Weekend Reads- Links I Love for Week 48
Podcast recommendation of the week- Episode 161 of What Should I Read Next brings the two book recommending Annes together to answer reader questions about books to gift! I didn’t know about Books on the Nightstand until it was too late, but I really enjoyed listening to a person who sells books to the booksellers sell books. (Say that 5 times fast).
Eric Bana is certainly having a resurgence. He’s starring as Dirty John in the Bravo adaptation of the podcast (podcast adaptations are the new book adaptations, I guess) and has been cast as Detective Aaron Falk in an Australian feature adaptation of Jane Harper’s, The Dry. It’s slated to release in January 2020, but I’m unclear if we’ll get it in the U.S.
Speaking of adaptations, Netflix is creating new animated shows based on Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, The Twits, and Matilda. This has me really wanting to to a re-read! James and the Giant Peach and Matilda were my faves.
I’m sure you die hard readers have seen this already, but the NY Times has put out its list of the 100 Notable Books of 2018 and their 10 Best Books for 2018. Two are on my favorite of the year list too, and the suspense book they picked was a big surprise to me.
I recently posted a photo on Instagram of some of the books that Goodreads listed as contenders for the Best of the Best. I turned my nose up at The Help, and I got so many comments asking why I didn’t like the book. It’s not that I didn’t like it- I remember enjoying reading it back when it came out in 2009. I just think that it has too many problems for it to be named the best of the best- this article is much better at articulating why The Help is problematic.
Jolabokaflod- a Christmas Eve tradition I can get behind.
Here are the books I added to my bookshelf this week! (All were sent to me.)
Before We Were Strangers | Brenda Novak | Pub Date: 12/4/18 | MIRA
Bleak Harbor | Bryan Gruley | Pub Date: 11/1/18 | Thomas & Mercer
Dear Los Angeles | David Kipen | Pub Date: 12/4/18 | Modern Library
The Adults | Carolyn Hulse | Pub Date: 11/27/18 | Random House
Have a nice weekend! It’s finally December.
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