Hardbacks lead summer reading line-up

Publishers and booksellers are expecting this year’s summer reading to be driven by key hardback releases, contrasting sharply to the focus in recent years on paperback and backlist. Nearly all retailers contacted by The Bookseller heavily tipped two of the most hyped books of the year to top the summer charts: Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird follow-up Go Set a Watchman (Heinemann, 14th July) and David Lagercrantz’s continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, The Girl in the Spider’s Web (MacLehose Press, 27th August).  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
News tagged with: #harper lee #mockingbird follow- #14th july #david lagercrantz #stieg larsson #millennium trilogy #27th august

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Hardbacks lead summer reading line-up'


Cursed Child leads retailers’ summer reads

Booksellers are preparing for another blockbuster summer of sales, with a second successive year of “event publishing” shoring up the industry in the sunny season, and one retailer declaring “we feel like we are winning again”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #summer reads


The First Line Of Harry Potter And The Last Line: A Close Reading

Delve deeper into the series as we do a close reading of the first lines and last lines of each Harry Potter book in this iconic and magical series. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-11-15 11:37:59 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #harry potter


Summer Reading Challenge kicks off as one in three parents say reading slips in holidays

One in three parents say regular reading with their children slips in the summer holidays, according to a Reading Agency survey ahead of this year's Summer Reading Challenge. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-12 00:23:25 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #summer holidays


The Reading Agency receives £120,000 to evaluate Summer Reading Challenge

The Reading Agency is planning an evaluation of the Summer Reading Challenge after receiving an award of £120,000 from Arts Council England. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #reading agency


Summer Pages: Summer Reading Recommendations, From 6 Novelists Who Own Bookstores

The novelist Emma Straub at her store, Books Are Magic, in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2017-05-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #cobble hill


Reading Agency reveals Summer Reading fall

The number of children in the UK who took part in The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge this year was down 2.8% on last year’s figure. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #reading agency


Sunday Reading: Summer Fiction

From The New Yorker’s archive: short stories by Zadie Smith, Jennifer Egan, and Stephen King. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2020-08-30 10:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #short stories #stephen king #jennifer egan #zadie smith #summer fiction #sunday reading


Hardback sales spike across summer

Since bookshops began reopening in the UK on 15th June, hardback sales have soared against the same period in 2019. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-17 11:10:07 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #hardback


Sunday Reading: Summer Fiction

From The New Yorker’s archive: short stories by Zadie Smith, Jennifer Egan, and Stephen King. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2020-08-16 10:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #short stories #stephen king #jennifer egan #zadie smith #summer fiction #sunday reading


Why CEOS need to read poetry—yes, poetry—to lead in the post-COVID world

Leaders will need to be resilient, open-minded, and creative. Poetry can show them the way. “I would like to beg you, dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-07-28 03:00:09 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #books written #foreign language #post-covid world


An American History Summer Reading List

If you're looking for a summer reading list that highlights American history, including political upheavals and Native American stories, we got you. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-07-20 10:32:42 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #reading list


One critic’s summer reading list: From a scandalous memoir to obscure literary journalism

Michael Dirda is taking a vacation next month, and he’s already getting his to-be-read pile in order. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-07-01 16:17:23 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #memoir #to-be-read pile


Summer 2020 YA Books: Your Reading List Is Hot, Hot, Hot

Grab your TBR lists. This year's roundup of Summer 2020 YA books is hot, hot, hot. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-29 10:32:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #reading list


Megha Majumdar’s ‘A Burning’ is blazing up the bestseller list and emerging as the must-read novel of the summer

The story rages along, bright and scalding, illuminating three intertwined lives in contemporary India. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-06-15 05:29:42 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bestseller list #megha majumdar


Coronavirus Impact: Scholastic Adjusts Its Summer Reading Program

As much as 30 percent of typical annual reading gains may not be carried into schoolwork in the autumn, says an NWEA report, as the COVID-19 pandemic affects US education. The post Coronavirus Impact: Scholastic Adjusts Its Summer Reading Program appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-06-08 12:33:09 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #scholastic #coronavirus impact


What Makes a Good Summer Reading Program?

We're talking to library staff about how libraries are working to plan for summer reading programs despite the limitations caused by a global pandemic. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-08 10:33:48 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #libraries #global pandemic #library staff


The 20 Books to read this summer

A look at the novels and nonfiction that can transport you to faraway places ? without ever leaving home. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-28 13:34:57 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #faraway places


Five new books for your teenager’s summer reading pile

Is your teen looking for some great new reading? Here are some standout choices. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-27 12:59:13 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with:


Summer reading has a fraught history. But if there was ever a time to delight in escapism, it’s now.

As soon as people discovered the pleasures of a diverting novel, some starchy scold swooped in to make them feel bad. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-27 12:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #fraught history #summer reading