Happy New Year, Savvy Readers! I hope you had the most amazing holiday season and are ready to face the new year (with a book in hand, of course!). I certainly am and I’m so excited to share our favourite news, links, and photos with you every week with Bookmarks. So what happened in the bookish world this week? Keep reading to find out!
1. Join the #50BookPledge!
If you’ve been following us for a while (and if you’re new – welcome!), you’ll know that we love being a part of the #50BookPledge community. Well, if your bookish new year’s resolutions include reading more, why not join us? Sign up here to read with us, collect badges, and enter to win exclusive giveaways! Have you signed up for the 50 Book Pledge?
2. EW Shares Their List of Awesome YA Books Coming Out in 2017
Image via: Entertainment Weekly
Looking for some new books to add to your “To Be Read” shelf? Look no further! EW has compiled a list of “35 Most Anticipated YA Novels of 2017.” With Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth, King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and more, it looks like we have an amazing year of reading ahead of us! See the full list here.
3. Flashback Friday: What Publishing Websites Looked Like Over 15 Years Ago
Here’s a fun blast from the past: does anyone remember when J.K. Rowling’s website looked like this?! The internet has come a long way since the 90s and early 2000s. See more publishing and author websites from the past here, thanks to EpicReads!
4. Save the Date: A Series of Unfortunate Events Twitter Chat on Friday the 13th
Queue up your Netflix, Savvy Readers! A week from now (aptly, on Friday the 13th) Netflix’s adaptation of Lemony Snicket‘s A Series of Unfortunate Events comes out. To get ready for this not-unfortunate event, we’re hosting a Twitter chat about book #1, The Bad Beginning, on the same day. Did you read the series when you were younger? Are you reading the series now? Let’s discuss on Friday January 13th at 13:00 EST. Don’t forget to tag your posts with #ASoUE!
5. Enter to Win 5 of Our Most Anticipated Books of 2017!
Remember when I said joining the 50 Book Pledge will give you a chance to enter exclusive giveaways? SURPRISE! We’re giving away FIVE advanced reader copies of some of our most anticipated books of 2017. Click here to enter to win (you must sign up for the 50 Book Pledge to be eligible!) and click here to learn more about these fabulous books.
Not bad for our first week of the year, eh? Let us know on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments below what your most anticipated read of 2017 is! (Mine include The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. Swoon!)
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