Bookmarks: March 24th

Happy spring, Savvy Readers! It finally feels as though we’ve made it through the winter (fingers crossed!) and spring reads are on our mind. But before we read the weekend away, let’s recap the book news of the week in this edition of Bookmarks!

1. Simon Vs. Movie News!

Did someone say… Josh Duhamel!? They did! It was revealed this week that Josh Duhamel will play the role of Simon’s father in the movie adaptation of Becky Albertalli‘s bestselling YA novel Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Yaaaas! We cannot wait to see these characters come to life on the big screen. Click here to learn more about Simon Vs., and here to read the first two chapters of Becky Albertalli‘s new book, The Upside of Unrequited, coming in April!

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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: June 10th

It’s Friday again, Savvy Readers! How is your week going? In case you missed it, we shared what we’re reading for our 50 Book Pledge on the blog this week. We’ve also been collecting this week’s biggest bookish news, links, and photos so you don’t have to. Simply keep reading or “Bookmark” this post for later!

1. Epic Reads Revealed the Title of Becky Albertalli’s New Book!

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda Becky Albertalli Paperback New Book

If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll probably know that we’re all huge fans of Becky Albertalli‘s debut novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda – we even wrote a post listing 10 reasons why we love it so much! Well, not only did the paperback edition of this beloved book come out this week, the Epic Reads team also shared some REALLY exciting news. Click here to find out what Becky Albertalli‘s next book will be called! Are you as excited as we are?

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