Friday, December 19, 2014

Book News You Can Use 12/19/14



Relax in Paradise Norman Bridwell.

The last of the Best of 2014 lists: Book Riot, Flavorwire (fiction and nonfiction), The Guardian (selected by authors), The O Magazine and Booklist.  BuzzFeed even did a Best of 2014 list of women authors.

Author Kalisha Buckhanon also list her favorite books of 2014.

A new Judy Bloom book is coming out in June!

Here are some African-American books to add to your TBR list in the new year.

PW also featured some recently released and upcoming African-American books for you to check out.  Which ones do you plan to check out?

Farai Chideya talks to Lalita Tademy about her new book, why she quit her job to write and how she got married at 55.  There's hope for me after all!

Ceiling has been found! David Oyelowo has joined the cast of the movie adaptation of Americanah!

Publishers Weekly talked to six book industry professionals on how important diversity is in the book industry.

This story claims that Wal-Mart is looking to buy the Nook brand from Barnes and Noble. YUCK.

A new kid's tablet will be coming out in March.

A new study shows that British public libraries should emulate coffee shops. Do they know that cost money, which is something British libraries haven't had in a while?

The Serial podcast is over.  Here are some true crime books and audiobooks to check out.  Anything Ann Rule is good!

There will be no book news for the next two weeks because of the holidays (duh). There will be a Mailbox Monday this Monday (the 22nd) and my Best of 2014 on the 26th.   Happy Holidays!

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