Bookmarks: November 1

Happy Friday Savvy Readers! The cold weather is officially here and I for one am thrilled to have the perfect excuse to stay indoors and read, especially with so many exciting things happening in the book world! So, without further ado, here is your weekly rundown of all things literary!

1. Joan Thomas’ novel Five Wives has won the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction!


One of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious prizes acknowledging French and English language books, Five Wives is set in a world where Indigenous peoples, missionaries and the forces of global capitalism collide. In 1956, five evangelical Christian missionaries were killed when they ventured into the Ecuador rainforest to convert the Waorani, a group of Indigenous people who had no previous contact with the outside world. Five Wives fictionalizes the story of the women left to deal with the fall-out of their husbands’ actions and deaths, which were widely covered by the media. Joan is the author of three previous novels. Her novel The Opening Sky was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction in 2014. Read more about this story here.

2. Hypable unveiled the cover for Mackenzi Lee’s third book in the Montague Siblings novels: The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks


In the third and final installment in the Montague Siblings’ series, a teenage Adrian Montague desperately seeks the now-adult Monty and Felicity—the older siblings he never knew he had. If you enjoyed The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, then you’ll be ready for the third book in the Montague Siblings series by Mackenzi Lee! Read more about this story and the full synopsis here.

3. David Walliams announced his new children’s book The Beast of Buckingham Palace!


It is 2120 and London is in ruins. The young Prince Alfred has never known a life outside Buckingham Palace – but when strange goings-on breach its walls and stalk the corridors in the dead of night, he is thrust into a world of mystery, adventure and monsters. And when his mother, the Queen, is dragged away to the Tower of London, Alfred must screw up his courage and battle to save her, himself… and the entire city. In a future of myths and legends, join the bestselling David Walliams and venture forth into his most enthralling tale yet, illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross!

Well, that’s all I have for you today Savvy Readers! Let me know which of these literary tidbits you found most interesting in the comments, or tweet us @SavvyReader.

Happy reading!

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