Weekly Roundup: May 22-26

Savvy Readers! We’re so happy we had a short week (thank you, long weekend!) so that we can get back to our reading, stat! But before we do, we wanted to share what happened this week with you…

50 Book Pledge

Thanks to all of your sharing and encouragement, we made it to over 5,000 50 Book Pledgers this week! I’m so impressed with all of you—not to mention we’ve also read more than 67,800 books! Holy moly!


Once we see a good thing, we like to encourage more of it. So use this post to tell all of your friends to sign up and help us reach our 2017 community goal!!

This Week’s Featured Read

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This week, we read Seven Days in May by Kim Izzo, a novel inspired by the author’s family history. Two sisters—New York heiresses—Sydney and Brooke Sinclair are due to set sail for England during the First World War. Brooke is engaged to marry an impoverished aristocrat, and Sydney has other adventures in mind (like the burgeoning suffragette movement). But as they board the Lusitania for their seven-day voyage, they don’t realize that disaster lies ahead… Read our full review here, and see what our fellow readers thought below!

This was an excellent book; the author’s skills kept the romance from becoming saccharine and the historic figures in the background made it all feel very authentic” – Karen, Goodreads

The author’s own great-grandfather, Walter Dawson, was a survivor of the Lusitania sinking and he plays an important part in unravelling some onboard mysteries.” – Michael, Amazon.ca

This Week on the Blog!

If You Liked Welcome to Night Vale, Then Try…

Check out what book we’re suggesting you read if you like the Night Vale podcast or book!

Perfect Pairings: Books and Chocolate

We paired books with ALL kinds of chocolate (because, yes please!). Now we know what your evening plans are… 🙂

I Cooked Out of Eat Delicious For A Week and Here’s What Happened…

Kelsey experimented with Dennis The Prescott’s new cookbook, Eat Delicious. Curious about the results? Click here!

Bookmarks: May 26th

So much bookish news to catch up on this week! Get the low-down here.

Contests & Giveaways

Magpie Murders Anthony Horowitz HCC First Look Giveaway

Until tomorrow, you can still enter to become an HCC First Look reader by filling out the form on this page! This is your chance to be one of the first Canadians to read and review Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz!

If you haven’t yet, now is your chance to enter to win these two great books on Goodreads! What are you waiting for!?!? Enter to win 1 of 5 copies of The Force here!
Enter to win 1 of 5 copies of everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too here!

Happy reading, readers!


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