Canada Reads - the all-star edition

I really wasn't expecting this to be announced this early. They don't run Canada Reads until February (Feb 26 - March 2) Hmmm I didn't think they did it until April. Guess I was wrong.

The books and their defenders:

All of the defenders have successfully defended their choices in the past 5 years. Could be interesting...

I don't know how many of these I'll read. I know that I do want to read Lullabies... I don't think I'll be pledging to read them all - partly because the thought of reading a short story collection at the moment makes me want to stick a fork in my eye. (Why the ire for short stories right now? No idea.)