Alberta Reads Provincial Book Club

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Previous Book Club Picks

Additional Materials


As of November 2021, the Alberta Reads Book Club has been discontinued. Past shortlists and winners are available below, and most of these titles are available digitally at Alberta public libraries through the Read Alberta eBooks and Prairie Indigenous eBook Collections. They are also available through local bookstores across Canada.

Previous Book Club Shortlists and Selections

Shortlist Media Releases

October 21, 2020 – Media Release: November-December Alberta Reads Book Club Shortlist
March 12, 2021 – Media Release: Alberta Reads Book Club Poetry Shortlist
June 25, 2021 – Media Release: Alberta Reads Book Club Trade Fiction Shortlist

Previous Title Selections

June 2020: Pass Me By: Gone Fishin’ written and illustrated by Kyle Simmers and Ryan Danny Owen, published by Renegade Arts Entertainment.

September-October 2020: Watershed by Doreen Vanderstoop, published by Freehand Books.

November-December 2020: Taken by the Muse: On the Path to Becoming a Filmmaker by Anne Wheeler, published by NeWest Press.

January-February 2021: Pourin’ Down Rain: A Black Woman Claims Her Place in the Canadian West by Cheryl Foggo, published by Brush Education.

March-April 2021: Exhibit by Paul Zits, published by University of Calgary Press.

May-June 2021: Chasia’s Enchantment: Mediations, Poems, Inspirations by Hilda Chasia Smith, published by Durvile Publications.

July-August 2021: Humane by Anna Marie Sewell, published by Stonehouse Publishing.

September-October 2021: The Witch’s Diary by Rebecca Brae, published by Tyche Books.