Bookish News | August 2018


Welcome back to Bookish News! Here’s the news that I have gathered over the month of August.

Please let me know of any news that I missed in August and I am more than happy to update this post. Also, let me know of any other sources that would let me know of Authors’ news such as a new book deal, cover reveals, etc. Thank you!

Every link that I have posted below is to the actual news, actual trailer, other author’s twitter, or different sources. If you see an image, most likely, it will have a link to its Goodreads page or its source. 

Book News

Tahereh Mafi’s Next Book & Date!
On her Instagram, Tahereh has announced the title and the date for her next novel in the Shatter Me Series. It is going to be called Defy Me and it will be released on April 2nd. (Source).

Harry Potter’s New Narrator!
Game of Thrones alum Natalie Dormer has been tapped to narrate Audible’s newest Harry Potter original, A History of Magic. It is available for pre-order on Audible and is expected to be released on October 4th. (Source).

Thomas Lennon’s New Series!
Thomas Lennon is coming out with a debut Middle-Grade series! It is a three-book deal with Abrams Children’s Books. The first book is going to be called Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles. It will publish on Feb. 26, 2019, with a significant 100,000-copy first printing. John Hendrix will contribute the illustrations. Lennon is a comic actor & a writer and he is starring in CBS’s The Odd Couple and is known for co-writing the Night at the Museum films. (Source).

Family Guy Book?!
Inside Family Guy: An Illustrated History, the definitive guidebook to Seth MacFarlane’s long-running, Emmy-winning TV series. That’s right, you read that correctly. It is elated to be released on May 14, 2019. It “will feature storyboards, character sketches, script excerpts, and cast and crew interviews, offering fans exclusive access behind the scenes.” (Source).

Justin Timberlake’s Memoir!
Remember that young blonde-blue eyes teenager that captured millions of teenagers during the late 90s/early ’00s? He was part of a boy band, named *NYSNC? Married Jessica Biel? Yes? Good. He is coming out with a memoir/photobook hybrid and is titled Hindsight: & All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me, and it’s currently slated to hit store shelves on Oct. 30. (Source).

Thank you For Being a Frienddddddd!!!!
The Golden Girls Cookbook is coming out in 2020. And yes, there’s a cheesecake recipe. The book will feature recipes inspired by the series. It is set to be published by Kingswell, an imprint of Disney Publishing. (Source).

Marvel series, Ironheart!
Eve L. Ewing will write a new series based on Riri Williams. She is a black teen girl from Chicago who is a genius. Because of Ewing’s writing, “Her fans started a petition to gather signatures to let Marvel know they wanted her to guide Riri’s path.” As you can see, the rest is history. (Source).

Tehlor Kay Mejia signed with Rick Riordan!
Mejia announced on Twitter that she has signed a two-book deal with Rick Riordan Present! It is going to be called Paola Santiago and the Drowned Palace. It is set to be published in 2020! (Twitter).

Hugo Award Winners List!
If you check the link, you’ll see the list of winners and the novels. One thing that should be noted is that for the 3rd year in a row, N.K. Jemisin has won for the Best Novel with The Stone Sky. The Stone Sky is the third book in The Broken Earth trilogy. She has won back in 2016 for The Fifth Season and last year for The Obelisk Gate. (Source).

An Illustrator and A Poet!
Illustrator Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret) and the late poet Walt Whitman will publish a book together early next year by Abrams ComicArts! “Live Oak, With Moss, which features a series of little-known queer poems written by Whitman, meditations on an affair he had with another man, accompanied by original, provocative illustrations by Selznick. Whitman wrote the 12 poems when he was around 40 years old, each reflection on his attraction and affection for other men which featured his most adventurous explorations of the theme of same-sex love.” It is set to be published on April 9, 2019. (Source).

New York Public Library and Instagram!
“In partnership with creative agency Mother in New York, the NYPL has launched a new series of “Insta Novels” that can be viewed and enjoyed for free on the library’s Instagram Stories page. For their first “Insta Novel,” the entirety of Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll has been uploaded into @NYPL‘s stories, interspersed with original illustrations by designer @Magoz.” If you didn’t see Alice In Wonderland in the stories, no worries. It’ll be saved in the Highlights section. In the coming months, there will be new stories such as “Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s groundbreaking short story, The Yellow Wallpaper and will be illustrated by Buck (@buck_design), and The Metamorphosis, a novella by Franz Kafka and will be illustrated by César Pelizer (@cesarpelizer).” (Source).

Dylan Farrow and Two-Book Deal!
Dylan Farrow has signed a young adult book deal that seems to draw from the writer/activist’s life and family history. The first book, Hush is planned for a Fall 2020 release by Wednesday Books. It’s planned YA Fantasy duology, ““where those in control of society can manipulate and silence the truth through magic,” according to a statement.” (Source).

Movie News

Crazy Rich Asians Sequel!
Thanks to strong numbers for the first weekend, Crazy Rich Asians is getting its Sequel! The Warner Bros has greenlighted the sequel. The plan is getting the team from Crazy Rich Asians back to work on the sequel. The movie has brought in mindblowing $35.3 million five-day opening! (Source).

Pascal Pictures Acquires Uzma Jalaluddin Novel, Ayesha At Last!
“Eric Fineman and Isabel Siskin will be the execs shepherding it. The novel, which was published in Canada and will debut in the U.S. next year, is a present-day retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in a Muslim community in Toronto.” (Source).

Ashes in the Snow Red Carpet!
Ruta Sepetys has announced on her twitter saying that the red carpet world premiere of Ashes in the Snow (a film adaptation of Between Shades of Gray) will be at  on Sept. 21st! The tickets are limited and will be on sale next week. The general showings will be in early 2019. (Twitter).

15 YA Adaptations In Development (And 15 Rumors)! has a list of  YA adaptations that are either in development or just a rumor. (Source).

TV News

Pachinko TV Series!
Apple won the multiple-outlet bidding war and acquired the rights to Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, which comes with what is said to be a sizable premium show budget akin to Netflix’s The Crown, will be told in three languages: Korean, Japanese and English. (Source).

Mrs. Flecther joins HBO!
The pay cabler has picked up the comedy based on Tom Perrotta’s best-selling novel of the same name to series. The series stars “Kathryn Hahn (Transparent) as Eve Fletcher, a divorced woman who drops her only child, Brendan (Jackson White, The Middle), off at college and returns home to a very empty nest, hoping to reinvent her life and find the happiness and sexual fulfillment that’s eluded her. The series costars Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) as Eve’s close friend Jane; Owen Teague (Bloodline) as Brendan’s high school classmate Julian; and Jen Richards as Margo, a transgender woman who teaches a creative writing course Eve enrolls in.” No other information was given when it comes to releases. (Source).

Netflix and Harlan Coben Work Together Again!
Netflix was successful with Harlan Coben’s Safe starring Michael C. Hall earlier this year. It was so well received that Netflix drew up a deal to develop 14 of his existing titles and future projects. They “will range from English-language series to foreign language series to films, with Coben serving as an executive producer on all projects.” (Source).


Cover Reveals

Lady Hotspur Symptoms of a Heartbreak Miraculum  The Kingdom of Copper_UK Death Prefers Blondes Echo North Better Than the Best Plan The Silent Patient Wild Savage Stars Jilted A Girl Called Shameless Descendant of the Crane How Long 'til Black Future Month? The Skylark_s Song Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles

*Lady Hotspur by Tessa Gratton – April 30th. (Source).
*Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra – May 21st. (Source).
*Miraculum by Steph Post – January 22nd. (Source).
*The Kingdom of Cooper (UK) by S.A. Chakraborty – January 8th. (Source).
*Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig – January 29th. (Source).
*Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer – January 15th. (Source).
*Better than the Best Plan by Lauren Morrill – June 25th. (Source).
*The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides – February 7th. (Source).
*Wild Savage Stars By Kristina Pérez – June 2019. (Source).
*Jilted by Lilah Suzanne – November 8th. (Source).
*The Beauty That Remains (Paperback) by Ashley Woodfolk – March 12th. (Source).
*A Girl Called Shameless by Lauren Stevens – March 7th. (Source).
*Descendant of the Crane by Joan He – April 2nd. (Source).
*How Long ’Til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin – November 27th. (Source).
*The Skylark’s Song by J.M Frey – September 4th. (Source).
*Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles by Thomas Lennon – Feb. 26th.


2 thoughts on “Bookish News | August 2018

    • Nicole @ booksinked says:

      Awe! That’s great to hear! I’m glad you enjoy these posts! There are so many more out there, I can’t just find them and put them in here. I hope to do more news for other authors. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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