Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! Another week has come and gone and that means it’s time for your weekly roundup of all things literary! So without further ado, here’s what you need to know about what’s happening in the book world!
1. Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is getting a movie adaptation!
Set to be adapted for the screen by the husband-wife writing duo Anna Waterhouse and John Shrapnel, the same couple who brought us Seberg, the movie adaptation of Christie’s classic novel will be set in the pre-World War II period in which Christie wrote. And Then There Were None is a chilling tale, following 10 seemingly unconnected individuals invited to an isolated island. Over the course of their stay, the guests are murdered one-by-one. Read more about this story here.
2. Gabrielle Union has announced her first children’s book, inspired by her daughter Kaavia
The actress and voice artist is set to release her first children’s book Welcome to the Party. Hitting shelves May 5th, 2020, Union describes her book as “a love letter to parents everywhere who are excited to welcome their bundle of joy to the party that is life.” Inspired by her excitement leading up to her daughter Kaavia’s birth, Welcome to the Party is a heartwarming and upbeat picture book, illustrated by Ashley Evans and perfect for children ages 4-8. Read more about this story here.
3. Mark Ruffalo will play TWINS in HBO’s adaptation of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much is True
First released in 1998, I Know This Much Is True has been a bestseller ever since and follows two twin brothers, one of whom suffers from mental illness. HBO is set to adapt Lamb‘s book in a limited series starring Mark Ruffalo as both Dominick and Thomas Birdsey and they just dropped an official trailer this week! The series premieres April 27th, 2020. Read more about this story here.
4. HCC March Madness is ON with 64 books up for grabs!
An annual event that features 64 beloved books – one of which readers will crown as this year’s champion, readers will vote on match-ups to determine which books will advance to the next round. There are 6 rounds in total, and in the end, one book will be announced the champion. The best part? It’s all determined by YOUR votes! Click here to cast your votes now and enter for your chance to win BIG.
That’s all we’ve got for you this week, Savvy Readers! Hope you have a wonderful weekend full of rest, relaxation, and books!