Today In Books

Today in Books

‘Modern Austen’ Anthology Series Reimagining Of Jane Austen’s Novels In Works At The CW

Thanks to the success of the adaptation of Emma earlier this year, Jane Austen adaptations are in vogue again. The CW is aiming to adapt the series, but with a modern twist. In this anthology series, each season retells a different novel set in modern day San Francisco, beginning with Pride & Prejudice. Here’s hoping it’s great!

New Franzen Novel Set For October 2021

Jonathan Franzen, author of The Corrections, Freedom, and Purity, will publish a new novel next October. It will be called Crossroads, and it’s the first book in a trilogy called A Key to All Mythologies. It will tell the story of three generations of a family from Vietnam to the 2020’s.

5 Books Temporarily Removed From Reading List For Burbank Schools Amid Outcry From Parents

Five books have been temporarily removed from a required reading list in a Burbank, CA school after a racist incident. The books are To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, The Cay by Theodore Taylor, and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor. The books are still readily available in the school district, but many parents are questioning why these five are on the required reading list and are asking the list be updated.