50 Book Pledge Weekly Roundup: Jan 23-27

It’s Saturday! Happy weekend, Savvy Readers! Can you believe January is almost over?!? Where did it go??? Just wondering….

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Here’s what we did this week:

The 50 Book Pledge

We now have over 4,300 pledgers on the team AND we’ve reached 9% of our community reading goal for 2017!  That means we’ve read 13,600+ books! This is the year we are going to read 150,000 books, am I right?!


This Week’s Featured Read


We really, really enjoyed this week’s Featured Read, which is why we posted about it so much (see below). But seriously—what a book! This (well researched) debut novel from Teresa Messineo is about two WWII nurses and best friends, Jo and Kay. They both live through the war, and then struggle to cope in the aftermath of it all. Our fellow readers loved it, too:

“Teresa Messineo’s writing easily makes this book worth reading. I really did enjoy seeing World War ll from a nurse’s point of view. Jo and Kay were strong and vulnerable in all the right ways. With The Fire By Night being Messineo’s debut novel, I can’t imagine what will be next.” – Jumping Shelves Blog.

“It’s like Band of Brothers from the nurses perspective. Absolutely loved this book.” – Melissa, Goodreads.

“Any fan of WWII fiction should make a point to read Teresa Messineo’s debut novel, “The Fire By Night,” a dual narrative set in both theaters of war and told by two admirable, amazing women.” – Lindsay, Goodreads.

“Incredibly moving, hauntingly realistic and exceptionally captivating!” – Zoe, Amazon.

This Week on the Savvy Reader

Top 10 Ways to Organize Your Bookshelf

Looking for bookshelf organization tips and techniques? We’ve rounded up some great (and nerdy) ideas for how to arrange your most beloved things.

Author Guest Post: Teresa Messineo on How She Wrote The Fire by Night


Teresa Messineo shared the insight behind her debut novel, The Fire by Night, with us this week. Learn about the research she did, the time it took, and more here.

Perfect Pairings: Books & Tea

Books and tea? Yes please! We’ve rounded up seven perfect afternoons for you.

Like These? Read This!


Did you like any of the books on the left? Then you’ll love the one on the right! Check out this post for why you need to read The Fire by Night!

Bookmarks: January 27th

So much book news in so little time! Whether you read the news now, or “bookmark” the page for later, make sure you catch up on this week’s book news so you don’t miss out on all things important.

Rewards and Contests

  1. Did I mention that you can WIN this week’s Featured Read?! Since we’ve been raving about it so much AND since we have a badge for The Fire by Night in place, we thought we might as well direct you to the place where you can enter to win it. Enter here to win an advance copy!
  2. Also JUST announced was the latest HCC First Look pick: Mitzi Bytes! Get your entry in now for a chance to be one of ten First Look readers!
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  3. AND, last but not least, join HarperCollins Canada in their offices on February 2nd for an exclusive event. But space is running out — RSVP to savvyreader@harpercollins.com fast!



Stay Tuned!

Stay tuned, readers, because next week… it’s FEBRUARY! We have a Featured Read that everyone has been raving about, our monthly Bookstagram round-up, and plenty more fun in store!


Happy reading!


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