Read like a girl: it’s a good time for children’s books with female heroines, says the Guardian.

Vogue UK rounds up must-read books of 2017.

Meet the BookTubers: the Times has a great feature today on some of the most-read young people in the UK.


Have a look at what staff at The Pool are reading this week.

Penguin Random House Children’s imprint Puffin Books is partnering with healthy snack brand Bear Nibbles on a new book club.

To no-one’s surprise, booksellers are demanding changes in the tax law tax after Amazon’s filings reveal, yet again, a “deeply unfair” system.

Molly McCluskey reflects on the continuing potency of the theme of infidelity in literature.

In French Poetry: From Medieval to Modern Times, editor Patrick McGuinness has “assembled a rich and wide-ranging anthology that shows the strong links between French and English“.

Read what the critics thought of Lizzy Goodman’s Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011; Anthony Quinn’s Eureka; and What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons.