Bookish News | September 2018


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

Please let me know of any news that I missed in September 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

The 2018 National Book Awards Longlist!
The list for Fiction; Non-fiction; Young People’s Literature; Poetry; and Translated Literature, a brand-new category is out. This is quite a list. We see Tommy Orange’s There, There; Tayari Jones’s An American Marriage; Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X; Tahereh Mafi’s A Very Large Expanse of Sea; Joy McCullough’s Blood Water Paint; and more! Please click on the link to see the complete list. (Source).

Title to Furyborn‘s Sequel!
The title to the sequel is going to be called Kingsbane! It will be released in May. The cover reveal is down below! (Source).

A Graphic Take on Reynolds’s Award Winner!
Jason Reynolds’ Newbery Honor– and Printz Honor-winning Long Way Down will be adapted into a graphic novel (I’m not sure if it’ll be a graphic novel) by Danica Novgorodoff and it is set to be released at some point in Fall 2019. (Source).

Aisha Saeed’s New Novel!
It was announced that she will be releasing a novel, Far From Agrabah, which is inspired by live-action Aladdin. It is set to be released sometimes in Spring 2019. (Source).

Sally Field and her Memoir!
Sally Field is releasing her memoir, In Pieces. The memoir is out now. (Source).

The Hunger Games Is Getting a New Narrator For Their 10th Anniversary! 
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) is doing the read for The Hunger Games. “The package is set to include more than 50 pages of new content, including extensive interviews and a comprehensive timeline. It is set to be released on October 30th.” (Source). (First Listen). 

The Winds of Winter Details!
George R. R. Martin provided some details for The Winds of Winter. Just be careful. If you haven’t see the show or read any of the books, there will be spoilers. (Source).

Victoria Aveyard’s New Short Stories Collection!
In the video, the author is saying that there will be a short story on Evangeline’s struggles after Events of Red Queen, new characters from Great River, and new perspectives, especially from Julian’s textbooks and his historical wirings of events before and after Red Queen. It will be called Broken Throne. The date is May 2019. The cover is TBA. (YouTube).

Guillermo Del Toro and ‘Inkheart’ Author Cornelia Funke!
Del Toro and Cornelia are publishing a novelization of the film, Pan’s Labyrinth with HarperCollins Children’s Books. Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun is due to hit shelves on July 2, 2019. (Source).

Stranger Things novel First Look!
Suspicious Minds, the first official Stranger Things novel, written by YA author Gwenda Bond (FalloutDouble Down) is on its way on Feb. 5, 2019. If you click on the link on the right, you’ll see the first look of the first chapter. (Source).

Movie News

The Hate U Give Dates!
Starting on October 5th (today) is going on a limited release, then expand next week and then finally go national on the 19th. Check your listings! (Source).

Can You Keep A Secret? By Sophie Kinsella A Movie!
Alexandra Daddario, who will play Emma, who is slated to produce and star in the love story. No idea on who will play Jack or when it will be released in the theaters. I will keep an eye out for more information. (Source).

Michael B. Jordan and John Clark!
Michael B. Jordan to play Clancy hero John Clark in a new film series. Paramount Pictures will release the films. No information on the release date as of this moment. (Source).

What If It’s Us A Movie!
That’s right, you heard it! There will be another Becky Albertalli movie but this time around, Adam Silvera is joining for a ride! They wrote a book together called What If It’s Us. They will also produce the film with Joy Gorman Wettels. 13 Reasons Why creator and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Brian Yorkey to adapt. No other information as of yet. (Source).

Death on the Nile A Movie!
“Gal Gadot has been set to star in Death on the Nile, the latest Agatha Christie adaptation set up at 20th Century Fox with Kenneth Branagh directing and reprising his role as Poirot.” It seems like December 20, 2019, is going to be the release date. (Source).

TV News

Susan Dennard’s The Witchlands!
Susan Dennard’s The Witchlands (Truthwitch, Windwitch, Sightwitch, and Bloodwitch) has been opinioned for a live-action TV series. No information on when it will be doing the casting or will be on the TV itself. The TV rights have been picked up by The Jim Henson Company. (Source).

Henry Cavill in The Witcher!
Henry Cavill has joined the case for The Witcher, Netflix’s TV-series adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy novels. It will have eight episodes and no release date thus far. (Source).

Julie Murphy’s Dumplin‘ Has Picked Up By Netflix!
That’s right, Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald both are the cast for Dumplin’. Netflix has picked up the novel by Julie Murphy. I believe it will release at the end of the year. “Dolly Parton recording new versions of her classic songs with collaborators such as Sia and Miranda Lambert in addition to six new original songs co-written by Parton and Linda Perry.” Odeya Rush, Dove Cameron, Harold Perrineau, Georgie Flores, Bex Taylor-Klaus, and Ginger Minj all are also in the film. (Source).

Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder Has Been Picked Up!
Entertainment One has acquired the television rights to bestselling author Ann Patchett’s novel State of Wonder to develop as an event series. No other information thus far. (Source).

Avatar: The Last Airbender
I saved the best for the last before tons of book cover revels down below. Avatar: The Last Airbender is coming back! It will be with Netflix, I believe, as all-new, live-action series. Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko released a public statement: 

“We’re thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. We can’t wait to realize Aang’s world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast.

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build upon everyone’s great work on the original animated series and go even deeper into the characters, story, action, and world-building. Netflix is wholly dedicated to manifesting our vision for this retelling, and we’re incredibly grateful to be partnering with them.”



Cover Reveals

Aru Shah and the Song of Death Sal and Gabi Break the Universe The Everlasting Rose Glimmer of Hope Someone Like Me Shout Watch Us Rise The Revolution of Birdie Randolph Fierce Fairytales Meet Cute_Helena Queen of Ruin Teeth in the Mist Rise We Rule the Night Ash_10th The Epic Crush of Genie Lo_paperback Pumpkinheads After the Fall (RWBY) Red, White and Royal Blue Shatter the Sky Just South of Home Chrysalis Kingsbane How to Make Friends with the Dark Bloodwitch A Sprinkle of Spirits Greystar Jade War Romanov With the Fire on High

*Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi – April 16th. (Source).
Illustration by Abigail Dela Cruz
*Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernández – March 5th. (Source).
illustration by Andrea Galecio and lettering by Saskia Bueno.
*The Everlasting Rose By Dhonielle Clayton – March 5th. (Source).
*Glimmer Of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement – October 16th. (Source).
*Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream by Julissa Arce – September 4, 2018. (Source).
*Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson – March 12th. (Source).
*Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson & Ellen Hagan – February 12th. (Source).
*The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert – August 20th. (Source).
*Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill – September 11, 2018. (Source).
*Meet Cute by Helena Hunting – April 9th. (Source).
*Queen of Ruin by Tracy Banghart – July 2nd. (Source).
*Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich – June 2019. (Source).
*Rise by Ellen Goodlett – June 11th. (Source).
*We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett – April 2nd. (Source).
*Ash by Malinda Lo – 10th Anniversary. (Source).
*The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (Paperback) by F.C. Yee – May 14th. (Source).
*Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks (Artist) – August 27th.(Source).
*After the Fall (RWBY) by E.C. Myers – July 9th. (Source).
*Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston- June 4th. (Source).
*Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells – July 30th. (Source).
*Just South of Home by Karen Strong – May 7th. (Source).
*Chrysalis by Brendan Reichs – March 5th. (Source).
*Kingsbane by Claire Legrand – May 21st. (Source).
*How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow – April 9th. (Source).
*Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard – February 12th. (Source).
*A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano – February 5th. (Source).
*Greystar by C.L. Polk (Source).
*Jade War by Fonda Lee – May 7th. (Source).
*Romanov by Nadine Brandes – May 7th.
*With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo – May 7th. (Source).


2 thoughts on “Bookish News | September 2018

    • Nicole @ booksinked says:

      Thanks! I’m always looking for news. I’m glad to hear that there’s a movie for What If It’s Us.. Need to get the book though. No, I haven’t read Furyborn but I’m planning on to.

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