Hello, book lovers! Moving into April, readers are buzzing with anticipation of new releases from beloved writers like Jhumpa Lahiri and Amanda Gorman, as well as forthcoming screen adaptations of favorite reads like Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy and an entire lineup of Harlan Coben’s work. Now that we’ve whet your appetite, enjoy this exciting mix of stories from the book world.

Amanda Gorman’s Youngest Fans Celebrate the Poet and The Hill We Climb: The inaugural poem “featuring a forward by Oprah Winfrey” is now available, and America’s youth have shown Gorman their love and adoration. — LA Times

George R. R. Martin Signs Epic Five Year Deal With HBO: Fans awaiting The Winds of Winter, the penultimate book in Martin’s Game of Thrones series, may find themselves waiting even longer as the author embarks on a series of new projects. — The Guardian

Which Harlan Coben Novel Will Be the Next Netflix Hit?: After a 2018 deal with Netflix, many of Coben’s works have already begun streaming; here’s a look at all current and future shows. — What’s on Netflix

Complex Debut Reveals the Criminal Underbelly of Beautiful Barbados: How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones, a Good Morning America Book Club pick, “tells a compelling story of poverty, crime, race and social order” in the 1980s. — BookTrib

Jhumpa Lahiri’s Whereabouts Among These 25 Exciting New Releases: Rain or shine, “April is bringing a boatload of must-read new books in every single genre you can imagine.” — PopSugar

Elizabeth Acevedo, Poet and YA Author, Says “People Read Like They Eat”: Acevedo, author of Clap When You Land, shares her favorite books, authors and discusses her reading habits for NYT’s By the Book feature. — The New York Times

Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone Is on Its Way to Netflix April 23: Here’s a closer look at what’s in store for the television adaptation of Bardugo’s epic fantasy series. — EW

Helen Oyeyemi, “The Queen of Fractured Fairy Tales,” Defies Categorization: From her debut novel The Icarus Girl to her new release Peaces, Helen Shaw examines Oyeyemi and her magically unsettling stories. — Vulture

6 Summer Thrillers to Keep You Glued to Your (Beach) Chair: With beach days on the horizon, these reads will be entertaining companions while you soak up some sun. — BookTrib

When it Comes to Pam Jenoff, There Is Never Too Much WWII Fiction: Jenoff has “such a keen eye for research that her books all but burst with originality,” and The Woman With the Blue Star is no exception. — Shelf Awareness

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