Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! It’s time for your weekly rundown of all things books and I have some awesome literary tidbits for you!
1. EW revealed the cover of Katherine Applegate’s forthcoming children’s book The One and Only Bob.
The sequel to the bestselling children’s book and 2013 Newbery Medal Winner The One and Only Ivan, Applegate’s new book shifts the focus to Ivan’s canine friend as he sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister, with the aid of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family. The One and Only Bob is set for release on May 5, 2020, just a few months before the star-studded film adaptation of Ivan (featuring Angelina Jolie, and Danny DeVito) hits theatres. Read more about this story here.
Set for release on December 12, 2019, SO LUCKY is a compulsively gripping book that taps into the shame and self-hatred we *all* battle with. The podcast series will see Dawn interview a variety of guests about the role that luck has played in their lives. Going behind the scenes with guests such as Matt Haig, Giovanna Fletcher, and Sara Pascoe, the 12-episode podcast will launch at the beginning of November and a new episode will drop weekly.
CBC Radio asked Ottawa-area high school students to make a case for a book they think their entire generation should read. The competition, moderated by All in a Day host Alan Neal, was judged by teen panellists who voted for the most compelling arguments for the books presented. The teen panellists chose This Is Kind of An Epic Love Story for the hope it inspires and Radio Silence for its representation of diverse experiences relating to ethnicity and sexuality. Read the full list of teen approved books here.
4. Indigo released its list of the “Best Books of 2019”.
Prepare your TBR because there are some amazing books on this list! Included in the top reads of 2019 are some of our absolute favourite books of the year, including:
Read the full list of Indigo’s Best Books of 2019 here.
Well, that’s all I have for you today Savvy Readers! Tell me, which of these literary happenings are you most excited by? And which of the top Indigo reads are you adding to your TBR? Let me know in the comments, or tweet us at @SavvyReader.
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