50 Book Pledge Weekly Roundup: April 23-28

Hi Savvy Readers! As April comes to a close this weekend, I only have one thing on my mind: staying in bed and knocking of more of my TBR list.

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In case you were busy (reading), here’s what you may have missed this week…

The 50 Book Pledge

We’re pushing forward with our community reading goal! This week, we’ve reached 36% of our goal (of 150,000 books!) – that means we’ve read over 55,000 books already! That’s GREAT!

Don’t forget to tell your friends about the 50 Book Pledge and make it a group activity! Anyone can join and set their pledge of books they want to read for the year. Let’s do this, Savvy Readers!

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This Week’s Featured Read

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Have you picked up this week’s Featured Read? If not, do it now! The Colour of Our Sky by Amita Trasi is a powerful story of two childhood friends in Mumbai and their intertwining journey. We loved this book and know that you will too! Other readers agree:

“This book really touched me and I found myself extremely invested in the characters and the story. The characters are so complex, yet so relatable.” – Dana, Goodreads

The Color of Our Sky is an unforgettable story. What a stunning debut about the bond between two girls from different caste systems in India. I was immersed and transported to a reality that was heartbreaking but hopeful, with the resilience of the human spirit triumphing even in the most debased of human conditions.” – Laura, Amazon

“This is by far the best book I have read in a very long time. The story is so beautifully written and the story is absolutely heartbreaking. This one is going to haunt me for awhile.” – Monique, Goodreads

This Week on Savvy Reader

If You Like The Young and the Restless, Then Try…

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If you’re a fan of The Young and the Restless, then you’ll love Eric Braeden‘s I’ll Be Damned. Find out why here!

Our Top 10 Favourite Fictional Families

We listed our top ten favourite fictional families, because family ties make us happy. Find out our top choices now.

Perfect Pairings: Books and Brunch

Do you ever get hungry during a Saturday morning reading sesh? We’ve paired the best brunch fixings with some great books in case you’re feeling a little hangry before you finish your current read. Check it out here.

Bookmarks: April 28th

We share news about Authors for Indies Day, the premiere of The Handmaid’s Tale and more in this week’s Bookmarks.

Contests & Giveaways

The Women in the Castle Jessica Shattuck Special Edition Historical Fiction Giveaway

There’s only a few days left to enter to win a very special edition of Jessica Shattuck‘s The Women in the Castle. It comes with a ton of extra content that will enhance this already incredible story. Enter here for a chance to win!

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If you haven’t already entered, head on over to Goodreads for a chance to win one of five advanced copies of the heartbreaking memoir My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward by Mark Lukach. Enter here!

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YA Fans! Alice Kuipers has been making the rounds on the Me and Me blog tour, and she  recently stopped by Mostly YA Lit for a guest post and a giveaway! You could win a signed copy of Kuipers’ new book Me and Meso be sure to enter! Details here!

 

That’s all for this week, Savvy Readers! Don’t fret — there will be plenty more next week! I hope you all have an amazing weekend! Happy reading!

 

Kelsey

Follow me on Twitter @SavvyReader & @iamkelseyknight

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