The Booker Prize Shortlist and Other Bookish News

All the bookish news for September:

-This year’s Booker Prize shortlist features Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie. Check out all the nominees here.

Buzzfeed published a list of the top 15 books every fantasy fan should read.

-Eight new releases in horror this month.

-HBO’s adaptation of His Dark Materials gets a release date! November 4th – so close! Click here to watch the star-studded. trailer

Seventeen compiled a list of the sixty-five best YA novels so far this year. Check it out.

-The BBC put together their own list of ten books you must read in September.

EW previews forty books coming out this fall.

-Finally, the NY Times published a list of seventeen books to watch for this September.

Remembering Toni Morrison and Other Bookish News

Missed this series? Don’t worry, I’ve got lots of bookish news to share this week!

-Writers and thinkers pay tribute to Toni Morrison.

-Read Toni Morrison’s Nobel Prize Acceptance speech here.

-The 2019 First Novel Prize Longlist was announced. See the nominees here.

Afrofuturism is taking over sci-fi and I. Am. Here. For. It.

-The 2019 Booker Longlist was also announced – see the list here.

-All the new books coming out in the second half of 2019.

-YA Novel Aurora Rising to become a TV show.

2019 Locus Award Winners and Other Bookish News

Missed this series? Don’t worry, I’ve got lots of bookish news to share this week!

-The 2019 Locus Award Winners have been announced! Click here to see the list.

9 New Books coming out in July.

Elizabeth Acevedo wins the Carnegie Medal, becomes the first writer of color to win the award. Acevedo is Dominican-American and won for her children’s book, The Poet X.

-Fresh off the rave reviews for Good Omens, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman stories are also set to become a TV series. Here are all the details.

Joy Harjo named Poet Laureate, becomes first Native American to hold the title.

-Something to look forward to in 2020: we’re getting a Hunger Games prequel novel. Check out the details here.

-And just for fun: what your favorite beach read says about you.

The Most Anticipated Books of 2018 and Other Bookish News

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Enjoying this new series? I’ll be back next week with the latest rumblings in the literary world!

-Loving this roundup of the most anticipated books of the second half of 2018 on The Millions. What are you excited for?

-Check out this recent interview with Jeff VanderMeer in The Paris Review.

-Like scary stories? Check out this list of frightening books recommended by popular authors in The New York Times.

-More books picked by authors: Summer 2018 Reads. Check out Parts One and Two of this series in The Guardian.

-Black Panther fans! Shuri is getting her own comic book series! Check out the details here.

-The original map of Winnie-the-Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood has set a world record for a book illustration sold at auction. See what it sold for here.

A Preview of Tahereh Mafi’s New Novel and Other Bookish News

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Enjoying this new series? I’ll be back next week with the latest rumblings in the literary world!

-Check out this preview on EW for author Tahereh Mafi’s first contemporary fiction novel, A Very Large Expanse of Sea, based on her own life and experiences as a Muslim-American growing up post 9/11. And damn, I just have to say, that preview is powerful.

-How to DIY your own built-in bookshelves: check out this tutorial from Zillow.

-Author Elizabeth Gilbert takes us inside her home office on Apartment Therapy.

-Barnes & Noble to create a middle grade graphic novels section in their stores.

-In case you think your novel idea is too weird, this man just won a hefty prize for his one-sentence novel.

-Not sure which Stephen King novel you should read? There’s an app for that.

Stranger Things Adapted For Fiction and Other Bookish News

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Enjoying this new series? I’ll be back next week with the latest rumblings in the literary world!

* Love the Netflix show Stranger Things? There’s a few books based on the hit show headed your way this fall. Check it out here.

* NPR reported that in the last half a decade, the number of U.S. adults who are reading poetry has nearly doubled. This doesn’t surprise me as my Featured Poems posts are usually well received! Read their report here.

* Check out these new releases by Simon Teen that are slated for release in Spring 2019.

* Entertainment Weekly compiled a list of their 10 best books of 2018.

* Buzzfeed created a list of 27 YA books to read beside the pool this summer.

18 Great Dystopian Novels and Other Bookish News

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Enjoying this new series? I’ll be back next week with the latest rumblings in the literary world!

* Buzzfeed put out a list of 18 great dystopian novels and I have to agree…I’ve read most on the list!

* Check out Nylon’s list of the best books of summer 2018 here.

* Female authors share the books they read when they’re angry.

* For the non-fiction readers, Forbes has a list of “15 Inspirational Books to Read For Success in Work and Life”.

* If it’s not clear by now, I like lists organized under the obscurest of headings. This one from Business Insider wins this week: 12 Books Famous Scientists Think You Should Read.

* Finally, just for fun: a handy novel pitch generator. Try it out here.