Grey County Reads

Grey County Reads leader - week 1

Grey County Reads

Five local celebrities duke it out in Grey County Reads, a county-wide reading program involving seven local libraries, including Grey Highlands, Hanover, Meaford, Owen Sound, Southgate, Town of Blue Mountains and West Grey.

Each celebrity will defend one Canadian book over five published installments, covering plot, character and theme analyses as well as introductory and summary arguments.

Readers are encouraged to follow along with the contest, consider each book and it’s celebrity endorsement. Pick up your own copy of one or more of these books and give us your opinion too. Books are available in limited quantities from your local public library or may be purchased from your favourite local bookstore.

  • The Back of the Turtle by Thomas King – defended by Aly Boltman
  • Crow Lake by Mary Lawson – defended by Sharon Sinclair
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – defended by Jenny Parsons
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley – defended by Rebecca Hergert
  • The Wonder by Emma Donoghue – defended by Kim Peeters

Read any or all of the Grey County Reads books and/or read each of the book synopses and celebrity installments posted on between now and February 11. Return to this website often to hear about all of these books and why you must read them. Voting is open now. Playoffs begin February 12. Vote for your favourite! Vote on behalf of your community library!

How to vote

Use the drop-down menu at the top of any of the Grey County Reads pages (including this one) to select "Vote." The link will take you to the voting form. Fill out the form and click on the "submit" button. You may vote once per day for the duration of the contest.

At the end of the contest, one community will win $200 worth of books for their library, courtesy of Speaking Volumes Books and Audio in Flesherton. Also, three winners will be randomly chosen from the voting list to receive $100 worth of books collectively.

Use the drop-down menu at the top of this page to navigate to any of the Grey County Reads installments.

Contest rules and regulations

Grey County Reads is sponsored by these local businesses:

The Bicycle Café
The Bookstore
The Colour Jar
ColourPix Graphic Design Services
Grey County Public Libraries
Ice River Springs
Sahara’s Garden Centre / Sasee’s Shack & Seasonals
South Grey Bruce Youth Literacy Council
The Spatula Diner
Speaking Volumes Books and Audio

grey county reads sponsors 

your neighbourhood
south grey news
Grey Highlands Libraries
ColourPix Tower
Hutch Auto-Jan 2018
Flying Spatula
Sahara Garden Centre
The Bookstore
South East Grey Literary Council
Bernards Ad July 31
Matt Web Real Estate
South Grey Museum
Event Promo South Grey News