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message 1: by ❀ Susan (new)

❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 4239 comments Mod
Hi all - since this is a larger challenge, spanning several months, I thought it might be helpful to have a completion plan thread where we can plan and keep track much like we do in the Bingo Thread. To make it fun, here is the completion plan template that I would suggest:

British Columbia:
Book:
Author:
Rating:
Have I Visited?:

Alberta
Book:
Author:
Rating:
Have I Visited?:

Saskatchewan
Book:
Author:
Rating:
Have I Visited?:

Manitoba:
Book:
Author:
Rating:
Have I Visited?:

Ontario
Book:
Author:
Rating:
Have I Visited?:

Quebec
Book:
Author:
Rating:
Have I Visited?:

New Brunswick
Book:
Author:
Rating:
Have I Visited?:

Nova Scotia
Book:
Author:
Rating:
Have I Visited?:

PEI
Book:
Author:
Rating:
Have I Visited?:

Newfoundland & Labrador
Book:
Author:
Rating:
Have I Visited?:

Nunavut
Book:
Author:
Rating:
Have I Visited?:

Northwest Territories
Book:
Author:
Rating:
Have I Visited?:

Yukon
Book:
Author:
Rating:
Have I Visited?:


message 2: by Mj (last edited Feb 03, 2018 11:40AM) (new)

Mj | 1188 comments Hi Susan,

I've joined the challenge (first time officially and opened up a shelf.) Only started with a 7 book goal, as I don't like to set goals that don't seem achievable for me. Am hoping to do well early on....and will adjust my goal to all 13 later if it seems doable.

As I complete each book, I will be sure to make comments in this thread about place, book, author, rating and whether visited.

Edit: Since writing this have increased my goal to 13 books based on progress to date.


message 3: by ❀ Susan (new)

❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 4239 comments Mod
Thanks MJ - welcome aboard to the challenge! Like our bingo completion thread, I am hoping to keep this one limited to the template above so that we can keep track, plan and update and add comments to the other July thread. This is likely as stretch goal for many of us (for me anyways) but should be fun to try and see how far across this great country we can read!!


message 4: by Diane (last edited Sep 18, 2017 07:52PM) (new)

Diane (Tvor) | 548 comments British Columbia:
Book: The Jade Peony
Author: Wayson Choy
Rating:4/5
Have I Visited?: Yes

Alberta
Book: Prairie Ostrich
Author: Tamai Kobayashi
Rating:5/5
Have I Visited?: No

Saskatchewan
Book: Alone in the Classroom
Author: Elizabeth Hay
Rating:2/5
Have I Visited?: No

Manitoba:
Book: Summer of My Amazing Luck
Author: Miriam Toews
Rating:4/5
Have I Visited?: No

Ontario
Book:The Only Café
Author: Linden MacIntyre
Rating: 4/5
Have I Visited?: Yes

Quebec
Book: Barney's Version
Author:Mordecai Richler
Rating:4/5
Have I Visited?: Yes

New Brunswick
Book:The Town That Drowned
Author: Riel Nason
Rating:5 star
Have I Visited?: Yes

Nova Scotia
Book: Ava Comes Home
Author: Lesley Crewe
Rating:3.5/5
Have I Visited?: Live here

PEI
Book: Chronicles of Avonlea
Author:L.M. Montgomery
Rating: 4 stars
Have I Visited?: Yes

Newfoundland & Labrador
Book: First Snow, Last Light
Author: Wayne Johnston
Rating: 5 stars, finished May 27
Have I Visited?: Yes

Nunavut
Book: Rankin Inlet
Author:Mara Feeney
Rating:4/5
Have I Visited?: No

Northwest Territories
Book: Late Nights on Air
Author: Elizabeth Hay
Rating:6 star
Have I Visited?: No

Yukon
Book: Gold Fever
Author: Vicki Delany
Rating: 3.5/5
Have I Visited?: No


message 5: by ❀ Susan (last edited Sep 01, 2017 07:23PM) (new)

❀ Susan G (susanayearofbooksblogcom) | 4239 comments Mod
Keeper'n Me by Richard Wagamese
√ British Columbia:
Book: Keeper'n Me
Author: Richard Wagamese
Rating: ***
Have I Visited?: No

The Outlander by Gil Adamson
√ Alberta
Book: The Outlander
Author: Gil Adamson
Rating: ****
Have I Visited?: No

Juliet in August (Cool Water) by Dianne Warren
√ Saskatchewan
Book: Juliet in August
Author: Diane Warren
Rating: ***
Have I Visited?: No

The Fire-Dwellers by Margaret Laurence
√ Manitoba:
Book: The Fire-Dwellers
Author: Margaret Laurence
Rating: ****
Have I Visited?: No

The Weekend Effect The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Two Days Off by Katrina Onstad
√ Ontario
Book: The Weekend Effect: The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Two Days Off
Author: Katrina Onstad
Rating: ***
Have I Visited?: Live here

The Tin Flute by Gabrielle Roy Quebec
√ Book: The Tin Flute
Author: Gabrielle Roy
Rating: ****
Have I Visited?: Yes

The Town That Drowned by Riel Nason
√ New Brunswick
Book: The Town that Drowned
Author: Riel Mason
Rating: ****
Have I Visited?: Yes

The Piano Maker by Kurt Palka
√ Nova Scotia
Book: The Piano Maker
Author: Kirk Palka
Rating: *****
Have I Visited?: Yes

Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery
√ PEI
Book: Rainbow Valley
Author: L.M. Montgomery
Rating: ****
Have I Visited?: Yes

Kit's Law by Donna Morrissey Kit's Law
√ Newfoundland & Labrador
Book: Kit's Law
Author: Donna Morrissey
Rating: *****
Have I Visited?: No

Consumption by Kevin Patterson
√ Nunavut
Book: Consumption
Author: Kevin Patterson
Rating: ****
Have I Visited?: No

The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp Northwest Territories
Book: The Lesser Blessed
Author: Richard Van Camp
Rating:
Have I Visited?: No

Drifting Home by Pierre Berton Yukon
Book: Drifting Home
Author: Pierre Berton
Rating:
Have I Visited?: No


message 6: by Susan (last edited Aug 13, 2017 05:11AM) (new)

Susan | 927 comments British Columbia
Book: Madame Zee
Author: Pearl Luke
Rating: 3 stars
Have I Visited?: Yes

Alberta
Book: One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter
Author: Scaachi Koul
Rating: 3 stars
Have I Visited?: No

Saskatchewan
Book: Cool Water
Author: Dianne Warren
Rating: 4 stars
Have I Visited?: No

Manitoba
Book: The Age of Hope
Author: David Bergen
Rating: 4 stars
Have I Visited?: No

Ontario
Book: Little Sister
Author: Barbara Gowdy
Rating: 3 stars
Have I Visited?: Lived there for 28 years

Quebec
Book: Holding Still For As Long As Possible
Author: Zoe Whittall
Rating: 3 stars
Have I Visited?: Lived there for 11 years

Prince Edward Island
Book: Anne of Green Gables
Author: L.M. Montgomery
Rating: 5 stars
Have I Visited?: No


message 7: by Rainey (last edited May 28, 2017 03:39PM) (new)

Rainey | 830 comments Far this is what I have come up with:

British Columbia:
Visited yes

Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Alberta:
Visited Yes

Up Ghost River: A Chief's Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History

Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider’s Stand Against the World’s Most Powerful Industry

Mrs. Mike

Ragged Company

Manitoba:
Visited Yes

Ravenscraig

Ontario:
Visited Yes From there

Go Small or Go Home

On the Shores of Darkness, There Is Light: A Novel

The Best Laid Plans - my secret santa book

Quebec:
Visited No

Two Solitudes

The Cruelest Month

Nova Scotia:
Visited No

Someone Knows My Name

Newfoundland:
Visited No

Minister Without Portfolio

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams


message 8: by Mj (last edited Jul 19, 2017 08:35AM) (new)

Mj | 1188 comments Completed 13/13 July 16/17

Statistics

Canadian 100%
Female 77%
Debut 46%
Indigenous 31%
Visible 31%
Non-Fiction 23%
LGBTQ+ 8%


British Columbia Yes have visited
As I Remember It by Tara Lee Morin 4.0 stars, June 22/17

Considered the following books but did not select. Each fits into the B.C. category of this challenge
or A Disappearance in Damascus: A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War by Deborah Campbell or Poetry by Jan Zwicky or The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit by J.J. Lee

Alberta Yes have visited
Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese (also N3) 5.0 stars, May 27/17

Saskatchewan No haven't visited
Cool Water by Dianne Warren, 3.0 stars, June 12/17

Manitoba No haven't visited
In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Mosionier aka Beatrice Culleton, June 30/17

Ontario Yes Province of Residence
Fruit. Also published in U.S. under title The Secret Fruit of Peter Paddington: A Novel by Brian Francis (also N1) 3.0 stars, May 29/17

Quebec Yes have visited
The Douglas Notebooks by Christine Eddie 4.0 stars, May 31/17

New Brunswick Yes have visited
Edge Seasons: A Mid-life Year by Beth Powning, July 12/17

Considered the following books but did not select. Each fits into the New Brunswick category of this challenge
Willem De Kooning's Paintbrush by Kerry Lee Powell or
The Town That Drowned by Riel Nason

Nova Scotia and Labrador No haven't visited
book:When The Saints|22812831] by Sarah Mian, July 16/17

Considered the following books but did not select. Each fits into the Nova Scotia category of this challenge
No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod or
[or [book:The Birth House|171102] by Ami McKay

PEI No haven't visited
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, July 14/17

Newfoundland & Labrador No haven't visited
Kit's Law by Donna Morrissey 4.5 stars, 4.0 Goodreads stars, July 10/17

Considered the following book which I did not select. It too fits into the Newfoundland & Labrador category
Random Passage by Bernice Morgan (also I1)

Nunavut No haven't visited
Celebrating Inuit Art 1948-1970 by Maria von Finckenstein, July 8/17

Considered the following books which I did not select. Each fits into the Nunavit category
Ice and Fire: Dispatches From the New World, 1988-1998 by Stephen Osborne or Arctic Comics by Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak

Yukon No haven't visited
One Smooth Stone by Marcia Lee Laycock, 3.0 stars, July 7/17

North West Territories No haven't visited
The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp 3.5 stars, 3.0 Goodreads stars, June 27/17


message 9: by Mary (last edited Sep 16, 2017 11:18AM) (new)

Mary | 457 comments British Columbia:
Book: My Year of Meats
Author: Ruth Ozeki
Rating: 4
Have I Visited?: yes

Alberta
Book: Prairie Ostrich
Author: Tamai Kobayashi
Rating: 5
Have I Visited?: no

Saskatchewan
Book: The High Mountains of Portugal
Author: Yann Martel
Rating: 5
Have I Visited?: no

Manitoba:
Book: The Water Beetles
Author: Michael Kaan
Rating: 5
Have I Visited?: no

Ontario
Book: Hag-Seed
Author: Margaret Atwood
Rating: 5
Have I Visited?: yes

Quebec
Book: Waking Gods
Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Rating: 4
Have I Visited?: yes

New Brunswick
Book: Knife Party at the Hotel Europa
Author: Mark Anthony Jarman
Rating: 5
Have I Visited?: yes

Nova Scotia
Book: The Birth House
Author: Ami McKay
Rating: 5
Have I Visited?: no

PEI
Book: The Troop
Author: Nick Cutter
Rating: 4
Have I Visited?: no

Newfoundland & Labrador
Book: Kit's Law
Author: Donna Morrissey
Rating: 5
Have I Visited?: no

Nunavut
Book: The Curse of the Shaman
Author: Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak
Rating: 5
Have I Visited?: no

Northwest Territories
Book: White Heat
Author: M.J. McGrath
Rating: 4
Have I Visited?: no

Yukon
Book: Gold Digger
Author: Vicki Delany
Rating: 3
Have I Visited?: no


message 10: by Magdelanye (last edited Sep 30, 2017 01:26PM) (new)

Magdelanye | 625 comments British Columbia:
Book:Canoe Crossings: Understanding the Craft that Helped Shape British Columbia
Author: Sanford Osler
Rating: 5
Have I Visited?: live here

Alberta
Under This Unbroken Sky
Book
:Shandi Mitchell
Author:
Rating:4
Have I Visited?: born here

Saskatchewan
Book: Juliet in August
Author: Dianne Warren
Rating: 3.5
Have I Visited?:yes

Manitoba:
Book:As I Remember It
Author:Tara Morin
Rating: 4
Have I Visited?: only glimpsed from the train

Ontario
Book: A Quality Of Light
Author:Richard Wagamese
Rating:5
Have I Visited?: yes

Quebec
Book: Sleeping Giants
AuthorSylvain Neuvel
Rating:3
Have I Visited?:oui

New Brunswick
Book: Knife Party at the Hotel Europa
Author:Mark Anthony Jarman
Rating: 4
Have I Visited?:no

Nova Scotia
Book: The Piano Maker
Author:Kurt Palka
Rating: 3.5
Have I Visited?:no

PEI
Book:The Great Atlantic Canada Bucket List: One-of-a-Kind Travel Experiences
Author:Robin Esrock
Rating: 3
Have I Visited?:no

Newfoundland & Labrador
Book:Afterlands
Author:Steven Heighton
Rating:5
Have I Visited?:no

Nunavut
Book: The Curse of the Shaman
Author:Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak
Rating:4
Have I Visited?: no

Northwest Territories
Book:The Lesser Blessed
Author:Richard Van Camp
Rating: 3.5
Have I Visited?:no

Yukon
Book:Love in Northern Rapids: Paddling Adventures in the Canadian Arctic and Beyond
Author:Freda Mellenthin
Rating: 4
Have I Visited?:no


message 11: by Alison (new)

Alison Thompson | 11 comments I know this challenge is done but I'm still working through it. As the challenge is over I'll update where I am now (and will update later if that's okay).

British Columbia:
Book: Penelope's Way
Author: Blanche Howard
Rating: 4
Have I Visited?: Yes

Alberta
Book: Birdie
Author: Tracey Lindberg
Rating: 5
Have I Visited?: Yes

Saskatchewan
Book:
Author:
Rating:
Have I Visited?:

Manitoba:
Book: The Reason You Walk
Author: Wab Kinew
Rating: 3
Have I Visited?: No

Ontario
Book: Wenjack
Author: Joseph Boyden
Rating: 4
Have I Visited?: Yes

Quebec
Book: Ru
Author: Kim Thuy
Rating: 5
Have I Visited?: Yes

New Brunswick
Book: River of the Brokenhearted
Author: David Adams Richards
Rating: 3
Have I Visited?: No

Nova Scotia
Book: Island: The Collected Short Stories of Alistair MacLeod
Author: Alistair MacLeod
Rating: none, still reading
Have I Visited?: no

PEI
Book: Saltsea
Author: David Helwig
Rating: 4
Have I Visited?: No

Newfoundland & Labrador
Book: Company Town
Author: Madeline Ashby
Rating: 3
Have I Visited?: No

Nunavut
Book:
Author:
Rating:
Have I Visited?:

Northwest Territories
Book:
Author:
Rating:
Have I Visited?:

Yukon
Book: I Married the Klondike
Author: Laura Beatrice Berton
Rating: 5
Have I Visited?: Yes. I read this WHILE visiting! (Do I get a bonus point for that?)


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