Friday Five – Birthday Edition

Happy 8th birthday BookSparks! All week long we’ve been celebrating eight magical years of books. And the party’s not over yet! Join us as we celebrate our big media wins from this week paired with our favorite birthday GIFs.

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Movie – Sixteen Candles

The TODAY Show’s 17 summer beach reads you won’t want to put down featured It’s Always The Husband by Michele Campbell, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Goddesses by Swan Huntley and more!

PEOPLE Magazine featured The Regulars by Georgia Clark and previous #BookSparksBookClub read Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt.

Hazel Gaynor, author of The Cottingley Secret, shared the story of how a fascinating fairy hoax captivated Britain in the early 1900’s with Time.

Bookstr’s round-up of suspenseful thrillers featured Proof by C.E. Tobisman, Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker, Venetian Blood by Christine Evelyn Volker and more!

The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan was highlighted in The Chicago Tribune.

This Is Not The End by Chandler Baker was picked as one of the most anticipated August YA reads by Barnes & Noble.

Hello Giggles featured Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang and This Is Not The End by Chandler Baker in their August reading round-up.

Brit + Co showcased Wendy Darling by Colleen Oakes, The End of Oz by Danielle PaigeThis Is Not The End by Chandler Baker as this summer’s best YA books.

YourTango’s steamy romances to read this summer included Worth the Wait by Lori Foster, The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter, Among The Survivors by Ann Z. Leventhal and more!

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Our Summer Reading Challenge is on 🔥FIRE🔥! Just take a look at our HOT August reads.

US Weekly showed some love for Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza.

W Magazine sat down with author Danya Kukafa to talk about the inspiration behind her debut novel, Girl in Snow.

InStyle selected Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka and Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang in their August 2017 book recommendations.

Real Simple picked Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang as 1 of the best new books to read this month. 

Southern Living featured Into the Water by Paula Hawkins, Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang and The Leavers by Lisa Ko in their summer reading round-up. Southern Living also named #SRC2017 book Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka one of the best new fall books of 2017.

Read It Forward’s best books of July included The Goddesses by Swan HuntleyFitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza,  and Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave.

Refinery29 named Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave and The Goddesses by Swan Huntley as 2 of July’s best summer reads.

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What an incredible week for BookSparks authors!