HCC March Madness is back!


Now in its 8th year, HCC March Madness takes 64 books and matches them head-to-head until one is crowned champion. Starting on March 9th, readers will vote in each match-up to determine which book advances to the next round. There are 6 rounds in total, and at the end one book will be announced the winner. And it’s all determined by YOUR votes!

(Ready to vote? Head over to hccmarchmadness.ca!)

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HCCFirstLook: Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

WhereTheyFoundHerCalling all readers!

We’re bringing back #HCCFirstLook! We are looking for TEN keen readers to read advanced copies of Where They  Found Her, the new novel by Kimberly McCreight​, author of Reconstructing Amelia.

Here’s how it will work:

Step 1: We’ll pick 10 readers, from the submissions,  to have the ‘First Look’ at Where They Found Her. They’ll receive an advanced reader copy and a letter from us explaining the program.

Step 2: The 10 readers have a month to read the book.

Step 3: After reading, the #HCCFirstLook participants email us their reviews. We will then share the reviews on SavvyReader.ca.

Step 4: We then ask that the #HCCFirstLook participants do any 3 of the following:

  • Add Where They Found Her to their 50 Book Pledge shelf
  • Add Where They Found Her to a Pinterest board
  • Post a review on Amazon.ca
  • Post a review on Goodreads
  • Instagram a photo of the book
  • Post about Where They Found Her on Facebook
  • Tweet about Where They Found Her

Interested? Send us an email to savvyreader@harpercollins.com, or enter via the HCC Facebook page. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 18th. 

We’re excited to be starting up #HCCFirstLook again. Stay tuned for more opportunities, and let us know if you have any suggestions!

Please note, our #HCCFirstLook program is only open to Canadians.

Quotes about Books & Coffee

MiraclesAtHigherGroundsThis week’s 50 Book Pledge Featured Read is Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado. In Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe, protagonist Chelsea takes a bold step out of the limelight and behind the counter of the Higher Grounds Cafe, an old-fashioned coffee shop in dire need of reinvention. Coincidentally Chelsea is also in dire need of reinvention: she’s starting over after a very public split from her NFL superstar husband.

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe is filled with uplifting themes including faith, family and redemption. Sitting at just under 200 pages, it’s the perfect book to pour a cup of coffee and curl up with on a Saturday morning… Because really, is there a better combination than books and coffee? I certainly don’t think so, and here are a few people who agree…

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