Book Riot recommends eight British YA novels too good to ignore overseas just because they aren’t available in bookshops there yet.
Some more hopeful political news than we’ve grown accustomed to of late: The Libraries All Party Group is to be re-established.
Margaret Thatcher has been added to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, where, space-wise, she is the third most prominent Briton, after Shakespeare and Queen Elizabth II.
Other notable books out today include YA novel A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard, highly anticipated thrillers Sirens by Joseph Knox and Little Deaths by Emma Flint, and The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters by Nadiya Hussein — yes, that’s Nadiya Hussein of Great British Bake Off fame.
Debi Gliori has turned her experience with depression into a hopeful and beautifully new book about mental health, Night Shift, also out today.
Joe Wicks, three of whose health and fitness books are currently in the UK top 10, has used Instagram to great effect. He’s not the only author to have done so.