Bookmarks: June 8

It’s Friday!!! Did you all have a wonderful week? As usual, we’ve collected our favourite bookish news, links, and photos of the week to share with you. Keep reading to see what happened this week in the book world!

1. Play Book Cover Concentration


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We’ve found the perfect literary game for your coffee break: Cover Concentration! All you have to do is match two different editions of the same book based on the cover art alone. It’s harder than you might think! Play now and let us know how you do in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

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Image: The Guardian

An expansive exhibition about J. R. R. Tolkien and his enduring works is now on at the Weston Library in Oxford. The exhibition, entitled Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth, features early manuscripts, illustrations and maps of Middle Earth. There are even private letters and Tolkien’s own abstract paintings on display, all of which help visitors learn more about the author. To learn more about this incredible exhibit, click here!

3. Finish an Extra Book a Week with This Simple Rule

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Struggling to meet your 50 Book Pledge this year? Bustle writer Sadie Trombetta has written a piece about one life-changing rule she started to follow, which has helped her read an extra book a week. It’s simple:  no screens until you complete at least one hour of reading. Is this a rule you could incorporate into your life? Let us know your thoughts! Read the full piece here!

4. Win an advance copy of The Cult on Fog Island


Want to read a fast-paced and bone-chilling new thriller before it’s on sale? Thought so!  The Cult on Fog Island follow Sofia, a young woman who agrees to stay with a charismatic New Age group on Fog Island, only to learn that no one ever leaves…

Click here and enter to win an advance copy of the book – you must be signed up for the 50 Book Pledge! Find out more about the book here.


That’s it for this week, Savvy Readers! I hope you have a chance to read outside this weekend! Have any other book news to share? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!


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