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Amazon Chooses ’100 Books to Read in a Lifetime: Mystery & Thriller’

gone girlGone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn; The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown; L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy and The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammet are among Amazon’s list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime – the Mystery & Thriller Edition.

The list was put together by Amazon Books’ editorial team. Follow this link to explore their recommendations. You can also check out Amazon’s list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list here.

“There are many different kinds of books that fall under the mystery/thriller umbrella – from police procedurals to murder mysteries to spy thrillers,” explained Sara Nelson, editorial director of Amazon.com in a statement.  ”When we were compiling our list of 100 Mysteries & Thrillers to Read in a Lifetime, we wanted to be sure to include books from all of those sub-categories. The team had plenty of lively arguments, several passionate filibusters, and a number of voting sessions before we came up with the final list.”

 

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Slice Literary & Gillian Flynn Get Booked

gone-girl-book-cover-med-198x300Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

Slice Literary is hosting “An Evening of Fun & Such” pitting agents, editors, and writers against one another in games of trivia and Pictionary. Check it out on Wednesday, April 23rd at Housing Words Bookstore Café starting 6 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Trailer Revealed For ‘Gone Girl’ Movie Adaptation

Twentieth Century Fox has unveiled a trailer for the Gone Girl movie adaptation. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actor Ben Affleck in the lead role of Nick Dunne and actress Rosamund Pike as his spouse Amy.

Author Gillian Flynn worked with Oscar-nominated filmmaker David Fincher to change the ending of her book for the story featured in this movie. The official release date has been scheduled for October 3rd. (via The Verge)

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross to Compose ‘Gone Girl’ Score

gone-girl-book-cover-medNine Inch Nails rock star Trent Reznor and musician Atticus Ross will once again join forces to compose the score for the Gone Girl movie. Reznor confirmed the news with an announcement on Twitter.

Gillian Flynn‘s hit novel swept the bestseller lists throughout the summer of 2012. She worked closely with filmmaker David Fincher to change the ending of her book for the movie. The film adaptation comes out on October 03, 2014.

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Gillian Flynn Changes ‘Gone Girl’ Ending for Movie Adaptation

gone-girl-book-cover-medTwentieth Century Fox plans to release the movie adaptation of the hit novel, Gone Girl, on October 03, 2014. Actor Ben Affleck has taken on the role of Nick Dunne and actress Rosamund Pike plays his spouse Amy.

Director David Fincher and author Gillian Flynn spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the adaptation process. Fincher, who also directed the American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie, did not want to feel “too beholden to the source material.”

In a surprising turn of events, Flynn had deliberately changed the ending of her book for Fincher’s movie. She explained: “There was something thrilling about taking this piece of work that I’d spent about two years painstakingly putting together with all its eight million LEGO pieces and take a hammer to it and bash it apart and reassemble it into a movie” (via The Guardian)

‘The Wall Street Journal’ Launches Book Club

wolfhallThe Wall Street Journal has introduced a book club that is led by authors. Every month a guest host picks a book by another author and then acts as a guide for readers on Twitter. Book club participants can ask questions through the social network using the hashtag #WSJbookclub.

For the first month, Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert is the host and the book is Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall. In February, Gilbert will lead an online discussion about the work. “It’s one of the greatest stories in history. Henry VIII. There’s hardly a better tale of intrigue,” Gilbert told The Wall Street Journal, about her choice. “It’s sex and politics and power and madness and violence. It’s “Game of Thrones.” It’s got everything that you could possibly want.”

According to The Wall Street Journal, more than 650 people have already signed up.  Neil Gaiman and Gillian Flynn will serve as author hosts in coming months. Follow this link to sign up.

 

What Books Should You Read By Age 30?

What books should you read before turning 30?

Glo surveyed 500 people and its editors to compile a list called “30 books every woman should read by 30.” The list includes titles from fifteen different genre categories.

Some of the books that made the cut include Bossypants by Tina Fey (celebrity memoir), The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (biography), and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (mystery). What titles would you add to this list? Do you think this list also applies to men?

Half Price Books Starts Book Beard Trend

Bookseller Half Price Books has launched a Book Beard tumblr page. They urged readers to imitate the catbearding photo trend, using books instead of cats.

You can share book beard photos on Instagram with the hashtag #BookBeard and will host weekly giveaways around book themes.

This week’s theme is “Book of Your Choosing, and/or Favorite Childhood Book.”

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Amazon’s Most Well-Read City Is Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia is the most well-read city in America once again, according to Amazon’s annual ranking that measures ”all book, magazine and newspaper sales in both print and Kindle format” in cities around the country.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was the most popular novel purchased in that city, followed by the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.

We’ve reprinted the top 20 cities on the list below–the survey counts sales data “on a per capita basis,” only focused on cities with more than 100,000 residents.

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Reese Witherspoon To Produce Another Knopf Book

Reese Witherspoon will produce an adaptation of J. Courtney Sullivan‘s The Engagements, a novel that won’t be published until June 11. Deadline Hollywood had the scoop:

The novel tells a deeply romantic story that follows a diamond engagement ring from the 1930s to the present, connecting five very different relationships in surprising and unexpected ways. Witherspoon might be part of an ensemble cast.

Witherspoon is already working on adaptations of Wild by Cheryl Strayed (also published by Knopf) and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (published by Crown, another Random House imprint).

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