SEPTEMBER BOOK CLUB PICKS

Happy weekend, book lovers! This week’s The Pulse inadvertently took a bit of a royal turn in light of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing last week, but it’s amazing to see how much of an impact she (as well as the royals) have on the world. What’s more, we have a special selection of recently released books that revolve around the British monarchy, and they’re chockfull of gossip and insight! Don’t fret, though, here and there some other news may pop up that doesn’t revolve around the royals. So, sit tight and enjoy this special edition of The Pulse.

STANDOUT READS BOOKTRIB’S DISCUSSING

The Royal Family’s Book Recommendations: “Here are some of the titles that the members of the Royal Family would suggest as one of your next reads.”

Do You Take This Man? by Denise Williams: “A specific type of enemies-to-lovers romance — a steamy one with lots of baggage.”

The Last Keeper by J.V. Hilliard: “Is not only the perfect read for fantasy fans waiting for their favorite authors to pen the next entries in other series, but a great novel in its own right.”

NEWS FROM THE BOOK WORLD

According to The Bookseller, the book industry is continuing to respond to the Queen’s death with major publishers delaying announcements and events being postponed. A number of planned events have already been cancelled, including the Polari Prize shortlist showcase. Book trade responds to Queen’s death with major publishers delaying announcements. A spokesperson for Pan Macmillan said they are holding back any new major announcements out of respect during this time. The same goes for quite a few other publishers. That being said, there’s speculation that we can expect many books about the Queen to be announced in the coming weeks.

In books-to-screen news, the hit Netflix show, The Crown, has suspended production on Friday in honor of the Queen’s death, according to Variety. The series is currently in the middle of shooting its sixth and supposedly final season. In other book adaptation news, R.O. Kwon’s The Incendiaries is headed to the small screen, Deadline reported.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES WORTHY OF NOTE

The 2022 Kirkus Prize: Young Readers’ Finalists have been announced! Congratulations to Betina Birkjær, Jacqueline Woodson, Niki Smith, Anne Ursu, Harmony Becker, and Rimma Onoseta.

It’s been announced that Art Spiegelman will receive the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation.

The winners of the Anthony Awards, given annually to works of mystery and crime literature, were announced Saturday, with S.A. Cosby, Mia P. Manansala, and Jess Lourey among the authors honored with the prizes.

MORE BOOKS THE MEDIA’S BUZZING ABOUT

Andrew Morton, who is known for his biographies of British royals, will tell the story of the life of Queen Elizabeth II in a new biography titled, The Queen: Her Life.

A memoir by John Stamos, titled If You Would Have Told Me, is coming in fall 2023.

INTERESTING EXTRAS

According to The Times, a British news outlet, Prince Harry’s memoir which we reported last week was being delayed could mean new chapters! Considering that as well as the revisions Meghan Markle is making to her podcast, we can only imagine what juicy gossip they’re going to share with the masses.

SATISFY YOUR THIRST FOR ALL THINGS ROYAL

It’s no secret that the British monarchy has a significant impact on the lives of people across the world. We hate to love them, and we love to hate them. And while many may say they don’t care for the royals, the truth is the Mountbatten-Windsors do have extreme influence. Even the publishing industry is not immune. So, for anyone who needs a dose of royal drama, here are 5 recently released books you may want to check out:

               

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