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.

Litsy is the new app that combines Goodreads and Instagram. We’re going to give it a try! (you can follow us at Boredtodeathbookclub)

A primer for anyone wanting to get into Charlotte Brönte’s work.

For Shakespeare week: What are the best stage-to-screen adaptations.

Some criminally underrated comics you should be reading.

10 Gothic gems of historical fiction.

We know book vending machines, but this chapbook vending machine is a first!

Watch Idris Elba perform some William Blake poetry.

A scientific guide to the beasts from Game of Thrones. Can a dragon actually fly? And the show might end with season 8, just so you can already be prepared.

Ursula K. Le Guin reviews Eligible, a new Pride & Prejudice retelling, and destroys it.

Quite some authors made the TIME 100 most influential people list.

The censored Penguin cover of 1984 has more surprises up its sleeve.


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