Hi, Savvy Readers! I’m so happy the weekend is here… so that I can finally stay in bed and read all day. Do you have big exciting weekend plans like me!?!? I hope they involve catching up on your 50 Book Pledge goal!
This week, we had all kinds of fun—it was International Women’s Day on Wednesday, for one, and there are A LOT of giveaways going on. Read on for the deets.
The 50 Book Pledge
We officially have 4,670+ pledgers! All of you amazing readers have helped us to complete 22% of our community goal by reading over 33,300 books! (And psst.. If you need some help catching up on your goal, all of the HCC March Madness titles are $4.99 or less! Now you don’t have any excuses!).
This Week’s Featured Read
Nobody can stop talking about this week’s featured read, The Hate U Give by debut author Angie Thomas. This book is insanely impactful and very, very important. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Starr Carter is an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances. The Hate U Give discusses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence and compassion. Here’s what our fellow readers thought:
“This debut novel inspired by #BlackLivesMatter is incredibly timely and more important than ever to read.” – Michele, Instagram.
“Unforgettable, powerful and thought provoking, “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas will inspire and move readers until the last page!” – Giselle, Amazon.
“The Hate U Give is a doorway, for me it unleashed a torrent of emotions and the urge to make people read this book” – Luna, Goodreads.
“…it also touches a more universal pulse—digging beneath hashtags and headlines to craft a portrait of culture and community and young womanhood that feels as fresh and necessary as Starr’s indelible voice.” – EW.
This Week on The Savvy Reader
This week, we talked about Emma Watson—which is never a bad idea—in celebration of International Women’s Day (and month). We paired her up with one of our favourite feisty feminist books, Feminist Fight Club. If you haven’t read it yet, YOU MUST! Why? Click here.
We listed our top 10 book lover struggles, because, well, the book lover struggle is real.
Speaking of IWD, here’s a few more must-reads for your list. You can earn our latest 50 Book Pledge badge when you read any of the super great #GirlBoss books from this list.
Celebrities are cool… but their untold secrets and never-before-told stories are cooler. Our favourite celebrity memoirs dive in (behind the scenes) of some of our most beloved stars.
HarperCollins celebrates 200 years, the Baileys Prize is announced (including Heather O’Neill!) and so much more. Find this week’s book news here.
Contests & Giveaways
Head to Twitter to enter to win one of THREE copies of Unfiltered by Lily Collins. This downright honest story is unlike any celebrity memoir we’ve ever read. All you have to do is follow @SavvyReader and retweet this tweet!
To celebrate International Women’s Day, WomensVoices.ca is giving away this prize pack (that comes to you from some incredible women’s voices). Enter to win (and then talk about the books… loudly).
Last but not least, HCC March Madness is still on! Help choose which book will champion all others out of the 32 remaining titles. Click here for the full list and to cast your vote! And remember, each time you vote, you’ll get entered to win a library of all 64 books!!!! Big deal alert!!!!
I think I’ll have to start putting together a post just for all of these *amazing* bookish giveaways, what do you think, readers!?! I know what you’re all doing this weekend… entering contests (am I right?). In any case, I hope you all have a super fun weekend full of books and reading! Comment below what you’re reading this weekend!