The Telegraph rounds up five of the year’s most evocative books.

Book Riot has 15 magical CS Lewis quotes on love, faith, and friendship.

The latest Brit Lit Podcast episode features an interview with Libby Page, whose lovely novel The Lido is out today.

Cosmo UK recommends 26 of the best books to read this summer.

Already praised by Ian McEwan, Sharlene Teo’s debut, Ponti, about three Singaporean women – a cult horror movie actor, her anxious daughter and her more worldly friend – deftly captures the rivalry and jealousy of girlhood. Sharlene Teo spoke to the Guardian about her book, writing “losers”, and dealing with hype.

Book Riot recommends some British children’s publisher Instagram accounts to follow.

Library and information association CILIP is encouraging candidates to champion libraries ahead of the local elections taking place in England this May.

A book accompanying the “Terry Pratchett: HisWorld” exhibition at Salisbury Museum has raised £20,000 for Bath-based dementia charity RICE (The Research Institute for the Care of Older People).

A new crime fiction newsletter featuring e-book deals is launching, aiming to “meet the needs of the ever growing fiction market”.


Richard and Judy are launching their third “Search for a Bestseller” competition to find a promising first-time writer. The prize is a £30,000 publishing deal with Bonnier Zaffre with specialist advice from literary agency Furniss Lawton.

The shortlist for the CrimeFest Awards are out.