Hi Savvy Readers! It’s less than a week until Halloween! Do you have the perfect literary costume ready? Send us a picture on Twitter @SavvyReader or let us know in the comments below! But before we can get to all the spooky fun of next week, it’s time for an all-new edition of Bookmarks, our weekly roundup of all the bookish news, links, and photos from the past week!
1. America’s Best-Loved Novel
After six months of rigorous voting and with over 4 million votes cast, the Great American Read has been chosen: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee! The Great American Read is a series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels chosen through a national survey. We’ve never been shy about expressing our love for Harper Lee’s classic, and we’re happy to see it take the crown! What do you think of the results? Let us know! And read the full list of 100 here.
2. A YA Novel comes to Snapchat
Books are coming to an unexpected place…Snapchat! HarperCollins partnered with Snapchat to launch a 15-episode series for Snap Originals of The Dead Girls Detective Agency by Suzy Cox. The novel follows a young girl who must solve her own murder to avoid ending up in purgatory. The series consists of five-minute episodes which can be viewed on here! Find out more about the book here!
3. Watch the trailer for Bird Box
And just in time for Halloween, the trailer for Bird Box has dropped! It’s based on the absolutely spine-tingling novel Bird Box by Josh Malerman, about a mother and her two small children who must make their way down a river, blindfolded, while a terrifying creature lurks in the shadows. Birdbox will be released on Netflix on December 21, 2018. Will you watch it!? Read more about the book here.
4. Enter to win movie passes to Bel Canto!
Have you read Ann Patchett’s masterpiece Bel Canto yet? The movie adaptation hits theatres TODAY, and HarperCollins Canada is giving away TEN passes for you and a friend to see it at any Cineplex theatre in Canada starting October 29th! Click here and enter to win!
5. Toronto International Festival of Authors – Pop-Up Event
Are you in Toronto this weekend? There are plenty of literary events going on at the Toronto International Festival of Authors. You can even grab a free book at the Festival’s mystery library in the West Wing of Toronto’s Union Station on Saturday, October 27 (12-2pm). Happy reading!
Heard any more book news this week? Share it with us in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!
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