Trending Books April 21st-27th

May is here and we know you do not want to be exposed for not having read the trendiest books right now. What will you do if you’re at a party and someone brings up the “it” book and you can’t even describe the cover? Major social faux pas.  Well good news because Bookvibe Trending Books is here to save the day again!

The Casual Vacancy is the most talked about book this week. This was J.K. Rowling’s first book outside of the Harry Potter universe, and with recent news that it’s being adapted into a joint HBO/BBC mini-series, this work about an election in a small British village is getting all sorts of buzz.

Speaking of adaptations, Roald Dahl’s The BFG is being turned into a movie directed by a young up-and-comer named Stevie Spielberg. The classic tale of girl-meets-giant has been read around the world and now that it’s being turned into a movie you might not actually mind bringing your kids to its Twitter profile is soaring.

Prefer non-fiction? Well, also trending is Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School. Check it out to learn more about the original party dude.

In the self-help section, we’ve got Arianna Huffington’s Thrive. A must read to discover other ways to define success in the modern world.

And on the science fiction side the Twitter chat is all about The Taking, which tells the story of a girl who skips forward five years into the future. Everyone has moved on while she was gone and she must unravel the mystery of what happened in her life.

All this and more in this week’s Bookvibe Trending!

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