Bookmarks: March 13

Are you ready for the weekend, Savvy Readers? After the time change this Sunday, you may have felt this week drag on, or maybe it sped by. Either way, let’s celebrate making it through another tough week! But before we get to all that weekend fun, let’s take a look at what happened this week.

1.The 2020 Lambda Literary Award nominations are out, and these three AMAZING books made the list!


This week, O, The Oprah Magazine announced the 2020 Lambda Literary Award nominations. Without further ado, join us in sending a big congratulations to Lisa Jenn Bigelow‘s Hazel’s Theory of EvolutionJaye Robin Brown‘s The Meaning of Birds, and Saundra Mitchell‘s All the Things We Do in the Dark! All three of these amazing books have been nominated in the LGBTQ children’s/young adult category. The award will be presented to the winner at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on June 8, 2020. You can go here for a look at all of this year’s nominees!

2. Deb Spera’s Call Your Daughter Home is coming to Netflix.

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Netflix has acquired the rights to Deb Spera‘s Call Your Daughter Home and will develop it as a potential series. The book was published in June 2019 by Park Row Books and is set in 1924 South Carolina. The story follows three women who seemingly have nothing in common, yet as they unite to stand up to injustices that have long plagued the small town, they find strength in the bond that ties women together. Read more about the story here.

3. Entertainment Weekly released an excerpt of Tahereh Mafi’s Imagine Me!

Tahereh Mafi

This week we have got an exclusive just for you, Savvy Readers! Entertainment Weekly released an excerpt of Tahereh Mafi‘s Imagine Me, the sixth and FINAL book in the bestselling Shatter Me series. The explosive ending to this dystopian epic is coming to stores March 31. The day of reckoning for the Reestablishment is coming! Don’t wait a moment longer, read this amazing sneak peek right now!

4. HCC March Madness continues and you could win ALL 64 books!


Round 2 of voting for HCC March Madness ends Sunday, then we are on to round 3! There are a total of 6 rounds of book match-ups. At the end of those 6 rounds YOUR votes will determine the ultimate champion! Even better, you have a chance to win ALL 64 amazing reads from the competition for your personal library. Don’t miss your chance readers, cast your vote here now!

5. David Walliams is back!

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This morning, renowned children’s author and comedian David Walliams announced his newest book, Slime, is on its way! Coming to Canada this Fall, Slime is the story of a young boy with a slighty odd superpower… SLIMEPOWER! Learn more about this exciting book here.

Lots of exciting news this week, Savvy Readers! Have you been voting in HCC March Madness? Let us know how your favourite books are doing! Comment below or reach out to us on Twitter @SavvyReader. Enjoy your weekend!

Happy reading,


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