Canada Reads has just announced their 2022 longlist of titles for the Battle of the Books competition. From this list five books will be chosen by five different celebrities who each champion a book. Panelists vote out a book each day until only one winner remains.
The Humanities and Social Sciences Library has many of the books included on this year’s longlist. Click the links on each book for more information on how to borrow.
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad
Book of Wings by Tawhida Tanya Evanson
Satellite Love by Genki Ferguson *
Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch by Rivka Galchen
Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez
All the Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac *
Dominoes at the Crossroads by Kaie Kellough *
Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Life in the City of Dirty Water by Clayton Thomas-Müller *
From My Mother’s Back by Njoki Wane
The Spoon Stealer by Lesley Crewe **
* Available through the BAnQ or les Bibliothèques Montéal
** This book can be requested via InterLibrary Loan
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The five final books and the celebrity champions will be revealed on January 26th, 2022 and the debates are set to take place from March 28th – 31st, 2022. You can watch or listen on CBC Radio One, CBC TV, CBC Gem and on CBC Books.