Bookish Wrap-up

So, the Bibliofile’s subscription list is switching over to a once-weekly newsletter format. It’ll feature new content from The Bibliofile as well as catch you up on some recent bookish and #bookblogging news and posts! If you have any thoughts or feedback about the new format, feel free to reach out to me at Really hope you guys like it!

New from The Bibliofile

Book Review | A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman is a sweet, uplifting and surprisingly funny story about a grumpy old man called Ove. It was originally published in Swedish and has been around for a few years now, but finally got around to reading it this week. The plot is fairly predictable, but that doesn’t detract from it being a lovely and heartwarming book about goodness and principles in a cynical and often disappointing world.

Bookish News and #bookblogging

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin (author of Something Borrowed) came out this week (June 26) and being described as a suprisingly thoughtful book dealing with a variety of very current topics (see Shihtzus and Book Reviews or The Biblio Blond)

Any Man by actress-slash-activist Amber Tambyln¬†was also released this week (June 26), a novel examining rape culture. For her first novel, Tamblyn casts her protagonist as a female rapist. Reviews of the controversial book are looking good thus far — check out Jessicamap Reviews or the National Post.

Writing weekend, anyone? 10 Simple Steps to Hosting a Writing Weekend from LJHiggins

Beta Reading, some helpful tips from Radina on How to Be A Better Beta Reader

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi looks like it will be the first pick for Jimmy Fallon’s new book club. It’s a YA fantasy rooted in West African mythology that’s gotten fantastic reviews. (See Kyera’s Library or Miriam Shittu)

Reese Witherspoon, the de facto patron saint of book clubs of the moment, has a new book coming out September 18 called Whiskey in a Teacup.

The Woman in the Window movie adaption starring Amy Adams has a tentative release date! It’s October 4, 2019, according to the book’s author, AJ Finn

Harlan Ellison, a controversial but well-respected sci-fi writer passed away on Thursday (June 28).

Get It While It’s Hot

Uprooted (ebook) + Spinning Silver (pre-order) + Special Preorder Giveaway! | Naomi Novik is coming out with her newest novel Spinning Silver in a few weeks (I actually pre-ordered a signed copy last week!). If you pre-order, you can also get a special edition foil version of the dust cover for free.

Her previous novel Uprooted (my review here) is currently on sale as an e-book for $2.99 on Amazon.

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