Weekly Roundup: June 12-16

 Hey Savvy Readers!

I hope your June is off to an amazing start! Now that the rainy weather is (hopefully) finished, we can enjoy maximum outdoor reading time!

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The 50 Book Pledge

Can I just say that we ROCK?! We’re at 51% of our community reading goal of 150,000 books! Halfway there, you guys! With 4,989 pledgers reading, we’ve already read over 77,700 books. Way to go!! And with summer ahead of us, I know we’ll continue to make progress! Keep it up!

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This Week’s Featured Read

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This week, our featured read was Kate Hilton’s Just Like Family. It’s a hilarious and heartwarming story set in Toronto, peppered with idyllic scenes in Ontario’s cottage country. Avery Graham is the chief of staff to the mayor of Toronto and she has created her own success and happiness. But when something blows up at work, it threatens to affect Avery’s personal life with her partner Matt, her family, and her friends.

See out what our fellow readers thought about Just Like Family below, and read our full review here!

“Compulsively readable and relatable fiction.” – Bonnie, Goodreads

“This is a fantastic novel – compulsively readable, extremely relatable, and thought-provoking.” – B. Goldberg, Amazon

“Just Like Family is a tale that kept me engaged from the first word to the last word. The characters were dynamic, multi-dimensional and relatable.”  – Andra, Goodreads

This Week on the Savvy Reader

If Your Dad Liked Freakonomics, Then You Should Get Him…

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We’ve got a perfect suggestion for your dad this Father’s Day if he liked Freakonomics!

Top 10 Books For When You Need A Good Cry

Sometimes you just need a good cry and these books are perfect for that.

12 Quirky Reading Habits

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I’m sure many of us Savvy Readers are guilty of a few of these unique reading habits. Check out the list here.

Bookmarks: June 16th

Catch up on everything you missed in the book world this week! Get your book news right here.

Contests & Giveaways

Our friends at HCC Frenzy are hosting a YA Pride Giveaway! You could win some amazing LGBTQ-friendly books like Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy and Queer, There and Everywhere by Sarah Prager! Enter here.

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In honour of Canada 150, author Paul Covello is giving away a Canada ABC gift pack!! Head over to Paul‘s Facebook page for details.

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Goodreads is hosting another amazing giveaway! You could win one of ten advanced reading copies of The Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol. Enter here!

 

And that’s it for this week Enjoy the sun and happy reading!

 

Kelsey

Follow me on Twitter @SavvyReader@iamkelseyknight

 

 

 

 

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