This Week In Books

Take a Reading Personality Quiz: This Week in Books

What’s Your Reading Personality?

I can tch and roll my eyes at the very concept of personality quizzes all day long, but I will also compulsively take every single one I stumble upon. So I spared a moment for the reading personality quiz over at Modern Mrs. Darcy and got The Escapist. I don’t disagree. Take me away, dear book. What’d you get what’d you get?!

Well This is Pretty Cute–Babies Dressed in Potterwear

Maybe I’d have kids if it meant I could swaddle them in Harry Potter gear and take adorable photos. Nah prob not! But even I’m making weird cutesy-nonsense sounds at these 29 photos of babies dressed in wee witchy wear inspired by J.K. Rowling’s series. Also, can you believe the Harry Potter books have been around long enough to be passed down to the children of fans who read them as young adults? I needed the smelling salts after that fun realization.

Sarah Jessica Parker Chooses Book By Emerging Desi Writer

Sarah Jessica Parker chose a book about an Indian-American Muslim family, written by emerging Desi writer Fatima Farheen Mirza, as the first novel published under SJP for Hogarth. Tentatively titled A Place for Us, the novel centers around the marriage of the eldest daughter of an Indian-American Muslim family living in California. Hadia’s marriage, which is not arranged, inspires tension between the American children of the family and their immigrant parents. I can’t wait to read this one.

Check Out Book Riot’s Annotated Podcast

Also in recent news, we have a sparkling-fresh podcast! Annotated presented by Hachette Book Group is Book Riot’s new audio documentary series about books, reading, and language. The first episode, “Is it 1984 yet?” traces the recent rise of the not-new 1984 to the number one spot on Amazon’s best-selling books list. It’s up and available for your listening pleasure.

This week’s newsletter is sponsored by Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong. One of the most anticipated books of the summer! Published by Henry Hold.

Told in captivating glimpses and drawn from a deep well of insight, humor, and unexpected tenderness, Goodbye, Vitamin pilots through the loss, love, and absurdity of finding one’s footing in this life.