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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 12th and August 19th 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 Fiction Author Spotlight of William Kent Krueger's upcoming stand-alone novel, THIS TENDER LAND, which releases on September 3rd and will be a Bookreporter.com Bets On pick. Thirty-five readers will win a copy of the book and give us their feedback on it. The deadline for your entries is Thursday, August 22nd at noon ET.

We also encourage you to enter our Word of Mouth and Sounding Off on Audio contests for a chance to win some fabulous hardcovers and audiobooks. And please be sure to vote in our latest poll about August fiction titles you are planning to read.

Summer Reading

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we think is a great summer reading selection. Read more about it, and enter our Summer Reading Contest by Friday, August 16th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of THE LAST HOUSE GUEST by Megan Miranda, this month's Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club pick and a Bookreporter.com Bets On title. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

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!