What is Read-EH-Thon you ask? Well, Read-EH-Thon is a read-a-thon hosted by Booksandlala, Saidthestory, Myreadingisodd, Yerabooknerdzoe & Squibblesreads that was created to influence readers to pick up more books written by Canadians and that feature Canadian settings and stories! You do NOT need to be Canadian to participate in this read-a-thon!
When Does Read-EH-Thon Take Place?
The Read-EH-Thon takes place from July 1st (Canada Day!) to July 8th!
There are a few challenges that come with this read-a-thon that you may choose to participate in, but the main focus of this read-a-thon is to read books by Canadian authors and these challenges are not mandatory. If you do decide to participate in the challenges, you can read one book that counts for more than one of the challenges listed below. Therefore, you do not need to read 5 separate books.
Read a book with red on the cover.
Read a book by a Canadian woman.
Read a book with “E” and “H” in the title.
Read a book by an indigenous author.
Read a book set in a province you’ve never visited.
Without further ado, here is my TBR! I have picked a book for each challenge, but some of them can also be used to double up on challenges if I’m feeling short on time!
Read a Book With Red on the Cover
Essex County by Jeff Lemire
I have had this graphic novel on my TBR for such a long time now and I’ve only ever heard amazing things about it! I think it’s time to finally pick this one up! It takes place in Ontario (where I’m from), it is not written by a woman or an indigenous author and it does not have an “E” and “H” in the title, therefore this book can only be used for this challenge.
Read a Book by a Canadian Woman
Calvin by Martine Leavitt
Calvin is another book that I’ve had for a while now that I’ve been meaning to get to, but just haven’t had the chance yet. It is written by a Canadian woman, but it does not have red on the cover, it is not written by an indigenous author, it does not have an “E” or an “H” in the title and it takes place in the province that I am from, therefore this book can only be used for this specific challenge.
Read a Book with “E” & “H” in The Title
Here So Far Away by Hadley Dyer
Here So Far Away by Hadley Dyer is one of those magical books that counts towards multiple challenges! It was written by a Canadian woman, it has an “E” & an “EH” in the title and it takes place in the Maritimes (it’s never specified where exactly, but I’ve never been to any maritime province) which checks of three of the five challenges!
Read A Book Written by an Indigenous Author
Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones
This is the category that has most readers struggling to find a book to read, and that in and of itself is not okay and needs to be fixed. Books by Canadian indigenous and first nations authors need to be more known and promoted and I’m so happy that this read-a-thon has a challenged dedicated to that. Fire Song has been on my TBR list for a little while now and I’m extremely excited to pick this one up!
Read A Book Set In A Province You’ve Never Visited
The Wolves Of Winter by Tyrell Johnson
Tyrell Johnson was technically born in the U.S. but, he now lives in B.C., so therefore, I consider him to be an honourary Canadian! His novel, The Wolves of Winter also takes place in the Yukon which is definitely an area of Canada that I have never been to before!
Sponsors + Giveaways
There are a few companies that are sponsoring this read-a-thon that will be hosting a variety of giveaways throughout the week! These sponsors include:
Book Outlet | Owlcrate | HCC Frenzy | Indigo
Be sure to check out each of the booktubers hosting this read-a-thon via the links at the top of this blog post to enter each giveaway! Some of these giveaways are open to Canadian residents only, while others are open internationally.
Other Canadian Reads To Consider
Twitter Handle + Hashtag
You can follow along with those participating in Read-EH-Thon by following @readEHthon on Twitter and using the hashtag #readEHthon
There you have it! All of the info regarding the Read-EH-Thon as well as all of the books that I hope to read during the week! Are you planning to participate?!
Thank you for reading!