Canada Reads titles 2020


CBC Radio’s battle of the books is over for another year.

The show was originally scheduled for the 3rd week in March, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After 4 days of debate, Samra Habib’s We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir, defended by Amanda Brugel, was the winner.

All five books (fanned out awkwardly in my hand) are well worth your time (Son of a Trickster is my personal favourite).

I spoke to local CBC radio shows across the country from St. John’s to Winnipeg to Whitehorse to recap some of the heated and most heartfelt moments from this year’s debates.