Bookmarks: June 24th

Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! It has been an exciting week on the site: first, we shared our Top 10 Reasons to Read The Radleys (Hint: if you’re looking to fill a True Blood or The Vampire Diaries void, you should read it!); then, we shared our Savvy Savings of the week here. Of course, we’ve also been gathering up this week’s bookish news stories, links, and photos so you can get caught up all in one place. Keep reading to see what fun news caught our eye or “Bookmark” this post for later!

Amazon Shares Their List of Best Books of the Year (So Far)

Can you believe we’re already halfway through the year? This week, Amazon rounded up a list of the best books of the year (so far) and we were thrilled to see some of our favourites on the list! Among them are The Nest by Cynthia D’aprix Sweeney, Grit by Angela Duckworth, Sex Object by Jessica Valenti, and Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard. Check out the full list here. Have you read any of the books on Amazon’s list?

The Title of the Third Book in the Red Queen Series Has Been Revealed

Red Queen Series Book Title Reveal HarperTeen

Victoria Aveyard‘s Red Queen series is one of our favourite young adult series, and we were so excited when Epic Reads revealed the title of the next book!  Head on over here to see the reveal. (Kudos if you were able to guess the title from the graphic above!) The book doesn’t come out until February 2017, but you can start reading Red Queen and Glass Sword now.

This Week in Awards News…

This week, Heather O’Neill won the 2015 Danuta Gleed Literary Award for Daydreams of Angels and Rosemary Sullivan became the first Canadian to win the Plutarch Award for Biography for her multi-award-winning book Stalin’s Daughter.  Congratulations, Heather O’Neill and Rosemary Sullivan! Click here and here to learn more about the books and their awards.

Last Chance to Enter HarperCollins Canada’s Full of Books Giveaway

FullofBooks Giveaway Suitcase Full of Books

Have you entered HarperCollins Canada‘s Full of Books giveaway yet? It’s only open for a few more days! On top of winning a suitcase full of books, the prize also includes a travel gift certificate that can be used towards a guided vacation in Europe. Enter to win here!

Favourite Picture of the Week:

This week, David Rocco (author of La Dolce Vita Cookbook) shared a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation for his new book Dolce Famiglia! My mouth is watering just thinking about those delicious recipes…

That’s it for this week, Savvy Readers! Don’t forget to share your favourite links and news stories of the week with us in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Karen

Follow me on Twitter @karenfma

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