Bookmarks: October 11

Welcome to your Thanksgiving long weekend, Savvy Readers! We’ve know you probably have some amazing plans for the weekend (or you don’t… we don’t judge), so let’s get right into it!

1. 2019 National Book Awards Finalists Announced

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The finalists have been announced for the 2019 National Book Awards! There are five categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, translated literature, and young people’s literature. Of note are two truly incredible books that we absolutely loved: Solitary by Albert Woodfox and Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby. The winners will be announced on November 20th. Which books are you rooting for and what for category? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter! Find out who the finalists are.

2. #HarperPresents: A Special Screening of P.S. I Love You

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For all my Torontonian Savvy Readers, there will be a screen of P.S. I Love You at the Revue Cinema in celebration and launch of Cecelia Ahern’s long-awaited sequel PostscriptThe event will be held on October 16th at 7PM. There will be swag bags with a romantic comedy samplers and other goodies inside! You can get your tickets here.

3. Disney Channel Optioned the Rights to Dear Sweet Pea

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The Disney Channel has announced that they have optioned the rights to Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy. The project is in its development slate for the Disney Channel Original Movie! This is such a great read and I can’t wait to see it come to life! Check out the whole article here. How do you all feel about book-to-movie adaptations? We want to know your thoughts!

4. A new novel from Kiera Cass is coming!

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We don’t know if you heard already or not, but a new romance duology from Kiera Cass, the beloved author of The Selection series, is on its way to bless our bookshelves! Called The Betrothed, the first book in the duology is set to come out in the spring of 2020 and centres on the daughter of nobility who has captured the heart of a king. And guess what? You can see the cover AND read an excerpt here!

And that’s all we have for you Savvy Readers. This Thanksgiving, we’re so thankful for all you Savvy Readers! Hope you have a great long weekend and let us know in the comments or on twitter what your plans are!

Happy Reading,

Chantel

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