Hi again, Savvy Readers! Can you believe it’s already April? How is your 50 Book Pledge coming along? Our community has already read 39,150 books towards our goal of 150,000 books. Let’s keep up the great work! Speaking of keeping up, have you been following this week’s bookish news? If your answer is no, this post is here to help you catch up. Keep reading now or “Bookmark” this post for later!
1. A New Canada Reads Winner Has Been Crowned
Photo: Canada Reads/CBC Books
After four days of intense debates, Canada Reads revealed its winner last week! Even though there could only be one winner, all of the champions and their books deserve a big round of applause. Did you watch the debates last week? Click here to read our recap as we cheered on Tracey Lindberg‘s Birdie and Lawrence Hill‘s The Illegal! (Pssst, aspiring writers: Lawrence Hill recently shared his tips on the best way to find an agent! Head over here to read his tips.)
2. Oscar Isaac Joining Movie Adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation
In case you missed it, the first novel in Jeff VanderMeer‘s Southern Reach trilogy, Annihilation, is being made into a movie! This week, it was announced that Oscar Isaac has signed on to join the cast along with Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Lee, Gina Rodriguez and more. We can’t wait to see VanderMeer‘s story on the big screen. (If you’re not an Oscar Isaac fan yet, I’ll let this picture and this gif convince you to jump on board. Thanks, @ktvncnt!) Are you excited to watch Annihilation?
3. In More Movie News, Mudbound Reveals All-Star Cast
More exciting movie news coming your way! In an exclusive article, Variety revealed that many of our favourite actors and actresses are in the talks to star in Mudbound, an adaptation of Hillary Jordan‘s debut novel of the same name. Mudbound is a moving, powerful novel of forbidden love, betrayal and murder, capturing a dark period of the past, and I think will translate incredibly on screen. Find out more about the movie here.
4. The Nest is a Heather’s Pick!
Have you started reading Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney‘s captivating family saga The Nest yet? We’ve been buzzing about it here at The Savvy Reader and we’re so thrilled that Indigo’s chief book lover is loving it as well! Heather recently selected The Nest as a Heather’s Pick, saying “The Nest is more addictive than anything on Netflix right now. The antics of this dysfunctional New York family are infuriating yet somehow familiar. This is a must-read fiction debut.” Add The Nest to your 50 Book Pledge To Read Shelf here, and share your thoughts with us on Twitter @SavvyReader.
5. Are Mysterious Book Stacks the New Little Free Libraries?
Photo: Huffington Post
How fun is this? In an effort to connect with fellow readers, book lover Shaheryar Malik has started a new trend of leaving book stacks from his personal library around New York City for strangers to find and enjoy. The books come with no obligation, but Malik does leave his contact information in each one with the hopes that the recipient will reach out. What a great way to give his books a second life! I wouldn’t say no to these mysterious stacks showing up on my doorstep… To learn more about Malik’s project, click here. (The photos are gorgeous.)
Do you have any news to share with us, Savvy Readers? What do you think of the news that we shared? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!
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