2023 Canadian Book Club Award Winners!

Anthology/Short Stories:

awfully hilarious

Heather Hendrie

awfully hilarious by Heather Hendrie



Hollay Ghadery

Fuse by Hollay Ghadery


All The Broken People

Amy Rivers

All The Broken People by Amy Rivers


How to Love Your Neighbor

Sophie Sullivan

How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan


The List of Last Chances

Christina Myers

The List of Last Chances by Christina Myers


The Little Girl

Hieu Pham-Fraser

The Little Girl by Hieu Pham-Fraser


Mantle of the World Ruler

Kate Gateley

Mantle of the World Ruler (Book Two of the Lost Wells Trilogy) by Kate Gateley

Honourable Mention

2023 Finalists


  • Finding Callidora by Stella Leventoyannis Harvey
  • Stork Lake: Tales from a Wall of Hats by L.C. Reid


  • Mom On Wheels by Marjorie Aunos
  • Making the Rounds: Defying Norms in Love and Medicine by Patricia Grayhall

Spirituality/Health & Wellness:

  • Does This Divorce Make Me Look Fat? by Marcella Dodge Webster
  • The Promise of Psychedelics: Science-Based Hope for Better Mental Health by Dr. Peter Silverstone


  • It’s Not You It’s Your Brain (How mental processing limits your success) by Keith Cornies
  • Seventeen To Millionaire by Douglas Price

Anthology/Short Stories:

  • Music from a Strange Planet by Barbara Black
  • The MomBabes: A Motherhood Anthology Volume 3 by Christina Walsh and Carolyn Turkington


  • What’s Not Lost: A Novel by Valerie Taylor
  • The Outcast by Eve M. Riley


  • Box of Secrets -bySusan Jane Wright
  • 2359 Hours by Jack B.S. North


  • The New Empire by Alison McBain
  • Stage Fright by Diane L Kowalyshyn


  • Time Has Come by Graham Wardle
  • Perfectly Flawed: poetry for change by Malak Kalmoni Chehab


  • The Three Canadian Pigs: A Hockey Story by Jocelyn Watkinson
  • Igor Beaver by Don Smith

Early Readers:

  • River of Crows: Book 1 of The Arcanium by N.P. Thompson
  • Monster Match: Frankinschool Book 1 by Caryn Rivadeneira

Young Adults:

  • No Ordinary Cats by Lisa Erixon
  • Falling Star: Rise and Fall of Dani Truehart Series Book Three by Michele Kwasniewski