Bookmarks: April 5

Well, after a long, tough week, it’s finally Friday, Savvy Readers! We hope you’ve had a fantastic week and have exciting weekend plans which may or may not include a lot of quality time spent with your bed (and books). In terms of bookish news, we’ve had an exciting week. Let’s get started.

1. HCC March Madness Winner Announced: The Home for Unwanted Girls!


The wait is finally over! Drum roll please…. The winner of HCC March Madness 2019 is THE HOME FOR UNWANTED GIRLS by Joanna Goodman! Is it who you thought would win? Let us know on twitter or in the comments below!

2. Excerpt from award winning author Elizabeth Acevedo’s With the Fire On High released! 

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Poet and YA author Elizabeth Acevedo’s novel The Poet X, about Afro-Latina teen Xiomara Batista, who finds her voice through spoken-word poetry has gained major international recognition. The novel won the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, 2018 Printz Award for Best Young Adult Novel and many others, bringing it into the limelight as one of the best YA novels of the last few years. You can now read an excerpt of her new YA novel here!

3. Are You Ready to Meet The One? Match Your DNA Now!

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Match Your DNA is the science-based “dating agency” (wink wink, nudge nudge) that uses a swab of your saliva to identify a gene that’s only receptive to the person you are genetically ‘made’ for. Read more about some noteworthy pairs that have been matched to date here. Make sure you read alllllll the way to the bottom of the article and let us know what your results are on twitter or in the comments below!

4. Books Within Books: The Bestsellers We’ll Never Get to Read

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Have you ever wanted to actually read the books that Jessica Fletcher wrote in Murder She Wrote or crack open Rita Skeeter’s The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore? We thought we’d share this interesting article with you, which talks about why writers write about writers and why it is so successful. The article ends with the question “What’s your favourite book you’ve never read – and sadly aren’t ever likely to?” and I want to pose that question to you as well, Savvy Readers. What fictional fiction (or non-fiction) do you wish you could read?

I think that’s it for bookish news this week, Savvy Readers. Did you hear about anything we missed? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Happy Reading,


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