From Lily Allen’s musings to Kate Tempest poetry: Stylist rounds up September’s top 10 books.

People are raving about Kate Atkinson’s latest novelTranscription, out this week, which a spy’s assumed identities come back to haunt her. The Guardian calls it “a wise and pacy novel of ideas” and “a worthy successor to A God in Ruins“.

A Harry Potter-themed mixology class is coming to New York City.

Crazy Rich Asian’s Awkwafina spoke to Stylist about the power of representation and having an alter ego.

This week’s novel excerpt on The Pool is from Kate Morton’s The Clockmaker’s Daughter. And Pan Macmillan has teamed up with The Pool and digital book club The Pigeonhole to offer readers of Kate Morton’s sixth novel a shared reading experience, culminating in a live event.

HarperCollins’ reading programme Collins Big Cat has teamed up with The Scottish Sun to give primary schools in Scotland over £1m worth of free books.

Book People has embarked on a year of celebrations, including events, competitions and exclusive content for customers and staff, in honour of its 30th anniversary.

John Young, who is shortlisted for Scottish Book Trust’s Teenage Book Prize, is cycling around Scotland for the book tour of his novel  Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist.

This week’s Guardian Books podcast features Eugenia Cheng and Tim Radford on finding solace in science.

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