Happy Friday Savvy Readers! Another week has come and gone and it’s time for your weekly rundown of all things books and we have some exciting tidbits to share!
1. Alka Joshi revealed the cover of her next novel!
The bestselling author of The Henna Artist returns with a new novel following Lakshmi and her young protege, Malik. Rich in character, drama, and intrigue, in the sequel to The Henna Artist, the year is 1969 and Malik is now an educated young man apprenticed at the Jaipur Palace when he becomes ensnared in a smuggling scheme that threatens all he aspires to, including the woman he loves. Watch Alka’s announcement on Instagram!
2. Clap When You Land will be adapted for television!
Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories has acquired the rights to Elizabeth Acevedo’s YA novel Clap When You Land to develop as a television series! A dual narrative novel in verse about two sisters who lose their father in a plane crash the novel is dedicated to the lives lost on American Airlines Flight 587, the Dominican Republic-bound flight that crashed in 2001 and rocked Acevedo’s community. Read more about this story here.
3. The Globe and Mail released their list of the best books of 2020!
In their annual list, Globe and Mail editors and reviewers offer up their guide to the most notable fiction, non-fiction, thrillers, graphic novels, picture books, young adult books and cookbooks of the year! Featuring books by Emma Donoghue, Michelle Good, Thomas King, Emily St. John Mandel, and Hilary Mantel you can read the full list here.