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The 150 bestselling Canadian books of the past 10 years

Discover the most popular 150 Canadian books of the past 10 years, as tracked by BookNet Canada.

July 1, 2017 marks 150 years since Canadian Confederation. To celebrate, BookNet Canada revealed the bestselling 150 Canadian books of the past 10 years. Explore the list below.

1. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw

2. The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

3. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

4. An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

5. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

6. The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha

7. Room by Emma Donoghue

8. Mortimer by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

9. The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon

10. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

11. I Have to Go! by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

12. Thomas' Snowsuit by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

13. Moose! by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

14. A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett

15. Smelly Socks by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

16. Quinoa 365 by Patricia Green & Carolyn Hemming

17. Playing With Fire by Theo Fleury, with Kirstie McLellan Day

18. The Orenda by Joseph Boyden

19. The Birth House by Ami McKay

20. You Are Here by Chris Hadfield

21Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay

22Just One Goal! by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

23419 by Will Ferguson

24Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

25Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden

2699: Stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky, with Kirstie McLellan Day

27The Bishop's Man by Linden MacIntyre

28The Illegal by Lawrence Hill

29Mud Puddle by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sami Suomalainen

30Debt-Free Forever by Gail Vaz-Oxlade

31The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje

32Purple, Green and Yellow by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Hélène Desputeaux

33A Porcupine in a Pine Tree by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Werner Zimmermann

34Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden

35We Share Everything! by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

36The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

37Sing a Song of Mother Goose by Barbara Reid

38The Fire Station by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

39Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill

40Waging Heavy Peace by Neil Young

41Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

42The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King

43Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam

44Oh She Glows Every Day by Angela Liddon

45ABC of Canada by Kim Bellefontaine, illustrated by Per-Henrik Gürth

46Mr. Hockey by Gordie Howe

47The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

48Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis

49Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje

50Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff by Don Cherry & Al Strachan

51The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud

52Murmel, Murmel, Murmel by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

53The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

54Dear Life by Alice Munro

55Any Known Blood by Lawrence Hill

56Scaredy Squirrel by Mélanie Watt

57No Clean Clothes by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

58The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

59The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

60Makeup Mess by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

61Rick Mercer Report: The Paperback Book by Rick Mercer

62Alligator Baby by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

63Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat

64Bravo! Best of Bridge Cookbook by Sally Vaughan-Johnston

65Cornered by Ron MacLean, with Kirstie McLellan Day

66Make It Right by Mike Holmes

67The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

68Andrew's Loose Tooth by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

69The Hormone Diet by Natasha Turner

70The Best of Chef at Home by Michael Smith

71All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

72milk and honey by Rupi Kaur

73Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

74The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

75Mmm, Cookies! by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

76The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

77Pyjama Day! by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

78Z is for Zamboni by Matt Napier, illustrated by Melanie Rose

79The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler

80The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

81David's Father by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

82The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

83Driven  by Robert Herjavec

84The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier, illustrated by Sheldon Cohen

85Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard

86Tough Guy by Bob Probert, with Kirstie McLellan Day

87The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich

88The War That Ended Peace by Margaret MacMillan

89Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

90The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison

91A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

92The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

93Something Good by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

94Cold Hard Truth by Kevin O'Leary

95The Book of (Even More) Awesome by Neil Pasricha

96Munsch More! by Robert Munsch

97Too Much Stuff! by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

98Persuasion  by Arlene Dickinson

99A Soldier First by Rick Hillier

100Common Ground by Justin Trudeau

101Canada 123 by Kim Bellefontaine, illustrated by Per-Henrik Gürth

102The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

103Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

104Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller by Jeff Rubin

105Give Me Back My Dad! by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

106The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

107Mad About Munsch! by Robert Munsch

108All of Me by Anne Murray, with Michael Posner

109A Nation Worth Ranting About by Rick Mercer

110The 39 Clues Book Two: One False Note by Gordon Korman

111Extreme Vinyl Café by Stuart McLean

112Much More Munsch! by Robert Munsch

113The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield, illustrated by Terry Fan and Eric Fan

114My Best Stories by Alice Munro

115Changing My Mind by Margaret Trudeau

116Knights of the Black and White by Jack Whyte

117The Juicing Bible by Pat Crocker

11850 Below Zero by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

119Ru by Kim Thúy, translated by Sheila Fischman

120The Munschworks Grand Treasury by Robert Munsch

121The Rule of Three by Eric Walters

122The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

123The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews

124Something From Nothing by Phoebe Gilman

125Chef Michael Smith's Kitchen by Michael Smith

126A Great Game by Stephen J. Harper

127Boo! by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

128An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor

129Swamp Water by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

130In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Maté

131Look At Me! by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

132The Flood of 2013 by The Calgary Herald

133Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

134Pigs  by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

135Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

136Hockey Towns by Ron MacLean, with Kirstie McLellan Day

137S.E.C.R.E.T. by L. Marie Adeline

138The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay

139Survive! by Les Stroud

140Money Rules by Gail Vaz-Oxlade

141The Tiger by John Vaillant

142Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro

143The Sandcastle Contest by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

144Red is Best by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis

145Payback by Margaret Atwood

146The Vinyl Café Notebooks by Stuart McLean

147Pewter Angels by Henry K. Ripplinger

148Best of Bridge Slow Cooker Cookbook by Sally Vaughan-Johnston

149Class Clown by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

150The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

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