Most recommended book: Circling The Sun
Best Backlist: The Slap
Book I want everyone to read: Born to Walk
Best Survival Story: The Mountain Story
Best Literary Fiction: The Fishermen
Best Canadian (small press): The Mystics of Mile End
Best Canadian: Us Conductors
Best Book in Translation: The Truth and Other Lies
Best Unexpected Read: The Invaders
Lovely to see Us,Conductors here! It was your blog that put me on to it and I enjoyed it very much. Here’s to a happy New Year, reading and otherwise.
I do push it a fair bit, but I like to see Canadian writers doing well and so often they are overlooked in other parts of the world.
It’s well worth pushing!
Yes to Us Conductors and The Mountain Story!
Why haven’t I read Circling the Sun yet? Everyone is loving it (and I own it!).
I really want to read both The Mystics of Mile End and Born To Walk. I’ve been waiting for Born To Walk to come out in trade paperback so I can buy it, but it’s taking forever…
The whole time I was reading Born to Walk I was screaming YES! So worth the read.
I decided to just go ahead and order it!
Yay! Should I admit now that the author is a friend of mine? Either way, it’s a book that spoke to me. Tell me what you think.
The Fishermen is an amazing book! Definitely one of my favourite from 2015. I actually read Circling the Sun due to your review (and loving the Paris Wife) it was a wonderful read.
I’m glad you liked it. I was worried you were going to say it was a let down.
Heard lots about Us Conductors last year (from all different kinds of readers – testament to its quality!).
Glad to see an Aussie on your list 🙂
I loved The Truth and Other Lies as well…made my Best of the year list too! And I recommended Circling the Sun a ton too. Great reading this year!
Yay for The Mystics of Mile End–thanks again fro the recommendation! I think I forgot to list it in my year-end review but it was a great read. It’s amazing what’s being published amongst the small press 🙂 Great list! Happy reading this 2016 😀
I’m extra excited to read The Slap this year now! Born to Walk sounds really interesting and I really need to get onto reading The Fisherman.
The great thing about New Year’s is that there’s so much optimism. I completely believe that I will actually read all these titles right now.
I’m a totally converted fan of Tsiolkas. He’s officially one of my favourite writers now. I’ll read anything he writes without question.
Oh wow. That’s major. I want to go get it right now!
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Yep I also liked Us Conductors and Circling the Sun. I must get to the Mountain Story, for sure. Nice list
Best Unexpected Read is my favourite category. I love it! Must go find your review of this one :). Looks like you had a wonderful year!
I love it when a book comes out of nowhere and wallops me in a good way.
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