Write Reads #66 Top Ten Canadian Books of the 2010s

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We’re back! We know that you’re expecting a discussion of This Is How You Lose the Time War but you’re going to be sad. We read the book but we decided not to discuss it. We hope you will survive the disappointment. If you read the book and have lots to say about it, let us know and we’ll address your comments in our next podcast. We’ll also let you know what book we’ll be discussing for that podcast very, very soon.

To recognize the decade that has passed, the year that has passed, the year to come, and the Lunar New Year that will be happening this coming weekend, we are presenting our Top 10 Canadian Books of the 2010s and Kirt’s Top 5 of 2019. We hope that you’ll enjoy listening to our picks and that you will share your picks with us.

If you don’t want to listen to our blather, here are the lists:

Tania’s Top 10 Canadian Books of the 2010s

  1. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  2. Every Blade of Grass by Thomas Wharton (Write Reads #54)
  3. Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis (Write Reads #28)
  4. River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay (Write Reads #52)
  5. The Party Wall by by Catherine Leroux (Write Reads #42)
  6. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (After Canada Reads #1 and #2)
  7. SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki
  8. The Nest by Kenneth Oppel (Write Reads #47)
  9. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
  10. Plain Kate by Erin Bow

Kirt’s Top 10 Canadian Books of the 2010s

  1. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
  2. Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis
  3. Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese
  4. A Profession of Hope by Jenna Butler (Write Reads #38)
  5. The Widow Tree by Nicole Lundrigan (Write Reads #14)
  6. The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux
  7. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  8. Dr. Brinkley’s Tower by Robert Hough
  9. All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews (Write Reads #30)
  10. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Kirt’s Top 5 of 2019

  1. French Exit by Patrick deWitt (Write Reads #58)
  2. Madame Victoria by Catherine Leroux (Write Reads #63)
  3. Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice (Write Reads #60)
  4. The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
  5. The Substitute by Nicole Lundrigan (Write Reads #57)

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5 Responses to Write Reads #66 Top Ten Canadian Books of the 2010s

  1. Karen says:

    You have inspired me to form a hastily pu together list of 10 Canadian titles I enjoyed from the past decade.
    1. The Broken Hours by Jacqueline Baker
    2. French Exit by Patrick de Witt
    3. Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
    4. The Woefield Poultry Collective by Susan July
    5. A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay
    6. Every Blade of Grass by Tom Wharton
    7. Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
    8. The Inquirer by Jaclyn Dawn
    9 Rodent by Lisa Lawrence
    10. The Boy by Betty Jane Hegerat

    • writereads says:

      The Broken Hours might could knock one of the titles off my top ten.- Kirt

    • writereads says:

      Nice list, Karen!
      Glad to see Oppel and Wharton on both of our lists!
      And ooh! Just looked up The Inquirer! It looks really good!
      Horseman’s Graves would definitely make my list of Top 10 2000-2010, so I know I have to get around to reading The Broken Hours now that both you and Kirt have recommended it!

  2. Naomi says:

    You guys have good taste! I was just panicking, thinking I forgot to put Moon of the Crusted Snow and Madame Victoria on my “best of 2019” list, but then realized they were on last year’s. How can another year be over already?!!

    I also forgot to add being on WriteReads as one of my highlights of the year – I’m off to fix that right now!

    • I know, I was quite shocked when I started looking into publication dates. I thought…really? That came out THAT long ago? Book time does fly.
      And aww! I’m so glad you and Kirt got to hang! – Tania

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