My Favourite Books Written by Canadian Authors! (Happy Canada Day!!)

canadaday3.gifHappy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians out there! I am so proud, and privileged to call Canada home.  Not only are we responsible for such amazing things as poutine, insulin, and Ryan Gosling, we also have amazing authors! To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to talk about some of the favourite books written by Canadians!

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue- One of my favourite books of the year. Atmospheric, devastating, and so unique! Emma Donoghue is a masterful writer and is one of the few authors on my autobuy list.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel- I finally read this book last year and was completely blown away! Yann Martel’s writing is so vivid and captivating that I was hooked from the very start.

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen- Such an engrossing and gut-wrenching novel! There is something whimsical about Gruen’s writing, and although I read this book almost ten years ago, I still think about it very often.  I think I will reread this soon so that I can experience the magic again!

Runaway by Alice Munro- I have read a few books by Alice Munro and they are all incredible.  I had a hard time picking a favourite, but Runaway was the first one I read and it has stuck with me.

Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda- I really loved all the topics that this book takes on- including international adoption, motherhood, and cultural differences. Shilpi Somaya Gowda is an engaging author, and I plan to read her book The Golden Son this summer.

Sleeping Giants and Waking Gods (Themis Files) by Sylvain Neuvel– I have raved about this series all month long! Definitely my favourite SciFi series.  If you love robots this one is for you. Neuvel is a genius with words!

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery– I just read this book for the first time and I  loved it! Such an adorable and heartbreaking story! I can see why this is considered a classic.



I am beaming with pride and gratitude today! Happy 150th Canada!

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26 thoughts on “My Favourite Books Written by Canadian Authors! (Happy Canada Day!!)

      1. Nice! I watched the cartoons when I was a kid but haven’t read the books yet, maybe I will give it a try 🙂

  1. Happy Canada Day. I can’t say I’ve read any of these books but I’ve been keeping an eye on Sleeping Giants for a while now.

  2. I have never read Anna of Green Gables but now I think I should read it sometime soon!
    I’ve heard good things about The Wonder, too. Need to add it to my TBR! 😀
    Happy Canada Day to you!

  3. Lovely post! Anne is truly amazing! I loved it so much when I read it for the first time last year! Ryan Gosling is definitely one of the best things to be produced in Canada 😍

  4. Such great choices!! The Wonder, Life of Pi, and Water for Elephants are all so fantastic, and Anne of Green Gables has such a special place in my heart. Happy Canada Day!!

  5. Ahhh Happy Canada day!! This is SUCH a great post ahah, I struggle with finding books written by Canadian authors so this is so helpful!! Definitely going to check these all out ahah. 😍

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