The 50 Book Pledge: March Update

Guess what guys! We are officially 25% of the way through the 2012 50 Book Pledge! 3 months down, 9 more to go. (This year is just flying by, isn’t it?)

To be on track you should have read 13 to 14 books by now.
Are you on track? Have you read anything amazing so far?
Let us know in the comments, or tweet to us with the hashtag #50BookPledge!

Update #1: Looking for something to read for the #50BookPledge? Here are my recommendations:

For fiction readers: The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen. Some of us in the office are comparing this touching story to Emma Donoghue’s Room. See for yourself — start reading the first chapter here.

Ooh! And another one of our in-house favourites, The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson, is on sale in paperback this April! This is one fun, funny, quirky book. Trust me, if you love reading about dysfunctional families  you will LOVE this book.

For non-fiction fans: I have to go with The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll. It just recently won the Charles Taylor Prize for Non-Fiction and is just a truly wonderful story about how this facility is helping to heal chimpanzees rescued from animal testing.

For teen readers: I absolutely adored Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver. The Delirium series is just the perfect ‘next read’ for Hunger Games fans so if you haven’t read it yet, I definitely recommend you start.  I have also heard so many great things about Slide by Jill Hathaway from other #50BookPledge-rs.

Update #2: Pinterest!

Many of you have started creating Pinterest boards to help keep track of your 50 Book Pledge books. I love this idea! If you have created a board make sure you let me know on twitter, or in the comments.

Update #3: This year we have also introduced a new feature for the #50BookPledge on the Savvy Reader where readers share why they are taking the 50 Book Pledge.

Read why Almeera, Kathy and Inderjit are all taking the 50 Book Pledge.

Want to share why YOU are taking the 50 Book Pledge? Email us at savvyreader (at)

Okay, there are my updates! Hope you guys are still having fun keeping track of the books you are reading in 2012. Remember, even though we’re counting, it’s all about WHAT you read and taking TIME to read, rather than how many books you read.

That being said, Happy Reading!


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9 thoughts on “The 50 Book Pledge: March Update

  1. I’m on book 31.  To be fair to others I should add that I don’t work and I don’t watch TV and many nights I have trouble sleeping. I’m also totally obsessed with e-books and constantly downloading books, read like an addict!  I carry and e-book in my purse when I go out – so I read a LOT.  My mother is the same way.  Anyway – if I were to recommend one – I’d pick “Behemoth” by Jonathan C. Leicht.  I thought it would just be a good adventure/Jurassic Park type of book but it was so much more.  I loved it!!  Full of action for sure! However the dialogue between the professor and the scientist was thought provoking and well researched.  I did post a review and was so impressed I sent a letter off to the author himself.  Excellent book!

  2. I’ve read a little over 20 books and that’s not counting the middle-grade books. And I’ve discovered some great books so far. Can’t wait to see what else 2012 will unveil…

  3. I’m actually nearly finished the pledge! Just finished Book 41. My goal for the year is 110 books and, according to my Goodreads challenge widget, I’m 11 books ahead! I hope I’ll break that record as well 🙂

  4. I just finished book 21. Number 22 is a classic: A Tale of Two Cities. Nice to know I’m a little ahead so that maybe the next one can be a longer one! Favourite this year – tie between The Marriage Plot and Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman.

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