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Weekly Update

It’s been a super busy week. Yesterday was National Relaxation Day; let’s just say that I did not observe, except for the hour or so when I was in yoga class. For the record, who thinks of these random holidays? I missed Book Lovers Day last week. No one told me in advance. I have enough trouble remembering the holidays that there are cards for, let alone the ones that there are memes for.

Last night, I stayed up to watch Mary Beth Keane on "The Tonight Show." As you may remember, her book ASK AGAIN, YES is the "Tonight Show" Summer Reads pick. But, hey, before Jimmy Fallon announced the news, I had shared that it was one of my favorite books of 2019 and a Bets On selection. I loved seeing her talk about it with Jimmy. I snagged the photo of the two of them above from her publisher, Scribner, and you can see the interview here in case you went to sleep early...you know, in honor of National Relaxation Day!

On Sale This Week

In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of August 19th, August 26th and September 2nd that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers, along with Bonus News, where we call out a contest, feature or review that we want to let you know about so you have it on your radar.

This week, we are calling attention to our "What's Your Book Group Reading This Month?" contest on ReadingGroupGuides.com, where three book groups will win 12 paperback copies of THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM by Marie Benedict, a Bookreporter.com Bets On pick. The deadline for your entries is Monday, September 9th at noon ET.

Help Us Select Our "Bookreporter Talks To" Podcast Logo Art!

As part of our expansion of The Book Report Network, we are excited about launching our new "Bookreporter Talks To" podcast, where we will be interviewing authors about their latest books. We are at the point where we are selecting logo art for the podcast. Above are three color selections for you to weigh in on. Vote here to let us know which you like best! Feedback is welcome until Thursday, August 22nd at noon ET.

Summer Reading

THANK YOU to all who subscribed to this Summer Reading newsletter and entered our contests! We appreciated your enthusiasm and participation.

This Bookreporter.com SPECIAL Summer Reading Wrap-Up newsletter brings you a look at ALL of the titles that were included in our Summer Reading feature. We shared 56(!) books with you this summer, and thank our publisher sponsors who made this possible.

Spring Preview

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we know people will be talking about this spring. Read more about it, and enter our Spring Preview Contest by Thursday, April 25th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of THE SUMMER COTTAGE by Viola Shipman, which is now available and will be a Bookreporter.com Bets On title. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Winter Reading

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book releasing in the next few months that we would like to get on your radar now. Read more about it, and enter our Winter Reading Contest by Friday, February 15th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of SAVE ME THE PLUMS: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl, which will be available on April 2nd. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Holiday Cheer

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that is perfect for holiday giving and that you may want to include on your "to me/from me" list. Read more about it, and enter our Holiday Cheer Contest by Friday, December 21st at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of THE MARTIN CHRONICLES by John Fried, which releases on January 8th. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Fall Preview

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we know people will be talking about this fall. Read more about it, and enter our Fall Preview Contest by Friday, October 19th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of KITCHEN YARNS: Notes on Life, Love, and Food by Ann Hood, which releases on December 4th. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Fall Showcase

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights multiple books coming out this fall. Read more about them, and enter our Fall Showcase Contest by Friday, October 25th at noon ET for a chance to win one of five copies of each of the following books: THE ALL-GIRL FILLING STATION’S LAST REUNION by Fannie Flagg, THE AVIATOR'S WIFE by Melanie Benjamin, CARTWHEEL by Jennifer duBois, A NANTUCKET CHRISTMAS by Nancy Thayer, and NIGHT FILM by Marisha Pessl.

20 Something Reads

It is with a heavy heart that I announce this will be my last newsletter. I’ve been with The Book Report Network for the past seven years and serving you serious (and not so serious!) pop culture and book content for the past six. If you’ve been keeping count, you’ll know that’s roughly 150 newsletters, give or take a few. Wow wow wow!