Red’s Sarra Manning lists the ten best books to read this October.

Read if you dare: Stylist rounds up ten of the best (and most terrifying) horror books.

Four writers recall the books that taught them everything they needed to know about sex.

At Book Riot, I round up five British books to look out for in the US this month.

The EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council have agreed to allow all member states to give e-books and audiobooks the same VAT-free status as printed books.

Hachette’s Gender Balance Network has put on a performance at the publisher’s offices today to address the issue of the gender pay gap in an “informative and humorous” way.

How to be a good man: the Guardian reports on what one Swedish professor has learned from a month reading the feminist classics.

Prizes

Trinidadian writer Ingrid Persaud has won the BBC National Short Story Award for her tale about a man reunited with his absent father through the power of chocolate.

Books spanning history, popular science and memoir are in contention for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, with themes of shortlisted books ranging from “the many facets of identity” to “the algorithmic forces that increasingly govern our world”.

 

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