Stylist has a list of 10 must-read books for October.

The Guardian rounds up ten books that have been banned.

Philip Pullman writes about the books that made him.

Staff at The Pool share what they’re reading this week, as do

Red online has an excerpt from the third volume of Very British Problems.

Elizabeth Day’s The Party has been optioned for TV.

Celebrity authors are signing up to join next year’s World Book Day celebrations — though not everyone is happy about the line-up.

Chris Cleave has scooped the inaugural Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award for his novel Everyone Brave Is Forgiven.

This week’s novel recipe on The Guardian is linguine alla cecca from Heartburn by Nora Ephron.

The Guardian reviews The Growing Season, Helen Sedgwick’s recently published science fiction novel about a world in which anyone can be pregnant.

Alice V Jones argues that of course books should cost more than a cappuccino.