Bookish News: December 11, 2019

2019 is coming to a close…and with it, we must vote on our favourite books of 2019 right?

Well Goodreads is already ahead of the game, and has given its winners of the best books of 2019 already.

Some of these I am not surprised by at all, and some are a bit of a shock.

Check out Goodreads top books of 2019!

Wheel of Time Wednesdays: Casting Announcement

If you’ve been ignoring my blog for the past few months, then you might not know what this is. If you’ve been keeping tabs on my blog at least somewhat you should know that the first Wednesday of each month, the upcoming Wheel of Time show releases some news on its Twitter account.

This week we’ve already received several casting announcements, and I am beyond excited!

Logain Ablar

For the role of Logain, we have a new cast member: Alvaro Morte, a Spanish actor that recently gained worldwide recognition playing the role of Sergio “El Profesor” Marquina in the Spanish heist series Money Heist.

Loial, son of Arent, son of Halan

In the role of everyone’s favourite Ogier, we have Hammed Animashaun, an actor, known for National Theatre Live: The Threepenny Opera (2016), Black Mirror (2011) and Affected (2011).

Thom Merrilin

A man, a myth, a legend, and a fan favourite. Alexandre Willaume has been cast as Thom Merrilin.

Alexandre is an actor who portrayed Kjartan in a lead role on BBC’s The Last Kingdom.

Padan Fain

Misunderstood, or a villain? Coming in for the role of Padan Fain, we have Johann Myers, an actor and director, known for The Medallion (2003), State of Play (2003) and The Bank Job (2008).


Personally, I am excited for all of these casting announcements. I can imagine each of these actors filling their roles perfectly.

What do you think of the casting announcement? Let’s talk about it in the comments.

Bookish News: November 27, 2019

Hello again fellow readers.

I’ve got some new Bookish news for you this week, and there are some interesting ones out there.

A Childhood book you may love might be coming to a screen near you…



There are six books being written that capture Detroit’s history.

Six Novels That Capture Detroit, Past and Present


And finally…some book releases that came out this week.

Best New Books: Week of November 27, 2018

What bookish news have you heard this week?


Bookish News: November 20 2019

Happy hump day fellow readers. Only two more days until the weekend!

Today I am coming to you with a few pieces of news from the book world today, all of which are worth looking in to…in my opinion.

Hope you enjoy, and if you have any bookish news of your own, let me know in the comments! I am always looking for new stories to read.

Marco Polo parchment sheds light on last year of his life in Venice.

This was an interesting article because, if you know anything about Marco Polo, he had quite the interesting travels..apparently.

Author hits back after library removes LGBT picture book from shelves

Please please please read this one. This was really eye-opening to me for LGBT representation in books.

The First Page student writing challenge: Enter now!

A writing contest for students in Canada. Great opportunity for students to fine-tune their writing skills with the potential to win a prize! Definitely recommend trying this out, or sending it to a student you know about.

Bookish News: November 13, 2019

Amazon has released their list of the best books of 2019.

Some of these book you will have heard about, some you won’t have, but seeing as 2020 is coming rather quickly, expect other top books of the year lists to be coming soon.

If you had to guess what the top book was, you would probably be right… it was Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, the sequel to Handmaid’s Tale.

Check out the other Top 100 Books of 2019 according to Amazon.

Wheel of Time Wednesdays: Script Read Through.

A few weeks ago the cast of the upcoming Wheel of Time TV show did a read through of the script.

Today, a short video was released.

Hope you enjoy!

Upcoming Book Releases: October 2019

October 2019 Fiction Book Releases

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their unforgettable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You and The Peacock Emporium

Olive, Again (Olive Kitteridge) by Elizabeth Strout

#1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions of readers.

The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller

A young widow restores a dilapidated mansion with the assistance of a charming, eccentric genius, only to find the house is full of dangerous secrets in this effervescent Gilded Age debut novel

Quantum by Patricia Cornwell

International bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers pulse-pounding thrills in a series featuring a brilliant and unusual new heroine, cutting-edge cybertechnology, and stakes that are astronomically high.

Cilka’s Journey (The Tattooist of Auschwitz #2) by Heather Morris

From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, comes the new novel based on an incredible true story of love and resilience. 

The House of Brides by Jane Cockram

Jane Cockram makes her thrilling debut with this page-turning tale of psychological suspense in which a young woman whose life is in tatters flees to the safety of a family estate in England, but instead of comfort finds chilling secrets and lies.