Bookmarks: July 15th

Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! We’re right in the midst of summer which means our outdoor reading is at full force. If you’re looking for new books to read, check out our YA Summer Reading List and then load up your e-reader with 50 of our #50BookPledge Featured Reads for less than $5 each! But before you go, keep reading to see what happened in the book world this week:

1. Are Your Cats Judging Your Reading Choices?

Cats and Books Bookstagram by What Life Is Made Of

(Photo via what.life.is.made.of)

Here’s a fun article to start us off! This week, Book Riot has been sharing their favourite posts and I happen to love this one from February. Cats reacting to books: what’s not to love? Click here to read the article and see all the purr-fect photos.

2. Exciting news for Victoria Schwab Fans

This Savage Song Victoria Schwab

Victoria Schwab has a lot to celebrate this week! For starters, her amazing new book, This Savage Song, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list. Then, she revealed the title of its sequel here (!!!). We’re big big fans of this series and we can’t wait to read more. Don’t know what This Savage Song is about? Check out this fantastic book trailer by Epic Reads!

3. Pokemon Go Takes Over the Book World

Pokemon Go Taking Over Bookstores and The World

(Photo via Publishers Weekly and Main Street Books)

Unless you’ve been in hiding (or Internet-free while on vacation!) you probably know all about the Pokemon Go phenomenon. I know I am anxiously awaiting the day it officially releases in Canada! If you’re in the same boat as I am, Buzzfeeds article on how even bookstores are Pokemon Go obsessed will make you even more excited to play when it finally arrives. Click here to see how bookstores are joining in on the fun. Are you looking forward to playing Pokemon Go, or are you excited for the hype to die down already?

4. Christmas is Coming Early This Year… and We Want to Celebrate With You!

HarperCollins Canada Christmas In July with A Boy Called Christmas Author Matt Haig

I could not be more excited about this, Savvy Readers! I absolutely LOVE Christmas time so I was so happy to hear that HarperCollins Canada is hosting a #ChristmasInJuly event in two weeks. Matt Haig, author of A Boy Called Christmas, will be celebrating all things festive with some lucky guests. The best news is that you could be one of them! Visit HarperCollins Canada‘s Facebook page to find out how you can participate in all the wintry fun.

Phew. That was one exciting edition of Bookmarks! As always, don’t forget to share your thoughts and links with us in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader. We love hearing from you!

Karen

Follow me on Twitter @karenfma

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