50 Book Pledge Round-Up: October 3-7

Hello Savvy Readers,

I know you’re probably into the turkey right now and listening to new family gossip (Happy Thanksgiving!), but take a break because we’ve got this week’s round-up to catch you up on our savvy week!


The 50 Book Pledge

We’ve completed 74% of our 2016 Community Goal of reading 150,000 books. Have your friends join in to up our “total books read” from 112,230 to 150,000! We can do this, Savvy Readers!


This Week’s Featured Read


In Karin Slaughter’s latest novel, The Kept Womanspecial agent Will Trent is called to help investigate the murder of a retired cop. He gets dragged in even further than he wants to though, when his wife’s blood is found at the scene of the crime. Can he solve the case this time? Check out our full synopsis and review here. See below for what other readers had to say about it…

“Exciting…an intense look at the nature of loss and control, and how love can taint both.” Publishers Weekly, Amazon.ca

“Karin Slaughter has long been one of my favorite authors and this series [is] one of the reasons why. I’ve always said that her characters seem so real to me.” – Shelby, Goodreads

“Suspense that continually ratchets upward, a revealing look at domestic violence in all levels of society, and the continued development of a tight-knit cast of characters. This is prime Slaughter, must-read fare for thriller fans.” Booklist (starred review), Amazon.ca

“I was sad to reach the end… I found myself wishing for a few more chapters, but not because the ending was rushed. I just wanted to remain in the company of the characters a little longer.” – Shannon Dyer,  All About Romance

“She is a pro at portraying women who have suffered horrendous abuse and demonstrates how they put their life back together. From the social aspects to the horrific tragic acts of the past, emotional and psychological damage and how they interact within relationships and careers.” – Judy Collins, Goodreads

This Week on the Savvy Reader

Tuesday October 4th – Top 10 #ShareReadingBooks

This week Meghan gave us 10 titles for sharing within the family that range from perfect for a brother who is ready for a thrill, to a mom pushed to her limits, to autobiography loving dads (ahem, Christmas!) Click here to see all the AMAZING titles.

Wednesday October 5th – Savvy Savings!

This week on Savvy Savings, we regretted nothing because 3 amazingly hilarious Canadian comedy memoirs for $6 is nothing to sniff at. Plus, with your leftover money you could always pick up a copy of Norm Macdonald’s Based on a True Story and no one would judge you! Click here for the Savvy Savings post!

Thursday October 6th – Stories About Sisterhood

Family is everything this holiday so embrace your sister and share these exciting titles with her! (If your family is a little bit chaotic, perhaps lean towards Three Dark Crowns). Click here for the rest of the feel good and crazy sister titles!

Friday October 7th – Bookmarks


This week on Karen’s Bookmarks she shared some news about Fantastic Beasts, revealed the shortlist for the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Awards, tempted us with moving to London for the Haywood Hill Bookshop lifetime giveaway, and finally she reminded us about the amazing FALL giveaway close to home! Have you entered yet? Click here for more information.

Rewards & Contests

We have added two new author badges – Karin Slaughter and Emma Donoghue!! To earn these exclusive badges you must read one of their many amazing books. (Good timing because Karin Slaughter is also our current Featured Read. 2 birds, 1 stone.)

We also have 2 CONTESTS tell you about this week:

  1. We have the previously mentioned Savvy Reader FALL BOOK giveaway with BCLiving.ca. Details here.
  2. Today’s Parent is teaming up with HarperCollins Canada to bring you and your children an entire library of books.

Stay Tuned

Next week should be fun because there’s LOTS going on in fall. Perhaps a new book from Paulette Jiles? We’ll also tell you what The Savvy Reader Team is reading this month, give you the deets on amazing book deals, and more! Stay tuned!

Keep calm and read on, Savvy Readers


Montana Barbosa

Follow me on Twitter @montybarbosa & @SavvyReader

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