Bookmarks: February 2nd

We’ve finally made it out of January, Savvy Readers! That felt like a long month, didn’t it? Well, to keep us going, we’ve collected our favourite bookish news, links, and photos of the week here in one post. Keep reading to see what happened this week in the book world!

1. Canada Reads Shortlist Unveiled

Canada Reads Shortlist 2018

Image via: CBC Books

It’s that time of year again! Every year, a panel of readers meet over four days to defend — live on TV, radio, and online livestream — the book that they think best represents the Canada Reads theme of the year. This year’s theme is centered around diversity and we can’t wait to tune in! Click here to see this year’s shortlist and panelists, which includes Jeanne Beker defending Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto.

2. Feminism and Romance Novels

Radically Ever After Buzzfeed Books Feminism Romance

Image via: Buzzfeed Books

Romance novels are often thought of as fun, lighthearted reads, but this article published by Buzzfeed highlights the ways that romance novels are actually very political and, yes, feminist. Read more about how romance novels and their writers highlight women’s voices and experiences here.

3. The Miseducation of Cameron Post Wins at Sundance Film Festival

Miseducation of Cameron Post Photo

Image via: Backstage

Wow, 2018 is shaping up to be an amazing year for book-to-movie adaptations! Not only are we super excited to see these books adapted to the big screen, we were also really excited to hear that The Miseducation of Cameron Post won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival! Read about the win here, and learn more about the book it’s based on here.

4. Flashback Friday: Eric Wilson’s Author Photos

Here’s a fun flashback! Writer Michael Hingston recently came across old author photos of iconic Canadian writer Eric Wilson, who wrote classics such as Murder on the Canadian and Code Red at the Supermall. Don’t you wish all author photos looked like this?

5. Start Reading Matt Haig’s New Novel How to Stop Time

How to Stop Time Excerpt HarperCollins Canada

Even though Matt Haig‘s new novel, How to Stop Time, doesn’t come out until next week, HarperCollins Canada shared the first chapter of the highly anticipated book here. We can’t wait to read the rest!

Alright, Savvy Readers, that’s it for this week! Let us know what you thought of the How to Stop Time sneak peek and don’t forget to share any fun book news with us in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!


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