This edition of Today in Books is sponsored by The House on Foster Hill by Jamie Jo Wright:
2017 Goodreads Choice Awards Winners
The winners are here! Some highlights: Best Fiction went to Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere, J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay won in Fantasy, and Lilly Singh’s How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life won for Nonfiction. Check out the full list for the winners in Mystery, Romance, Memoir, and more.
Fox To Adapt Turtles All The Way Down
John Green announced on YouTube that his most recent release, Turtles All the Way Down, will be adapted for film. Fox 2000 and Temple Hill will be behind the adaptation, and Green will executive produce. Turtles follows a 16-year-old girl with obsessive compulsive disorder who attempts to solve the mystery of a missing fugitive billionaire for a lofty reward. Fox and Temple Hill were also behind the adaptations of The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns.
NPR’s 2017 Book Concierge Is Go
For more of what to read next, take a look at NPR’s freshly-launched 2017 Book Concierge. Through the Concierge, NPR offers readers the ability to discover more than 350 titles the organization’s staff and critics loved this year. The titles are discoverable through filters for genre and more, including Eye Opening Reads, Book Club Ideas, and Tales from Around the World–you can even combine filters. If you’re a backlist reader, the Concierges for 2008-2016 are still available to view.