The BBC is set to adapt Ian McEwan’s 1987 novel The Child In Time, with Benedict Cumberbatch portraying the main character.

Jami Attenberg’s All Grown Upis out in the UK today, and everyone’s talking about it. I wrote in Bustle last month that this short novel challenges the idea that the single life should be focussed on finding the one.

Other buzzworthy books out today include How to Be a Grown-Upby Daisy Buchanan, The Choir on Hope Streetby Annie Lyons, as well as American titles Before the Fall
by Noah Hawley and the Black Lives Matter inspired The Hate U Givee by Angie Thomas, which went straight to the top of the US YA chart on publication last month.

Book Riot (well, ahem, me really) pleads with non-UK authors to do their research before they write about Brits.

Recently discovered poems by Pablo Neruda are to be published in the UK.

The Guardian has a look at some of the best second novels of all time, from Jane Austen’s to James Joyce’s. The website also pays tribute to Leonora Carrington 100 years on and reviews Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me by Bill Hayes and Rebel by UKIP-quitter Douglas Carswell.

As always, all books mentioned can be bought postage-free worldwide at bookdepository.com.
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