Bookmarks: September 21st

The first day of fall is tomorrow, Savvy Readers, and it sure does feel like it with all the book awards news that’s been rolling in this week! As usual, we’re here to recap the latest happenings in the book world so you can get all of your updates in one go. Let’s get started!

1. Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Revealed

Giller Prize Longlist 2018

Image via: The Scotiabank Giller Prize

This Monday, the Giller Prize longlist was revealed and we’re so thrilled to see Washington Black by Esi Edugyan among other fantastic Canadian books on the list. (Fun fact: Washington Black is also on the Man Booker Prize shortlist here!) Check out the Giller Prize longlist here. Stay tuned for more book prize news and let us know which book(s) you’re rooting for!

2. “By the Book” Column Features Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon By the Book Jillian Tamaki

Image via: Jillian Tamaki/The New York Times

Actress, literary tastemaker, and book adaptation queen Reese Witherspoon was featured in this week’s New York Times “By the Book” column! Click here to see what’s on Reese’s nightstand, what her ideal reading experience is, her thoughts on Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, and more.

3. Book Riot Shares 5 Books You Should Read Even Though Their Hype Has Cooled

You know how sometimes books get super hyped up and you wonder whether they live up to their hype? Well Book Riot has shared a list of books that are worth reading even now that their hype has cooled off, including Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and Savvy Reader favourite Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel! See the full list of books here. Do you have any books that you’d recommend even though they’re not as discussed anymore?

4. And the Summer 2018 HCC Fan Choice Is…

HCC Fan Choice Pick Summer 2018 Educated Tara Westover

You’ve been voting for the past few weeks and the results are officially in! The Summer 2018 HCC Fan Choice is Educated by Tara Westover! If you haven’t read this incredible memoir yet be sure to visit the HarperCollins Canada Facebook page here to enter to win 1 of 5 copies. Good luck and enjoy!

Alright, Savvy Readers, we hope you have a fantastic weekend ahead! Don’t forget to share any book news with us on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments below!


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