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.

Lithub collected the cutest pets in literature. Let’s go visit them all!

We’ll do some looking back on this first Book Empire of the year.

What were the top literary stories of 2015?

The New York Times looks back at 2015 and what it did in publishing.

And then the best literary criticism of 2015.

The best 2015 literary debuts according to Buzzfeed.

The Toast is accurately pinpointing all the books you didn’t read last year.

Flavorwire lists some of the most depressing New Year’s literary stories ever written.

But now onto the new year!

Elle has listed some books written by women we’ll all be talking about in 2016.

Some books you might want to read before the TV adaptation or Movie adaptation hits the screen this year.

Shakespeare and Beatrix Potter are going to get some English coins of their own.

Some podcasts every writer should subscribe to.

How has the role of the editor changed throughout the years?

Hemingway wrote a list all young authors in 1934 needed to read.

What is the best novel you’ve never heard of?

This infographic shows the benefit of reading, so next time someone calls you boring when you’d rather stay at home you can have your facts ready.


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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