The 2016 Canada Reads short list and panellists were announced on January 20. This year's competition seeks out a book that best embodies the hardships of making a new start. The debate will take place at the CBC in Toronto from March 21-24 and will be hosted once again by Wab Kinew.
Here are the five books in the short list and the panellist that will be defending them:
I find that Canada Reads is a fun competition to get behind. I mean, a reality show about books? You can't go wrong. I attended in person last year and plan to do the same this year, although, I can't commit to all 4 days this time around. You can reserve your free tickets here. As for the actual reading, I'm hoping to get through and review all five books on my blog before the debates.
If you've ready any of the short listed books or have an early pick, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below.
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