On Book Riot, I round up 9 British YA novels so good you’ll want to smuggle them across the ocean if don’t live in the UK. (It’s not that hard — you can just use bookdepository.com!)

The latest episode of the Brit Lit Podcast features an interview of Nikesh Shukla, in which he discusses his off-the-beaten-track marketing methods, the ubiquity of social media, and the importance of BAME representation in fiction.

The Travelling Cat Chronicles, one of my very favourite books of 2017, is on special offer, at just 99 p at a variety of ebook sellers.

Lounge Books has a great selection of crime book deals, all under £2.

Emma Glass’ Peach, out today, is a startlingly unusual account of sexual violence – but the author explains why it could not be more told conventionally.

Also out today are many of the year’s most anticipated reads, including Joanna Cannon’s Three Things About Elsie, the thriller The Chalk Man by C J Tudor, and the brilliant Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan.

Neel Mukherjee’s A State of Freedom is up for grabs on LitHub today.

Stylist has a piece on why Little Women will always be loved by every generation.

London-based Iranian e-publisher Azadeh​ Parsapour and missing Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai have been shortlisted for the 2018 Prix Voltaire, which rewards “exemplary courage in upholding the freedom to publish and in enabling others to exercise their right to freedom of expression”.

Jane Fallon, whose latest novel Faking Friends is also out today, says her other half Ricky Gervais hasn’t read any of her books.

HarperCollins is joining forces with commercial radio station Heart and bed retailer Dreams on a ‘Bedtime Book Club’ scheme. Their first book will be Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

Mexican scrambled egg overload: the Guardian’s Angry Chef writes about why he hates celebrity diet books.

BookTrust has named its free books for under-fives in 2018.

Bury Council is giving away its books after closing 10 libraries.

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