Posted: September 1, 2017
logo for Waterloo Reads: the battle of the books

In celebration of Canada 150, this year’s Waterloo Reads: Battle of the Books on October 17 will feature the Top 10 Favourite Canadian Novels of All Time, as selected by you, our customers. Over 500 votes were cast in our poll, and the selected titles will be defended by our Waterloo Reads Champions.

Without further ado, below is your Top 10 (in alphabetical order) and the beloved local celebrities who will be this year’s special Canada 150 Waterloo Reads Champions:

The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis
Defended by Joe Pavia, CBC Editor/Reporter

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
Defended by Mandy Bujold, National Boxing Champion & Olympian

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
Defended by Fauzia Mazhar, Chair, Coalition of Muslim Women KW

Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
Defended by Jasmine Mangalaseril, Culinary Writer

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Defended by Kelly McManus, Senior Director, Community Relations & Events at UW

Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Defended by Scott Wahl, Creator of “Reading the World” blog

No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod
Defended by Sheldon Pereira, Director, University Relations at WLU

Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese
Defended by Janice Jo Lee, Singer/ Songwriter/Poet

Room by Emma Donoghue
Defended by Patti Brooks, Executive Director, UpTown Waterloo BIA

Still Life by Louise Penny
Defended by Alison De Muy, Waterloo Public Library Board Member

To learn more about Waterloo Reads, click here. We'll see you at the battle!