Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Canadian Spotlight Month: My Top 6 Favourite Canadian Authors

Throughout June, with the help of some amazing bloggers, I compiled a list of Canadian authors. I know there are probably dozens of names missing from this list, but I add to it whenever I discover a new Canadian author.

Today I thought I’d share my 6 favourite Canadian authors. If you guys aren’t already familiar with these authors, I really hope you’ll check them out!

My Top 6 Favourite Canadian Authors
*In no particular order*

1. Lucy Maud Montgomery (or LM Montgomery)
Montgomery is best known for her Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon series. I read Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea as a child, and I just finished rereading AoGG last week and fell in love with it all over again (I’m posting my review along with a giveaway of the book tomorrow). I feel like I grew up with Anne and Avonlea - watching the movies, the Canadian TV series Road to Avonlea, and collecting Anne memorabilia for as long as I can remember. I even got to visit “Anne’s Land” in Prince Edward Island twice when I was little. Anne will always be a character who’s very close to my heart, and I can’t wait to continue on with the series and finally read the whole thing. 
My Anne of Green Gables collection
I doubt there’s anyone in the blogosphere who hasn’t heard of Kelley Armstrong. Author of the Women of the Otherworld series, Darkest Powers series, and Darkness Rising series, Armstrong is the queen of amazing supernatural reads. I read Bitten and The Summoning several years ago, but unfortunately that was before I became a book blogger, so I don’t have reviews to share. I read The Gathering recently and absolutely loved it. I’ll have my review for that up later this month, along with two Kelley Armstrong giveaways.

Unfortunately, I don’t know many people who are familiar with OR Melling, and that makes me so sad. I discovered her books The Chronicles of Faerie and My Blue Country (about a Canadian girl who goes on an exchange program to Southeast Asia - I read this one a couple times) in my early teens. Now that I’m a blogger, I’d like to reread My Blue Country and write a review, and hopefully bring attention to this great Canadian author.

Alyx writes the Drake Chronicles - stories about a family of kick-ass vampires. The books give vampires a fresh, unique spin, and are a mixture in romance, action, and suspense. So far I’ve only read Hearts at Stake and Blood Feud (review to come later this month), but I can’t wait to carry on with the series and keep up with the Drakes. I also recently read Stolen Away (review to come soon for that one, too), which is about faeries - I love anything to do with faeries.

Alyx will be in the spotlight here mid-month with a guest post, and she’s got an exciting Drake-related giveaway for us!

Sarah writes amazing contemporary YA fiction. Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have) and Gimme a Call (again, review to come later this month) have been two of my favourite books of 2012 so far. Sarah’s got a knack for writing stories that are funny, cute, believable, and surprisingly touching, plus she writes totally swoonworthy boys! And since I’ve talked about several other giveaways already, I can’t leave Sarah out - later this month, she’s giving away a copy of Ten Things, so be sure to check back for that!

Faeries!! As I said, I love anything do with faeries, and Lesley has written the Wondrous Strange trilogy, all about the Fae. I’ve only read the first two books so far, but I was lucky enough to recently win book 3 from Lesley herself, so I’ll be reading that as soon as it arrives! Check out my review of Wondrous Strange; I’ll have a review for book 2, Darklight, later this month. 

 

Who are some of your favourite Canadian authors? Have you read books by my favourites?
 
This post has been part of the Canadian Spotlight Month. Click the graphic below to check out the schedule and all things Canadian here at Ramblings of a Daydreamer. 

5 comments:

  1. I've unfortunately not read all these authors. I've read LM Montgomery. But other than that I've read one book by Kelley Armstrong and one book by Alyxandra Harvey. But that's it. I will have to try the others, and definitely read more from Alyxandra. I read Haunting Violet, and really enjoyed it.

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  2. I haven't read any of these, but they all look good!

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  3. Great list! Love LM Montgomery and Kelley Armstrong. You've given me some others to check out as well. THanks!

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  4. I can't bear vampire stuff. Fairies? Sure. Witches? General metaphysics and (non-police angle) mystery? Sure. Ghosts are my forté. * Carolyn M. Riedel *
    http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/riedel-recent-reads/

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  5. I love OR Melling! :) And I am going to be reading Anne of Green Gables for the first time this month.

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