How are we already on to the third week of July?! I guess time flies when you’re stuck inside… right? Another week has come and gone, so that means we have to do a whole lot of catching up on what’s happened this week! Let’s dive in.
1. Our annual My Book Pledge halfway sale is on now!
That’s right, Savvy Readers. Our annual My Book Pledge halfway sale is back! From now until July 23rd, you can a selection of our absolute favourite featured reads for less than $5 each! There are over 40 titles included in the sale, so we guarantee there’s something for every type of reader! Check out the full list of titles on sale here.
2. Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins is becoming a movie!
In exciting news, it was just announced that Steven Spielberg’s production company, Amblin Partners, is bringing Jess Walter‘s incredible novel, Beautiful Ruins, to th big screen, and director Niki Caro – famous for her work on The Zookeeper’s Wife, the upcoming live-action adaptation of Mulan, and Anne with an E – is set to direct! Learn more about the exciting announcement here.
3. The trailer for The One and Only Ivan dropped and it’s everything
In yet another bout of exciting adaptation news, Disney dropped the trailer for their upcoming adaptation of Katherine Applegate‘s beloved novel The One and Only Ivan! With a star-studded cast that includes Brian Cranston, Helen Mirren, Sam Rockwell, Hamilton‘s Phillipa Soo, Angelina Jolie, and Danny DeVito, The One and Only Ivan seems like the movie we need right now. The film is headed straight to Disney+ on August 14th, and we’ve already marked it in our calendars. Check out the trailer here.
That’s all the bookish news we have for you this week, Savvy Readers! Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader. Which books are you planning to dive into this weekend?