50 Book Pledge Weekly Roundup: Jan 9-13

Well, we’re back in the swing of things here at the Savvy Reader HQ. How about you, Savvy Readers? Are you reading? Lots?



The 50 Book Pledge

This is the year we meet our goal of 150,000 books! Good news is, we’ve already (collectively) read over 7000 books, and there’s a hefty 3800 of us working towards this goal. But grab your friends, Savvy Readers! Head to 50bookpledge.ca to sign up if you haven’t already and make sure to keep those shelves updated! We’re doing this.


This Week’s Featured Read


This week’s featured read was from the beloved Sigma Force author, James Rollins! In his latest book, The Seventh Plague, Rollins reveals an ancient threat that has been hidden in the bible. The story focuses on Professor Harold McCabe who was a member of an expedition that went missing for over two years. Out of the blue, he stumbles out of the Egyptian desert, but dies before he can tell his story. What is evident is that his captors had begun to mummify him… While he was still alive. We REALLY enjoyed getting to the end of this one (one of those can’t-put-it-down-till-you-find-out-what’s-really-going-on books). Here’s what our fellow readers thought:

“I hope to read more books by this author.” – Darren, Goodreads

“Rollins is guaranteed to provide bookish action/adventure junkies the escapism they crave.” – Lori, Goodreads

“James Rollins hit this one out of the park. All the favourite characters and elements from the best of the series are here (going back all the way to Sandstorm!) and involved in a world altering plot (as per usual)” – Mr Amazon, Amazon.ca

“What a book. Another victory for Mr Rollins in the sigma force series. Full of adventure and real world possibilities.” – Keith, Amazon.ca

This Week on The Savvy Reader

Tuesday January 10 – Top 10 Books to Help You Achieve Your New Year Resolutions


New year resolutions can be tough to keep, so we’re here to help! We’ve come up with a list of 10 books that will inspire you to keep your resolutions (seriously this time).

Wednesday January 11 – #WednesdayWisdom Book Quotes

If you’re anything like me, you can’t get through a book without copying down a quote or two. We felt the need to share the wonderful #WednesdayWisdom these amazing authors have given us with you, and we want you to share yours with us!

Thursday January 12 – Perfect Pairings: Books and TV Shows

When we’re not reading, you can probably find us watching TV, TBH. So we came up with the (literally) PERFECT pairings we could think of. If you’ve binged/enjoyed these TV shows, you’ll definitely love the books we’ve paired them with. Check out the list here!

Friday January 13 – Bookmarks: January 13th

As you might have guessed, Karen stopped by to share the book news of the week with us on Friday! These week features all kinds of great news including #WomensVoices, book quizzes, A Series of Unfortunate Events fun, and more! Check it out.

Rewards and Contests

One of our favourite things to do is add new badges to the 50 Book Pledge, because, well, why not? This week we added THREE (yup, three!) new badges to the site. Find out how to add them to your #50BookPledge profile here.


Our Most Anticipated Books of 2017 giveaway just ended! Good luck to all of the participants, and stay tuned for the winner announced on Monday!


Last but not least, @SavvyReader also hosted an #ASOUE Twitter Chat! We had SO much fun chatting with all of our fellow ASOUE lovers, and we even got to giveaway the entire boxset. Congratulations to the winner, and special thanks to everyone who came out to chat with us!


Stay Tuned!

Next week, we’re back with all the good stuff. CARVE THE MARK releases on Tuesday (no big deal or anything), we’re featuring a new thriller, we’ll have a great new badge, and so much more! Join us @SavvyReader for all things bookish!


Happy reading, Savvy Readers!


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