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NL Reads

Information and links related to the NL Reads competition.

2023 Shortlist

Book cover for The Good Women of Safe Harbour

Book: The Good Women of Safe Harbour (2022) by Bobbi French
Publisher: Harper Collins
Reader-Advocate: Ida Linehan Young - Writer, Winner of NL READS 2022



Book cover for The Love OlympicsBook: The Love Olympics (2021) by Claire Wilkshire
Publisher: Breakwater Books
Reader-Advocate: Adam Walsh - CBC (St. John's)



Book cover for UrchinBook: Urchin (2021) by Kate Story
Publisher: Running the Goat
Reader-Advocate: Mado Christie - Library Patron



Book cover for The WardsBook: The Wards (2022) by Terry Doyle
Publisher: Breakwater Books
Reader-Advocate: Nancy Barker - Librarian (Grand Falls-Windsor)

2022 Winner and Shortlist

Cover for "The Stolen Ones"- WINNER -
Book: The Stolen Ones (2021) by Ida Linehan Young
Publisher: Flanker Press
Reader-Advocate: Martin Jones - CBC (Gander)


Book: All I ACover for "All I Ask"sk (2020) by Eva Crocker
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Reader-Advocate: Ainsley Hawthorn - Writer, Cultural Historian (St. John's)



Cover for "Some People's Children"Book: Some People's Children (2020) by Bridget Canning
Publisher: Breakwater Books
Reader-Advocate: Sarah Bartlett - Regional Librarian (Eastern)


Cover for "We, Jane"Book: We, Jane (2021) by Aimee Wall
Publisher: Book*hug Press
Reader-Advocate: Amanda Bittner - Political Scientist (St. John's)

2021 Winner and Shortlist

Book cover for "The Woman in the Attic"

Book: The Woman in the Attic (2020) by Emily Hepditch
Publisher: Flanker Press
Reader-Advocate: Pat Parsons – Library Patron (Gander)


Book cover for "Almost Feral"

Book: Almost Feral (2019) by Gemma Hickey
Publisher: Breakwater Books
Reader-Advocate: Tom Halford  – Writer, ESL Instructor (Corner Brook)



Book cover for "Crow Gulch"

Book: Crow Gulch (2019) by Douglas Walbourne-Gough
Publisher: Goose Lane
Reader-Advocate: Tracey Vaughan-Evans – NLPL Staff (Carbonear)



Book cover for "One Good Reason"

Book: One Good Reason: A Memoir of Addiction and Recovery, Music and Love (2020) by Andrea Aragon and Séan McCann
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Reader-Advocate: Ramraajh Sharvendiran – CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

2020 Winner and Shortlist

"The Sign On My Father's House" book cover

Book: The Sign on My Father’s House (2019) by Tom Moore
Publisher: Flanker Press
Reader-Advocate: John Griffin – Provincial Resource Library


Book cover for "The Luminous Sea"

Book: The Luminous Sea (2018) by Melissa Barbeau
Publisher: Breakwater Books
Reader-Advocate: Trudy Morgan-Cole – Writer, Winner of NL READS 2019



Book cover for "I Keep the Land Alive"

Book: Nitinikiau Innusi: I Keep the Land Alive (2019) by Tshaukuesh Elizabeth Penashue
Publisher: University of Manitoba Press
Reader-Advocate: Angela Antle - CBC



Book cover for "One for the Rock"


Book: One for the Rock (2018) by Kevin Major
Publisher: Breakwater Books
Reader-Advocate: Lori Shortall – Library Patron

2019 Winner and Shortlist

Book cover for "Most Anything You Please"

Book: Most Anything You Please (2017) by Trudy Morgan-Cole
Publisher: Breakwater Books
Reader-Advocate: Stephanie Tobin - CBC


Book cover for "The Boat People"

Book: The Boat People (2018) by Sharon Bala
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Reader-Advocate: Hasan Hai - Library Patron



Book cover for "The End of Music"

Book: The End of Music (2017) by Jamie Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Breakwater Books
Reader-Advocate: Leigha Chiasson-Locke - Provincial Resource Library



Book cover for "Something for Everyone"

Book: Something for Everyone (2018) by Lisa Moore
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Reader-Advocate: Maggie Burton - City of St. John's Councillor

2018 Winner and Shortlist

Book cover for "The Last Beothuk"

Book: The Last Beothuk (2017) by Gary Collins
Publisher: Flanker Press
Advocate: Daniel Murphy - Provincial Resource Library


Book cover for "The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes"

Book: The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes (2017) by Bridget Canning
Publisher: Breakwater Books
Advocate: Cynthia Kelly - Library Patron



Book cover for "A Newfoundlander in Canda"

Book: A Newfoundlander in Canada: Always Going Somewhere, Always Coming Home (2018) by Alan Doyle
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Advocate: Paul Rowe - Writer


Book cover for "We'll All Be Burnt in our Beds Some Night"

Book: We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night (2017) by Joel Thomas Hynes
Publisher: Harper Collins
Advocate: Jane Adey - CBC