50 Book Pledge Round-up: November 14-18

Hello there Savvy Readers,


How is your November going? I hope you’re having a good one, with lots of great reads. Over here at the Savvy Reader HQ we’re prepping for Christmas, which mean it’s practically time to start blaring the Christmas tunes. Are you in the Christmas spirit?


Well, if the thought of Christmas is stressing you out, take a few minutes to relax with our weekly roundup. We had some really great stuff going on this week

The 50 Book Pledge

If I had to guess, I’d say we’ll be at 85% of our goal by the end of the weekend. Because who wants to do anything other than cozy up and read when it’s actually going to start feeling like November up here in the Great White North? We’ve read over 127,000 books. THAT’S A LOT OF BOOKS. But it’s still not 150K. So get to it!


Oh, and if you’ve already met your 2016 goal and are thinking about 2017… here are some great reasons to keep up with it.

This Week’s Featured Read


The Flame Bearer  by Bernard Cornwell was this week’s 50 Book Pledge Featured Read. Cornwell takes us way back to before England was a unified country and before it was the powerful empire that helped to colonize the rest of the world. In this medieval England, Uhtred of Bebbanburg finally has a chance to take back his home and take revenge on those that took it away… Read our full review here. Others have been loving this book and series:

“5 stars. No spoilers. Just read it!” – Ace, Goodreads.

“I finished this book satisfied, but wanting more.” – Jennifer C. Amazon.ca.

“Cornwell’s stories are always entertaining & this time he even shows how a single line can perhaps be the most poignant part of the story.” – Bill L. Goodreads.

This Week on the Savvy Reader

Tuesday November 15 – Top 10 Perfect Fireplaces to Read By

Doesn’t being wrapped up in a blanket, listening to the fire crackle, reading a book sound PERFECT right about now?  Yep, we thought so. Check out the most perfect places we’d like to get cozy.

Thursday November 17 – Why You Should Be a 50 Book Pledger


Want your friends to join the challenge? Or are you considering what you could do differently for your 2017 pledge? We want you (and your friends, and your mom, and your dog) to take the pledge with us in 2017, so we created a list of reasons for why you shouldn’t pass this opportunity up.

Friday November 18 – Bookmarks!


This week on Bookmarks, Karen discusses the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, how you can WIN a Ricardo Slow Cooker Gift Set (!), and voting in the Goodreads Choice Awards (final round!).  And of course much, much more.

Rewards and Contests

This week, we added a new badge! Patricia Cornwell fans, rejoice! Read one (or more!) of her books and receive this gem.


Check out and enter this Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win an advanced copy of Michael Chabon‘s newest book, Moonglow! It ends on Sunday, so act quick!

As we mentioned above, you can enter to win a Ricardo Slow Cooker Gift Set courtesy of HarperCollins Canada and Ricardo Cuisine. Yum!

And keep checking in with us on Twitter @SavvyReader, because there’s some really fun stuff coming your way!

Stay Tuned

Stay tuned for a new Featured Read from another famous Cornwell (not Bernard!), what to read if you liked Gone Girl, and some books to add to your packing list for that holiday trip you’re taking.


Happy Reading!


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