Verified Reader Registration

Calling all bookworms! Join us as a Canadian Book Club Awards Verified Reader and let your love for reading shape the future of Canadian literature.

What’s a Verified Reader?

Think of it as being part of an exclusive bookish community where your opinion truly matters. We’re not your typical book award; we’re all about inclusivity, welcoming any published author regardless of their background, genre, or sales figures.

As Canada’s largest reader’s choice award, it’s you – Canadian readers and book clubs – who become the judges for The Canadian Book Club Awards!

We believe every great book deserves to be read, and who better to decide the best of the year than the readers themselves?

How to become a Canadian Book Club Awards Verified Reader:

  1. Simply sign yourself or your book club up using this form.
  2. Select a genre you’d like to judge.
  3. Once the finalists are announced in September (early September 2024), Verified Readers will receive a link to our exclusive Verified Reader voting page. You’ll have until the end of November 2024 to purchase each title and cast your votes based on one simple criterion: Did I love this book?

But wait, there’s more:

Throughout the award season, every Verified Reader will be entered to win gift cards and author goodies.


By participating, you’re contributing to a more inclusive landscape of Canadian literature, ensuring that every deserving author gets their chance to shine.

Because not every award needs to be black-tie formal – we prefer our great books with cozy reading socks.

Don’t forget to follow us on #bookstagram and Goodreads for all things #CanadianBookClubAwards!

*Must be Canadian to judge the awards.

*If you’re an author who’s submitted their book to the 2024 awards, we unfortunately can’t accept your registration as a Verified Reader this time around. But we’d love to have you join us in the future!

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Become a Verified Reader

Genre You’re Interested In Reading & Voting For *

By becoming a Verified Reader I commit to read and review the three finalist books in the genre I have registered and submit my votes to CBCA by December 4, 2024. I also confirm that I am Canadian. *

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