Bookmarks: July 5

The short week after a long weekend is like the underrated sidekick in the shadow of their superhero, am I right? Discuss. While you’re at it, we’ve got some catching up to do! Keep reading for a hearty dose of book news from this humble little week!

1. HarperCollins kicked off the Summer of Canadian Reading!


What do we love more than books, Savvy Readers? FREE BOOKS! That’s why we were so excited when HarperCollins declared this summer the Summer of Canadian Reading! You may have seen it on the blog already, but here’s a quick rundown: not only will HarperCollins Canada be featuring a new Canadian book every Monday, but you can enter to win all eight books! Plus, they’ll be featuring other great Canadian content, like great restaurants and a Great Canadian Bucket List map! Check out all the Canadian fun here!

2. CBC books enlightened me about the cutest thing I didn’t even know I was missing in life


I mean, silent book clubs? Cute! All the community and cozy feels of a traditional book club, without the pressure to prepare something deep and impressive to say! These silent book clubs gather in a public place like a coffee shop or library, share what they’re reading with each other, and then…read! They just enjoy each other’s company, and the company of a good book, sans social anxiety or loneliness. I say again: CUTE. Learn more about it here. Are any of you going to start looking for a chapter near you? Would you ever start your own? Let us know in the comments or over on twitter!

3. CBC Books announced their 19 Canadian writers to watch in 2019!

Author_Ben Philippe

If you haven’t noticed, we are huge lovers of Canadian Literature over here at the Savvy Reader, and we know that so many of you guys are too! Check out this awesome list of 19 authors making in a mark on this country’s literary scene! If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll even recognize some familiar faces! I mean, you are a pretty savvy reader, after all! Ben Philippe made the list with his debut novel about a rather cynical Black French Canadian teen who moves from Montréal to Austin, Texas, The Field Guide to the North American TeenagerAKA one of your featured reads wayyyyy back in January! Check out our review here, and CBC’s entire list here!

4. The Toronto Star released their list of fifteen new books for a summer’s worth of reading

And another killer reading list to check out! The Toronto Star posted their summer reading list and it looks like fun in the sun to me. Check it out at the link below and let us know which books you’re thinking of adding to your own reading bucket list this summer! I can tell you Growing Things and Other Stories by Paul Tremblay and The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami by Linden MacIntyre will find their way into ours FOR SURE! In fact, resident Savvy Reader/horror aficionado  Jesse is reading Growing Things right now and he can confirm that it is, in fact, utterly terrifying. Check out the reviews here. They look SO GOOD!

That’s it from me, Savvy Readers! What’s been on your radar this week? Did we miss anything? Or are you too busy filling up your reading list with all the reading recommendations coming out lately to even notice? Comment down below or reach out to us over twitter @SavvyReader with the hot gossip!

Happy Reading! And enjoy your weekend (even though we, like… just had one)!


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