All the book news you need to know, on a need-to-know basis.

We understand how busy you are and how difficult it is to keep up with all the book news that’s being thrown at you every day. To make your life a little easier, we’ll compound the most important bits into 1 blog post every week, exactly telling you what you need to know. Please don’t worry your pretty little head about the possibility of propaganda or censorship. We’ll do that for you.

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Over at New York Books Tim Parks explores why we should still read new books. He learns from Virginia Woolf and looks into why and how we should appreciate contemporary works.

Three adults discuss the children’s book A Wrinkle in Time in all earnest. No dismissing it because it was written for children, but just a serious look at an all-time favorite.

Are you also sad that you never got the chance to follow a lecture by David Foster Wallace? We have found the next best thing, or something like it. His non-fiction class syllabus.

And Flavorwire made a list of 50 novels starring famous authors and another of 50 authors you should see read live. We only got 1 out of 50, what about you?

As we get closer to discussing our graphic novel, we’ll share more and more comic news with you! This week a list of comics for teenage girls that are pretty cool for all of us.

New book news! Jonathan Franzen is working on his newest novel which will be published in September 2015 and Dan Harmon – who you know from TV show Community – is writing a collection of essays to come out in 2016. God, the wait is already killing us.

Kirkus already picked their favorite books of 2014. Are we alone in thinking that this should happen in December?

We are loving this US national read-a-thon. Reading parties throughout the entire country! Should we organize something similar?

More criticism about Goodreads critics is emerging. Did you know that you don’t even need to read the book to rate it? How should we abuse our new-found powers…

We have another US vs. UK audiobook-off on our hands. Do you prefer You Have to F*cking Eat read by Bryan Cranston or Stephen Fry? Can anyone ever beat Stephen Fry?

If you ever find yourself in a zombie apocalypse, you will be happy to have read this short survival guide by Margaret Atwood.

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