a crime tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night. 

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Company Town
Madeline Ashby
Celebrity Debator: Tamara Taylor, actor (Bones, NCIS)

A brilliant an twisted mystery, in which a woman must choose between saving the people of a town that can't be saved, or saving herself.