So, today is the day that I announce which book I would champion for Canada Reads. And as I sit here typing, I’m still not sure what my choice will be. See, there are two books that I absolutely adored and a third that I loved.
I was going to do a tongue in cheek post where I cloned myself and each of me decided to champion one of the books I liked. But then I figured that was a bit of a wishy-washy cop-out. So here I sit, typing and rambling, while I try to get my brain – and my heart – to pick just one book.
*20 minutes later*
Okay, I’ve made my choice. I think. No, my mind is made-up. If I were to champion a book for Canada Reads, it would be – drum roll please – Essex County by Jeff Lemire.
There, I said it. No taking it back. Buuuuuut, Angie Abdou’s The Bone Cage was a close, CLOSE second choice. I loved both books and was blown away by both books, but there was just something about Essex County that moved me more that any book has moved me in quite some time. I never thought I could be so touched my a graphic novel, which is part of the reason I was so affected by it.
So there you have it. My Canada Reads choice.