Bookmarks: June 30th


Happy long weekend Friday, Savvy Readers! It has been quite a busy week this week in the book world, with Canadian bookish quizzes, exciting book club picks, and some amazing giveaways. Keep reading below to get all caught up!

1. How Many Canadian Bestsellers Have You Read?

Canada 150 Bestselling Books Buzzfeed Quiz

Since it’s Canada Day long weekend, it only makes sense to start this post with a Canadian-themed quiz! A Buzzfeed contributor put together a list of 150 Canadian bestsellers to test how many Canadian books readers have read. Fun! Check it out here and let us know what your score is below!

2. Sarah Jessica Parker Announces Her First Book Club Pick

Sarah Jessica Parker No One is Coming to Save Us Book Club Pick

Image via: ABC News

Heads up, Sex and the City fans! Sarah Jessica Parker has teamed up with the American Library Association to launch a new book club and their first pick, No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts, was announced this week. Learn more about the book club here and find where you can pick up your own copy here.

3. How Does a New York Times Book Editor Choose What to Read?


It must be a fun but complicated process as a book editor of the New York Times to choose what to read next. This week, Vox let us in on Pamela Paul‘s process for whittling down her TBR. She also tells us whether she reads by the season, which book every politician should read, and more. Read it all here!

4. HCC First Look is Back!

Local Girl Missing Claire Douglas HCC First Look

Yes, you heard it right, Savvy Readers! HCC First Look has announced their latest pick: Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas. About a woman who decides to return to her hometown when she hears that remains of her friend – who vanished twenty years ago – may have been found, this shocking story is one you won’t want to miss. In fact, you’ll want to get your hands on it early! Click here for a chance to win a copy before it goes on sale. Plus, check out what readers thought of last month’s pick Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz!

5. Win Tickets to the North American Premiere of Dunkirk!

Dunkirk movie poster

This week we have not one, but two giveaways to share with you! HarperCollins Canada has paired up with Indigo to offer readers a chance to win two tickets to the North American premiere of Dunkirk, complete with round-trip air travel and accommodations! Click here to learn more about Dunkirk and here to enter the giveaway. Good luck!

6. HarperCollins Canada is hosting a Canada-wide Scavenger Hunt!


Over the Canada Day long weekend, keep your eye out for these red and white packages. HCC is hiding some of the most beloved Canadian books in a real-life Canada-wide scavenger hunt!! Stay tuned through the @HarperCollinsCA Twitter account to see which cities are participating and for updates and clues to where the books are hidden! Psst, they’re also giving away a Canada 150 Prize Pack of 15 new books! More details here.

Alright, Savvy Readers! I’m signing off for the week. I hope you have a wonderful Canada Day long weekend. If you have some bookish news to share, let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!


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