Friday Five – Shark Week Edition

TGIF! It’s Shark Week! We’ve had so much fun admiring all your jaw-some posts and handing out amazing prizes all week long! Dive in and take a bite out of all our shark-tastic media wins from this week, paired with our favorite shark GIFs.

Song“Under The Sea” from The Little Mermaid

Instagram Crush@lisa_lostinlit

Movie – Jaws

PEOPLE Magazine featured a boatload of our #SRC2017 books, including The Captain’s Daughter by Meg Mitchell Moore, Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza and The Goddesses by Swan Huntley.

The New York Post pointed out a cool new trend: green book covers, featuring The People We Hate At The Wedding by Grant Ginder and The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor.

Southern Living Magazine selected the best new books of summer 2017  featuring #SRC2017 books Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty, One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor and more!

Metropolitan Luxe named It’s Always The Husband by Michele Campbell as one of the best summer reads this year.

Meg McGuire, author of Blinded by Hope, contributed a piece to Working Mother on how to identify the signs your child is struggling with bipolar disorder.

Finding My Badass Self by Sherry Stanfa-Stanley was featured on Sarah Scoop as 1 of 13 motivating books everyone should read.

Phyllis Piano, author of Love Reconsidered, wrote a guest post for Ms. Career Girl on 9 tips for being a powerhouse #girlboss.

Our Summer Reading Challenge is on 🔥FIRE🔥! Just take a look at our amazing July books.

Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club asked Kate Quinn, author of The Alice Network, for her summer reading list. Kate picked Goodnight From London by Jennifer Robson!

Lena Dunham sat down with Sour Heart author Jenny Zhang to discuss sharing immigrant stories, finding mentors, and her poetry. Sour Heart is being published by Lenny, an imprint of Random House that’s led by Lena Dunham. The Guardian also did an in-depth interview with Jenny Zhang about her inspiration and what it’s like having Lena as her “fairy godmother.”

Deep South Magazine featured our #SRC2017 book of the week, The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor, in their 2017 summer reading list.

W Magazine showed some love for Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave in their picks for 9 books by women to read this summer.

Huffington Post named Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki one of the must-read books of the summer.

BookBub selected Into The Water by Paula Hawkins, Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan and The Leavers by Lisa Ko as three of the buzziest books of the year.

Meg Mitchell Moore, author of The Captain’s Daughter, wrote a guest column for Signature Reads on the power of returning home and how it inspires her writing.


What an incredible week for BookSparks authors!