Ajax has spoken! In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, you have selected your Top 150 Canadian Books.


See what made the list below.

Rank Title Author
1The Handmaid's TaleMargaret Atwood
2The Book of NegroesLawrence Hill
3Life of PiYann Martel
4Anne of Green GablesLucy Maud Montgomery
5RoomEmma Donaghue
6The Best Laid PlansTerry Fallis
7Do Not Say We Have NothingMadeleine Thien
8A Complicated KindnessMiriam Toews
9Milk and HoneyRupi Kaur
10The Stone AngelMargaret Laurence
11Sisters in the WildernessCharlotte Gray
12The OrendaJoseph Boyden
13Fifth BusinessRobertson Davies
14Monkey BeachEden Robinson
15The Birth HouseAmi McKay
16The WarsTimothy Findley
17Crow Lake Mary Lawson
18Late Nights on AirElizabeth Hay
19Who Has Seen the WindW. O. Mitchell
20The Engish PatientMicheal Ondaatje
21A Century of Canadian Home Cooking - 1900 through the 90's Carol Ferguson; Margaret Fraser
22Alias GraceMargaret Atwood
23Away From HerAlice Munro
24Banana BoysTerry Woo
25Dime Store MagicKelley Armstrong
26Les Annees Trudeau: la recherche d'une societe justeThomas S. Axworthy; Pierre Elliot Trudeau
27Sailing to SarantiumGuy Gavriel Kay
28Shampoo PlanetDouglas Coupland
29The Stone DiariesCarol Shields
30The Cellist of SaravejoSteven Galloway
31The Clay GirlHeather Tucker
32The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor The First Woman Settler of the MiramichiSally Armstrong
33The Shipping NewsAnnie Proux
34This Being: poemsIngrid Ruthig
35Any Known BloodLawrence Hill
36Company TownMadeline Ashby
37Indian HorseRichard Wagamese
38Industrial MagicKelley Armstrong
39J'ai serre la main du diableRomeo Dallaire
40Lost in the BarrensFarley Mowat
41Settlers of the MarshFrederick Philip Grove
42The High RoadTerry Fallis
43The Stand-InDavid Helwig
44The Strange OneFred Bodsworth
45Us Conductors Sean Michaels
46At the Water's Edge Sara Gruen
47In the Skin of a LionMichael Ondaatje
48Kit's LawDonna Morrissey
49Still LifeLouise Penny
50They Left Us EverythingPlum Johnson
Rank Title Author
1Anne of Green GablesL.M. Montgomery
2The Book of NegroesLawrence Hill
3InnocentEric Walters
4Story of Owen E.K. Johnston
5The Rule of Thre3Eric Walters
6Walking HomeEric Walters
7Owls in the FamilyFarley Mowat
8The Unquiet PastKelly Armstrong
9A Sea Of SorrowsNorah McClintock
10Eye of the CrowShane Peacock
11"Bud, Not Buddy"Christopher Paul Curtis
12Scorpion Rules Erin Bow
13The Dog Who Wouldn't BeFarley Mowat
14The Bodies We WearJeyn Roberts
15The HillKaren Bass
16The TiffinMahtab Narsimhan
17The Stone AngelMargaret Laurence
18Camp XEric Walters
19Masterminds: Criminal DestinyGordon Korman
20We Are All Made of MoleculesSusin Nielsen
21Shattered GlassTeresa Toten
22The MaestroTim Wynne-Jones
23Scott Pilgrim vs. The WorldBryan Lee O'Malley
24End of DaysEric Walters
25Fight for PowerEric Walters
26RunEric Walters
27Shadow in Hawthorn BayJanet Lunn
28The SummoningKelley Armstrong
29Emily of New MoonL.M. Montgomery
30Oryx and CrakeMargaret Atwood
31Hexed Michelle Krys
32Small BonesVicki Grant
3340 Things I Want to Tell YouAlice Kuipers
34A Semester in the Life of a Garbage BagGordon Korman
35This Dark EndeavourKenneth Oppel
36StonesWilliam Bell
37Such Wicked IntentKenneth Oppel
38Glory Days & other storiesGillian Chan
39The Gypsy King Maureen Fergus
40Dead Man's SwitchSigmund Brouwer
41FlickersArthur Slade
42How to Outrun a Crocodile When your Shoes are UntiedJess Keating
43A Spy in the HouseY.S. Lee
44Outside CirclePatti Laboucane Benson
45Fragile Bones Lorna Schultz Nicholson
46The Book of AwesomeNeil Pasricha
47Reluctant Journal of Henry K. LarsonSusin Nielsen
48When Everything Feels Like the MoviesRaziel Reid
49The Hand of Robin SquiresJoan Clark
50Throwaway DaughterTing-xing Ye; William Bell
Rank Title Author
1Anne of Green GablesLucy Maud Montgomery
2Love You ForeverRobert Munsch
3Alligator PieDennis Lee
4Red is BestKathy Stinson
5Parvana's JourneyDeborah Ellis
6Camp XEric Walters
7We All Fall DownEric Walters
8A Prairie Alphabet BookJo Bannatyne-Cugnet
9Anne of AvonleaLucy Maud Montgomery
10Anne of the IslandLucy Maud Montgomery
11The Sandcastle ContestRobert Munsch
12The Hockey SweaterRoch Carrier
13ZoomTim Wynne-Jones
14Elijah of BuxtonChristopher Paul Curtis
15Very Last First TimeJan Andrews
16Emily of New MoonL. M. Montgomery
17MooseRobert Munsch
18The Paperbag PrincessRobert Munsch
19EnigmaEric Walters
20I want to go homeGordan Korman
21This Can't Be Happening at McDonald HallGordon Korman
22Clover's LuckK. George
23Franklin in the DarkPaulette Bourgeois
24Mmm CookiesRobert Munsch
25I HaveTo Go! Robert Munsch
26Thomas' Snowsuit Robert Munsch
27Word NerdSusin Nielsen
28The Christmas OrangeDon Gilmor/Marie-Louise Gay
29Hana's SuitcaseKaren Levine
30SilverwingKenneth Oppel
31The Subway MouseBarbara Reid
32The Kids Book of Canadian Immigration BookDeborah Hodge
33ChesterMelanie Watt
34Wild BerriesJulie Flett
35Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded FangMordecai Richler
36The Balloon TreePhoebe Gilman
37Perfect snowBarbara Reid
38Neil Flambe and the Crusader's CurseKevin Sylvester
39The BreadwinnerDeborah Ellis
40Grumpy BirdJeremy Tankard
41Big or LittleKathy Stinson
42Jillian JiggsPhoebe Gilman
43Snow DayWerner Zimmermann
44From Charlie's Point of ViewRichard Scrimger
45Hank and FergusSusin Nielsen
46Where Poppies GrowLinda Granfield
47Haunted CanadaJoel A. Sutherland
48MinrsKevin Sylvester
49The DogsAllan Stratton
50The Biggest Poutine in the WorldAndree Poulin