Top 5 Tuesday: Books in Your Country

Top Five Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm where bookworms get to chat about their top five books based on different topics.

Am I terrible for not keeping track of Canadian authors? This is something I need to do more of in the future. I couldn’t tell you a single author’s native country off the top of my head. (Okay, except Gordon Korman because he’s my first Canadian author love.)

Once again, a Top 5 Tuesday that proves my epic failures. (hides in shame)

but a chance to do better in the future!

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The Last Namsara, Kristen Ciccarelli
The Last Namsara (Iskari, #1)

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I recently finished this book and didn’t even know it was by a Canadian author! Must explain why I loved it so much. Read my buddy read with Rendz!

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Even the Darkest Stars, Heather Fawcett
Even the Darkest Stars (Even the Darkest Stars, #1)

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No, I didn’t finish Even the Darkest Stars yet. I picked it up at the library last week when the cover drew me in and I gasped in shock ~amazing~ at the summary.

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The Unlikely Hero in Room 13B, Teresa Toten
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

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Unofficially, this is a DNF since I started and then nothing at the moment kept me interested enough to continue. But the book is really good and I was enjoying! I need to re-try when I’m in a different mood. A complete “it’s not you, it’s me” moment.

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This Can’t Be Happening at McDonald Hall, Gordon Korman
This Can't Be Happening at MacDonald Hall! (MacDonald Hall, #1)

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Wow, only my first comedy love. His newer releases aren’t so much favourites of mine, but Korman is a huge inspiration for me (he wrote his first book when he was in high schooool).

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Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks, ‘Nathan Burgoine
Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks

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I found ‘Nathan completely by accident (if “requested his book on NetGalley” counts as an accident) and yeah, I’m hooked now. It was such a happy turn of events that he is also Canadian.


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32 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Books in Your Country

  1. I would love to do something like this! Great post. I’ll need to read some of these
    There are loads of Scottish authors, but not many YA books set in Scotland<3

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    1. You should! My grandfather’s Scottish– I think he would be over the moon if I read a book set in his home country. I don’t recall any off the top of my head. Although I did (accidentally) cheat and list Canadian authors and not specifically books set in Canada. In that case only two of my entries here would count.

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      1. The sequel, THE CAGED QUEEN, came out last year. (I’m just waiting for a paperback version or discounted copy to become available before reading it. Even for my library to get in a copy. Which is taking forever!!) And the third book, which I believe is the final one, THE SKY WEAVER, releases Nov. 2019.

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  2. I read Unlikely Hero. I enjoyed Adam and the support group. Canadian authors, hmmm. I am so in love with Susin Nielsen. Her books are fun and touching and like, she worked on Degrassi. Love her.

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  3. How did I not know all this about Gordon Korman! I read so many books of his without knowing that he was Canadian OR that he wrote his first book in high school!

    And I love discovering authors that aren’t from the US. I feel like they bring a new perspective in their writing!

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    1. That’s okay, any book written in English gets a pass from me. Actually, once in my French class I told my teacher that Jules Verne was an English writer? (I honestly believed it, I don’t know why.) It was part of my argument for why I shouldn’t have to read his “translated” versions.

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  4. *waves Canadian flag because as a fellow Canadian I have to*
    SHA we must discover more Can YA to buddy read!
    We started strong with TLN and ETD, even if the latter one wasn’t so hot!
    Let us get our thinking caps on!!!!

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