Welcome to another edition of Bookmarks, Savvy Readers! As usual, there has been a lot of great book news this week. Have you been keeping up? We’ve been collecting news stories, links, and photos that caught our eye this week, so continue reading or “Bookmark” this post for later!
1. Canada Reads Shortlist and Champions Announced
Photo via CBC Books
It’s almost that time again! Canada Reads is an annual battle of the books competition hosted by the CBC. This year’s contenders were announced this week and they all look fantastic. (Time to add them to our 50 Book Pledge and claim the Canada Reads badge!) Have you read last year’s winner, The Illegal by Lawrence Hill, yet?
Hi Savvy Readers! How have your first few weeks of 2017 been? Mine have been full of amazing books and fun news. Keep reading to see our favourite bookish news, links, and photos of the past week (or “Bookmark” the post for later)!
1. How to Raise #WomensVoices in 2017: Read These Books!
We are big supporters of feminist stories (that’s why we love womensvoices.ca!) and we’re so happy to see so many people actively seeking out women’s writing. Bustle shared a list of their “15 Most Anticipated Feminist Book Releases of 2017” this week and it’s a fantastic list. Featuring Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give), Durga Chew-Bose (Too Much and Not in the Mood), and longtime favourite Roxane Gay (Hunger) among others, these books should definitely make their way onto your TBR list. Click here to see them all and here to read our post on Women’s Voices!
Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! Fall is officially in full swing, cooler weather and all. What better way to start the weekend than a recap of the week’s biggest news? Well, I’ve got everything you need all in this handy post. Keep reading now or “Bookmark” this post for later!
1. The Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist Has Been Announced!
This Monday was incredibly exciting in the book world as the Scotiabank Giller Prize revealed this year’s shortlist. (Click here to see this year’s longlist!) Out of 161 books submitted, 6 have emerged to round up the shortlist. A special congratulations goes to Emma Donoghue for her shortlisted book The Wonder! See the full shortlist here, and get an inside scoop about the Giller Prize Jury’s selection process here.