Filming Begins on Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’ Adaptation

Filming Begins on Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’ Adaptation

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If you were unaware, the soon to be cult classic and heart-wrenchingly-real bestseller (like it weirdly broke me) of the year, Normal People is being turned into a twelve-part series. Sally Rooney became the youngest author to win the Costa Novel Award in 2018 (beating us all to it) before her book was named 2019’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. The word-weaving powerhouse that is Ms. Rooney has helped pen the pending adaptation alongside Alice Birch and Mark O’Rowe.   Image Via Virginmediatelevision.ie    The novel follows the ever-changing, often infuriating relationship between Connell and Marianne …

Swoon Over Bookstr’s Romance Picks This Week!

Swoon Over Bookstr’s Romance Picks This Week!

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Each week, Bookstr will be offering a look at some of the best novels in a particular genre for your continued reading list. Today, we’ll be recommending five recent romance books for your recommendation pleasure. Romance offers a look into the lives of couples, dealing with love and all the trials it offers. Let’s fall in love with the couples of these books and the worlds they create!   5. The unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren     Image via Goodreads The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren is a romance set in the sweeping tropical vista of Hawaii. It tells the tale of twins, different …

Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’ Wins Book of the Year at British Book Awards

Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’ Wins Book of the Year at British Book Awards

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On Monday evening Sally Rooney, the much-lauded twenty-eight-year-old Irish writer, won the Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, also known as the Nibbies, for her second novel Normal People. Normal People follows the relationship between two teenagers, Connell and Marianne, who attend the same secondary school. Connell is handsome and popular while Marianne is a regular loner, but both see beauty in the other. The novel twists and turns as the pair go off to Trinity College during which time Marianne becomes popular while this time it is Connell who struggles to fit in.   Image Via The Independent   The novel …