Bookish News: July 8, 2020

Hello dear readers, I have some bookish news for you to enjoy today.

If there’s any bookish news you’ve heard of near you, make sure to share it for everyone to enjoy!

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Parul Sehgal on Stealing Forbidden Books From Her Mother’s Library


Writing My Own “Indian-American Novel” Meant Looking to California

Eight Books You Should Read in July

Bookish News: June 24, 2020

Hello dear readers, I feel like it has been forever since we did some bookish news.

I honestly don’t remember the last time I gave you some bookish news, but it has definitely slowed down since quarantine began so so long ago.

But, we are back so please enjoy, and as always, make sure to follow me on social media.
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UK bookshops are seeing sales soar now that people are allowed out

Authors quit JK Rowling agency over transgender rights

The Shadow of the Wind and the remarkable success of Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Overwhelmed With Orders, Some Black-Owned Bookstores Ask for Patience

Ottessa Moshfegh’s Latest Is a Murder Mystery, but Where’s the Body?

April 2020 Book Releases

Spring is in the air, and with all of us stuck indoors for the most part, I’m sure our list of books to read have been shrinking to the point that we need to replenish it.

Well, April is here, and with it, a whole month’s worth of new books being released.

Take a look, there are plenty of new interesting books just waiting to be read.

Fiction

Nonfiction

Young Adult

Children’s

History and Biography

Memoir and Autobiography

Mystery and Thriller

Romance

Science Fiction

Fantasy

Historical Fiction

Graphic Novels and Comics

Share Indie Book Launches

We all know that a lot of book launches, book fairs, and plenty of non-book related events have been cancelled because of the current state of affairs we are in.

Because there aren’y many book events happening, I thought I’d give people a chance to share some book launches they know have happened recently, or will be happening soon.

A lot of authors had their book launches cancelled or postponed, so let’s share some book blogger love by sharing some book launches!

Share them in the comments, or find me on social media.
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WWW Wednesday

Hello dear readers, I welcome you to another WWW Wednesday, which is hosted by Taking on a World of Words and just involves answering the 3 Ws!

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

  • Winter’s Heart (Wheel of Time #9)

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

  • The Unholy

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

  • I have left this decision in the hands of my Twitter followers, but it’s a close race between 2001 A Space Odyssey and The Well of Ascension.

Have you read any of these books? What have you finished recently. or plan on reading next? Let’s talk in the comments or on social media.
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Are You A Book Lover If you Don’t Know This…

Hello dear readers, I hope I have some interesting bookish news for you today.


A mural in Whitechapel commemorates the victims of Jack the Ripper.

Charles Dickens ‘treasure trove’ goes to London museum.

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins causes backlash because of its portrayal of Mexicans.


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12 Books to Gift for Christmas

It’s almost the weekend dear readers, and last week I gave some ideas of bookish gifts you could get for a bookish lad or lassy in your life.

This week I have 11 books that are perfect for that special reader in your life.

There are countless other books out there, but these are some of the most popular ones I have found.

Hope this inspires your gift ideas.


A pop culture celebration of Fred Rogers and the enduring legacy of his beloved, award-winning PBS show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood that offers essential wisdom to help us in our troubled times.


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE

The Testaments is a modern masterpiece, a powerful novel that can be read on its own or as a companion to Margaret Atwood’s classic, The Handmaid’s Tale.


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It.


This powerful photography collection, drawn from the celebrated National Geographic archive, reveals the lives of women from around the globe, accompanied by revelatory new interviews and portraits of contemporary trailblazers including Oprah Winfrey, Jane Goodall, and Christiane Amanpour.


Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy presents a detailed, fully authorized portrait of this beloved doll through all-new interviews, original sketches, vintage photos, advertisements, and much more. A double-sided foldout timeline showcases important moments in Barbie history. Explore how the doll came to be, what it takes to create one of her many looks, and how her legacy continues to influence the world.


Discover wonder.

“A wanderlust-whetting cabinet of curiosities on paper.”— New York Times


Girl, Edna O’Brien’s hotly anticipated new novel, envisages the lives of the Boko Haram girls in a masterpiece of violence and tenderness.


The first ever B-format edition of Tolkien’s complete Father Christmas letters, including a new introduction and rare archive materials.

Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R.Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in strange spidery handwriting and a beautiful coloured drawing or some sketches. The letters were from Father Christmas.


A charming, comic, and ultimately poignant story about the creation of the most famous Christmas tale ever written. It’s as foggy and haunted and redemptive as the original; it’s all heart, and I read it in a couple of ebullient, Christmassy gulps.” ―Anthony Doerr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All The Light We Cannot See

Laced with humor, rich historical detail from Charles Dickens’ life, and clever winks to his work, Samantha Silva’s Mr. Dickens and His Carol is an irresistible new take on a cherished classic.


THE OFFICIAL BOOK, FULLY ENDORSED BY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

From Her Majesty’s trusted confidant and Dresser Angela Kelly LVO comes a lavishly designed book of never-before-seen photos of The Queen, Her wardrobe and Her jewels and features intimate anecdotes from Angela’s 25-year career working closely with Her Majesty. A truly unique keepsake and collectors’ item to be treasured.  


New York Times Bestseller

In this spellbinding exploration of the varieties of love, the author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name revisits its complex and beguiling characters decades after their first meeting