Which Austen hero is the one for you? Here’s a quiz to find out!

And speaking of quizzes: can you spot these authors’ brilliant putdowns?

Book blogger Megan has a treat for us: a list of all YA due out in 2018 in the US, with some UK and Australia dates included.

Mariella Frostrup, Jenni Murray, and James Naughtie are among BBC Radio’s stars weighing in on a list of great summer reads.

We can learn a lot from Jane Austen about writing, claims the Guardian, and who are we to argue with that?

Book Riot has a list of five visit-worthy bookshops around Camden Town.

This week’s excerpted novel on The Pool is Sarah Franklin’s Shelter, which asks “what does it mean to be a foreigner in a world turned upside by war? And what does it mean to be a woman doing a hitherto man’s job, wondering if the traditional path of marriage and motherhood will ever be for you?”

Amazon is opening a new head office in Shoreditch and expanding its UK workforce by 5,000 this year.

100 weeks in the children’s bestseller chart: what’s David Walliams’ secret?

Bookworm hero of the week? Cambridgeshire MP Steve Barclay is encouraging children to read during the school holidays, and his office has collected 2,500 new books for Year 4 & 5 pupils in his constituency.


This week’s Guardian Books podcast returns “to the Harlem Renaissance, the great flowering of African American literature and music centred on New York in the early 20th century.”

This week’s All The Books! podcast includes a rave review of Sarah Hall’s short story collection Madame Zero.

Helen Mort, described by Carol Ann Duffy as ‘among the brightest stars in the sparkling new constellation of British poets’, first came to prominence in 1998 as one of the winners of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award. On Front Row, she tells Samira Ahmed why young people should enter the competition this year.

On A Good Read, author John Niven and beauty journalist Sali Hughes talk about the brilliant but unknown Karoo by Steve Tesich, Heartburn by NoraEphron, and Wash This Blood Clean From My Hand by Fred Vargas.