CBC Canada Reads: True Stories Top 40 Revealed!

CBC decided to mix it up when it comes to their regular Canada Reads forum and asked Canadians across our beautiful country to nominate non fiction entries and appropriately named it, Canada Reads: True Stories.

I think it’s a really great way to showcase great non-fiction choices and many of my favorites were chosen for the running. The top 40 longlist choices are:

These images and listings were taken from the CBC Canada Reads website:

Check out the list below:
Adventures in Solitude by Grant Lawrence
And No Birds Sang by Farley Mowat
Baltimore’s Mansion by Wayne Johnston
The Boy in the Moon by Ian Brown
Burmese Lessons by Karen Connelly
Burning Down the House by Russell Wangersky
The Cello Suites by Eric Siblin
The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll
Cockeyed by Ryan Knighton
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
Down to This by Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall
The Film Club by David Gilmour
Gabrielle Roy written by Francois Richard, translated by Patricia Claxon
The Game by Ken Dryden
The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant
Jane Austen by Carol Shields
The Last Spike by Pierre Berton
Louis Riel by Chester Brown
The Love Queen of Malabar by Merrily Weisbord
Mordecai by Charles Foran
Most of Me by Robyn Michele Levy
Mrs. King by Charlotte Gray
On a Cold Road by Dave Bidini
One Bird’s Choice by Iain Reid
Paper Shadows by Wayson Choy
Paris 1919 by Margaret MacMillan
A Place Within by M.G. Vassanji
Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat
Shake Hands with the Devil by Roméo Dallaire
Sixtyfive Roses by Heather Summerhayes Cariou
Something Fierce by Carmen Aguirre
Tangles by Sarah Leavitt
Through the Glass by Shannon Moroney
The Tiger by John Vaillant
Too Close to the Falls by Catherine Gildiner
Trauma Farm by Brian Brett
Two Generals by Scott Chantler
What Disturbs Our Blood by James FitzGerald
Who Killed Mom? by Steve Burgess
The Year of Finding Memory by Judy Fong Bates

Your book duties aren’t over yet Canada, be sure to select your five favorite titles in this poll . The top 10 nominated selections will be chosen and announced on November 1. Come mid November, we’ll find out who the five celebrity panelists are and they’ll make their choices out of the top 10 books narrowing it down to the five books that will face off head to head in February.

Happy Reading Canadians!

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