Not only should we be proud of our vast land of great lakes, natural beauty and hearty foods, but we should also appreciate our piles and piles of books.
Amazon Canada and 49th Shelf (the site's portal to explore Canadian books) released a list of their top 100 books by Canadian authors last week. The list, which was curated by editors of both sites, also has a call-out for Canadians to nominate their favourite Canadian books — hey, we'd also like to know!
"A single list of books can’t be a complete representation of a country's literature," said Craig Riggs of 49th Shelf in a statement. "We develop[ed] this list as a starting point and a way for readers to explore a wider selection of Canadian writing."
The list has a mix of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, short stories and even kids' books over the last eight decades. The oldest book on the list is The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery written in 1926 and the newest title is This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, published in May. The most popular genre was fiction, taking up 44 spots on the list.
And if you're a huge bookworm, we've also released our favourite books for our fall book club list, featuring addictive titles, controversial topics and new releases.
Here are 25 books from Amazon Canada's list (in no particular order). To see the full list, click here.