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Canada Reads 2023

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Mar 27, 2023

Get ready to throw down for your favourites, Canada Reads 2023 announced their shortlist. Prepare for the heartbreak, joy, betrayal, laughter, and surprise as this year's panelists share why the book they're championing is THE BOOK we should all read.

This popular nationwide Battle of the Books competition, seeking to find the one book every Canadian should read, is back for its 22nd edition. Five books were shortlisted, and between March 27-30, 2023, readers will be able to vote for their favourite. If you want to join in and read this year’s books, the Ottawa Public Library  has many copies available to borrow in multiple formats! You can find out more about the books, the authors, and how to participate on the CBC Canada Reads website.

Are you planning to read this year’s nominated titles and participate in choosing this year’s winner? Let us know if you already have a favourite, or which title you are most excited to read! 

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Check out the 5 shortlist titles on this year's Canada Reads Shortlist. The Canada Reads 2023 debates take place March 27-30 on CBC TV, CBC Radio and CBC Books.