Hi, Savvy Readers! I hope you’re enjoying (or recovering from) your St. Paddy’s Day celebrations, and that you have lots of reading planned for the weekend. We had a fun week, and suggest that you scroll down for lots of fun stuff (including great contests and giveaways!).
The 50 Book Pledge
We’re getting closer and closer to reaching 5,000 pledgers each day, Savvy Readers! On top of that, we’re moving toward reaching our 50 Book Pledge community goal (currently standing at 24%!).
With the help of these great badges, including the most recent HCC March Madness one, we have so many great book recommendations for you that you’ll have your 50BP goal completed in no time (because who can say no to good books????).
This Week’s Featured Read
This week’s Featured Read was Dragon Springs Road by Janie Chang. This magical novel deals with identity, otherness, race and struggle. It combines the real with the ethereal and is truly an enjoyable experience. Needless to say, we highly recommend it. And our fellow readers do, too!
“I was captivated from the first page.” – Lee S., Amazon
“Dragon Springs Road is beautifully written, and I loved loved loved being in Jialing’s head. The narration always felt honest and Jialing’s struggles and experiences as a ‘Eurasian’ were powerful and heartbreaking to read about. Gorgeously written, I can’t get over how much I loved it.” – Ameema, Goodreads.
“Dragon Springs Road is a literary work of art that should be on the very top of any book lovers “must read” pile for 2017.” – Candice S., HCC First Look.
“Last night I finished one of the most enchanting books I’ve ever read.” – jkwalsh00, Instagram.
This Week on The Savvy Reader
This week was cold, dark, and snowy, so we closed the blinds and cuddled up with some spooky thrillers… The first of which was Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson. If you enjoyed the suspense in The Girl on the Train, prepare yourself before you pick up this one!
We have this thing for beautiful book covers, and it seemed like the perfect time of year to round up our favourite green ones… so here they are!
If you’re like us and are still looking for dark thrillers to read (before it’s too bright and sunny and it doesn’t feel right anymore), we have a list of really great ones to read now!!
Because books can be paired with anything, right? We have our beer fridges and book piles stocked for this weekends celebrations. Check out what we’re reading and drinking here.
Fun facts: Waldo is getting harder to find, A Series of Unfortunate Events has been renewed for season 2 on Netflix, and more…
Contests & Giveaways
YA Fans! Harper Classroom is giving away three *fantastic* YA reads coming out this spring… Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy, Fireworks by Katie Cotugno, and The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. Click here to enter!
HCC March Madness is in its third round with only 16 (!) books remaining! Which book will champion? Well, it’s up to you readers. Vote here (and enter to win a library of 64 books while you’re at it).
That’s it, that’s all, Savvy Readers! But there will always be more.. Stay tuned for the good stuff coming up next week on the Savvy Reader!