50 Book Pledge Weekly Round-Up: Nov 28-Dec 2

Hello Savvy Readers,

It’s December (ICYMI or something), and we sure are getting into the Christmas spirit around here. And by that we mean taking time to relax and read books (because that’s really what Christmas is all about, right?).

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The 50 Book Pledge

We are at 88% of our goal. I repeat: we are at 88% of our goal! There’s 5490 of us Savvy Readers, reading all we can to make it to 100% in just four short weeks. No big.


But seriously, let’s pick up the pace! Also, all pledgers should definitely check this out as we move into 2017.

This Week’s Featured Read


Montana’s review this week made me add Wally Lamb’s I’ll Take You There to my TBR shelf right away. The book follows Felix, a film studies professor, as he revisits (and sometimes relives) his childhood through ghost movie technology. Two ghosts—female actresses from the silent film era—project scenes from Felix’s past onto the cinema’s big screen. Check out what we thought, and what our fellow reviewers thought too:

“I adore Wally Lamb and am in awe of his writing and knowledge about women.” – Robin, Goodreads

“I’ll Take You There, the new novel by Wally Lamb, is nothing like he’s written before. Yet, Lamb takes his readers on an amazing ride and I enjoyed every minute of this novel.” – Cynthia, Amazon.com

“Ah, Wally Lamb, a friend to readers everywhere, a joy, not a chore, to read.” – Rosemary, Goodreads

“I absolutely recommend this book to lovers of all genres, because it truly appeals to fans of all.” – Erin, Books, Music, and All Things Written

This Week on the Savvy Reader

Tuesday November 29 – Top 10 Fall Book Covers

If you spent the month of November sleeping (we don’t blame you), check out our favourite fall book covers… definitely drool-worthy.

Wednesday November 30 – Our Favourite November Bookstagrams

Wednesday marked the end of the month, so we wrapped it up with our favourite bookstagrams. B-e-a-u-tiful!

Thursday December 1 – What We’re Reading This Month: December


On Thursday, we all gushed about the wonderful books we’re reading this month… including ones that don’t come out till January and February 2017 (!). All very excellent picks for your TBR shelves, and some you can also read right now.

Friday December 2 – Bookmarks


This week on Bookmarks we have Colin the Elf, Anthony Bourdain, 24 of the best fiction books of the year, and the CARVE THE MARK BOOK TRAILER!!!!!

Rewards and Contests


If you haven’t seen Colin hanging out around the internet, you’ve already been missing out on great giveaways and gift ideas. Check out hccelf.ca for details on how you can win (and remember to check back every day—maybe Colin will visit the Savvy Reader? Who knows!)

Oh, but that’s not all! Right now, HarperCollins Canada is looking for Canadians to be the FIRST readers of Peter Swanson’s Her Every Fear for #HCCFirstLook. Read more about this month’s pick here and enter for a chance to tell them what you think!

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Aaaaand Savvy Readers: more badges, coming your way… so you can end your 50 Book Pledge year off with a beautiful, beautiful bookshelf!

Stay Tuned

Stay tuned for gift guides galore, and just everything you need to get you in the Christmas spirit (once again, books).


Happy reading!


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