Fist of all, happy #Diverseathon!
The books I’m hoping to tackle are:
- Signs Preceding the End of the World, as well as some of the others I listed on my impromptu book haul
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, because I’m trying to read the classics
- Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
- Now that I’m back at university, I’m also going to attempt to raid the library in search of more diverse reads!
- (Also please rec me, I’m always on the lookout for more!)
Onto the news! New bookstores and booksellers are encouraged to join the Booksellers Network. Recently set up by the Booksellers Association, HarperCollins, NetGalley and ‘The Bookseller’, this will hopefully provide career advice as well as a fun way to meet other booksellers! There will be a meetup in London, as well as somewhere else – to be decided.
Jilly Cooper’s Rutshire Chronicles is being made into a TV series. ITV have purchased the rights to 9/10 of the novels. If you want something a bit saucy, this might be a fun series for you to check out. (And I can hear my Mum screaming with joy already!)