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Bookmarked 2024 Week 17

How has your week been? What have you been reading? I’m still reading The Familiar, Leigh Bardugo which has been so good. Now, here’s your weekly dose of 10+ bookish links I came across recently.

one+ Didya know that Apr. 23rd was World Book Day?! I didn’t know but I like the idea of Reading around the world: (Amazon) Editors’ picks for World Book Day and beyond.

two+ With a new month just days away, here’s Barnes and Noble’s Most Anticipated Books for May 2024. “From a rocking memoir to a brand new way to think (and read) about our houseplants, a hilarious and tender story of art and self-discovery to a genre-flipping romp across space and time, we can’t wait for what May has to offer.” See anything you like? I’m eyeing You Like It Darker, Stephen King. I’m a King fangirl.

three+ I don’t know why it took me this long, but I just saw the movie Gone Girl and it was wild! It was so well done, and the actress that played the wife, Rosamund Pike – oooh she was a cold, heartless babe. It made me remember how much I loved the book (Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn) when I read it. Do both if you haven’t yet – read the book and watch the movie. What’s your favorite book to movie adaptation?

four+ Gone Girl is the first book on A Reading List of Marriage-Gone-Bad Thrillers. I haven’t read all the books on the list, but I did get to A Silent Wife, A.S.A. Harrisonoooh wee! At the end of the book, I thought, wow – Jodi is the ultimate crazy. Not fiery, but vengeful and spiteful and delusional. But with quiet grace that could fool anybody.

five+ And Speaking of adaptations, here’s Vulture’s 45 Book-to-Screen Adaptations to Add to Your 2024 Reading List. Anything on this list catch your eye? I’ve read Dark Matter, Blake Crouch and Apples Never Fall, Liane Moriarty so I’m looking forward to seeing how both those translate to the screen.

six+ Next month, I’m participating in Wyrd and Wonder: Celebrate the Fantastic which is all about reading fantasy books in May. I’m still making a list of what to read, but this r/Fantasy – Favorite Novellas redditt thread is giving me so many suggestions!

seven+ And no doubt audiobooks will play a part! Maybe something from 13 Magical Fantasy Audiobooks to Listen to Now. My source of audiobooks come either from the library and listen via the Cloud Library app, or purchased through Audible and I also used to have an Everand subscription (formerly Scribd). Here’s a very helpful list of Everyday Reading’s 6 Most Used Audiobook Apps.

eight+In book awards news, The Women’s Prize Trust has announced the shortlist for its fiction prize, which spotlights English-language novels written by women.

nine+ Also Booker prize urged to consider name change over slavery link. A Radio 1Xtra host, Richie Brave, criticized the organizers wording of a piece about the prize’s original sponsors and its links to enslavement. He highlighted that. “the brothers George and Josias Booker were described as having “managed” nearly 200 enslaved people. “Josias & George did not ‘manage’ my family,” Brave wrote. “They enslaved them. That’s why we STILL have their last name. They were enslavers, not ‘managers’.” The piece was subsequently edited to say the brothers “enslaved” nearly 200 people.” I had no idea about this history, but now that I know, you won’t be seeing any more references to this award around these parts.

ten+ Finally, in case you missed it, earlier this week I shared 5 Young Adult Stand Alone Books That Adults Will Love.

Cheers to the weekend folks! Happy Reading.

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  1. Thanks for sharing my link of Wyrd and Wonder. I hope you are enjoying the event so far!