Which Jane Austen heroine are you? Book Riot has a quiz to help you find out.

The Guardian books podcast visits the Tower of London to meet Christopher Skaife, a Yeoman Warder and the Ravenmaster at the Tower, and author of The Ravenmaster.

Grazia has a list of books set on retreats.

Mr B’s Emporium in Bath is crowdfunding to expand its premises, with plans for “something that shows kids, and reminds grown-ups, how exciting reading can be and that shows the high street is very much alive and kicking”.

German, Polish, Croatian and Swedish titles are amongst those longlisted for the 2018 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation.

The Guardian rounds up the best recent thrillers.

This week’s novel excerpt is Washington Black by Esi Edugyan — “a vast, all-encompassing epic of a tale… a breathtaking read“.

If you’re looking for something to spice up your reading list, Red Magazine’s erotic book of the month is Lace by Shirley Conran.

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