Bookmarks: October 9

Another week has come and gone, and this one was a doozy. We’re not even going to bother wasting any time with a wordy introduction, because we’ve got a lot to cover!

1. Emily St. John Mandel’s The Glass Hotel was shortlisted for the Giller Prize! 

Emily St. John Mandel‘s The Glass Hotel is one of those books we have not shut up about since we first read it last year, so the news that it was officially a Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist sent the Savvy Reader team into a frenzy! We couldn’t be happier for Emily and will be rooting for it to take home the $100,000 prize on November 9th. See our recap of the shortlist here and read the official release announcement here.

2. Michelle Good’s Five Little Indians and Thomas King’s Indians on Vacation were both shortlisted for the Writer’s Trust Prize for Fiction! 

As if the Scotiabank Giller Prize wasn’t exciting enough, the Writer’s Trust Fiction Prize announced that two more books that we absolutely adore – Five Little Indians by Michelle Good and Indians on Vacation by Thomas King – were shortlisted for their award! We couldn’t be happier for both authors and we’ll be cheering them on. Can we pull for a tie? Read more about the official announcement here.

3. #HarperPresents is back with a spooky event for the spookiest season! 

Our friends over at HarperCollins Canada are bringing the spooky right to our computer screens this October with a virtual panel that includes FOUR bestselling authors – Shari Lapena, Alyssa Cole, Gilly Macmillan, and Lisa Unger. The best part? Tickets can be had for the low, low price of… FREE! Register now!

That’s all we’ve got for you today, Savvy Readers! Did we miss anything? What books are you hoping to dive into this weekend? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Happy reading,


2 thoughts on “Bookmarks: October 9

  1. Jesse. in 2. on your letter you said Michele Good`s Indians on Vacation and it was to be Five Little Indians. Just thought I would tell you.

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