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James Comey Makes Book

A Higher Loyalty is outselling Fire and Fury and Hillary Clinton’s What Happened by 3:1 and 2:1 margins. The Handmaid’s Tale gets focused attention and Esquire interviews Pulitzer Prize-winner Andrew Sean Greer.

Lists—and More Lists | Book Pulse

More reading lists are out (on a wide range of topics) just as the GQ list makes more noise. Chasing Hillary by Amy Chozick and Jack Tapper’s The Hellfire Club get notable attention. The trailer for Crazy Rich Asians, based on the book by Kevin Kwan sells more copies. And EW offers a Westworld reading list.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

Shattered Mirror by Iris Johansen leads holds this week. Entertainment Weekly lists summer movies, many are related to books. HBO releases a teaser trailer for their adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects.

Authors of Consequence | Book Pulse

Two sources list some of the world’s most influential authors. A handful of award shortlists and finalists appear. The Hunger Games series turns 10, with new covers.

New to the Best Seller Lists | Book Pulse

Circe by Madeline Miller tops the fiction NYT bestsellers list while The Thief: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward does the same on the USA Today list. The Jurassic World trailer is trending and James Comey continues his book blitz.

Genre News | Book Pulse

James Cameron is hosting a documentary series on sf. Jacqueline Carey is retelling Kushiel’s Dart through the eyes of the character Joscelin Verreuil. LitHub interviews book critic Ron Charles (who sounds like a librarian) while librarian Nancy Pearl interviews Luis Alberto Urrea, The House of Broken Angels

The Pulitzer Prizes | Book Pulse

The Pulitzer Prizes are announced and the reviews for James Comey continue to roll in. Susan Orlean’s next book will be about the 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire and W.W. Norton begins a new imprint for young readers.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

James Comey’s A Higher Loyalty leads the hold count this week, and will dominate book coverage all week long as more interviews air. In other news reports are out on the London Book fair, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is costing $68 million to stage on Broadway, and sf author Ann Leckie is writing a fantasy novel.

Comey Has Landed | Book Pulse

James Comey’s book breaks big–and early. The shortlist for the Man Booker International Prize has been announced and the May LibraryReads list is out, with Furyborn by Claire Legrand leading the way. Crime fiction is now the UK’s bestselling genre.

New to the Best Seller Lists | Book Pulse

I’ve Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark swamps the bestseller lists. Jesmyn Ward considers The Great Gatsby. James Comey week (month) is about to begin, and Michael Wolff has more to say.