What a celebration of Canadian literature! These are the titles that our Defenders will be debating. Please see your library to check out each book. Thank you to the publishers for providing copies and supporting Georgian Bay Reads.
2021 Titles Coming Soon! Join us starting May 25th, 2021 as each library presents their Defender and chosen title!
Winner: The Luminous Sea by Melissa Barbeau, defended by Jack Pledger, Meaford Public Library People’s Choice Award: The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman, defended by Katherine Wallis, Springwater Public Library 2018
Winner: All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Towes, defended by Cathy Marie Buchanan, Meaford Public Library People’s Choice Award: Random Passage by Bernice Morgan, defended by Tracy L. Ward, Springwater Public Library 2017
Winner: Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese, defended by Leslie Ransom, Meaford Public Library People’s Choice Award: Indian Horse, by Richard Wagamese, defended by Meaford Public Library 2016
Winner: The Mantiocore by Robertson Davies, defended by Julie LeBlanc, Collingwood Public Library People’s Choice Award: They Left Us Everything by Plum Johnson, defended by Michele McKenzie, Clearview Public Library 2015
Winner: The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay, defended by CindyLou LeBrew, Meaford Public Library People’s Choice Award: The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay, defended by CindyLou LeBrew, Meaford Public Library 2014
Winner: Elizabeth and After by Matt Cohen, defended by Lorraine Gurzuk, Wasaga Beach Public Library People’s Choice Award: The Orenda by Joseph Boyden, defended by Danielley Dunsey, Clearview Public Library 2013
Winner: Crow Lake by Mary Lawson, defended by Monica Quinlan, Wasaga Beach Public Library 2012
Winner: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley, defended by Ashley Kulchycki, Collingwood Public Library 2011
Winner: Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald, defended by Mariane McLeod, Wasaga Beach Public Library 2010
Winner: The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan 2009
Winner: Fifth Business by Robertson Davies