New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

The new bestsellers arrive, as do plenty of new summer reading picks. More appreciations for Philip Roth are out, including reading guides. Tana French announces her new book and George R.R. Martin has another film project in the works.

Philip Roth Has Died | Book Pulse

Philip Roth has died. Olga Tokarczuk wins the Man Booker International Prize for Flights, translated by Jennifer Croft. Reese Witherspoon starts an audio bookclub with Audible. John Grisham announces his newest book, The Reckoning.

Bill Gates’s Summer Reading Picks | Book Pulse

Bill Gates issues his summer reading list (with dogs). Stephen King gets even more reviews. The Christian Science Monitor writes about diversity in the fantasy genre. The Man Booker International Prize will be announced today and PBS’s The Great American Read begins tonight.

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

The Outsider by Stephen King leads holds this week and King posts a new short story online. N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky wins the Nebula Award. Jane Fonda still has enough buzz-power to boost Anne Lamott’s Traveling Mercies.

Marking May’s Celebrations | Wyatt’s World

May marks Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, and Older Americans Month. While there are many ways to celebrate, reading is always an optimal choice. Here are five novels to share with patrons.

Summer Reading | Book Pulse

Summer readings list are starting to appear. Janet Maslin picks 17 page-turners for The New York Times. The L.A. Timeshas an interview with Elena Ferrante. In the spirit of the Royal Wedding, there are a number of pieces about wedding books. There is plenty more to watch with four book-related movie and TV shows debuting this weekend.

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews leads the bestseller lists today. RT Book Reviews is closing down. Yet another Stephen King work is getting adapted and Sarah J. Maas is writing a fantasy series for adults.

Honoring the Work of Tom Wolfe | Book Pulse

The literary world remembers Tom Wolfe. New pages from Anne Frank’s diary are revealed. Three Percent announces the Best Translated Book Awards finalists in fiction and poetry and the the O. Henry Prize stories are out.

Three Books Make Waves | Book Pulse

Old media and new give three books a boost. Dave Itzkoff’s Robin , The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll, and Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War by Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple also gather attention.

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

The Cast by Danielle Steel leads holds this week. The Guardian interviews both Jesmyn Ward and Michael Chabon. Little Womengets buzzy and a trailer is out for an upcoming documentary on Ursula K. Le Guin.