Last night, I watched the televised gala of this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize.
I was impressed by the five short-listed books: Annabel by Kathleen Winter, Light Lifting by Alexander MacLeod, This Cake Is for the Party by Sarah Selecky, The Matter with Morris by David Bergen and the winner, The Sentimentalist by Johanna Skibsrud.
In the past, I have made a point of reading the winning book, but this year I decided to take the advice of emcee, Seamus O'Regan. He invited all Canadians to take the One Country 5 Books pledge. I visited the website and made a commitment to read all five books on the list.