We're always interested to see what theme the CBC does for their annual Canada Reads competition because we love books. However, this year we were thrilled to see the theme as "regional" as this is right up our alley.
The LPG's membership is made up of independent Canadian publishers doing their thing in different regions across the country so it came as no surprise to us that when the Top 10 lists were released that some of our publishers were featured.
Voting is open until November 12th so please go here to vote if you haven't done so already. And if you need some help deciding on who to vote for, may we suggest:
British Columbia & Yukon:
The Canterbury Trail by Angie Abdou, published by Brindle & Glass
Everything Was Good-Bye by Gurjinder Basran, originally published by Mother Tongue Publishing
Prairies & the North:
Stolen by Annette Lapointe, published by Anvil Press
The Darling of Kandahar by Felicia Mihali, published by Linda Leith Publishing
The Town That Drowned by Riel Nason, Goose Lane Editions
To see all the titles included in the Top 10 lists, please visit the CBC. While the CBC is collecting your votes to find out the top 5 books for each region, the LPG is busy planning a little competition of its own. Stay tuned...