Bookmarks: September 15th

We’re midway through September, Savvy Readers! Can you believe it? As you all know, autumn is one of the busiest seasons in publishing with lots of events, awards, and, of course, amazing books being published! So, don’t fall behind on your book news. Keep reading to see what happened in the book world this week!

1. Man Booker Prize Reveals 2017 Shortlist

Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2017

Image via: Financial Times

As I said earlier, awards season is here! Kicking everything off is the Man Booker Prize, whose shortlist was announced this week. Some amazing books have made it to the top, including History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund! See the full list here. Did your favourite book(s) make the cut? Share your winner predictions with us in the comments below!

2. Explaining the “Girl” Trend

Have you ever wondered why there are so many psychological thrillers with the word “Girl” in the title? Bustle wrote an article this week explaining why or how this trend came to be. It’s a fascinating read! Check out their findings here.

3. What’s on Deepa Mehta’s Bookshelf?

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Screenshot via: CBC Arts

This past week, Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta was interviewed by CBC’s The Filmmakers. She answered a series of rapid-fire questions and divulged what her current read is: Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz! Click here to see the fun interview. Have you read Magpie Murders yet?

4. Enter to Win a SIGNED Copy of The Hate U Give!

The Hate U Give Angie Thomas Signed Book Giveaway

It was an exciting week for YA fans this week! In case you missed it, be sure to check out the #FrenzyPresents hashtag to catch up. Bestselling authors Becky Albertalli (The Upside of Unrequited), Julie Murphy (Ramona Blue), and Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give) were in Canada for a special #FrenzyPresents book tour. They tried ketchup chips for the first time, made some fun boomerangs, and, of course, met some wonderful and enthusiastic readers. For any fans that missed out on the excitement, HCC Frenzy is giving away a signed copy of The Hate U Give. Click here to enter!

That’s it for this week’s Bookmarks, Savvy Readers! We hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s book news. Let us know which news item was your favourite on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments below! Until next time!


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