The weekend is upon us again, Savvy Readers, and we’re getting ready for a weekend full of cozying up with some good reading materials – be it a book, or an article all about books. And if you’re looking for some good bookish articles, you’ve come to the right place!
1. The RBC Taylor Prize jurors announced their longlist for 2020.
The star-studded list of jurors – Margaret Atwood, Coral Ann Howells, and Peter Theroux – for what will be the final year of the RBC Taylor Prize announced the longlist for the prize. This is an award to recognize outstanding Canadian works of non-fiction, and we’re super excited that one of our favourite non-fiction titles of this year, Rush to Danger by Ted Barris, has made the list! You can read all about the prize here.
2. The Globe and Mail released their list of 100 books that shaped 2019.
The Globe 100 is officially here – every reader’s guide to the 100 most notable books of the year, put together by the editors at The Globe and Mail. It’s broken down into a list of the most popular categories and genres, from YA to thrillers to non-fiction. So many exciting titles made the list, like Murdered Midas, Immigrant City, and Akin, but you’ll definitely want to check out the full list to see if any of your 2019 faves made it – or to discover some new books to add to the good ole TBR pile.
3. The Guardian announced their picks for the Best Books of 2019.
Nothing says “end of the year” like lists of books, right, Savvy Readers? The book critics at The Guardian have put together their super detailed list of favourite books from 2019, in all kinds of different categories from different judges, tied together with mini-reviews of all the books chosen. It makes for a great resource for holiday shopping (for yourself and for others), or for keeping in the know with all the Best Books lists as the year comes to a close. You can check it out here.
That’s all we have for you this week, Savvy Readers, and it’s getting us very hyped for the end of year celebrations coming our way! Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!