The Guardian rounds up the top 10 best brother and sisters in fiction.

LitHub reports on the 1980s tell-all book that scandalised literary London.

Are books too cheap? Children’s Poet Laureate Lauren Child thinks they are.

How’s your knowledge of bad début novels? Take this Guardian quiz to find out.


If my Twitter timeline is any indication, everyone’s talking about Adam Kay’s new medical memoir, This is Going to Hurt. Now he’s scored a deal with Picador for another one100 Patients Who Changed My Life.

The Last London, a collections of essays by Iain Sinclair, is “an elegy for a city now lost“, says the Guardian.

The Guardian also has reviews of the best new crime novels.

The BBC’s Arts and Ideas programme discusses Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire.