The shortlists are out for the 2018’s Books Are My Bag Readers Awards.

The Guardian rounds up the best recent thrillers.

TopShop had agreed a partnership with Penguin Random House to host a pop-up shop of Feminist books — but abruptly cancelled it  after the fashion retailer’s chairman, Sir Philip Green, saw an in-store pop-up. Proving, of course, the necessity of the pop-up in the first place.

This week, staff at the Pool are reading a screamingly funny memoir with a messy heroine, a novel where an alien dome brings the dead back to life and a collection on what it means to be a man in today’s world.

Red Magazine calls This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philipps “a sharp, witty memoir from our new favourite woman crush“.

A prize of $100,000 (£76,000) and a book deal are on offer to the writer who comes up with the best answer to the question: “Is there still no place like home?”

Rachel Kushner talks to The Guardian about the books that made her.

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