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Bookish News: 19 September 2016

Hi, book dragons! Here we are in our second full week of September welcoming in so many new, amazing releases! I hope this month is going well for you. Alas, I have fallen behind quite a lot in my reading goals and pace. ANYWHO – onto the news!

This week’s releases:

ICYMI here’s some of what happened last week

  • Jennifer E. Smith announced a new 2017 release

Best-selling author Jennifer E. Smith is publishing Windfall in May of 2017. The official date is said to be May 2. Entertainment Weekly helped the author make this announcement with a cover reveal as well as an excerpt. Click here to read the article.

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Synopsis: Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.

As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined . . . and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.

  • Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey, and Reese Witherspoon are part of the Wrinkle in Time cast

Director Ava DuVernay made the announcement earlier this week on Twitter of these new cast members. DuVernay also directed Selma among other films.

  • Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda movie has a director

Greg Berlanti will be directing the Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens movie. The novel by Becky Albertalli was published in 2015 and made quite the splash. Berlanti’s other works include Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl. Read the full article on Entertainment Weekly here.

  • Throne of Glass is set to release on Hulu

Sarah J. Maas’s bestselling Throne of Glass series is set to be turned into a tv series on Hulu. The producer is Mark Gordon Company and is going to be directed by  Anna Foerster. Read the full article here.

See anything you love? I hope you had fun reading this!

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂

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