Friday Five – Elephant Edition
It’s FRIDAY! We are so excited for the weekend and can’t wait to kick back with a TON of new books. August 12 is #WorldElephantDay and we’ve paired our GIANT media wins from this week with our favorite elephant GIFs. All other animals are “irrelephant” 😉
Song – Pink Elephants on Parade
Instagram Crush – @booksfortheliving
Movie – Water for Elephants
Get your book horoscope in this list from PopSugar, featuring Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker, The Captain’s Daughter by Meg Mitchell Moore, Love Reconsidered by Phyllis Piano and more!
Andrea Jarrell’‘s I’m The One Who Got Away received a *starred* Kirkus Review, calling her book “a stunning series of recollections with a feminist slant.” Read the full review here.
Advocate shared an excerpt from Parent Deleted by Michelle Darné.
Bookish shared Christine Evelyn Volker‘s (Venetian Blood) picks for best international thrillers.
Sherry Stanfa Stanley, author of Finding My Badass Self, wrote an essay for First for Women. Midwest Book Review also called Finding My Badass Self a “uplifting, fun, quirky, and most of all, thought-provokingly powerful memoir.” Read the full review here.
Meg McGuire, author of Blinded by Hope, wrote about the courage it takes to write a deeply personal memoir on We Heart Writing.
Chandler Baker, author of This Is Not The End, was featured in Justine Magazine (pictured below).
Our Summer Reading Challenge is on 🔥FIRE🔥! Just take a look at our HOT August reads.
Working Mother featured a TON of #SRC2017 books including The Guineveres by Sarah Domet, The Goddesses by Swan Huntley, Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza and more!
Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang was picked by Entertainment Weekly’s must list (see below). Entertainment Weekly also named Sour Heart a must-read August book. And Harper’s Bazaar shared the love for Sour Heart in their August reading round-up.
The New York Post named Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka one of their must-read books.
Departures featured A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly as a perfect book to pack for end of summer trips.
BookBub picked Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica and Into The Water by Paula Hawkins as two must-read psychological thrillers. BookBub also named The Leavers by Lisa Ko a thought-provoking read.
Book Perfume sat down with author Laura Dave to talk writing, reading and her latest book, Hello, Sunshine.
What an incredible week for BookSparks authors!