My week in books is a feature where I share things I’ve found interesting from the past week that concern books, literature and all things book blogging.
Natalie over at Natflix&Books mentioned last week that she’d acquired the new Sarra Manning novel, Adorkable, which sent me on a spiral remembering how much I loved Manning’s Diary of a Crush columns, which were printed in J17 magazine when I was a young teenager. I already follow Manning on Twitter, so I went looking for her website, and had a great time reading about her writing. Ahh, memory lane.
With Catching Fire out this week (still haven’t seen it, boo), here‘s a post from Gotcha Movies about 13 Young Adult Adaptations to Look Out For. Some of these look good, others I’m apprehensive about in case they spoil books I love (anything by Maggie Stiefvater).
Flavorwire has a piece here about 10 Great Books Contemporary Culture has forgotten, which is full of authors and books I’ve never heard of.
Book Riot has a really interesting piece here about the problem with gendered reading. I’m a big advocate of getting kids reading, and there’s a particular problem with getting young boys into books.
Hopefully that problem will be given a good kick with the selection of books for World Book Night 2014 UK and Ireland, which you can see here (a selection are also pictured below). In an effort to reach more non-readers, there are a bunch of quick reads on the list, and books chosen to specifically appeal to males (Robert Muchamore’s The Recruit is a brilliant choice). You can also sign up to be a book giver on the night – I’m off to go do my application.
If you’ve seen anything interesting this week, share it in the comments.
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I have never read a Sara Manning book but she gets bonus points for book title! Adorkable, I love it! World Book Night, hmmhh, I need to go check that link :O
Diary of a Crush was amazing, and I've loved Manning since then. She writes great teen novels that “speak” to young British girls.
I'm really excited about World Book Night!