I've been hearing chatter on the radio recently about the next edition of Canada Reads, and I am getting pretty excited. I haven't read any of the nominated books, but I plan to start very soon. I want to start with Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill.
It's being championed by my homey John K Samson of the Weakerthans who was, you may remember, the advocate of last year's winning novel, A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews.
All the advocates this year were previously successful in championing their past choices.
It's going to be a dog fight.
You can check out all five nominees and the books they are pimping right here.