Thursday, October 28, 2010
Drive-by Saviours is Essential Read
And we the people will decide which books make the top 10 list. You only get one vote.
If you want to vote Drive-by Saviours, just go to Canada Reads and click the circle next to Drive-by Saviours by Chris Benjamin, scroll down and click the vote button. You have until Nov 7 - but really why wait until Nov 7 what you could do right now?
Btw, here is the Top 40 list, and there are some damn fine books there. What say you, dear reader? What books should have made the list but didn't. Any on the list that you don't think are so hot?
A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
Bottle Rocket Hearts by Zoe Whittall
Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright
Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant
Conceit by Mary Novik
Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
Drive-by Saviours by Chris Benjamin
Elle by Douglas Glover
Essex County by Jeff Lemire
Far to Go by Alison Pick
February by Lisa Moore
Galore by Michael Crummey
Heave by Christy Ann Conlin
Inside by Kenneth J. Harvey
Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill
Moody Food by Ray Robertson
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
Room by Emma Donoghue
Shelf Monkey by Corey Redekop
Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis
The Birth House by Ami McKay
The Bishop's Man by Linden MacIntyre
The Bone Cage by Angie Abdou
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
The Fallen by Stephen Finucan
The Girls Who Saw Everything by Sean Dixon
The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe
The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart
The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden
Twenty-Six by Leo McKay Jr.
Unless by Carol Shields
This is excellent news. I'm hoping that it at least makes it into the top-10. Lawrence Hill's The Book of Negroes sounds like something that's going onto my reading list.
You've done us proud, you know.
You deserve it and I cannot wait to read your book (hopefully finally can order this month)!!!!!!!!!!
Because I was kind of in bed a lot in October (not for the good reason:-) I read a lot but don't have a "superb" book --some very good but just not quite to excellent.
I did read two wonderful short story collections by Skip Horack
"The Southern Cross" and Karen Joy Fowler "What I didn't See" --thank God for libraries!!!!!!!!
Again congrats my friend and I am so happy for you and your family and so anxious to read your book!!!!!!!
El Vox: So many great books, so little time.
MD: s'alright, thanks for good intentions ;-)
All: Didn't make the top 10 list, but honestly it was an over-achievement for a brand new book by an unknown author to make the Top 40!