Reading List

Below is a partial reading list for Amy’s Marathon. More titles will be gradually added in early 2014, as Amy continues to compile her list. Please note that the list might be modified (books added or removed) throughout the year. Books are categorized either by where they are set or where their author is from. Click on a title to read Amy’s review.

Newfoundland & Labrador / Nova Scotia /
Prince Edward Island / New Brunswick / Quebec /
Ontario / Manitoba / Saskatchewan /
Alberta / British Columbia /
Northwest Territories / Nunavut / Yukon

Newfoundland & Labrador

Baygirl by Heather T. Smith
The Dream Carvers by Joan Clark
The Secret Life of a Funny Girl by Susan Chalker Browne
Edge of Time by Susan MacDonald
Seven for a Secret by Mary C. Sheppard
Thirty-Six Exposures by Kevin Major
Hold Fast by Kevin Major
Buried Truths by Alice Walsh
Refuge Cove by Lesley Choyce
Creeps by Darren Hynes
An Earthly Knight by Janet McNaughton
The Secret Under My Skin by Janet McNaughton
Ann and Seamus by Kevin Major, David Blackwell
Nix Minus One by Jill MacLean
A Sky Black With Crows by Alice Walsh

Nova Scotia

Namesake by Sue MacLeod
Last Chance Bay by Anne Laurel Carter
Blood Brothers in Louisbourg by Philip Roy
Last Summer in Louisburg by Clare Mowat
Way to Go by Tom Ryan
The Book of Michael by Lesley Choyce
Deconstructing Dylan by Lesley Choyce
B Negative by Vicki Grant
Betsy Wickwire’s Dirty Secret by Vicki Grant
The First Stone by Don Aker
The Leaving by Budge Wilson
Rattled by Lisa Harrington
Run by Eric Walters
Running on Empty by Don Aker
Not Suitable for Family Viewing by Vicki Grant
Game Plan by Natalie Corbett Sampson
Membrane by Carol Moreira
Oak Island Revenge by Cynthia D’Entremont
Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari
Emily for Real by Sylvia Gunnery
Home Truths by Jill MacLean
Chasing Freedom by Gloria Ann Wesley
Lost on Brier Island by Jo Ann Yhard
Bitter, Sweet by Laura Best
The Space Between by Don Aker
The Hare in the Elephant’s Trunk by Jan L. Coates
Pluto’s Ghost by Sheree Fitch
The View From a Kite by Maureen Hull
Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
The Manager by Caroline Stellings

Prince Edward Island

The Last Wild Boy by Hugh MacDonald
Light the Way Home by Nancy L.M. Russell
War Brothers: The Graphic Novel by Sharon E. McKay
Thunder Over Kandahar by Sharon E. McKay
War Brothers by Sharon E. McKay
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Green Gables Detectives by Eric Wilson
Emily Climbs by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Rink of Dreams by Nancy L. M. Russell

New Brunswick

Nightwalker by K. V. Johansen
Ten Thousand Truths by Susan White
The Town That Drowned by Riel Nason
Sporeville by Paul Marlowe
Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
The St. Andrews Werewolf by Eric Wilson
Pirate Rock by David Walker
Five Minutes More by Darlene Ryan
Saving Grace by Darlene Ryan
Counting Back From Nine by Valerie Sherrard
Eyes of a Stalker by Valerie Sherrard
Nights Below Station Street by David Adams Richards


Wild Geese by Caroline Pignat
Miracleville by Monique Polak
Esther by Sharon E. McKay
121 Express by Monique Polak
Break on Through by Jill Murray
Carmen by Carole Frechette
Close to the Heel by Norah McClintock
Dooley Takes the Fall by Norah McClintock
First Day on Earth by Cecil Castellucci
Guitar Hero by Days Lee
Jane, the Fox & Me by Fanny Britt
If You Live Like Me by Lori Weber
The King’s Daughter by Suzanne Martel
Lily and Taylor by Elise Moser
Millions for a Song by Andre Vanasse
Pieces of Me by Charlotte Gingras
The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci
Pop by Gordon Korman
Rhythm and Blues by Jill Murrary
Rough Magic by Caryl Cude Mullin
The Saver by Edeet Ravel
So Much it Hurts by Monique Polak
Son of Interflux by Gordon Korman
Split by Lori Weber
This Side of the Sky by Marie-Francine Hebert
Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci
Undercurrent by Paul Blackwell
What World is Left by Monique Polak
Yellow Mini by Lori Weber
Jake, Reinvented by Gordon Korman
Good for Nothing by Michel Noel
All Good Children by Catherine Austen
Up to Low by Brian Doyle
Boy O’Boy by Brian Doyle
The Road to Chlifa by Michele Marineau
Maybe Never, Maybe Now by Kimberly Joy Peters
Desperate Freedom by Melinda Cochrane
Lean Mean Machines by Michele Marineau


Greener Grass by Carolyn Pignat
Catching a Sorcerer by Sarah Walker
Hey, Dad! by Brian Doyle
In the Garage by Alma Fullerton
Shadow in Hawthorne Bay by Janet Lunn
The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley by Jan Andrews
Snitch by Allison Van Diepen
Tilt by Alan Cumyn
Objects in Mirror by Tudor Robins
September 17 by Amanda West Lewis
Under My Skin by Charles de Lint
Adam, Eve and Pinch-Me by Julie Johnston
Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones
The Boy in the Burning House by Tim Wynne-Jones
The Lewton Experiment by Rachael Sa
The Whole, Entire, Complete Truth by Caroline Rennie Pattison
Night Runner by Max Turner
The Color of Silence by Liane Shaw
Forbidden City by William Bell
The Cripples’ Club by William Bell
Angeline by Karleen Bradford
The Night Wanderer by Drew Hayden Taylor
They Called Me Red by Christina Kilbourne
Shapeshifter by Holly Bennett
The Prince of Neither Here Nor There by Sean Cullen
Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
Last Message by Shane Peacock
Haze by Erin Thomas
Crush. Candy. Corpse by Sylvia McNicoll
Red Wolf by Jennifer Dance
Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau
Ghost Ride by Marina Cohen
The Vindico by Wesley King
Brondings’ Honour by Ann Ewan
Under the Moon by Deborah Kerbel
Rush by Eve Silver
Finding the Good by Tanya Patterson
Acceleration by Graham McNamee
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
The Birth Experiment by Anne Dublin
Chandra’s Secrets by Allan Stratton
Deviants by Maureen McGowan
The Game by Teresa Toten
Ganked by Liam O’Donnell
The Girls They Left Behind by Bernice Thurman Hunter
Grist by Heather Waldorf
The Hangman in the Mirror by Kate Cayley
Ink Me by Richard Scrimger
Money Boy by Paul Yee
TT: Full Throttle by Nicole Winters
Mosh Pit by Kristyn Dunnion
The Never Weres by Fiona Smyth
Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl by Emily Pohl-Weary
Nothing Man and the Purple Zero by Richard Scarsbrook
Rachel’s Secret by Shelly Sanders
Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
As She Grows by Lesley Anne Cowan
Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe
Somewhere in Blue by Gillian Cummings
Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai
This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki
The Tiffin by Mahtab Narsimhan
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten
Virginia by Susan Hughes
To Dance at the Palais Royale by Janet McNaughton
The Waiting Tree by Lindsay Moynihan
Wanting Mor by Rukhsana Khan
What Happened This Summer by Paul Yee
When We Were Good by Suzanne Sutherland
Witchlanders by Lena Coakley
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
Yesterday’s Dead by Pat Bourke
The Yo-Yo Prophet by Karen Krossing
(You) Set Me On Fire by Mariko Tamaki
I Know It’s Over by C.K. Kelly Martin
Between Heaven and Earth by Eric Walters
The Rule of Three by Eric Walters
Countdown by Michelle Rowen
Homeland by Cory Doctorow
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
The Darkest Corner of the World by Urve Tamberg
Ordinary Miracles by Diana Aspin
What Happened to Ivy by Kathy Stinson
A Foreign Field by Gillian Chan
Dying to Go Viral by Sylvia McNicoll
Running the Bases by Paul Kropp
Kid Soldier by Jennifer Maruno
Initiation by Virginia Frances Schwartz
The Hunger by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis
True Blue by Deborah Ellis
Three Songs For Courage by Maxine Trottier
The Book of Living and Dying by Natale Ghent
Haunted by Barbara Haworth-Attard
Getting a Life by Jocelyn Shipley
Big Big Sky by Kristyn Dunnion
Tales From the Farm by Jeff Lemire
A Troublesome Boy by Paul Vasey
Lumiere by Jacqueline Garlick
What We Hide by Marthe Jocelyn
Until Today by Pam Fluttert
Signs of Martha by Sarah Raymond
Hockey Girl by Natalie Hyde
Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow
The Unwritten Girl by James Bow
Wake by Robert J. Sawyer
Stowaway in the White Hurricane by Barbara Aggerholm
Broken by Alyxandra Harvey-Fitzhenry
Beautiful Goodbye by Nancy Runstedler
Trial by Fire by Sheila Dalton
The Apprentice’s Masterpiece by Melanie Little
The Courtesan’s Daughter by Priscilla Galloway
The Kayak by Debbie Spring
When the War is Over by martha attema
Jump Cut by Ted Staunton
Smokescreen by Nancy Hartry
Juliana and the Medicine Fish by Jake MacDonald


Irma Voth by Miriam Toews
After the War by Carol Matas
Sworn Enemies by Carol Matas
Karma by Cathy Ostlere
The McGillicuddy Book of Personal Records by Colleen Sydor
The World Outside by Eva Wiseman
Sandbag Shuffle by Kevin Marc Fournier
Who is Francis Rain? by Margaret Buffie
Winter Shadows by Margaret Buffie
A Fool’s Errand by Maureen Fergus
The Gem Lakes by Rob Keough
Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
True Confessions of a Heartless Girl by Martha Brooks


Apart by R.P. MacIntyre and Wendy MacIntyre
The Death of Us by Alice Kuipers
Lost For Words by Alice Kuipers
The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade
Tribes by Arthur Slade
The Lottery by Beth Goobie
Hello, Groin by Beth Goobie
Strange Places by Jefferson Smith
Wild Orchid by Beverley Brenna
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
Power Plays by Maureen Ulrich
Necking With Louise by Rick Book
Mostly Happy by Pam Bustin
Draco’s Child by Sharon Plumb
Who Has Seen the Wind by W. O. Mitchell
Dust by Arthur Slade
Bad Boy by Diana Wieler
Tunnels of Time: A Moose Jaw Adventure by Mary Harelkin Bishop
The Glory Wind by Valerie Sherrard
The Source of Light by David Richards
Road to Bliss by Joan Clark


Skinnybones and the Wrinkle Queen by Glen Huser
Beyond the Precipice by Eva A. Blaskovic
Chance to Dance for You by Gail Sidonie Sobat
Blaine’s Way by Monica Hughes
The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles: Demon Gate by Marty Chan
Invitation to the Game by Monica Hughes
All You Get is Me by Yvonne Prinz
The Keeper of the Isis Light by Monica Hughes
The Orphan King by Sigmund Brouwer
Goodbye Buffalo Bay by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden
Cowboys Don’t Cry by Marilyn Halvorson
How I Lost You by Janet Gurtler
Child of Dandelions by Shenaaz Nanji
The Vow by Jessica Martinez
Fastback Beach by Shirlee Smith Matheson
MetalMagic: Talisman by Derek Donais
Last Sam’s Cage by David Poulsen
Old Man by David A. Poulsen
Chin Music by Gregory Roberts
The Comic Book War by Jacqueline Guest
Drummer Girl by Karen Bass
Graffiti Knight by Karen Bass
Dawn Rider by Jan Hudson
Rookie by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
Heck Superhero by Martine Leavitt

British Columbia

Trouble in the Hills by Helaine Becker
Another Kind of Cowboy by Susan Juby
Getting the Girl by Susan Juby
My Parents Are Sex Maniacs… by Robyn Harding
If Only by Becky Citra
Fishtailing by Wendy Phillips
No More Dragons by Rie Charles
The Snow Queen by Eileen Kernaghan
B for Buster by Iain Lawrence
Out by Sandra Diersch
The Way It Is by Donalda Reid
A Bushel of Light by Troon Harrison
Morven and the Horse Clan by Luanne Armstrong
Anywhere but Here by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Lost Goat Lane by Rosa Jordan
Me, Myself and Ike by K.L. Denman
Janey’s Girl by Gayle Friesen
Men of Stone by Gayle Friesen
Victoria by Silvana Goldemberg, translated by Emilie Smith
Swim the Fly by Don Calame
Siena Summer by Ann Chandler
What Happened to Serenity? by PJ Sarah Collins
Year of Mistaken Discoveries by Eileen Cook
Sister Wife by Shelley Hrdlitschka
Torn Away by James Heneghan
Losing Faith by Denise Jaden
Gravity by Leanne Lieberman
The Beckoners by Carrie Mac
Below by Jason Chabot
Rabbit Ears by Maggie de Vries
Shade & Sorceress by Catherine Egan
The Dirt Chronicles by Dennis Foon
Homo by Michael Harris
Half World by Hiromi Goto, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
The Agency: A Spy in the House by YS Lee
The Droughtlanders by Carrie Mac
Ravensong by Lee Maracle
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen
We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
Roxy by PJ Reece
When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid
Red Sea by Diane Tullson
The Lynching of Louie Sam by Elizabeth Stewart
The Knife Sharpener’s Bell by Rhea Tregebov
Breathless by Pam Withers
The Bone Collector’s Son by Paul Yee
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Free as a Bird by Gina McMurchy-Barber
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Truths I Learned from Sam by Kristin Butcher
Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
Three Little Words by Sarah N. Harvey
Swimmers by Amy Bright
Finding Cassidy by Laura Langston
Leap by Jodi Lundgren
Looking at the Moon by Kit Pearson
The Whole Truth by Kit Pearson
What is Real by Karen Rivers
Big Guy by Robin Stevenson
Hummingbird Heart by Robin Stevenson
Burning From the Inside by Christine Walde
The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
Shadows Cast by Stars by Catherine Knutsson
The Girl With a Baby by Sylvia Olsen
Lost Cause by John Wilson

Northwest Territories

Daughter of Strangers by Marjory Gordon
Spider’s Song by Anita Daher
On Thin Ice by Jamie Bastedo
Devil’s Pass by Sigmund Brouwer
Sila’s Revenge by Jamie Bastedo
Arctic Thunder by Robert Feagan


The Country of Wolves by Neil Christopher and Ramon Perez
Skraelings by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley
The White Archer by James Houston
Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat
Whiteout by James Houston


Juggling Fire by Joanne Bell
Destination Gold! by Julie Lawson