I won’t list everything, but in no particular order here are my favourite fiction and non-fiction reads from this year.
Joke’s on me… it is April 1st and I realized I have never shared my 2019 reading list. Better to throw it together late than never! 2019 was a year of reading as a way to distract myself from a double election year; often by tackling some of the many unread books sitting on my shelf.
Looking back on my reading list, I managed to complete over 60 new-to-me books this year. I again completed all of the Canada Reads books and continued to keep a nerdy spreadsheet to ensure I stayed focused on reading authors with a wider diversity of backgrounds and identities, including local, Indigenous and LGBTQ2S authors.
It was also the 100th Anniversary since the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike so I took time to devour many of the books looking back on that milestone event in labour history.
Another year, another reading list! Looking back on 2018, I managed to complete 73 books, including a lot more novels and poetry books, and all of the Canada Reads shortlist. Here is this year’s complete reading list: with my made-up categories and highly inconsistent 5 star reviewing system.
Looking back on my reading list from 2017: I managed to complete 39 books this year, a drop from previous years, with a higher ratio of non-fiction. Here is this year’s complete reading list, with my made up categories and inconsistent 5 star reviewing system.
Looking back over the books I read this year, they ended up being about half fiction and half non-fiction, and I completed my goal of reading every Canada Reads winner since the show began! Here is my complete reading list for 2016.
2015 was a year of two major elections, multiple trips, and a change of jobs, but I tried hard to keep my commitment to myself to watch less Netflix and instead read for fun more – meaning I read a shwack load of books, some big and some short. Here’s the complete list.
My 2014 resolution was to re-commit time to my love of reading. Some good vacations and often choosing reading over the internet meant I was able to enjoy 35 books (15 fiction, 20 non) last year. My highlights were discovering Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as an author, learning more about the 1995 Quebec Referendum, and Thomas King’s poignant yet humorous Inconvenient Indian.