Bookmarks: September 29th

Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! After a warm start to the week we’re finally enjoying some Fall-like weather here in Toronto and it’s making us extra excited for fall books (and movies)! But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s look back on the fun bookish news, links, and photos from the past week!

1. Annihilation Teaser Trailer Released

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Are you ready to explore Area X? We got our first look of this mysterious place — based on Jeff VanderMeer‘s novel Annihilation — in the teaser trailer that was released. It looks incredible! Watch it here.

2. Emma Watson’s “Our Shared Shelf” Announces New Book Club Pick

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We love Emma Watson and her fantastic book club “Our Shared Shelf“! This week she announced their book of the month: Savvy Reader and Women’s Voices favourite Hunger by Roxane Gay! Learn more about the book here and see the announcement post here. Have you read Hunger yet? Let us know what you thought in the comments below!


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Yes, the heading did deserve to be in all caps: Julie Murphy, author of Dumplin’ and Ramona Blue, shared the news this week that none other than Dolly Parton (!!!) will be writing original music for the Dumplin’ movie! The book’s protagonist, Willowdean, is a huge Dolly Parton fan so this is incredibly exciting. Click here to read more about this dream collaboration.

4. Your Book Collection Could Win You a Prize

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This is a book lover’s dream! According to Bustle Books, a woman has recently won a prize for her rare book collection. Jessica Kahan — whose personal library has won her a book collecting prize before — took home $1,000 in prize money for her curated collection. Click here to read more about it!

Favourite Tweet (and Photo) of the Week:

Everyone is loving The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld, including CanLit icon Margaret Atwood and Cafe Books in Canmore! If you haven’t checked out this beautiful yet chilling novel by the author of The Enchanted, we’d highly recommend it. Click here to learn more!

We hope you enjoyed this week’s Bookmarks Savvy Readers! Be sure to share your thoughts (and bookish news!) with us in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader! Until next time!


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