50 Book Pledge Weekly Round-Up: Dec 12-16

Hey there Savvy Readers,

Can you believe that a week from today is Christmas Eve!?!? It came up fast, didn’t it? Well, we’ve got you covered with gift guides on gift guides and great books to read in between. Oh, and contests and giveaways, and friendly reminders to keep that 50 Book Pledge shelf up-to-date! It’s all part of the holiday fun, right?


The 50 Book Pledge

We are at 91% of our goal. That’s huge! But there’s only a couple very short weeks left (seriously… two weeks!!!). Boy oh boy do we have a lot of reading to do, Savvy Readers! But I know we can do it….


Side note: All pledgers, new and old, should definitely check this out as we move into 2017.

This Week’s Featured Read


Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession, made to his grandson, of a man the narrator refers to only as “my grandfather.” It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and desire and ordinary love, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at mid-century and, above all, of the destructive impact-and the creative power-of the keeping of secrets and the telling of lies. Moonglow is Chabon at his most daring, his most moving, his most Chabonesque.

Here’s what our fellow readers thought:

“Chabon’s beautiful writing, his ability to touch difficult subjects, to write from the perspective of another, to share personal stories, and to show his readers an important part of history from such an unusual angle, is simply brilliant. MOONGLOW is a rare beauty of a book and one that I will treasure.” – carilynp, Amazon.ca

“This book is a privilege to read, written by a master of language. Read it slowly, savor it, read it again.” – AnneGG, Amazon.ca

“I loved, loved, loved this book.” – Krista, Goodreads


This Week on the Savvy Reader

Tuesday December 13 – Top 10 Cookbooks for the Holiday Season

Wednesday December 14 – Gift Guide: DIY Bookish Gifts

Laura brought us some wonderful bookish DIY gift ideas for the holiday season! Check them all out here. And we promise they’re doable—some of our very own Savvy Readers tried them out themselves!

Thursday December 15 – Gift Guide: Bookish Secret Santa (Under $20!)

Need a creative Secret Santa gift that isn’t a pair of mittens or some chocolate? We’ve compiled a list of fantastic (and bookish – which makes it even better!) Secret Santa ideas. You’re gonna love this list.

Friday December 16 – Bookmarks: December 16th

Karen brought us all the good bookish news in the world again this week, but I don’t want to spoil it… so, read it all here.

Rewards and Contests

You have until Monday to tell us @SavvyReader why you want to read A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning for a chance to win one of ten copies! Check out how to enter here.


We also have two beautiful new badges that we haven’t mentioned here yet! You can now earn a badge when you read A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig (an amazing Christmas story, FYI!!), or when you read any book from the Tearling series (The Queen of the TearlingThe Invasion of the TearlingThe Fate of the Tearling) you could receive our #HCCElf brand badge! Check out all the badges here to make sure your 2016 shelf will always look great!

Stay Tuned

We have some more Christmas-y fun scheduled for you all week long next week (which is literally Christmas guys!), so as always, stay tuned.



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