Delia Smith thinks there’s no need for more cookery books. Not everyone agrees.

What’s your favourite literary pop song? The Guardian wants to know.

The Famous Five books turn 75 this year, and children still love them.

E L James and Paula Hawkins are among the top-selling Kindle books of all time.

The Guardian rounds up the top 10 books with talking animals.

This week’s excerpted novel on The Pool is The Maid’s Room by Fiona Mitchell, out tomorrow.

One Book Riot contributor writes about the joy and challenge of hunting for British book covers.

Laura Marshall’s debut novel, the thriller Friend Request, is to be adapted for the screen.

Publishers and retailers including Amazon, W H Smith, Walker Books and Penguin Random House have signed a pledge to “tackle the nation’s growing literacy and social mobility crisis”.

Writers including Kamila Shamsie and Madeleine Thien are taking part in PEN International’s campaign The Day of the Imprisoned Writer, today, championing the cause of five incarcerated writers.

Business mentor Laura Gordon rounds up five business books that can turn you from a good leader into a great one.

 

Podcasts

There’s a new podcast in town: Why Why Why Books asks people why the write, publish, and read things. The first episode is all about The Threat Level Remains Severe, by Rowena McDonald.

On A Good Read, Writers Jon McGregor and Cathy Rentzenbrink talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

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