Red’s literary editor Sarra Manning has put together a list of ten best books to read in August.
This week’s novel excerpt in The Pool is from Vox. Bookish Bronte, the guest on the last Brit Lit podcast episode, raved about this one, described by the author as “a call to pay attention”, in which women are only allowed to speak 100 words per day.
Good news if you liked Lullaby: its author and journalist Leïla Slimani has new book coming out with Faber, about a Parisian woman who appears to have the perfect life but is struggling with sex addiction.
This week’s Guardian Books podcast looks at refugees, in their own words.
Traces from a George Orwell letter suggest he caught TB in a Spanish hospital.
The Independent looks at how reading can affect eating disorders, for good or bad.
The Mirror has twelve “hilarious” Harry Potter memes to celebrate the 38th Birthday of the boy who lived.
The Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) celebrated its fifth birthday with its busiest year ever and appearances from authors including Juno Dawson and Tom and Giovanna Fletcher.