Posted: March 8, 2017
Covers of the 20 most popular Canadian novels

We're doing a reboot of our Waterloo Reads: battle of the books format and we need your help.

Waterloo Reads, held in October, has been a community favourite since 2013. Typically, this event feaures local celebrities duking it out over which of the Evergreen Award-nominated titles should reign supreme. 

For Canada's 150th, we are looking for Waterloo's favourite Canadian novel of all time. Our staff have created a short list and now it's time for you to vote and decide which 10 books will be fought over at Waterloo Reads on October 17.

Vote online now!

Voting closes July 31, 2017.

The Top 20 List

  • A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  • Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis
  • Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
  • The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
  • Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
  • Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro
  • No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod
  • Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
  • Still Life by Louise Penny
  • Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
  • Sweetland by Michael Crummey
  • The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  • Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
  • The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys
  • Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay