150 Great Canadian Reads for Adults

Staff Picks — Markham Public Library


  1. The Handmaid’s Tale (2011) by Atwood, Margaret
  2. The Book of Negroes (2011) by Hill, Lawrence
  3. Life of Pi (2004) by Martel, Yann
  4. Three Day Road (2005) by Boyden, Joseph
  5. A Complicated Kindness (2004) by Toews, Miriam
  6. The Orenda (2013) by Boyden, Joseph
  7. The English Patient (1993) by Ondaatje, Michael
  8. The Manticore (2005) by Davies, Robertson
  9. Lullabies for Little Criminals (2006) by O’Neill, Heather
  10. Alias Grace (2010) by Atwood, Margaret
  11. The Diviners (2007) by Laurence, Margaret
  12. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (2006) by Richler, Mordecai
  13. Two Solitudes (2008) by MacLennan, Hugh
  14. Green Grass, Running Water (1994) by King, Thomas
  15. Indian Horse (2012) by Wagamese, Richard
  16. The Colony of Unrequited Dreams (1998) by Johnston, Wayne
  17. The National Dream (2001) by Berton, Pierre
  18. Roughing It in the Bush, Or, Life in Canada (2007) by Moodie, Susanna
  19. A Fine Balance (1997) by Mistry, Rohinton
  20. The Sisters Brothers (2011) by deWitt, Patrick
  21. Fall on your Knees (1997) by MacDonald, Ann-Marie
  22. 419 (2012) by Ferguson, Will
  23. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures (2006) by Lam, Vincent
  24. Ru (2012) by Thúy, Kim
  25. Sentimentalists (2010) by Skibsrud, Johanna
  26. The Stone Carvers (2010) by Urquhart, Jane
  27. Us Conductors (2014) by Michaels, Sean
  28. Unless (2002) by Shields, Carol
  29. Motorcycles & Sweetgrass (2011) by Taylor, Drew Hayden
  30. Birdie (2015) by Lindberg, Tracey
  31. The Break (2016) by Vermette, Katherena
  32. Shake Hands With the Devil (2003) by Dallaire, Roméo A.
  33. Never Cry Wolf (2009) by Mowat, Farley
  34. War of 1812 (2011) by Berton, Pierre
  35. Hark! (2011) by Beaton, Kate
  36. Louis Riel (2003) by Brown, Chester
  37. Room (2010) by Donoghue, Emma
  38. Lives of Girls and Women (2005) by Munro, Alice
  39. The Jade Peony (1995) by Choy, Wayson
  40. The Amazing Absorbing Boy (2010) by Maharaj, Rabindranath
  41. Water for Elephants (2007) by Gruen, Sara
  42. The Kitchen House (2010) by Grissom, Kathleen
  43. Secret Daughter (2010) by Gowda, Shilpi Somaya
  44. Neuromancer (2000) by Gibson, William
  45. The Birth House (2006) by McKay, Ami
  46. Little Brother (2010) by Doctorow, Cory
  47. The Cellist of Sarajevo (2008) by Galloway, Steven
  48. Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016) by Thien, Madeleine
  49. A Tale for the Time Being (2014) by Ozeki, Ruth L.
  50. Bone and Bread (2013) by Nawaz, Saleema
  51. Come, Thou Tortoise (2009) by Grant, Jessica
  52. Essex County (2009) by Lemire, Jeff
  53. Fruit (2004) by Francis, Brian
  54. Half-blood Blues (2011) by Edugyan, Esi
  55. Late Nights on Air (2007) by Hay, Elizabeth
  56. Obasan (2006) by Kogawa, Joy
  57. Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life (2004) by O’Malley, Bryan Lee
  58. No Great Mischief (2001) by MacLeod, Alistair
  59. Skim (2008) by Tamaki, Mariko
  60. Sunshine Sketches of A Little Town (2002) by Leacock, Stephen
  61. The Antagonist (2011) by Coady, Lynn
  62. The Bishop’s Man (2009) by MacIntyre, Linden
  63. The Hero’s Walk (2001) by Badami, Anita Rau
  64. The Cure for Death by Lightning (1999) by Anderson-Dargatz, Gail
  65. The Time in Between (2005) by Bergen, David
  66. The Last Light of the Sun (2004) by Kay, Guy Gavriel
  67. Wenjack (2016) by Boyden, Joseph
  68. Milk and Honey (2015) by Kaur, Rupi
  69. A Great Reckoning (2016) by Penny, Louise
  70. Fifteen Dogs (2015) by Alexis, André
  71. Stalin’s Daughter (2015) by Sullivan, Rosemary
  72. The Reason You Walk (2015) by Kinew, Wab
  73. 99 (2016) by Gretzky, Wayne
  74. The Brain’s Way of Healing (2015) by Doidge, Norman
  75. This Changes Everything (2014) by Klein, Naomi
  76. The Inconvenient Indian (2012) by King, Thomas
  77. Barbarian lost (2016) by Trudeau, Alexandre
  78. Bee Time (2014) by Winston, Mark L.
  79. The Wondrous Woo (2013) by Leung, Carrianne K. Y.
  80. Who Has Seen the Wind (2000) by Mitchell, W. O.
  81. Paris 1919 (2002) by Macmillan, Margaret Olwen
  82. This Is My Country, What’s Yours? (2006) by Richler, Noah
  83. River Thieves (2001) by Crummey, Michael
  84. There Is A Season (2005) by Lane, Patrick
  85. The Book of Awesome (2010) by Pasricha, Neil
  86. The Painted Girls (2012) by Buchanan, Cathy Marie
  87. Broken Promise (2015) by Barclay, Linwood
  88. Crow Lake (2002) by Lawson, Mary
  89. Annabel (2010) by Winter, Kathleen
  90. The Bite of the Mango (2008) by Kamara, Mariatu
  91. By Gaslight (2016) by Price, Steven
  92. The Best Kind of People (2016) by Whittall, Zoe
  93. Willem De Kooning’s Paintbrush (2016) by Powell, Kerry-Lee
  94. All My Puny Sorrows (2014) by Toews, Miriam
  95. Station Eleven (2014) by Mandel, Emily St. John
  96. The Massey Murder (2013) by Gray, Charlotte
  97. Wondrous Strange (2004) by Bazzana, Kevin
  98. The Way the Crow Flies (2003) by MacDonald, Ann-Marie
  99. Oryx and Crake (2003) by Atwood, Margaret
  100. Susceptible (2012) by Castrée, Geneviève
  101. Secret Path (2016) by Lemire, Jeff
  102. In the Skin of A Lion (1996) by Ondaatje, Michael
  103. The High Mountains of Portugal (2016) by Martel, Yann
  104. Monkey Beach (2001) by Robinson, Eden
  105. Barney’s Version (1997) by Richler, Mordecai
  106. The Stone Angel (1998) by Laurence, Margaret
  107. Fifth Business (2005) by Davies, Robertson
  108. Kiss of the Fur Queen (1998) by Highway, Tomson
  109. The Year of the Flood (2009) by Atwood, Margaret
  110. The Illegal (2015) by Hill, Lawrence
  111. The Wars (1997) by Findley, Timothy
  112. Mercy Among the Children (2000) by Richards, David Adams
  113. The Tin Flute (2009) by Roy, Gabrielle
  114. Bear (2009) by Engel, Marian
  115. The Outlander (2007) by Adamson, Gil
  116. Forty Words for Sorrow (2001) by Blunt, Giles
  117. Harriet’s Daughter (1994) by Philip, Marlene Nourbese
  118. And No Birds Sang (2012) by Mowat, Farley
  119. A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali (2004) by Courtemanche, Gil
  120. The Power of Why (2012) by Lang, Amanda
  121. Away (2010) by Urquhart, Jane
  122. Brown Girl in the Ring (1998) by Hopkinson, Nalo
  123. By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept (1992) by Smart, Elizabeth
  124. Certainty (2006) by Thien, Madeleine
  125. De Niro’s Game (2006) by Hage, Rawi
  126. February (2009) by Moore, Lisa Lynne
  127. Fugitive Pieces (2007) by Michaels, Anne
  128. Galore (2009) by Crummey, Michael
  129. How to Make Love to A Negro Without Getting Tired (2010) by Laferrière, Dany
  130. Kamouraska (1973) by Hébert, Anne
  131. The Wonder (2016) by Donoghue, Emma
  132. Six Metres of Pavement (2011) by Doctor, Farzana
  133. Swamp Angel (2008) by Wilson, Ethel
  134. Sweetness in the Belly (2006) by Gibb, Camilla
  135. The Best Laid Plans (2007) by Fallis, Terry
  136. The Book of Secrets (1997) by Vassanji, M. G.
  137. The Englishman’s Boy (2012) by Vanderhaeghe, Guy
  138. The Golden Mean (2009) by Lyon, Annabel
  139. Luminaries (2013) by Catton, Eleanor
  140. The Mistress of Nothing (2014) by Pullinger, Kate
  141. The Polished Hoe (2002) by Clarke, Austin
  142. The Stone Diaries (2008) by Shields, Carol
  143. The Wives of Bath (1994) by Swan, Susan
  144. What the Body Remembers (2000) by Baldwin, Shauna Singh
  145. What We All Long for (2005) by Brand, Dionne
  146. Bit Rot (2016) by Coupland, Douglas
  147. The Origin of Species (2008) by Ricci, Nino
  148. Medicine Walk (2014) by Wagamese, Richard
  149. Eyes on the Street (2016) by Kanigel, Robert
  150. Beautiful Losers (2003) by Cohen, Leonard

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