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Canada Reads - 2013

Next week Canada Reads has it's 13th season on CBC Radio. For those not aware of it, it's brief history is

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Canada Reads history

Launched in 2001, Canada Reads is CBC's annual battle of the books, where five Canadian personalities each select a book they want Canadians to read. They defend their chosen title in a series of debates, and the books are eliminated one by one until a winner is declared. The debates air on CBC Radio One, CBC-TV and are livestreamed online through CBC Books.

In 2007, Canada Reads hosted an All-Star season. The winners from the previous five seasons returned with new picks to battle to for their second Canada Reads crown.

In 2011, Canada Reads celebrated its 10th anniversary by introducing a public campaign and a theme. Canadians around the world were asked to recommend the book they thought was the "essential Canadian novel of the decade." The panelist chose their books from the 10 most popular titles.
This year it's a bit different in how the books were selected, but still the same format.

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Canada Reads 2013

Canada Reads 2013 is returning to fiction, but with a twist. We've divided the country into five regions -- British Columbia and Yukon, Prairies and North, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces -- and asked Canadians to recommend the novel they want to represent the place they call home. The most popular books in each region made the Top 10 lists. These lists were put to a vote, with the most popular books from each region moving on to the Top 5.

The Top 5 lists were then given to the panelists, each chosen to represent the region they call home. The Canada Reads 2013 contenders are:
The web site for Canada Reads is http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/ and it can be followed on CBC Radio, TV and the Web.

So far I've read February, The Age of Hope and Indian Horse and have to say Indian Horse is my choice to win.
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