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Meet CoastReads, our new Twitter book club 

Let's talk books, 140 characters at a time.

Hey lit nerds, tired of book clubs that fall apart after one meeting, or make you feel crappy for not finishing that 700-page doorstop? Not us. Our Twitter book club,, encourages lazy couches, snacks and great books.

For this first round we'll vote on a book from this list of award-nominated Atlantic Canadian books by April 30 (pick one from the poll down to the bottom-right), available at your favourite local book store.

Here's the less than 140-character(ish) round-up:

Anna Quon, Migration Songs--coughdrop-addicted outsider searching through the past

Ryan Turner, What We're Made Of--inner life of a young 20-something Haligonian man

Jessica Grant, Come Thou Tortoise--Odd narrator and opinionated tortoise wrapped up in a mystery

Carla Gunn, Amphibian--Precocious nine-year-old boy worried and overwhelmed by the natural world

Lisa Moore, February--kleenex required for this story of grief and recovery following the Ocean Ranger disaster

Anyone can participate in our book club by using #creads to comment or quietly follow on the night of our first meeting (date TBD, sometime near the end of May). Or send your questions to

In the meantime, and even if you don't want to read, follow CoastReads on Twitter for book news, review links and contests.

Questions or suggestions about how it should work? Leave a comment.

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What book should CoastReads Twitter bookclub read first?

  • Anna Quon, Migration Songs (Invisible)
  • Jessica Grant, Come, Thou Tortoise (Knopf Canada)
  • Ryan Turner, What We're Made Of (Oberon)
  • Lisa Moore, February (Anansi)
  • Carla Gunn, Amphibian (Coach House)

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