The bestselling Canadian books for the week of Feb. 2-8, 2020

Bestseller lists are compiled by Bookmanager using weekly sales stats from over 260 Canadian independent stores.

Here are the bestselling Canadian books for Feb. 1-8, 2020.

Bestseller lists are compiled by Bookmanager using weekly sales stats from over 260 Canadian independent stores.

Canadian fiction | Canadian nonfiction | Canadian kids

Canadian fiction

Megan Gail Coles is the author of Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club. (CBC)

Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles is the #1 Canadian fiction book this week.

Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club is a novel that revolves around a cast of flawed characters who are implicated in each other's hopes, dreams and pains as they try to survive harsh economic times in the province. It is being defended by YouTube content creator Alayna Fender on Canada Reads 2020.

See the full Canadian fiction list below.

  1. Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles
  2. Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
  3. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  4. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  5. Agency by William Gibson
  6. Reproduction by Ian Williams
  7. Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown
  8. Obsidian by Thomas King
  9. Five Wives by Joan Thomas
  10. The Innocents by Michael Crummey

Canadian nonfiction

Jesse Thistle is the author of From the Ashes. (CBC)

From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle is the #1 Canadian nonfiction book this week.

After a difficult childhood, Thistle spent much of his early adulthood struggling with addiction while living on the streets of Toronto. From the Ashes is a memoir that details how his issues with abandonment and addiction led to homelessness, incarceration and his eventual redemption through higher education. It is being defended by country music singer George Canyon on Canada Reads 2020.

See the full Canadian nonfiction list below.

  1. From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle
  2. The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole
  3. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  4. We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib
  5. One Drum by Richard Wagamese
  6. All Things Being Equal by John Mighton
  7. 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph
  8. Embers by Richard Wagamese
  9. Beyond the Trees by Adam Shoalts
  10. The Vagina Bible by Dr. Jen Gunter

Canadian kids

Cherie Dimaline is the author of the YA novel The Marrow Thieves. (CBC)


The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline is the #1 Canadian kids book this week.

In the dystopian world of The Marrow Thieves, climate change has ravaged the Earth and a continent-wide hunt and slaughter of Indigenous people is underway. Wanted for their bone marrow, which contains the lost ability to dream, a group of Indigenous people seek refuge in the old lands.  

See the full Canadian kids book list below.

  1. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
  2. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
  3. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw
  4. The Girl and the Wolf by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Julie Flett
  5. Sweep by Jonathan Auxier
  6. No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen
  7. Sharon, Lois and Bram's Skinnamarink by Sharon Hampson, Lois Lilienstein and Bram Morrison, with Randi Hampson, illustrated by Qin Leng
  8. School Rules! by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Dave Whamond 
  9. Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel
  10. Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe


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