Stylist recommends five great new memoirs to pack in your beach bag.

Red online goes beyond memoir to recommend ebooks from many genres, including some bargains around the £1-2 mark.

Always wanted to try your hand at erotic fiction? Refinery 29 has some tips for you by Sarah Hall, who was shortlisted for the Man Booker Advice and is the author of new short story collection Madame Zero.

 

Anthony Quinn, whose novel Eureka is out today, reviews the essay collection In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs.

Other notable books out today include Matt Haig’s How to Stop Time, Alastair Sawday’s memoir Travelling Light, Sweetpea Slight’s Get Me the Urgent Biscuits, and Michael Laub’s A Poison Apple, translated by Daniel Hahn.

On the latest episode of The Readers, Simon and his special guest Russell talk about what makes a modern classic and the joys of giving and receiving books.

Book Riot contributor Aisling Twomey has a touching book list for London, as the city’s heart aches over recent events.

Children’s authors on Twitter have been debating the pros and cons of school visits.

HarperCollins celebrated a “terrific year” at its summer party yesterday.

A letter from Jane Austen to her niece has gone to auction; in it, she parodies the gothic novel genre.

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