Retreat By Random House has brought back their wonderful Reading Bingo Challenge – and this year, it’s CanLit (Canadian Literature) focused! Not sure if I’ll manage to cross off the whole card, but I’m sure going to try!

CanLit Reading Bingo 2015 Crossed Out

Here’s the list, so I can add in the titles of books as I complete them:

  • A Scotiabank Giller Prize nominated novel: Plan to read The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O’Neill or The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
  • A book set on the east coast:
  • A Canada Reads nominated book: Plan to read When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid
  • A book of poetry by a Canadian poet:
  • A book that was featured on Canada AM: Plan to read A House In the Sky by Amanda Lindhout or An Astronaut’s Guide to Life On Earth by Chris Hadfield (from Best Books of 2013 video) or Spinster by Kate Bolick (featured here)
  • A Scotiabank Giller Prize winning novel: Plan to read Hellgoing by Lynn Coady or Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
  • A book set in the prairies:
  • A work of non-fiction by a Canadian author:
  • A book about a Canadian sports team:
  • A biography or autobiography of a Canadian celebrity: Wicked and Weird by Rich Terfry
  • A book by a Canadian author (but not Margaret Atwood): Someone Is Watching by Joy Fielding
  • A book set in Toronto:
  • Free square: Nothing Like Love by Sabrina Ramnanan
  • A book by Alice Munro:
  • A book that appears in #CanLit:
  • A book by Margaret Atwood:
  • A book by an Aboriginal author:
  • A Governor General’s Award nominated author: This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki or When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid
  • A Canadian novel that was adapted for screen (TV/movie):
  • A book with snow on the cover:
  • A book set in British Columbia:
  • A book recommended by CBC:
  • A mystery or thriller by a Canadian author: If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie (also likely my favourite book of the year)
  • A book with a red & white cover:
  • A book by L.M. Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Are any of you participating in this year’s Bingo? Or do you have suggestions for great books to fill some of these squares? Share and link in the comments!

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