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.

These new Harry Potter covers are ebook only, but nonetheless amazing.

While everyone’s in the thrall of Star Wars, you might want to read up on its inspiration.

Flavorwire looks back at literary 2015.

So many of the books in all those 2015 best of lists are the same, so Speakeasy highlighted the outliers.

Have a look at Sylvia Plath’s childhood manuscripts.

Ten authors look back at reading Lolita on the book’s 60th birthday.

The average size of books has grown with 25%. Gosh, do books need to be any longer?

Do you think Jane Austen is mad with us?

The Atlantic wrote about science fiction and colonialism and how it portrays the subjugation of white people.

Book Riot released their 2016 Read Harder challenge. Are you joining?

That Taylor Swift book you’ve been waiting for will be a little different than you imagined, but still pretty awesome.

Start here if you want to get into high brow comics.

And let’s look forward to 2016 in our last news post of the year!


Bored to Death book club is set up by two sisters who love to read and have nothing better to do than to start a book club.

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