Bookmarks: February 3rd

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?

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Bookmarks: May 27th

Hi Savvy Readers! We hope you’re having a great week so far. This week’s Bookmarks is full of exciting news and I can’t wait to share. So, why wait? Let’s dive right in!

1. A New First Look Has Been Announced

HCC First Look The Good Sister Chelsea Bolan

The Good Sister is about the complicated lives of two sisters, one good, and one gone… Intrigued? Here’s an exclusive chance to get a “First Look” at The Good Sister written by Chelsea Bolan, winner of the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction. All you have to do is click here and fill out a form to enter to win an advanced reader copy of the book and an HCC mug!

2. Bookstores Are Making a Comeback in Canada

Heather Reisman Chapters Indigo Bookstores Making Comeback

Credit: The Star

Great news, readers! Bookstores are here to stay. This week, the new Indigo at Sherway Gardens opened its doors and the Toronto Star had a chat with CEO Heather Reisman about the future of bookstores. Click here to learn more about the exciting new store and Indigo’s new direction.

3. CBC Books’ Summer Reading List is Here

Summer Reading in the Park

There’s no denying it: summer is coming! To get us all excited for the new season, CBC Books shared their summer reading list this week. I’m especially excited to take The Nest, LaRose, This is Not My Life, and Brown with me to the park! What’s on your summer reading list? Check out CBC Books’ list here.

4. Enter to Win a Frenzy Firsts Prize Pack

FrenzyFirsts HCC Frenzy YA Giveaway

Looking for a new series to read? How about FIVE new series? HCC Frenzy is giving away the first book in five different series to one lucky reader! Click here to enter to win  Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes, Ruined by Amy Tintera, Unrivaled by Alyson Noël, The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye, and The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight. Which book are you most excited to read?

Favourite photo of the week:

Neil Gaiman Quote The View From the Cheap Seats

I love this quote from Neil Gaiman‘s The View from the Cheap Seats! Who’s planning on reading this weekend? Let us know what you’re reading now on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments below!


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Bookmarks: April 1st

Hi again, Savvy Readers! Can you believe it’s already April? How is your 50 Book Pledge coming along? Our community has already read 39,150 books towards our goal of 150,000 books. Let’s keep up the great work! Speaking of keeping up, have you been following this week’s bookish news? If your answer is no, this post is here to help you catch up. Keep reading now or “Bookmark” this post for later!

1. A New Canada Reads Winner Has Been Crowned

Canada Reads Day 1

Photo: Canada Reads/CBC Books

After four days of intense debates, Canada Reads revealed its winner last week! Even though there could only be one winner, all of the champions and their books deserve a big round of applause. Did you watch the debates last week? Click here to read our recap as we cheered on Tracey Lindberg‘s Birdie and Lawrence Hill‘s The Illegal! (Pssst, aspiring writers: Lawrence Hill recently shared his tips on the best way to find an agent! Head over here to read his tips.)

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