I just received the delightful news that my novel, Little Brother made it to the CBC's "Canada Reads" list of top 40 Canadian books, and it is in some spectacular company. There's a competitive element to this (you can vote for your top ten here), but the real value of this list is as a broad, eclectic, amazing collection of books that deserve your attention and enjoyment. Have at it -- and yeah, if you feel so moved, by all means, vote for Little Brother!
The Canada Reads Top 40
What is the one novel that could change Canada?
That's the question we put to you, Canada, earlier this year. And you answered! Thousands of recommendations poured in from across the country. We ran this data through the Canada Reads machine to come up with the Canada Reads 2014 Top 40. Check out the novels that made it below.
Your work isn't over yet! We need your help narrowing this list down to a Top 10.
Cast your vote by 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday November 3rd.
The Top 10 will be revealed on Tuesday, November 12th on Q and right here on the Canada Reads website. Until then, get to know the Top 40 better below.
Want a printable list to take to your library or bookstore? Get the list here (PDF).
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