CanLit Bingo 2016

And it’s all done with days to spare! Completing this bingo challenge is one of the things I’m most proud of in 2016. Even though I didn’t read every book I wanted to, I still had a lot of fun and read a lot of good books. Not every book read for the 2016 CanLit Bingo will be reviewed since I read a fair number of them months before I started blogging. I will link up reviews here if I reread them in the future.


First row
  • Indigenous Author — Monkey Beach, by Eden Robinson
  • Monthly Group Read — Medicine Walk, by Richard Wagamese
  • Bookie Awards — Chez l’arabe: Stories, by Mireille Silcoff
  • Translated From French — And the Birds Rained Down, by Jocelyne Saucier
  • Film, Music, Art — How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir, by Amber Dawn
Second row
  • International Author; Canadian Setting — Barkskins, by Annie Proulx
  • Nonfiction — Canadian Pacific: Creating a Brand, Building a Nation, by Marc H. Choko
  • As Heard On Writers & Co, or The Next Chapter — Cold Hillside, by Nancy Baker
  • Classic CanLit — Green Grass Running Water, by Thomas King
  • Short Story Collection — Clockwork Canada: Steampunk Fiction, edited by Dominik Parisien
Third row
  • Canada Reads — Birdie, by Tracy Lindberg
  • CBC’s “Best of 2015” — The Outside Circle, by Patti Leboucane-Benson
  • FREE — The Ishtar Gate: Last and Selected Poems, by Diana Brebner
  • Graphic Novel — Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me, by Sarah Leavitt
  • Frontier / Western — A Book of Tongues, by Gemma Files
Fourth row
  • Recommened by another group member — milk and honey, by Rupi Kaur
  • Epic Book — Do Not Say We Have Nothing, by Madeleine Thien
  • Canadian Author; International Setting — The Queen’s Lady, by Barbara Kyle
  • Bookish Advent — The Douglas Notebooks, by Christine Eddie
  • Animals in Literature — Fifteen Dogs, by André Alexis
Fifth row
  • Canadian Book Awards — Trauma Farm, by Brian Brett
  • Debut Novel — Traitor’s Blade, by Sebastien de Castell
  • LGTBQ Author — Bow Grip, by Ivan E. Coyote
  • War / Military — Canadian Poems of the Great War, edited by John William Garvin
  • CBC’s 100 Novels That Make You Proud to be Canadian… — By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, by Elizabeth Smart