November 22, 2017

Watching This Week & Getting Ready for the NBAs | Book Pulse

Two adaptations begin this week and a third gets a trailer. The National Book Awards are announced next week. The NYT helps gets readers ready.

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

New titles on the week’s bestsellers lists, a glowing review of Alias Grace, & Comey’s title revealed

November Reading Lists Arrive | Book Pulse

November book lists arrive, data lit has a moment, and Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a Civil War reading list.

Three Titles Taking Off | Book Pulse

Hank and Jim by Scott Eyman breaks through, a busy PR push pays off for Chris Matthews, and Seattle is honored by UNESCO as a City of Literature.

Alias Grace Premieres | Book Pulse

Alias Grace, based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, begins streaming on Netfix this Friday while Smile by Roddy Doyle gets a riveting review in the NYT

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

Michael Connelly’s Two Kinds of Truth leads in holds this week; In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende gets notable attention; and The Shadow District by Arnaldur Indridason gets an early rave.

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

The week ends with 12 books new to the best seller lists and a final chance at Halloween reading.

Carnegie Medal Finalists; Marisha Pessl Talks Thrillers | Book Pulse

The Carnegie committee picks six finalists, thrillers get attention from author Marisha Pessl (Night Film), and Janet Maslin raves about John Grisham in The New York Times.

2 Titles Surge and Horror Gets Its Due in the NYT | Book Pulse

The Bush sisters make a splash while NPR’s Fresh Air gives a boost to a new book on climate change. The New York Times offers a mini-course in Horror fiction.

3 Titles Taking Off and Joan Didion on Netflix | Book Pulse

Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgman takes off and builds holds while the second in a new mystery series gets rave reviews and Joan Didion heads to Netflix.