This edition of Today in Books is sponsored by The Bruno Johnson Series by David Putnam.
The Great American Read 100 List
The Great American Read’s list of “America’s 100 most-loved books” was announced. The Great American Read is an eight-part series that celebrates the power of reading through a list of 100 chosen books. A nationwide vote will decide which one of these titles gets crowned America’s most beloved book by the PBS program.
B&N Might Add Kids’ Graphic Novels Section
According to The Beat, Barnes & Noble is finally getting a graphic novels section for kids. While children’s graphic novels have been available in stores, these titles have been mixed in with the rest of the children’s books. Hopefully, this move will make it easier for readers to explore and discover graphic novels in this rapidly expanding genre.
The Girdle Book Was A Thing
Atlas Obscura explored the girdle book. These books were small, light, and could be read without having to detach them from the girdle or belt thanks to their design. Could this be the next thing in hipster accessories? Maybe not, but it’s interesting all the same.