CanLit Bingo 2017

Another year, another bingo challenge. Here’s my plans for the CanadianContent Goodreads group 2017 CanLit Bingo Challenge. Plans are still evolving and subject to change. Plans for this year include reviewing each book I read for bingo and that a minimum of half the books I read for bingo are by people of colour or Indigenous authors.

The 2017 bingo card is available here if anyone would like to join. Happy reading!


First row
  • CBC’s 100 Novels That Make You Proud to be Canadian… — Certainty, by Madeleine Thien
  • Book turned into a movie — The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje
  • Past Canada Reads Finalists/Shortlist Whylah Falls, by George Elliott Clarke
  • Canadian Mystery Cast in Shadow, by Michelle Sagara
  • Book Published the Year/Decade You Were Born — The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields
Second row
  • Province/Territory You Want to Visit (Québec) — Bone & Bread, by Saleema Nawaz
  • Indigenous Author — This Accident of Being Lost: Songs and Stories, by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
  • Non-Fiction Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone), by Kamal Al-Solaylee
  • Book about someone immigrating to Canada — Mãn, by Kim Thúy
  • A Book Outside Your Comfort Zone — The Best Kind of People, by Zoe Whittall
Third row
  • Canadian Memoir — Measuring Mother Earth: How Joe the Kid Became Tyrrell of the North, by Heather Robertson
  • Young Adult — Son of a Trickster, by Eden Robinson
  • Favourite Book — By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, by Elizabeth Smart
  • Published in 2017 — The Change Room, by Karen Connelly
  • Poetry — love will burst into a thousand shapes, by Jane Eaton Hamilton
Fourth row
  • A Banned Book — This One Summer, by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
  • LGTBQ Author — She of the Mountains, by Vivek Shraya
  • Audio Book — Fifteen Dogs, by André Alexis
  • Translated Novel (Or Read in French) — Kuessipan, by Naomi Fontaine
  • Canadian Classic — Obasan, by Joy Kogawa
Fifth row
  • Canada Reads 2017 — The Break, by Katherena Vermette
  • Science-Fiction The Just City, by Jo Walton
  • Giller Prize Winner/Nominee — The Love of a Good Woman, by Alice Munro
  • Book written in your province (British Columbia) — The Cure for Death by Lightning, by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
  • CBC’s 100 Non-Fiction Books That Make You Proud to be Canadian…   The Year of Finding Memory, by Judy Fong Bates