Bookmarks: October 5th

Hi Savvy Readers!  Who’s ready another weekend of pumpkin-spiced drinks and books! But before we can get to that, it’s time for Bookmarks, with all the bookish news, links, and photos from the past week!

1. Washington Black Shortlisted for 2018 Giller Prize


Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black continues to make headlines, with more award nominations! This week, it was shortlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize!  It is also a finalist for the 2018 Man Booker Prizethe Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Congratulations, Esi!! Have you read Washington Black yet, Savvy Readers? You can read the first chapter here!

2. What If It’s Us to be Adapted for the Big Screen

What If It's Us Book Cover

This week, we have not one but two movie buzz news for you! First up, it was announced this week that Anonymous Content has won the rights to What If It’s Us, the upcoming YA novel from our faves Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera! 13 Reasons Why creator Brian Yorkey will adapt the book for the big screen, and we are SO, SO excited! What If It’s Us is the story of teens Arthur and Ben who, after a meet-cute at the post office, can’t decide if the universe is pushing them together – or pulling them apart. What If It’s Us hit shelves October 9, and you can read more about the book here! Find out about the movie news here.

3. Death on the Nile Gets a WONDERful Cast Member


Who doesn’t love a good Agatha Christie mystery? The latest of her books to be adapted for film is Death on the Nile, which follows the beloved Inspector Hercule Poirot as he embarks on a journey to Egypt. Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has been set to star in the film as a rich heiress, Fox has set a release

4. Matilda Turns 30


Image: The Guardian

Matilda, the classic children’s novel by Roald Dahl was published thirty years ago, and to celebrate the anniversary, illustrator Quentin Blake revealed eight new illustrations. Each sketch imagines what Matilda would be doing as a 30-year-old, and they are perfect! The Guardian also celebrated the anniversary by asking six children’s authors to imagine where Matilda ends up at 30. Answers ranged from comedian, writer, prime minister and more. To see all of the sketches and read what authors had to say, click here. What do YOU think Matilda would be doing as a 30-year-old? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!


Heard any more book news this week? Share it with us in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Happy reading,


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