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Need a good book? Canadian Book Club Awards names the best of 2022

A book awards program with ties to the Tri-Cities is out with its top page turners for 2022.
All Caps by Craig Colby is a CBCA winner for 2022.

A book awards program with ties to the Tri-Cities is out with its top page turners for 2022.

The Canadian Book Club Awards (CBCA), whose program director is Kristain Oliveria-Barnes, a Dr. Charles Best Secondary graduate, came out with its list this morning (Dec. 30) of best literary works.

The initiative is sponsored by The Self Publishing Agency Inc. that’s run by Megan Williams, who also has ties to Coquitlam. Oliveria-Barnes said CBCA is now the largest readers’ choice awards in Canada.

Here are the results for the 13 genres:

  • Non-Fiction/Memoir: Lost in Beirut: A True Story of Love, Loss and War, Ashe & Magalena Stevens (Anonymous Inc.)
  • Non-Fiction: All CAPS, Craig Colby (FriesenPress)
  • Fiction: Mangos and Snowflakes, Isis Maria Henriquez (Verdad Press)
  • Health & Wellness/Spiritual: Butter Side Up: How I Survived My Most Terrible Year & Created My Super Awesome Life, Jane Enright (independently published)
  • Business/Self Help: Healing is Messy AF, Kaitlyn Kenealy, MA, LPC (Tea Time with the Psychos)
  • Romance: Ten Rules for Faking It, Sophie Sullivan (St. Martin's Griffin)
  • Mystery/Thriller: The Amsterdam Deception, Tony Ollivier (Pandamoon Publishing)
  • Fantasy/Sci-Fi: Tides of the Sovereign, Kate Gateley (FriesenPress)
  • Anthology/Short Story: The MomBabes: A Motherhood Anthology Volume 2, Christina Walsh & Carolyn Turkington (MomBabes Media)
  • Children’s: What Does It Mean to Be Your Best?, Kelly Shuto (independently published)
  • Children’s/Early Reader: One Arctic Night, Donald Whibley (FriesenPress)
  • Cookbook: Baking Magic: Awaken Your Inner Pastry Chef, Sasha Nary (Front Table Books)
  • Poetry: North Star Heart, Natasha Silva (independently published)

For more details about the awards program, visit