Bookish News

Tamora Pierce Coming to Television and Other Bookish News

All the bookish news for November:

-Tamora Pierce’s Tortall universe to be adapted for TV.

-Halloween may be over, but if you’re still in the mood to be scared, check out this list of books that actually scared horror authors!

-Waterstones announces its Book of the Year shortlist.

-TODAY names its 12 best books of fall 2019.

-Publishers Weekly announced its best books of 2019.

-In a rare turn of events, this year the Booker Prize has two winners.

-Publishers Weekly published an extensive list of diverse young adult books that will be out this year or next. Check it out here.

-Check out this year’s National Book Award finalists here.

-Need a good book to curl up with this winter? Check out Vogue’s list of 22 best books to read in winter.

-I’m sure I’ll be posting many more of these “best of the decade” lists before 2019 is over, but let’s kick it off with this list of the best short story collections published this decade.

Bookish News

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.

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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.

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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.