Bookmarks: May 4th

Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! Do you have your summer TBR ready? It has finally started feeling like summer here in Toronto and it has been so exciting. But that’s not the only buzz-worthy thing that happened this week — keep reading to see the bookish news that got us talking the past seven days!

1. The Teaser Trailer for A Simple Favor is Here

Earlier this week news outlets were wondering why Blake Lively was following random Emilys on Instagram and now we know why: it all ties into her latest project. Blake plays a character (Emily!!) in the upcoming movie adaptation of Darcey Bell‘s A Simple Favor who suddenly disappears. What happened to her? Watch the teaser trailer here and learn more about the book here.

2. The Nobel Literature Prize Award Will Not Be Awarded This Year

Nobel Literature Prize 2018 Cancelled

Image via: The New York Times

The fate of this year’s Nobel Literature Prize has just been announced. Due to a scandal affecting the organization behind the prize, they have decided to postpone the 2018 Nobel Literature Prize and award it in 2019 instead. According to the New York Times, this is the first time since World War II that the Nobel Literature Prize has been skipped. Read more about it here.

3. Let the Toronto Library Tell You a Story!

Did you know that you can dial the Toronto Library at 416-395-5400 to hear a story at any time? The Dial-a-Story service is available in 16 languages and offers stories for children up to age 12. Learn more about this amazing service here and give it a try! (Let us know how it goes!)

4. Win a Copy of a Book Based on Canada’s Forgotten Scandal

Home for Unwanted Girls Joanna Goodman Giveaway

We can’t stop raving about Joanna Goodman’s The Home For Unwanted Girls! Set during a time in Quebec history that has been largely forgotten, this gripping story follows a mother and daughter as they try to reunite. Read our review of the book here and enter to win a copy for yourself here!

5. The first movie still from The Hate U Give is here


In case you missed it, the first still from the upcoming film adaptation of Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give was released on Twitter and fans went crazy! You can see the original post here.

Alright, Savvy Readers, that’s it for Bookmarks this week! As always, let us know your thoughts in the comments below or tweet us @SavvyReader. Happy reading this weekend, and May the 4th be with you…


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