Canada Reads 2022 is coming!

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Canada Reads 2022 is coming!

1LynnB
Jan 13, 11:59am

Here is the long list for Canada Reads 2022:

The Spoon Stealer by Lesley Crewe
Driven: The Secret Lives of Taxi Drivers by Marcello Di Cintio
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad
Book of Wings by Tawhida Tanya Evanson
Satellite Love by Genki Ferguson
Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch by Rivka Galchen
Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez
All the Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac
Dominoes at the Crossroads by Kaie Kellough
Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Life in the City of Dirty Water by Clayton Thomas-Müller
From My Mother's Back by Njoki Wane
We Two Alone by Jack Wang

The five panellists and the five books they choose to champion will be revealed on Jan. 26, 2022.
The debates will take place March 28-31, 2022.

I've read Five Little Indians and Washington Black. Driven is on the TBR shelves.

What have you read? Any early predictions of the winner? If I had to guess now, I'd say Five Little Indians, but it's a stab in the dark as I've read so few of them this year.

Are you going to read any/all of the finalists before the debate? I am....that way I can yell at the radio like my dad used to do during NHL games.

2Yells
Jan 13, 12:35pm

I've read Five Little Indians, Washington Black and What Strange Paradise so far - all were good in different ways. I have a few more on hold so we'll see. Can't wait!

3vancouverdeb
Edited: Jan 26, 7:18am

I've read Washington Black and Five Little Indians so far. I really enjoyed both of the books. They are both such different books,it's hard to compare the two. I picked up We Two Alone from the library today, but it's hard to say if I will actually read it. I have not been doing much reading lately - not the fault of the book. I'll have to look into a few others. The Spoon Stealer interests me too. I'll have to check my library for that one too.

Thanks for posting the list, Lynn!

4LibraryCin
Jan 26, 11:14pm

Once again, ive not read any of them. I will listen to the debates before deciding which to add to my tbr.

5vancouverdeb
Edited: Mar 2, 7:48pm

I read The Spoon Stealer. I enjoyed as a light, easy read, but I don't think it should be Canada Reads finalist, which it is not. I enjoyed it but I found it a bit overlong and perhaps a bit too preachy towards the end. It's a chatty, easy read about a woman in her 70's from a dysfunctional family. I'm glad to have made the acquaintance of the author and will look for more books by Lesley Crewe if I am in the mood for a light, chatty read. It won't be for everyone though.