2020 Savvy Reader Gift Guide

The holidays are officially upon us, Savvy Readers! Even though things are going to look very different this year, we still hold firm in the belief that a little holiday cheer can brighten any dark day. With only a few more weeks of shopping left, we have the perfect gift guide for every type of reader on your Christmas list (or for you to treat yourself, if it calls for it!). 

2020 Holiday Gift Guides

For Fiction Readers
For the Youngest Readers
For Non-Fiction Readers
For YA Readers


This year, it goes without saying that independent bookstores need our help. The holidays are such a big time for bookstores, and, with lockdown orders effecting a ton of stores across the country, it’s more important than ever to support local if you’re able to. Thankfully, our friends at HarperCollins Canada put together a tool to help you locate all of the independent bookstores across Canada that you can support during this time! Simply head to bookstorefinder.ca, plug in your postal code, and watch the results load!

Hindsight is 2020

I think we can all agree that it’s been quite the year, to say the least. Let’s look back at some of our most popular content!

11 Shocking Thrillers Everyone Needs to Read

Nothing says good thriller like a pounding heart and sauce-pan-wide eyes as you turn the pages, and it’s with that spirit that we bring you a list of 11 thrillers that left us both shocked and shook.

Our Favourite Historical Fiction of the Year

Historical fiction gives us the power to travel the world and better yet, leave 2020 altogether. Here are some of those magical stories that helped us get through this difficult year.

Travel the World with this Reading List!

Given how serious the COVID-19 situation is, it looks like we won’t be able to travel anywhere soon. Thankfully for us readers, however, we have a secret weapon: books! Books are able to transport us anywhere in the world at any time!

Our Favourite Oddballs and Weirdos in Literature

When it comes to favourite characters, there seems to be a specific brand of character that attach themselves most firmly to our hearts. We identify with them, we laugh with them, we love them. We’re talking about the oddballs, of course! 

Savvy Reader's Festive Playlist!

Buddy the Elf taught us that the best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear, so we took him up on that sound advice and created a festive playlist to get you in the festive spirit! You can check it out here! What songs would you add? Let us know on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Happy holidays from all of us here at the Savvy Reader!