Top Ten Tuesday is a meme started by The Broke and the Bookish. Since Canada Day was last weekend, today we’ll list our favourite books by Indigenous and Canadian authors.
- The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson and Kelly Mellings.
- Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection Vol. 1, edited by Hope Nicholson.
- What’s the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses? by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by George Littlechild.
- I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland.
- Fatty Legs: A True Story by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes.
- Shi-shi-etko by Nicola Campbell, illustrated by Kim LaFave.
- Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: L’alfabet di Michif / Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet by Julie Flett.
Here are just a handful of my favourite books by Canadian indigenous authors!
- My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Julie Flett
- Shi-shi-etko by Nicola I. Campbell, illustrated by Kim LaFave
- When We Were Alone by David Alexander Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett
- When I was Eight by Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
- Dragonfly Kites by Thomson Highway, illustrated by Julie Flett
- Shi-Shi-Etko by Nicola I. Campbell and Kim LaFave: This made it to all our lists for good reason.
- Wild Berries by Julie Flett: I love most everything Flett has done, but Wild Berries has got to be my favourite.
- The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp: Compelling and well-written. I need to re-read this soon.
- Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese: I reviewed this beauty here. Wagamese was a treasure and I can’t recommend his writing enough.
- One Good Story, That One by Thomas King: Obviously, The Inconvenient Indian is amazing, but lately I’ve been thinking about King’s fiction, which is equally amazing.
*advertisement voice* Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by The Broke & The Bookish. This week, we’re going to tell you all about our favourite books we’ve read in 2017 so far! Yash Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah: Listened to the audiobook during my daily […]
As the tin/Broke And The Bookish website says, we’ll be listing series that we haven’t gotten around to reading just yet. Yash Nafiza As I can’t think of any series I want to start but haven’t yet, I will talk about books I had to return to the library because I didn’t finish them on […]
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme started by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is best dads in literature. Janet Several best dads on my list aren’t biological fathers, but exemplary guardians, mentors, and father-figures. Hyperlinked names lead to reviews; hyperlinked titles lead to the actual text. (Yay, webcomics!) Ballister Blackheart, Nimona’s nominal boss […]
Top Ten Tuesday is a feature by The Broke And The Bookish and this week’s topic should be easy: additions to our respective TBR lists. Yash My chosen “genre” is superhero stories: Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn: I mentioned this one last time, I think? How I love the tagline? “Being a superheroine is hard. […]
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is most anticipated books for the second half of 2017. Janet I’m going to veer off the topic slightly: not necessarily new and anticipated releases, but books I’ve never read (and might not have heard of before) that I […]
Top Ten Tuesday is a feature from The Broke and the Bookish and this week we get a “Summer Freebie”–so we’re going to take the opportunity to talk about books that are sunshine in the form of bound paper, the stories that make us feel warm, and the ones that make it easy to ignore the […]
Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish and this week’s topic is all about mothers. [I’ll leave each blogger to figure out what they want to talk about here.] Janet Mothers I’d like to know more about. (Short stories, anyone? *gazes pleadingly at authors*) The Queen Thief from Megan Whalen Turner’s Queen’s […]
Top Ten Tuesday is a feature from The Broke and the Bookish and this week we are making a list of the kinds of books we would like to see published. Like a manuscript wish-list, but uh, for readers not agents? Jane Oh boy, where do I even start?!? Here are just a few gaps […]
This week’s theme is one I’m pulling out of the hat. What are the next five books you are going to/plan to read? Nafiza I plan to read (in no particular order): The Sand Warrior by Mark Siegel et al A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan Sacrifice […]