August 10th, 2009

Toronto Books

I saw Kate’s list of 15 Toronto books, inspired by Amy Lavender Harris and of course was immediately eager to do it! Exactly my thing, I thought!

Except I only got to eight!! I mean, I did have obscure rules that I set for myself: no books that just have a few scenes here (like Clara Callan or Owen Meaney). And no multiple works by the same author, although Jim Munro, Margaret Atwood and Russell Smith (betcha don’t see that list too often) each have a bunch of books set here of which I am fond. Also, no non-fic, because I almost never read any.

So, then, just over half of what I was supposed to come up with–boo! Toronto, I’m sorry I’ve let you down! Do I get any points for the fact that the first three are set in Parkdale (and are [likely coincidentally] three of the my favourite things I’ve read in the past few years)??

Anyone who also feels like doing this, please please send me a link so I can see (and maybe steal) some of your ideas!! Or feel free to use my comments-land if you are a non-blogger still interested in making book lists.

The Killing Circle by Andrew Pyper

When I Was Young and in My Prime by Alayna Munce

Stunt by Claudia Dey

The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood (I have seen and owned multiple editions of this book, one of my favourite comic novels, and I have never seen the cover at this link before. Do you think it’s odd? I think it’s odd.)

Muriella Pent by Russell Smith

Where We Have to Go by Lauren Kirshner

Flyboy Action Figure Comes with Gasmask by Jim Munro

Heaven Is Small by Emily Schultz

You let me down easy

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