Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! I hope you’ve been staying warm wherever you are as it seems as though winter is back with a vengeance. Luckily, as bookworms, staying inside with a book is just as fun. Speaking of fun, there have been some great bookish news articles, links, and photos this week! So, cozy up and I’ll fill you in:
1. Celebrate Black History Month with Diverse Books and a New #50BookPledge Badge!
It’s Black History Month this month and we’re celebrating all month (year!) long by reading some amazing stories by fantastic authors. We’ve also introduced a new Black History Month badge for the 50 Book Pledge. You can earn it by reading one (or all!) of these unforgettable books: Steal Away Home by Karolyn Smardz Frost, Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, or The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Click on the titles to learn more about each book and here to learn more about the badge.
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 fellow Savvy Readers! It’s been very rainy this week here in Toronto — the perfect weather for snuggling up on the couch with a great book. But before you immerse yourself in your next favourite read, be sure to catch up on all the must-see bookish news of the week:
1. Now Trending: #TrumpBookReport
It seems like no one can escape the US election these days and now the bookish community has joined in on the discussion. On Wednesday night, a Twitter user mentioned that Donald Trump‘s statements sounded like a book report written by someone who hadn’t read their required reading. Bookish Twitter immediately started writing their version of #TrumpBookReports. Click on the photos above to see some of my favourites. Have you written a Trump Book Report? Share them with us in the comments below!