50 Book Pledge Weekly Roundup: April 2-7

Helloooo Savvy Readers, and happy weekend! I don’t know about you, but my weekend was *booked* before the week began—seriously, my TBR pile is HUGE right now. So, yeah, you know where to find me..


The 50 Book Pledge

We currently have over 4,800 readers pledging to read with us in 2017! Think about all of the reading we could accomplish together!! I mean, we’ve already read 30% of 150,000 books (that’s over 46,300 books!!!) this year, so we’re definitely on the right track to meeting that goal. Need some ideas of what to read next? Check out this list!


This Week’s Featured Read


This week, we read The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck. This incredible piece of historical fiction follows three women, brought together during the aftermath of World War II. It’s a story that deals with loss, identity, endurance, female friendships, and so much more. Read our review here! And here’s what our fellow readers thought:

“…the story is immediately interesting, and provides suspense and mystery as it unfolds over the course of several years.” – Mary, Amazon

The Women in the Castle is a tour de force in a sea of historical fiction. Its exploration of uncharted territory by bringing forth a whole new angle to stories set in World War II lifts this book among the best pieces of literature out there.” – Lashaan, Bookidote

“A great story to read. Will remember this one for a very long time.” – Antonello, Indigo

“The storytelling grabs you IMMEDIATELY!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!” – Elyse, Goodreads


This Week on The Savvy Reader

If You Liked Big Little Lies, Then Try…


If you liked the book (or show!) Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, we’re recommending Kimberly McCreight’s Reconstructing Amelia. Find out why here!

What We’re Reading This Month: April

Curious about what the Savvy Reader team is reading this month, or looking for some book suggestions? We have it all for you, right here!

Perfect Pairings: Childhood Favourites & What You Should Read Now

You know those AMAZING childhood books (like Charlotte’s Web and Matlida) that will just never compare to anything else you’ll read again in your life? Well, these adult book suggestions definitely come close.

Author Guest Post: A Letter from Joanna Goodman


This week, we also featured a letter from Joanna Goodman, the author of The Finishing School, which hits stores on Tuesday! Joanna told us all about the inspiration behind this mostly fictional but somewhat true story. Read here!

Bookmarks: April 7th

Have you heard!? The winner of this year’s HCC March Madness competition was announced yesterday! Plus, some news from authors Amanda Lang and Emma Donoghue. Find out all the recent book news here!

Contests & Giveaways

This week, you can enter to win an advance copy of any one of these gems on Goodreads! Enter to win The Finishing School hereThe Colour of Our Sky here, and The Weekend Effect here.


The next HCC First Look is in full swing! You can tell HarperCollins Canada why you should be a First Look reader and why you want to read Just Like Family by Kate Hilton by filling out the form here to receive an advance reading copy and tell them what you think!

That’s it, that’s all this week Savvy Readers. What was your favourite bookish post of the week? And what are you reading this weekend? Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!


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