Happy Saturday, book friends! It’s been another long week as we round out the semester at the university where I work, but the end is in sight. You can feel people prepping to shift into late December holiday mode. I feel like those same vibes are a little bit there in the book world, too.
This week in Book News Corner, I’ve got a little sampling of book news greatest hits — adaptation news, big celebrity memoir announcements, and reading challenges for the new year. Let’s dive in!
(Full disclosure: This post uses Bookshop.org affiliate links, which help support my work).
First Look at Daisy Jones & The Six TV Adaptation
On December 6th, Vanity Fair published an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming TV adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s wildly popular Daisy Jones & The Six. The series has officially wrapped filming and is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on March 3rd, 2023.
I still haven’t read this book given that stories about music and muscisions aren’t really my jam, but I had a feeling this news would be of interest to some of my readers and I didn’t want you to miss it!
(Source: Email from Reese’s Book Club on 12/6/22).
Elliot Page Wrote a Memoir — And It Comes Out Next Year
Flatiron Books has revelead the cover for actor Elliot Page’s upcoming memoir, Pageboy. Along with the cover image, Flatiron’s post on Instagram shares that the memoir will feature “intimate interrogations on gender, love, mental health, relationships, and Hollywood.”
I’ve only loosely followed Page’s career and public life, but I’m nevertheless always excited to see a new celebrity memoir from someone who has led an interesting public life. This memoir sounds like it will be vulnerable and honest, and if we can trust marketing copy (we can’t) Page will also demonstrate his “uncommon literary talent.”
Pageboy is set to release on June 6th, 2023 and is available for preorder now. Here’s hoping that Elliot Page will narrate the audiobook!
(Source: Book Riot News newsletter)
Read Harder 2023 Challenge Announced
2023’s reading challenges are coming! As we round out the year and set goals, there’s no lack of places to turn to help us set ambitious reading goals for the new year. Personally, failing at Book Riot’s Read Harder challenge is an annual tradition. I love having the list as a reminder to read outside my comfort zone and diversify my reading, almost as much as I love stubbornly refusing to complete the tasks that don’t interest me.
This year’s list has some interesting new prompts and some old favorites, including reading a cookbook cover to cover and checking out a book with less than 500 ratings on Goodreads. For the full list, including a printable PDF, check out the announcement post.
(Source: Book Riot)
2022 Goodreads Choice Awards Results are In
In case you missed it, Goodreads has published the results of their annual book popularity contest.
This year, I’ve read several of the winners for my favorite genres, which is frankly surprising because normally that is not the case. I wrote about the winners in these categories earlier this week if you want to dig in a bit with me.
(Source: Goodreads homepage)
That’s all for this week’s book news. We’ve got a few more weeks of every outlet posting the best books of 2022 before we pack it up and head to our yoga mats for 30 Days of Yoga with Adriene. At least, that’s how I choose to start my year!
Hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s book news corner! I’ll see you here next Saturday for more of what’s happening out there in the world of books.
Don’t miss the latest book news with a side of commentary! Follow here, on Medium, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Mastadon. You can also support us by joining Medium using this referral link or checking out the support page.
4 thoughts on “Book News Corner Issue 5”
Thanks for the info on Daisy Jones, I’ll be watching that for sure. I am also interested in the Elliott page memoir. Thanks for sharing
Thank you for reading! Hope you enjoy the show!
I checked the Goodreads winners and I have read 3 of them, which is about normal for me. I looked at the Read Harder list, and it is definitely not a challenge for me. I might try the PopSugar challenge again next year, but we shall see.
There are so many challenges to choose from! I haven’t fully decided on what I’m doing yet either