BOOK NEWS: Your weekly roundup of interesting book related news!

by |November 30, 2018

Scroll down for a quick roundup of the latest news, fun tidbits and otherwise interesting book related events that have transpired recently …


Netflix announces a sequel for To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

After the huge success of their film adaptation of Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve loved Before, Netflix has announced that they are developing a follow up film based on the second book in the popular YA series, P.S. I Still Love You.

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Roald Dahl TV Show announced

Netflix has announced plans to adapt Roald Dahl’s books into an animated TV show. The news was announced on twitter with a promotional video ( see below)

Sally Rooney wins two awards in one week!

Author Sally Rooney has won the 2018 Irish Book Award for Novel of the Year as well picking up the Wasterstone’s Book of the Year Award for her novel, Normal People


Jimmy Barnes with ARIA for Working Class Boy Documentary

Jimmy Barnes has won the ARIA award for best soundtrack of the year for his Documentary Working Class Boy – based on his bestelling memoir of the same name.

Staunch Book Prize

Jock Serong has won the inaugural Staunch Book Prize fir his novel On the Java Ridge. The Staunch Book Prize is a new UK based award for books which do not include any instances of violent against women.

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Daphne Du Maurier’s beloved novel, Rebecca, to be adapted for the screen

Lily James and Armie Hammer have been cast to star in a new film adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca. First adapted by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940, the new adaptation is being produced by Netflix and will be directed by Ben Wheatly.

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Eric Bana cast in lead role for The Dry

Eric Bana has been cast in the lead role of Aaron Falk in the upcoming film adaptation of The Dry by Jane Harper!

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Margaret Atwood announced sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale

Margaret Atwood has announced a new book, The Testaments, which will be a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale

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The Costa Book Awards announce Shortlist

Normal People by Sally Rooney, The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker are amongst the titles shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Book Awards.

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Bestsellers of the Week

1. The Land Before Avocado by Richard Glover 

2. Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales

3.  The Ice Monster by David Walliams 

4. Dear Santa by Samuel Johnson and Shaun Tan

5. Becoming by Michelle Obama 

6. Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi  

7. Modern Baking by Donna Hay 

8. The Barefoot Investor 2018 Update by Scott Pape

9. Babies and Toddlers by Kaz Cooke

10. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

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Sarah McDuling is Booktopia's Senior Content Producer and Editor of The Booktopian Blog. She has been in the bookselling game for almost a decade and a dedicated booklover since birth (potentially longer). At her happiest when reading a book, Sarah also enjoys talking/writing/tweeting about books. In her spare time, she often likes to buy a lot of books and take photographs of books. You can follow her on Twitter and Instragram @sarahmcduling

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