Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, the official start of Summer is right around the corner – a time to catch up on missed readings and discover new ones. Whether you open a book on a sunny beach, or prefer staying up late while glued to a page-turner, many people tend to look forward to leisurely summer reading. To help you navigate this season’s hottest reads, literary website Goodreads.com’s recommendation engine analyzed over 20 billion data points to find the new and upcoming books its members love right now. Here are 23 of the season’s highest rated books that you’re likely to see at the beach a lot this summer.
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Few things are original in Hollywood, and that’s totally fine. Some of this year’s most anticipated movies are based on acclaimed books. So before “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” or “Murder on the Orient Express” hit theaters this year, be sure to read the book so you know what everyone’s talking about. Just note that new movie release dates tend to be added or shuffled around throughout the year, so some of the dates here might change. Here are 25 book-to-movie adaptations that are coming out this year.
The majority of us to could stand to read more, but we tend to make excuses for not cracking open a book: “I’m so busy,” or “I’m binge-watching ‘Stranger Things,'” or “I don’t know which book to read.” If you fall into the last category, Amazon’s book editors recently compiled a list of 100 books everyone should read in their lifetime. Titles range from children’s books, to recent best sellers, to the classics, so there really is a book for everyone. So for anything who’s looking to add some more books to their bookshelf, here are the top 30 books Amazon recommends everyone should read, along with a link to the full list at the end.
Some of the most beloved movies ever were based on books. But just because we loved them doesn’t mean the original author did. Some of the writers on this list believe the film adaptation of their work ruined their book. A few even cried when they saw the film version of their work. Either the movie missed the tone of the novel, destroyed the ending, or was miscast – at least in the eyes of its author. Check out these controversial film adaptations and exactly what the author thought about the cinematic translation of their work.
Publisher Scholastic said Wednesday that the book script to the London stage production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two sold more than 2 million print copies in North America in its first two days of sales. Although that number falls short of the 8.3 million copies sold within the first 24… View Article
Barnes & Noble announced last Thursday it plans to open four new concept stores featuring attached restaurants that serve a full menu, as well as beer and wine, by the end of the year. The strategy comes as the 640-location bookseller looks to revive sales growth in light of increasing competition from Amazon. According to Bloomberg, “the… View Article
On Tuesday Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos confirmed the company’s plans to open more brick-and-mortar retail stores and expand Amazon Prime member benefits during the company’s annual shareholder meeting. While still primarily an online retailer, Bezos promised shareholders that Amazon is “definitely going to open additional stores,” but specific details of the expansion remain unclear, including… View Article
Freddie Prinze Jr. was only six months into culinary school when he booked his first acting gig resulting in the actor abandoning his dreams of opening a restaurant to becoming one of the biggest teen heart throbs in the 1990’s. As you may remember, Freddie Prinze. Jr. starred in the likes of I Know What… View Article
The world was shocked on Saturday night when the family of Jackie Collins announced she had passed away in Beverly Hills at the age of 77. Known for her risque and over the top novels that portrayed the sexy side of living in Hollywood, Jackie was beloved by legions of fans for the novels she… View Article
LeVar Burton’s hit show ‘Reading Rainbow’ is making its way to Netflix on August 1st! The first of many new shows making their debut, ‘Reading Rainbow’ is beloved by both children and adults alike for its sense of humor, bringing books to life and of course our favorite song…”Butterfly in the sky…I can go twice… View Article
We made it! The sun is out. School is out. And so are our pale, untoned limbs. Knees and shoulders float uncovered through the city, starved of warmth and begging for the first sunburn of the season. All hail the month of June. A month of no complaining—until the heat kicks in. Soon we’ll be… View Article
If you loved “The Lorax” and Jim Carrey’s “Grinch” on the big screen, then you’ll love the latest animated series coming to Netflix. Ellen DeGeneres is executive producing an animated “Green Eggs and Ham” TV show for the video streaming service, based on the Dr. Seuss book first published in 1960.Variety reports a 13-episode series… View Article