Monday, December 31, 2018

Canada and Alaska 2018 Reading Roundup

I read so many great books for my personal reading challenge to read Canada and Alaska in 2018! Thanks to Casey, Lindy, Rachel, and Shawn for stellar recommendations for the year. I didn't get to everything but read widely in location, genre, and era. What a great year!

Just a selection of the books I read in 2018

Alaska: Fiction
Eliza Waite by Ashley Sweeney
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
This is Your Life, Harriet Chance! By Jonathan Evison
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival by Velma Wallis
The Woman Who Married a Bear by John Straley
The Word for Woman is Wilderness by Abi Andrews

Alaska: Non-Fiction
The Alaska from Scratch Cookbook by Maya Wilson
Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with an Arctic Herd by Karsten Heuer
If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska by Heather Lende
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Kings of the Yukon by Adam Weymouth
Leaving Resurrection by Eva Saulitis
Passage to Juneau by Jonathan Raban
Travels in Alaska by John Muir
Two in the Far North by Margaret Murie
Unlearning to Fly by Jennifer Brice

Canada: multi
Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw: Travels in Search of Canada by Will Ferguson

Canada: British Columbia
The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant
Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot
Home to Woefield by Susan Juby
The Quiet by Anne-Marie Turza
Republic of Dirt: A Return to Woefield Farm by Susan Juby

Canada: Yukon
Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with an Arctic Herd by Karsten Heuer
The Tent Peg by Aritha van Herk

Canada: Northwest Territories
Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay

Canada: Nunavut
Annie Muktuk and Other Stories by Norma Dunning

Canada: Alberta
The Sometimes Lake by Sandy Marie Bonny

Canada: Saskatchewan
Born Hutterite: Stories by Samuel Hofer

Canada: Manitoba
Annie Muktuk and Other Stories by Norma Dunning
The Break by Katherena Vermette
Hutterite Diaries by Linda Maendel
I Am Hutterite by Mary-Ann Kirkby
Secrets of a Hutterite Kitchen by Mary-Ann Kirkby

Canada: Ontario
Bear by Marian Engel
And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier, translated by Rhonda Mullins
Brother by David Chariandy
The Change Room by Karen Connelly
The Honey Farm by Harriet Alida Lye
Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
Matty Matheson: A Cookbook
The New Farm: Our Ten Years on the Front Lines of the Good Food Revolution by Brent Preston
This Accident of Being Lost: Songs and Stories by Leanne Simpson

Canada: Quebec
The Mystics of Mile End by Sigal Samuel

Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador
Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper
Sweetland by Michael Crummey

Episodes where some of these books are discussed in more depth:
Episode 109 - Stuxnet Pancakes with Scott Danielson
Episode 110 - The Accidental Love Episode with Casey Stepaniuk
Episode 118 - Reading Envy Readalong: To the Bright Edge of the World 
Episode 121 - Love, Lust, Loss, and Longing with Casey Hampton
Episode 123 - Godlets and Forests with Lauren Weinhold
Episode 124 - Mush Creatures with Lindy Pratch
Episode 125 - Strong Tea and Suspicious Penguins with Luke Burrage and Juliane Kunzendorf
Episode 130 - All the Jennifers with Fern Ronay
Episode 132 - Whimsy and Density with Anna Baillie-Karas
Episode 134 - A Pastiche Romp with Ruth(iella)
Episode 136 - Six Pack with Elizabeth 

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