Christa here, filling in for Ardo for this week’s Thursday Book Beat. There was a lot of book news this week so let’s dive right in.
The legendary creator was 86 years old. The Clifford books have sold millions of copies in 13 language and have inspired children everywhere to ask their parents for a puppy. A movie version is set to release in 2016.
Hannah Hart, Grace Helbig, and Zoellla are only the beginning. YouTubers of all stripes are adding “published author” to their resume. Simon & Schuster have even launched an entire imprint for these creators. So far these books have seen record sales, but also huge controversies. What else is on the horizon?
J.K Rowling’s current ongoing mystery series (written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith) is being adapted by the BBC. No word yet on release date and casting.
Seriously, just stop. (Maybe you need these six hacks?)
Did you love the snippets of Cath’s Baz and Simon fanfiction in Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl? Then you’re in luck! 2015 will see the release of her newest Young Adult Carry On, the full story of Baz and Simon.
Where are the Boy Books? You’re Buying Them
Every now and again a new article will pop up about all the ways Young Adult books are destroying literature. And sometimes that arguments hinges on the lack of “books for boys.” Book Riot takes a look at the actual bestseller list and breaks down that argument.
The Mary Sue referred to Judy Blume as an “ovary whisperer” and I can think of no better description. In the Unlikely Event will be Blume’s first adult novel in 15 years and I have already preordered my copy.
Which book is “the one book to break barriers”?