February 17, 2018

NBA Goes International, Staunch Prize Backlash, and Authors on Air | Book Pulse

The National Book Award changes its line-up and a backlash is simmering around the Staunch prize. Meanwhile, PBS and the NYT announce their next Now Read This book club pick, and new “best of the month” lists appear.

Mary Beard and Helen Dunmore : Celebrating British Women Writers | Book Pulse

Poet Helen Dunmore wins the Costa Book of the Year award for her collection Inside the Wave and Mary Beard gets a glowing profile in The Guardian.

Pennie Picks Lincoln in the Bardo; the NYT on the New Zadie Smith | Book Pulse

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders gets even more attention as Costco’s influential book buyer, Pennie Clark Ianniciello, picks it as her book of the month. BuzzFeed focuses on Romance novels, looking at how the political climate is changing the genre.

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

Dark in Death by J.D. Robb leads holds this week while The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory picks up some buzz from librarians and Entertainment Weekly.

New Bestsellers | Book Pulse

New bestsellers arrive with City of Endless Night by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child in fiction and It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America by David Cay Johnston in nonfiction landing the highest this week.

Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin | Book Pulse

Appreciations for the late Ursula K. Le Guin are pouring in, the Oscars make literary news, and My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout is being adapted into a play.

Oscar Books It and Authors on Air | Book Pulse

The Oscar nominees feature plenty of book adaptations and the finalists for The National Book Critics Circle Awards are announced.

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

Danielle Steel leads the holds count this week with Fall from Grace , Elena Ferrante’s first column in The Guardian is out, and two websites take readers behind the scenes in book jacket design and audiobook narration.

New Bestsellers | Book Pulse

The Wife Between Usby Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen and When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timingby Daniel Pink hit the bestseller lists. Elena Ferrante becomes a columnist for The Guardian. Author Peter Mayle has died.

The Great American Read; Fire and Fury on the Small Screen | Book Pulse

PBS announces The Great American Read and Fire and Fury heads to TV.