Trent McClellan's choice for Canada Reads 2014


Trent McClellan knows all about the Canada Reads experience: he's the reigning Canada Reads champion. In 2013, his chosen title, February by Lisa Moore, was crowned the winner. We thought Trent would be the perfect reader to kick off the Canada Reads 2014 campaign, so we asked him the question defining the debates this year: what's the one novel that could change Canada? Here's what he had to say:


"I read this book in university or high school and it was the first time a book made me laugh since my early childhood! It's when I first learned that an author's work in an educational setting could be funny and not take the world so seriously. As a comedian, I may be biased towards the importance of humour but humour can win the toughest fights plus it reminds us to re-evaluate ourselves and question our own behaviour. This self-analysis is needed more now than ever in this country as all national and global issues are boiled down to the behaviour of the individual."

Do you agree with Trent's pick? Do you have novels of your own you'd like to recommend? You can submit your suggestions here!

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