Reese’s Book Club Launches Audiobook Partnership with Apple Books | Book Pulse

Reese Witherspoon kicks off an exclusive audiobook partnership with Apple Books with her June book club pick, The Unwedding by Ally Condie. Other book club picks include: Malas by Marcela Fuentes (GMA), Swift River by Essie Chambers (Read with Jenna), You Are Here by David Nicholls (B&N), and Becoming Ted by Matt Cain (Target). The New Brunswick Book Awards and the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers are announced. LibraryReads and LJ offer read-alikes for Eruption by Michael Crichton & James Patterson. Bill Gates will publish a memoir, Source Code, next year. Plus, summer booklists arrive.

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Apple Books is now the official audio home for Reese’s Book Club picks, in an exclusive partnership. Her June pick is Ally Condie’s The Unwedding (Grand Central). People and Publishers Weekly have coverage.

Malas by Marcela Fuentes (Viking) is GMA’s June Pick.

Swift River by Essie Chambers (S. & S.) is the June Read with Jenna pick.

The B&N book club pick is You Are Here by David Nicholls (Harper).

Target promotes Becoming Ted by Matt Cain (John Scognamiglio) for its June Book Club.

The New Brunswick Book Awards are announced, CBC reports.

The RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers are announced. CBC has details.


NYT reviews There Is No Ethan: How Three Women Caught America’s Biggest Catfish by Anna Akbari (Grand Central): “There Is No Ethan is billed as a memoir, and it often reads like a true-crime thriller, but I think it is most meaningfully assessed as a piece of investigative journalism”; and Catland: Louis Wain and the Great Cat Mania by Kathryn Hughes (Johns Hopkins Univ.): “Catland is a delight. This is history as told by someone whose knowledge of and infectious enthusiasm for her subject is matched by obvious delight and warm, expressive writing.”

Washington Post reviews Fire Exit by Morgan Talty (Tin House): “What distinguishes Fire Exit the most is Talty’s choice of a White protagonist in a Native American community. Charles was raised on the Penobscot Reservation by his White mother and Native American stepfather, but his position as the novel’s narrator forces us to reckon with the degree to which he’s an outsider”; Godwin by Joseph O’Neill (Pantheon): “Like Godwin, this novelist is a player whose charges and feints will leave you amazed—and defeated”; and Impossible City: Paris in the Twenty-First Century by Simon Kuper (PublicAffairs): “Impossible City is an early attempt to capture the emerging identity of the new Paris.”

Briefly Noted

LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for Eruption by Michael Crichton & James Patterson (Little, Brown), the top holds title of the week.

LJ has new Prepub Alerts.

Ebony highlights books by Black authors for June.

Autostraddle shares “75 Books for Every Pride Vibe.”

AV Club suggests 10 books to read in June.

HipLatina recommends 19 audiobooks by Latinas.

Chicago Tribune has summer reading recommendations

AARP previews 28 books for summer.

BookRiot suggests 15 June romance novels and 10 new SFF novels.

The Guardian has June’s best paperbacks.

Reactor lists June’s new fantasy books.

BookRiot highlights 43 LGBTQ books arriving this week

CrimeReads shares five books about Maine.

ElectricLit has “7 Books to Help You Battle Burnout.”

Novelist Maurice Carlos Ruffin leads a literary tour through New Orleans, at NYT

Esquire talks with Jessica Calarco about her new book, Holding It Together: How Women Became America’s Safety Net (Portfolio).

People previews Bill Gates’s forthcoming memoir, Source Code, due out from Knopf next year.

Two-time Caldecott Medal winner Nonny Hogrogian dies at age 92. NYT has an obituary.

Authors on Air

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead talks about his “Harlem Trilogy” with CBS Mornings.

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