Saturday, January 21, 2012

Book Mark: Canada Reads 2012

Started in 2001, Canada Reads is CBC's annual battle of the books, where five Canadian personalities each select a book they want Canadians to read. They defend their chosen title in a series of debates, and the books are eliminated one by one until a winner is declared. The debates air on CBC Radio One, CBC TV and are livestreamed online through CBC Books.

In 2012, Canada Reads turns to non-fiction for the first time ever. Canada Reads: True Stories is about finding the memoir, biography or work of literary non-fiction for the entire country to read. The contenders this year are:
The panelists will determine Canada’s must-read non-fiction title for 2012 during four hour-long debates, Feb. 6-9. The shows will air live on CBC Radio One and will be live-streamed on CBC Books.

I have not read all of the books, or really any of them...yet. I tried The Tiger but it just didn't work for me. I am much more a fiction lover so a non-fiction book has to be outstanding to warrant a full read through for me.

Past Canada Reads Winners

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