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Why I Read!
"Books never really end. They stay with you, good or bad, and can float into your mind quite without warning. Years later, the faint embers of a line drift across your conscience or a place you have visited only in print flickers by. The name of a character whirls around the brain like that of a primary school classmate. Books take root. A book alters you, only in a minor way and sometimes fleetingly, but you're never completely the same when you've finished as you were on page one." 
Daniel Gray in Scribbles in the Margins 50 Eternal Delights of Books

Five books, five champions, one winner: CBC's annual Battle of the Books has been getting people listening, watching and, of course, reading, for the past 18 years.
 

Canada Reads is a "literary Survivor," with celebrities championing books. Each day, panellists vote to eliminate one book, until a single title is chosen as the title the whole country should read this year. 
 


And this year's books are...


 

Award Winners and Nominees 2019
Bestsellers This Month (March 2019)See more
New Hardcover Fiction
New Hardcover Nonfiction 
Recent BiographiesSee more
Book Covers That We LoveSee more
New Books in TranslationSee more
New in Mystery and ThrillersSee more
Our Favourite Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic FictionSee more
New Sci-Fi and FantasySee more