50 Book Pledge Weekly Roundup: March 12-17

Hi, Savvy Readers! I hope you’re enjoying (or recovering from) your St. Paddy’s Day celebrations, and that you have lots of reading planned for the weekend. We had a fun week, and suggest that you scroll down for lots of fun stuff (including great contests and giveaways!).


The 50 Book Pledge

We’re getting closer and closer to reaching 5,000 pledgers each day, Savvy Readers! On top of that, we’re moving toward reaching our 50 Book Pledge community goal (currently standing at 24%!).


With the help of these great badges, including the most recent HCC March Madness one, we have so many great book recommendations for you that you’ll have your 50BP goal completed in no time (because who can say no to good books????).

This Week’s Featured Read


This week’s Featured Read was Dragon Springs Road by Janie Chang. This magical novel deals with identity, otherness, race and struggle. It combines the real with the ethereal and is truly an enjoyable experience. Needless to say, we highly recommend it. And our fellow readers do, too!

“I was captivated from the first page.” – Lee S., Amazon

“Dragon Springs Road is beautifully written, and I loved loved loved being in Jialing’s head. The narration always felt honest and Jialing’s struggles and experiences as a ‘Eurasian’ were powerful and heartbreaking to read about. Gorgeously written, I can’t get over how much I loved it.” – Ameema, Goodreads.

Dragon Springs Road is a literary work of art that should be on the very top of any book lovers “must read” pile for 2017.” – Candice S.,  HCC First Look.

“Last night I finished one of the most enchanting books I’ve ever read.” – jkwalsh00, Instagram.

This Week on The Savvy Reader

If You Liked The Girl on the Train, Then Try…


This week was cold, dark, and snowy, so we closed the blinds and cuddled up with some spooky thrillers… The first of which was Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson. If you enjoyed the suspense in The Girl on the Train, prepare yourself before you pick up this one!

Top 10 Green Book Covers

We have this thing for beautiful book covers, and it seemed like the perfect time of year to round up our favourite green ones… so here they are!

8 Dark Thrillers to Cross Off Your #TBR Before Spring

If you’re like us and are still looking for dark thrillers to read (before it’s too bright and sunny and it doesn’t feel right anymore), we have a list of really great ones to read now!!

Perfect Pairings: Books and Beer

Because books can be paired with anything, right? We have our beer fridges and book piles stocked for this weekends celebrations. Check out what we’re reading and drinking here.

Bookmarks: March 17th

Fun facts: Waldo is getting harder to find, A Series of Unfortunate Events has been renewed for season 2 on Netflix, and more

Contests & Giveaways

YA Fans! Harper Classroom is giving away three *fantastic* YA reads coming out this spring… Ramona Blue by Julie MurphyFireworks by Katie Cotugno, and The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. Click here to enter!

Another one for YA fans, HCC Frenzy is giving away a copy of Short for Chameleon by Vicki Grant. The entry period ends today, so go, go, go!

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HCC March Madness is in its third round with only 16 (!) books remaining! Which book will champion? Well, it’s up to you readers. Vote here (and enter to win a library of 64 books while you’re at it).


That’s it, that’s all, Savvy Readers! But there will always be more.. Stay tuned for the good stuff coming up next week on the Savvy Reader!


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Bookmarks: May 13th

Hello, Savvy Readers! It’s Friday the 13th… but don’t worry, we’ve compiled our Top 10 List of Eerie Books to Read to distract you from any superstitions you might have. Need another distraction? This week’s Bookmarks will recap this week’s bookish news all in one handy post. Keep reading or “bookmark” this post for later!

1. HarperCollins Canada Celebrates 50,000 Twitter Followers With a Giveaway

HarperCollinsCA 50000 Twitter Followers Giveaway

Since 2008, the team at HarperCollins Canada has been sharing bookish news, announcements, and, best of all, chatting with readers from all around the world! This week they reached a major milestone — 50,000 amazing readers are following their tweets — so they’ve announced a big giveaway. Click here to see how you can win 10 of the marketing team’s favourite books. New to Twitter? Don’t forget to follow @HarperCollinsCA and @SavvyReader!

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What We’re Reading This Month: May 2016

Good morning, Savvy Readers! Can you believe it’s already May? The weather has yet to convince me, but the number of books out this week alone (both adult and YA) is a good indicator that summer (and summer reading!) is on its way. May also means that we’re 1/3rd through our 50 Book Pledge! Sitting at just above 33% of our community goal means we’re right on track. (A reason to celebrate, isn’t it!?)

As always, we love to share what we’re reading with you each month. See below for new books from bestselling authors Kimberly McCreight, Joe Hill and Mhairi McFarlane, plus more! And, as always, tell us what you’re reading on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments below.

Happy Spring reading!

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Karen is reading The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight

This month I’m reading The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight. McCreight is well-known for her suspenseful novels Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her and I’m so delighted that her first novel for young adults is just as thrilling. The Outliers is full of twists and turns – guaranteed to keep you hooked until you reach the final page.

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