‘The Answer Is…: Reflections On My Life’ By Alex Trebek
Canadian icon Alex Trebek shares personal anecdotes and “Jeopardy!” tidbits including his favourite guests as well as a range of topics that touch on marriage, philanthropy, education, success and spirituality. Featuring candid personal photos, Trebek says he wanted people “to know a little more about the person they have been cheering on for the past year” through his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis.
He’ll also address the number one question he gets asked: Why did he shave his moustache?
‘The Unstoppable Wasp: Built On Hope’ By Sam Maggs
Best-selling Canadian author Sam Maggs brings the world of teenage Nadia Van Dyne, a.k.a. The Unstoppable Wasp, to life in a brand new adventure based on the Marvel Comics series. In a thrilling new adventure for fans of the comics, this YA novel sees Nadia confronting her past as she paves the way for a future with the help of her G.I.R.L. (Genius In action Research Labs) squad.
Parents looking to sneak some fun education into their kids’ summer vacations need to look no further than Maggs’ previous books, Wonder Women and Girl Squads, written with tweens and teens in mind.
‘A Star Is Bored’ By Byron Lane
Influenced in part by his time as an assistant to the late Carrie Fisher, Byron Lane’s hilarious and heartfelt novel follows Charlie Besson’s job as an assistant to a sci-fi icon, writer and actress Kathi Kannon (a thinly-veiled stand-in for Fisher), who is known as being famously crazy. With a friendship growing from their shopping sprees, last-minute trips and hours of gossip, Charlie must decide whether he’s content to sit on the sidelines or break into the spotlight on his own.
‘Officer Clemmons: A Memoir’ By Francois Clemmons
Francois Clemmons made history as the first Black actor to have a recurring role on children’s television when he created the role of Officer Clemmons on “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” in 1968. A playwright and university lecturer, Clemmons’ memoir details his early years in Alabama and Ohio, growing from family tragedy and loss, how he learned to embrace his homosexuality and how a chance encounter with Fred Rogers sparked a deep friendship that lasted nearly 40 years.
‘The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes’ By Suzanne Collins
Released in May, Suzanne Collins new entry in the Hunger Games universe is a prequel focused on an 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow, who finds himself as the mentor to the tribute from District 12 at the 10th annual Hunger Games.
‘Modern Family: The Untold Oral History Of One Of Television’s Groundbreaking Sitcoms’ By Marc Freeman
After 11 seasons and 22 Emmy wins, “Modern Family” bid farewell to viewers in May. For those missing the antics of the Pritchett and Dunphy families, a new look at the groundbreaking series features interviews with the show’s stars, crew, and creative team and includes author Marc Freeman’s own observations from his time on-set in the final days of filming.
‘Malorie’ By Josh Malerman
“Bird Box” made a splash when the Sandra Bullock movie debuted on Netflix, earning a record-breaking 45 million views in its first week of release. Now, author Josh Malerman is back with a followup to his original novel on which the film was based. Malorie will be set eight years after the events in the first novel, and will reveal more about the post-apocalyptic landscape and Malorie’s psyche.
‘Antkind: A Novel’ By Charlie Kaufman
The Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind”, “Being John Malkovich and “Adaptation” brings his unique vision to the page with his debut novel. Antkind tells the story of B. Rosenberger Rosenberg, an underappreciated film critic who stumbles upon an unseen film made by an enigmatic outsider that he’s convinced could change the landscape of cinema as we know it. There’s just one problem — the film is destroyed, leaving Rosenberg as the sole witness to the genius work of art.
We can already see Spike Jonze salivating at the thought of adapting this story on film.
‘More Than Love: An Intimate Portrait Of My Mother Natalie Wood’ By Natasha Gregson Wagner
Beginning on the morning of Natalie Wood’s death by drowning, her daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner shares her feelings about how she learned the news of her mother’s passing, while listening to the radio. Her family torn apart by rampant rumours of what went down on the night of her death, Wagner shares her insight on the tragic incident as well as the memories of a chaotic childhood and early bond with a loving and warm mother.
‘My Captain America’ By Megan Margulies
Author Megan Margulies chronicles the life and career of her beloved grandfather, Joe Simon, a cartoonist and co-creator of Captain America. Reminiscing not only about the time they spent together, the memoir also flashes back to Simon’s early career days retouching celebrity photos and his partnership with Jack Kirby and Marvel Comics predecessor Timely Comics, which resulted in the creation of Captain America, the Boy Commandos and Fighting American.
‘A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir’ By Colin Jost
“SNL” head writer and “Weekend Update” co-anchor Colin Jost takes readers on a trip down memory lane, sharing hilarious stories including how Jimmy Buffett saved his life, how Czech teenagers attacked him with potato salad, how an insect laid eggs inside his legs, and how he competed in a 25-man match at WrestleMania. He’ll also offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse at “Saturday Night Live” and what life is like for a touring standup comedian.
‘The Great Gatsby: The Graphic Novel’ By F. Scott Fitzgerald
First published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel has been turned into splashy big screen adaptations and TV movies. Now, the story of Jay Gatsby is getting a brand new update in the form of a graphic novel with distilled text by Fred Fordham and vivid illustrations by artist Aya Morton. The new release also includes a personal introduction from Fitzgerald’s great-granddaughter.
‘BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams’ By Michael Allred, Steve Horton
Released earlier this year, David Bowie’s life is given a fitting magical and unique take in the graphic novel documenting his life. With a foreword by Neil Gaiman, the graphic novels tells the story of the late singer’s groundbreaking career rise from obscurity to meteoric fame, alongside with the rise and fall of his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust. A New York Times Bestseller, the book also includes Bowie’s encounters with Elton John, Mark Bolan, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones and more.
‘The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir’ By Andre Leon Talley
Style icon Andre Leon Talley takes a look back at his fashionably fabulous life, capturing over 50 years of fashion in his memoir. From his early days working alongside Andy Warhol to a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld that spawned a decades-long friendship, Talley chronicles his experiences with famous designer friends and nemeses, including Halston, Yves Saint Laurent and Oscar de la Renta. He also recounts his time at Women’s Wear Daily and Vogue, offering fashionistas a coveted look inside the world of fashion.
‘Midnight Sun’ By Stephanie Meyer
If you’ve ever wondered what Twilight was like from Edward Cullen’s point of view, now you’ll finally know. Stephanie Meyer is retelling the events of Twilight by swapping Bella Swan’s narration for Edward’s POV. Meyer has stated this will be the only book in the Twilight Saga that she plans on releasing with a swapped perspective.