Hey Savvy Readers!
I know we’ve said it before, but HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope your first week of January has been wonderful and that you’ve had lots of time to read already. If you’re looking for great suggestions of what to read, or haven’t signed up for the 50 Book Pledge yet, read on!
And may this be your best year of reading yet.
The 50 Book Pledge
New year, new pledge. That’s right! If you signed up for the #50BookPledge last year, you must sign up again in order to track your reads, enter contests, and earn rewards! So far we have almost 2,700 pledgers (and it’s only been one week!) and we’re at 1% of our goal (our goal of reading 150,000 books that is). If you need any more reasoning, check this out.So… You in? Sign up here!
This Week’s Featured Read
Live by Night follows the story of Joe Coughlin, who goes from petty thief to rum runner. The story of Joe’s family is the main subplot of the first part of the novel. His relationship with his father is so strained, and the reader gets to see his father go from being completely disappointed in his criminal son, to willing to do anything for him. The praise for Live by Night has been endless, including from our fellow readers:
“A classic prohibition gangster tale, masterfully told. … Incredibly plotted, paced and characterized… Highly recommend.” – Dan H via Goodreads
“I’m really excited to read more from this author!” – Jason K. via Goodreads
“Fast paced, hard-boiled and extremely entertaining. I would highly recommend it for crime fiction lovers.” – Garrard H. via Goodreads
“But this novel is gritty, violent, poetic, beautiful, and heart-breaking. I found myself caring deeply about the characters in the novel and could not stop reading it. If you are a fan of crime fiction, then this is a must-read like all of Lehane’s works. I cannot wait for the movie.” – WorkingTitle via Amazon.ca
This Week on the Savvy Reader
Wednesday January 4 – 10 Books to Get You Through the Winter Blues
We know that winter has a way of getting people down, so we want to help you up with some wonderful ideas of great books to read (you know you want to). Seriously, these books will almost for sure lift the mood. Check them out!
Thursday January 5 – 5 Most Anticipated Books of 2017 (+ GIVEAWAY!)
Have you ever been so excited about a book that you just can’t wait for it go on sale?! Well, we’ve listed five amazing books that you can look forward to in the coming months… or sooner. We’re also giving away these five amazing books to two 50 Book Pledgers. So, you want in? Read the article to find out more about the books and how to enter to win!
Friday January 6 – Bookmarks!
Karen’s back with Bookmarks! Every Friday head to thesavvyreader.com to check out our favourite bookish news of the week! This week, Karen shared old (like 90s and 2000s old!) publisher/author websites (great if you need a good laugh!), our #ASoUE invite, and more! Get updated on all things bookish here.
Rewards and Contests
Have you earned any badges yet in 2017? Earn our latest book badge for Hidden Figures AND your “First Book Read” badge at the same time! Or, if you’re crazy ahead of the game you might even be eligible for the next badge: 10 books read!
AND… As I mentioned above, we have a contest going on right now. A contest where two pledgers could win FIVE advance reading copies of great books hitting the shelves in 2017! Enter here for the chance to win!