CBC's Canada Reads 2021

Five books, five champions, one winner: CBC's annual Battle of the Books.
Canada Reads is a "literary Survivor" with celebrities championing books. Each day, panellists vote to eliminate one book, until a single title is chosen as the title the whole country should read this year.
This year's theme is One Book To Transport Us and the debates are from March 8 - 11

CBC's 2021 Canada Reads Shortlist


Hench: A Novel
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|September 22, 2020

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“This book is fast, furious, compelling, and angry as hell." -- Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author The Boys meets My Year of Rest and Relaxation in this smart, imaginative, and evocative novel of love, betrayal, revenge, and redemption, told…
The Midnight Bargain
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|February 23, 2021

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Two Trees Make A Forest: In Search Of My Family's Past Among Taiwan's Mountains And Coasts
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|July 28, 2020

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An exhilarating, anti-colonial reclamation of nature writing and memoir, rooted in the forests and flatlands of Taiwan from the winner of the RBC Taylor Prize for Emerging Writers " Two Trees Make a Forest is a finely faceted meditation on memory, love,…
Jonny Appleseed
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|April 1, 2018

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WINNER, Lambda Literary Award; Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction Finalist, Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction; Amazon Canada First Novel Award; Indigenous Voices Award; Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award; Firecracker Award for Fiction Longlisted for the…
Butter Honey Pig Bread
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|September 3, 2020

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An intergenerational saga about three Nigerian women: a novel about food, family, and forgiveness. Butter Honey Pig Bread is a story of choices and their consequences, of motherhood, of the malleable line between the spirit and the mind, of finding new homes and…
Ru

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