Red Magazine has rounded up the best Christmas books for feminists of all ages.

On Book Riot, I recommend five excellent British books coming to the US this month, including In Our Mad and Furious City, whose author Guy Gunaratne was a guest on the Brit Lit Podcast a while back.

An exciting crowdfunding project has been launched to set up pop-up inclusive bookshops all over the UK and Ireland, supported by a permanent shop in Brixton.

The Belfast Telegraph has a list of seven books to get you running again.

The Guardian rounds up the best recent thrillers.

There’s another Kate Atkinson novel coming next year!

“Gothic, spiralling, suspenseful and mythic”: this week’s novel excerpt on The Pool is from Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield. Book Riot has an audio excerpt of the novel, too.

The book artwork gallery and bookshop Illustration Cupboard will close for business after this year’s winter exhibition because of rising rents in central London.

Elizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke are the co-authors of Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible. They talk to the Guardian’s Iman Amrani about their experiences as black British women and why they have created the guide to help readers navigate their way through education, work and dating.

On the Guardian Books Podcast, Claire Armitstead sits down first with Sara Paretsky, author behind the iconic Detective VI Warshawski, to discuss her latest book in the long-running crime series, Shell Game, and André Aciman, the author of Call Me By Your Name, who is back another tale of longing, Enigma Variations.


The Bad Sex Award Winner has been announced, and only a famous white man could get away with publishing a book as dreadful as the winner, says Sian Cain at the Guardian.

The Bodleian Libraries will present novelist Kazuo Ishiguro with the Bodley Medal, the Libraries’ highest honour, in April.

Former Blackwell’s bookseller Daisy Johnson has won the retailer’s Book of the Year for her “outstanding” Man Booker-shortlisted novel Everything Under.

Trapeze is launching a “powerful and inspiring” collection of essays by black female writers, scholars and activists, called Well-Read Black Girl, with a competition to find an unpublished black British female author whose essay will be included in the UK edition.