April 20, 2018

Books Club Picks and More Best of the Month | Book Pulse

Reese Witherspoon names her newest book club pick and a few more best books lists for April arrive. Authors Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz have a new SF podcast and Roxane Gay has a pop-up magazine. Kenneth Branagh will star in the adaptation of A Gentleman in Moscow.

April Best Lists | Book Pulse

A number of April’s best book lists are out. Pennie Clark Ianniciello, Costco’s book buyer, picks Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz as her own April read. Several notable authors get interviewed including Colm Tóibín, Mary Beard, and Tracy K. Smith.

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

I’ve Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark leads the holds count this week while The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer continues to get steady buzz. The Hugo Award finalists are out and Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin, translated by Megan McDowell wins the 2018 Tournament of Books.

New to the Best Seller Lists | Book Pulse

Anita Shreve passes away, Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steel tops the bestseller lists, and Weike Wang wins the 2018 PEN/ Hemingway Award for for Chemistry .

Page to Screen | Book Pulse

Philip Kerr’s newest Bernie Gunther novel, Greeks Bearing Gifts, gets lauded and news comes that there will be at least one more. A trailer is out for The President Is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton. Speaking of trailers, LitHub explores literary adaptations from page to screen.

Big Money and Industry News | Book Pulse

Jacqueline Woodson wins the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and gets $608,000 in prize money. Liu Cixin might get some part of a billion dollars if his The Three-Body Problem gets adapted by Amazon. Book award arguments and sexual harassment round out the industry news today.

Authors Move Off the Page, and Back Again | Book Pulse

Authors explore music, podcasts, and visual adaptations. Lorrie Moore and Jennifer Palmieri get buzz. USA Today helps readers prepare for the royal wedding.

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

Red Alert: An NYPD Red Mysteryby James Patterson and Marshall Karp leads holds this week. Christine Mangan’s Tangerine gets plenty of buzz and holds, too. Comics make the news and author Philip Kerr has died.

New Projects and Poets | Book Pulse

Nicholas Sparks announces his next book, Every Breath . Ryan Murphy’s new Feud project is on Charles and Diana. In poetry news, Tracy K. Smith is appointed to a second term as U.S. Poet Laureate.

New to the Best Seller Lists | Book Pulse

The Rising Sea by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown and Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump by Michael Isikoff and David Corn are the bestselling books this week. In other news the talent-scouting Whiting Awards have been announced.