50 Book Pledge Weekly Roundup: March 26-31

Hi Savvy Readers! Did everybody have an exciting week? Can you believe it’s the end of March already? Time flies when you spend all your time reading… ;). We had a busy week, so read on for all the fun stuff!


The 50 Book Pledge

We are up to 4,700 pledges and all of you Savvy Readers out there have helped us reach 28% of our community goal already! That’s 43,000+ books!!! We’ll reach 150,000 books in no time!


We announced two new badges this week (because who doesn’t want more badges to collect!?) to give you a little more motivation to reach your goal. Like you needed another reason to stay in this weekend and read, right?

This Week’s Featured Read


The final installment of Greg Iles’ Natchez Burning trilogy is out now and it’s this week’s Featured Read. Mississippi Blood follows Penn Cage as he fights to save the people he loves most. With his father on trial for murder, Penn races to find answers. This book is thrilling and suspenseful, and it is not easy to put down! Here’s what readers have to say about the book:

“I couldn’t put it down and raced through the over 600 pages in little more than a day.” – Ann W., Goodreads

“I defy anyone to be able to put this book down until they reach the end. This may very well be Iles’s best yet. The range of emotions you go through will leave you happy and sad all at the same time. This is a masterpiece of good writing and continues one of the most captivating stories of the south.” – Michael C., Amazon

“This book is a rapid fire rush to the finish the line. It sweeps you off your feet, and all you can do is hang on for dear life as everything that you’ve been waiting for unfolds in this maniacally beautiful fashion.” – Jessica, Goodreads

This Week on The Savvy Reader

Clothing for Tolkien Lovers

Last week was National Tolkien Reading Day! We could think of no better way to celebrate than to find all the best Tolkien-inspired clothes.

If You Liked The Heart Goes Last, Then Try…


If you liked Margaret Atwood’s The Heart Goes Last, then we think you’d love The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphy.  Check out the reasons why by clicking here.

 Top 10 Reading Companions


We shared our Top 10 Reading Companions, featuring furry friends of the Savvy Reader team! Click here for a massive dose of cuteness!

 Author Guest Post: Helen Fields on her new novel, Perfect Remains


This week, author Helen Fields shared some insight on the creation of her new novel, Perfect Remains. Read about how she was inspired by childhood events to create the book’s protagonist here.

Books That Will Have You LOLing This April Fool’s Day

Need some laughs to get you through April Fool’s Day? We rounded up our favourite LOL-worthy books.

Bookmarks: March 31st

This week’s book news featured Canada Reads, a book trailer, new 50 Book Pledge badge info and more!

Contests & Giveaways

Looking for some sweet new YA reads for spring? Good news! Frenzy is giving away two Spring Reading sets, with these amazing books: Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy, Fireworks by Katie Cotugno, and The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. Click here to enter!


You have several chances to get your hands on a great new read this week. Head on over to Goodreads to enter these giveaways! You could win an advanced copy of The Finishing School or The Colour of Our Sky. Both of these books are extraordinary reads, so enter now!


We are in the second last round of HCC March Madness, which means there are only four books left in the running. Which book will be crowned this year’s champion? You get to choose. Vote, vote vote!! Remember, you have a chance to win a library of 64 books, so vote every day.

That’s all for this week, Savvy Readers! May your weekend be filled with sunshine an ample reading time!


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