Bookmarks: August 24th

Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! Summer’s coming to a close which means we have a few more weeks to pack in as many fun activities (and books towards our #50BookPledge goal) as we can! If your summer activities have you behind on book news, keep reading to get all caught up!

1. Barack Obama Shares His Favourite Summer Reads

With summer ending comes fun discussion around what everyone read over the past few months and we especially want to know what Barack Obama has on his bookshelf. Luckily, he took to Facebook this week to share his favourite summer reads which include Educated by Tara Westover and An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Have you read either of these books, Savvy Readers? See Obama’s full list of recommendations here.

2. Are “Insta Novels” the New Way to Read?

The New York Public Library Insta Novels.gif

Image via: NYPL

Ever feel like you’re spending too much time on social media and not enough time reading? Well, New York Public Library’s new “Insta Novel” series might be the perfect compromise! Through their Instagram stories (no pun intended), they are releasing beautifully designed books for readers to enjoy. Learn more about this fun new way to read here.

3. Crazy Rich Asians in Talks for a Sequel

Jon M Chu Crazy Rich Asians Director

Image via: Hollywood Reporter

After a fantastic opening week, we have some good news! Crazy Rich Asians, which was adapted from Kevin Kwan’s novel of the same name, is currently in talks to film the sequel. The Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive scoop here.

4. Indigo Announces Newest Book Box

Indigo Book Box What If It's Us

Image via: Indigo

We are loving these teen book boxes from Indigo and now they’ve come up with their best one yet! This past week they announced the What If It’s Us book box that includes Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera’s newest novel plus some fun bookish goodies. Have you preordered yours yet? See the announcement post (and learn more about the box) here.

5. Follow the Newest Killer Crime Club Tour

Killer Crime Club Toronto Calgary AJ Finn Mary Kubica

So exciting! The newest Killer Crime Club tour stops have been announced! This fall, A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window, and Mary Kubica, author of When the Lights Go Out, will be visiting Toronto and Calgary. Find out more details here and join the Killer Crime Club Facebook group here to be the first to learn about future events.

That’s is for this week, Savvy Readers! We hope you’ve enjoyed getting caught up with us. As always, please send us any book news you want to share in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!


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