Happy spring, Savvy Readers! It finally feels as though we’ve made it through the winter (fingers crossed!) and spring reads are on our mind. But before we read the weekend away, let’s recap the book news of the week in this edition of Bookmarks!
1. Simon Vs. Movie News!
Did someone say… Josh Duhamel!? They did! It was revealed this week that Josh Duhamel will play the role of Simon’s father in the movie adaptation of Becky Albertalli‘s bestselling YA novel Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Yaaaas! We cannot wait to see these characters come to life on the big screen. Click here to learn more about Simon Vs., and here to read the first two chapters of Becky Albertalli‘s new book, The Upside of Unrequited, coming in April!
2. Meet Alec Baldwin in Toronto
Get ready, Toronto: Alec Baldwin is coming to town! Baldwin will be at Indigo Manulife Centre on April 10th to chat about his new memoir Nevertheless. Find out more about his visit and how you can meet him here.
3. Doug Gilmour Announces Debut Book
For our sports fans, an exciting book announcement was made this week: NHL alumni and Hockey Hall of Famer, Doug Gilmour, will be releasing Killer: My Life in Hockey, his first book, in October 2017! Learn more about the book here.
4. Must-Read Historical Fiction About Incredible Women
Spring Break doesn’t have to end even if you’re back to school or work! Escape to other worlds and times with Bustle’s handy list of 9 Historical Fiction Books About Incredible Women (including Savvy Reader favourites The Orphan’s Tale and The Women in the Castle!). Which of these amazing books have you added to your 50 Book Pledge “Read” Shelf, readers?
5. Giveaway Alert: Step Into Spring With New Teen Reads
There’s just something about spring and contemporary teen reads that make our hearts sing! But what’s the fun of enjoying things by ourselves? Our friends at HCC Frenzy are giving away two sets of our most anticipated new spring reads (The Upside of Unrequited, Fireworks, and Ramona Blue) here. What are you waiting for? Adventure awaits!
So there you have it, Savvy Readers! Did I miss any big news? Be sure to share it with us in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!
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