Bookmarks: May 31

Can you believe the end of May is here, Savvy Readers?! Tomorrow is June 1st, and we’re excited to be going into the weekend (and summer!) with all of the amazing book news that is out in the world today:

1. Jonathan Van Ness reveals the cover for Over the Top!

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In case you missed it, Jonathan Van Ness (grooming and self-care expert on Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye) revealed the cover for his upcoming memoir Over the Top. The book uncovers the pain and passion it took for Jonathan to become who he is today. It goes on sale September 24th, but you can pre-order it now. Click here to see the cover reveal!

2. HCC Fan Choice Winner is… The One!

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Readers voted for their favourite spring reads over on HarperCollins Canada’s Facebook page earlier this week. The Gown by Jennifer Robson, The Huntress by Kate Quinn, and On The Come Up by Angie Thomas were the runners up, but The One took the #1 place and became the HCC Fan Choice pick of Spring 2019! So, you know what that means… Click here to enter to win a copy!

3. Celebrating the life of Judith Kerr
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With great sadness, HarperCollins UK announced that British children’s book author and illustrator, Judith Kerr, died at 95. Author and illustrator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, Mog the Forgetful Cat, Kerr was named Illustrator of the Year at the British Book Awards just a few weeks ago. Read more here.

4. 50 New Books of Summer 2019 via Bustle

Bustle Books has published a list of 50 new books to read by the pool, in the park, and/or on the beach this summer—and we couldn’t agree more with some of these amazing picks! We suggest: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo, The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins, Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin… and checking out the full list for yourself!

5. Start reading the new thriller from Kimberly Belle!

HarperCollins Canada shared an excerpt of Dear Wife this week and we can’t get enough!!! Kimberly Belle, author of The Marriage Lie and Three Days Missing (two of our favourite thrillers!), has written a riveting new novel about a woman who, in a fight for survival, has to decide just how far she’ll go to escape the person she once loved. Start reading (and enter to win a copy!) now!

6. Sarah Dessen YA Novels optioned by Netflix!

Netflix is stocking up on YA material (and can we blame them? Dumplin’ and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before were AH-MAZING), and they’ve just scooped up the rights for three novels from bestselling author Sarah Dessen. And I’m going to use this moment to remind you that there’s a new Dessen book coming out: The Rest of the Story goes on sale this Tuesday! Read more about the Netflix news here.

Did we miss anything, Savvy Readers? What was your favourite bookish news of the week? Tell us on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments below!

Happy weekend reading!

Ashley

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