Canada Reads

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Over the course of a week, five prominent Canadians each defend a book they believe everyone should read. One title is eliminated every day until only one remains. The program airs on CBC radio and television annually. For more information, visit the official site.

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2015

  • Ru – Kim Th˙y

Also shortlisted:

  • When Everything Feels like the Movies – Raziel Reid
  • And the Birds Rained Down – Jocelyne Saucier
  • The Inconvenient Indian – Thomas King
  • Intolerable – Kamal Al-Solaylee

2014

Also shortlisted:

  • Cockroach – Rawi Hage
  • Annabel – Kathleen Winter
  • Half Blood Blues – Esi Edugyan
  • The Year of the Flood – Margaret Atwood

2013

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2012

  • Something Fierce – Carmen Aguirre

Also shortlisted:

  • On a Cold Road – Dave Bidini
  • The Game – Ken Dryden
  • Prisoner of Tehran – Marina Nemat
  • The Tiger – John Vaillant

2011

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2010

  • Nikolski – Nicolas Dickner

Also shortlisted:

  • The Jade Peony – Wayson Choy
  • Good to a Fault – Marina Endicott
  • Fall on Your Knees – Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • Generation X – Douglas Coupland

2009

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2007

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2006

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2005

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2004

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2003

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2002

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