Over on Book Riot, a love letter to the British library.
This month, the Guardian Reading Group will be discussing two Steinbeck novelsCannery Row and Tortilla Flat, “separate takes on the American depression of the 1930s, full of warmth and humour, written 10 years apart”.

The Guardian Books podcast  features a discussion of empathy with Peter Bazalgette and Sara Baume.

Move over, hygge: the next year’s perhaps-ever-so-slightly manufactured lifestyle trend in books is lagom.

K Whitehead has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Underground Railroad, and the BBC’s Front Row discusses the win.