Hello there, Savvy Readers! It’s Friday again, which means it’s time to unwind from the work week, cuddle up at home, and catch up on all things bookish. This week’s Bookmarks features news that we should definitely be talking about, and I hope it provides some joy if you’ve been having a tough week.
1. Reading to Remember
As today is Remembrance Day, I thought we should all take a few minutes to pause and remember the sacrifices so many have made while serving our country. If you’d like to read more about this, we’d recommend The Reckoning by Nathan M. Greenfield and Fall of Poppies, a collection of stories edited by Heather Webb.
2. The 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner Is…
This Monday, the Scotiabank Giller Prize winner for 2016 was announced! Bookworms from all across the country met up at their local Giller Light Bash to watch the Giller Prize Gala together and it was a lot of fun. But Madeleine Thien had the most fun of all, as she took home the $100,000 grand prize as the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner for Do Not Say We Have Nothing. Congratulations to Madeleine and all of the shortlisted authors!
3. Essential Reading: Books That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity
Do you need your faith in humanity restored? Buzzfeed Books published a list of 31 books that can help. Sourced from their newsletter subscribers, the list ranges from classics to young adult novels. We love seeing To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich, and Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver on the list! See all 31 titles here. Do you have a go-to book when you need a pick-me-up? Let us know in the comments below!
4. Spread Some Love and Vote in the Goodreads Choice Awards
There are only three more days to vote in the semifinal round of the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016! Spread the book love and let your community know what your favourite book(s) of the year are. I wish I could choose them all! Click here to see the finalists in the Fiction category. What’s your favourite book this year?
Favourite Picture of the Week:
I *love* this photo that HarperClassroom shared on Twitter this week! This hopeful message can be found in Matt Haig‘s newest book A Boy Called Christmas. It’s the perfect cheery read to get you ready for the holidays and escape the dreary November weather. Trust us — a few of us Savvy Readers are reading it this month.
Alright, friends! It’s time for me to get lost in a great read. I hope you have the best weekend — let us know what you’re planning on reading in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!
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