The Canada Reads: True Stories Top 40 revealed!


For the past three weeks, Canadians from coast to coast to coast have been nominating their favourite memoirs, biographies and literary non-fiction reads for Canada Reads: True Stories. The response has been overwhelming! Thousands of entries came from every nook and cranny this country has, with readers nominating everything from CanLit classics like The Last Spike by Pierre Berton to new names in non-fiction like One Bird's Choice by Iain Reid.

In fact, it was Iain Reid's book that the winner of our grand prize nominated. To thank you for recommending your favourite non-fiction reads, we offered a trip to Toronto to see the final Canada Reads debate live. Every recommendation was put into a random draw and the winner is....Jane Deacon from Kingston, Ontario. Congratulations, Jane!

Jane isn't the only one who deserves congratulations today. So do the 40 authors who were named to the Canada Reads: True Stories Top 40.

Get to know the books better here!

Want a list to take with you to your local bookstore or library branch? Download that here.

We still need your help, Canada! Below, you will find a poll. Cast your vote for the books (up to five!) that you'd most like to see on Canada Reads: True Stories. The panelists will choose which book they'll defend in the February debates from the 10 books with the most votes.

You can vote once per person. The poll closes at midnight ET on Sunday, October 30.

Once you cast your vote, be sure to let us know which books you voted for and why in the comments below! If you do, your name will be entered in a draw to win all 10 of the titles that move on to become the Canada Reads: True Stories Top 10. The complete rules and regulations are here.

Good luck!

The Canada Reads: True Stories Top 10 will be revealed on Q and right here on Tuesday, November 1.

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