Friday Five – Holiday Edition

TGIF! From the BookSparks family to yours, we wish you a happy holiday season! This week’s big media wins are paired with our favorite holiday GIFs.

The TODAY Show’s book gift guide has books for everyone on your list! Featuring: The Santa Thief by Alane Adams, The Rift Frequency by Amy S. Foster, One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake, Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige, The Infinite Now by Mindy Tarquini London, Can You Wait? by Jacquelyn Middleton The Other New Girl by LB Gschwandtner and Women Within by Anne Leigh Parrish.

Flying home for the holidays? PopSugar has 8 great reads to read on the plane while you’re traveling, including Flood by Melissa Scholes Young, Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land, London, Can You Wait? by Jacquelyn Middleton and Our Grand Finale by Laraine Denny Burrell.

The Elizas by Sara Shepard and The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah were showcased in Bustle’s most anticipated books of 2018.

Entertaintment Weekly selected #SRC2017 books The Leavers by Lisa Ko and Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang as 2 of the best debut novels of 2017. The Leavers by Lisa Ko also got some love from BookBub, which named it a breakthrough book of 2017.

Actress Gabrielle Union recommend Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty in The New York Times.

Carol E. Anderson, author of You Can’t Buy Love Like That, shared 5 things she learned from growing up gay in the ’60s with PopSugar.

Bookish selected Hazel Gaynor (The Cottingley Secret) as one of their favorite author essays of 2017.

Congrats to I’m The One Who Got Away by Andrea Jarrell and Expecting Sunshine by Alexis Marie Chute which were both named to Kirkus Reviews’ best indie books of the year.

The Midnights by Sarah Nicole Smetana was given a shout-out on BookRiot’s Hey YA podcast.

Jordan D’Amico’s YA Gift Guide featured This is Not the End by Chandler Baker, One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake, A Dangerous Year by Kes Trester, The Rift Frequency by Amy S. Foster, and I Like You Like This by Heather Cumiskey.

Jacquelyn Middleton, author of London, Can You Wait?, shared how her anxiety inspired her books with Women Writers, Women[‘s] Books.

Ms. Career Girl has all of the feminist reads you need, including In the Game by Peggy GarrityWomen Within by Anne Leigh Parrish, Swearing Off Stars by Danielle Wong and Ocean’s Fire by Stacey Tucker.

Flood by Melissa Scholes Young was featured on Bloom, LitHub and Fiction Writers Review. 

Lost in the Reflecting Pool by Diane Pomerantz was featured in HelloGiggles picks for best reads for your mother-in-law.

Motherhood Reimagined author Sarah Kowalski shared her thoughts on motherhood with Scary Mommy.


What an incredible week for our BookSparks authors! 

2017-12-21T14:18:01+00:00December 21st, 2017|Friday Five!|

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