Since it’s Canada’s 150th birthday this month, I thought it would a great time to share some of my Canadian book recommendations! Next up, my top Canadian young adult reads! As the years go by, I’m noticing that there are more and more YA books coming out of Canada and as I discover new authors, I get so excited to see what they will come up with next!
Here are my top picks, in no particular order:
I remember getting this book from the library and thinking, “Oh good! Another Kelley Armstrong!” and then time stopped until I finished this book. Kelley just has this way with writing that sucks you right in and holds you there until you’re done reading. This book is just so intense and fast-paced that I loved it when I finished. My heart was pounding by the end and I was so glad I picked it up!
This was such a fun book and I loved that it took place in Canada. I adore any book that takes me places I want to see in this beautiful country, or places that I’ve been to. Plus it’s all about social media, which I’m kind of addicted to. Janet Gurtler writes such relatable young adult fiction and I always look forward to a new title by her. Plus, she’s from Alberta!
The author of this book doesn’t classify herself as Canadian, I don’t think. So far as I know, she was born in Canada, but now lives in Florida, BUT this book is so Canadian. When I think of books that take place in Canada, this book always comes to mind as the book that I love to read. It takes place in Banff, Alberta, and I’ve been there and could picture in my mind where the characters were and where they were going. It was so much fun to read just in that aspect!
This is a book I just read this year and I loved it! I’ve always been a fan of Lisa Genova’s books, since they deal with those medical issues that you don’t hear a lot about, and this book was exactly like that. I was fascinated the whole time I was reading and it certainly gave me a lot to think about. I actually had this book for almost 3 years before I even realized it was Canadian!
This is a book that everyone loves. It’s just so Canadian and just so awesome. I’ve been thinking about this book a lot lately since I’ve been watching the CBC adaptation of the book and I recall listening to the audiobook for the first time and just falling in love with Anne. She’s just so down to earth, but still a dreamer and I love her so much! This is a must read if you want to read Canadian!
What are some of your favourite Canadian YA titles?