Bookmarks: December 9th

Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! The holidays are inching closer and closer – do you have all of your holiday shopping done? If not, be sure to check out our gift guides for inspiration! Or, if you need a break from it all, why not take a minute and catch up on this week’s Bookmarks?

1. What’s on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Bookshelf?

Lin-Manuel Miranda sketch via New York Times/Jillian Tamaki

Okay, guys, I know I’m over a year late but I’ve finally caught the Hamilton bug, so to speak. Over the past week I’ve joined everyone else and developed a deep admiration for Lin-Manuel Miranda. Who else could read a book on vacation and turn it into a massive Broadway hit?! He’s a bookworm after our own hearts. The New York Times spoke to Lin-Manuel about what he’s reading now and his literary influences. Did you know he’s a Michael Chabon fan? Read the full interview here.

2. Beautiful Book Covers of 2016


Image via Buzzfeed Books

I know, I know, we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But what’s the harm in admiring beautiful artwork? Buzzfeed Books has shared their list of 32 beautiful covers from 2016, and some of my faves — Commonwealth, Sex Object, Moonglow — are included! See the full list here and don’t forget to check out our list here as well!

3. And the Goodreads Choice Awards Winners Are…


Did you all remember to vote in the Goodreads Choice Awards? If not, no fear! The awards have all been given out, but now the best part can begin: the reading. Did any of your favourite books win an award? (We’re thrilled to see #50BookPledge Featured Read The Fireman by Joe Hill as the Horror category winner!) Have the Goodreads Choice Awards introduced you to any new reads? See all of the winners here.

4. Hoping to Discover a New Bookstore? Ann Patchett Can Help


Image via New York Times

Besides family gatherings, holidays are also a time for traveling! If you’re hoping to make a stop at a new bookstore while on vacation, Ann Patchett (author of Commonwealth and co-owner of Parnassus Books has some tips in this glorious guide to bookstore hunting. Check it out! Have you ever fallen in love with a bookstore while on vacation? Share your experience with us on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments below!

Have a great weekend, Savvy Readers!


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