#Diverseathon2021: May’s Prompt and Host

Tomorrow is May 1st: Now it is time to talk about May’s prompt and host for #Diverseathon2021:

For May the prompt is: Books Set in Canada

For full details on this year long readathon, please click here.
And don’t forget about the awesome GRAND PRIZE at the end of the year. Click the link here for that information.

Beccie over at Bookies is having a giveaway for the month of May: She is giving away a copy of Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs (it is set in Canada). You can also enter this giveaway by entering through the Grand Prize link above.

So what am I reading for May for #Diverseathon2021? My choice is…

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Book Description:

Brian is on his way to Canada to visit his estranged father when the pilot of his small prop plane suffers a heart attack. Brian is forced to crash-land the plane in a lake–and finds himself stranded in the remote Canadian wilderness with only his clothing and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present before his departure.

Brian had been distraught over his parents’ impending divorce and the secret he carries about his mother, but now he is truly desolate and alone. Exhausted, terrified, and hungry, Brian struggles to find food and make a shelter for himself. He has no special knowledge of the woods, and he must find a new kind of awareness and patience as he meets each day’s challenges. Is the water safe to drink? Are the berries he finds poisonous?

Slowly, Brian learns to turn adversity to his advantage–an invading porcupine unexpectedly shows him how to make fire, a devastating tornado shows him how to retrieve supplies from the submerged airplane. Most of all, Brian leaves behind the self-pity he has felt about his predicament as he summons the courage to stay alive.

A story of survival and of transformation, this riveting book has sparked many a reader’s interest in venturing into the wild.

I remember reading this one in school, and I as I was researching to select my pick I saw that there are five books in the Brian’s Saga series.  I will be listening to the audiobook and will try to get to as many of the books in the series as I can (and as long as they are available to borrow!)

What are YOU reading for #Diverseathon2021 in May?