Combat des livres


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. Le Combat des livres ("Battle of the Books") airs on Radio-Canada annually.

indicates a review is available for the English version of that book

See also: Canada Reads


  • Marie-Claire Blais – La belle bête

Also shortlisted:

  • François Gravel – Adieu, Betty Crocker
  • Kim Thúy – Ru
  • Rohinton Mistry – L'équilibre du monde (A Fine Balance)



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Added 25 June 2014.
Updated 25 June 2014.