Happy almost-December, Savvy Readers! How is your 50 Book Pledge going? In case you’re prioritizing reading over internet time, we’ve rounded up this week’s bookish news, links, and photos all in this handy post so you don’t have to! Just keep reading to get caught up.
1. 13 Christmas Romance Novels to Read this Holiday Season
It’s not December without a bit of holiday romance! If you’ve already watched movies like The Christmas Prince and The Princess Switch and you’re looking for a holiday movie in book form, check out EW’s list of 13 Christmas romance novels to warm your heart! We absolutely LOVED The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan, Christmas Camp by Karen Schaler, and Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis! Read the full list here.
2. What Data Can Tell Us About New York Times Bestsellers
Publishing is endlessly fascinating. What makes a book a bestseller? How many books get onto the New York Times bestseller list only to drop off in the next few weeks? What percentage of NYT bestsellers on the fiction list were literary fiction? A data scientist recently looked at the stats and shared his findings here. Were you surprised by anything he found?
3. Margaret Atwood Announces The Handmaid’s Tale Sequel
Image via: Quill and Quire
Wow! Last week, the big news in #CanLit was Esi Edugyan‘s historic Giller Prize win; this week, Margaret Atwood announced that she is writing a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale and that it will be published in fall 2019! Quill & Quire shares details of the announcement here.
4. Angie Thomas Announces Canadian Tour Dates for On the Come Up!
We will NEVER get tired of talking about Angie Thomas and our love for The Hate U Give. If, like us, you’ve been counting down the days until her next book, On the Come Up, comes out, we have some amazing news for you! This week Angie made a special announcement: Canadian tour stops for her On the Come Up book tour. Click here to see Angie deliver the news herself!
5. Colin the #HCCElf is Back NEXT WEEK!
To bring some extra holiday cheer, Colin the #HCCElf will return next week! Starting on Monday December 3rd (mark your calendars!), Colin will be celebrating 12 days of gift giving and sharing gift ideas. Learn more about Colin the HCC Elf here and make sure to follow along on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook using #HCCElf!
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