This Week in Literature: December 10th-16th

Do you celebrate the passing of time with the turning of pages? Then we’ve got you! We’ve curated this week’s hottest scoops for you concerning book news, author insights, and everything you need to know.


This is “This Week in Literature” for December 10th-16th


Those are this week’s highlights, in a nutshell. Did you follow any of this trending news? What was your favorite story of the week?


  • J.K. Rowling attempts to defend Depp Casting: The upcoming “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” movie franchise is catching a lot of flak right now for the casting, and continued employment, of Johnny Depp. Depp recently split from Amber Heard and had domestic abuse allegations cited by Heard. Rowling released a statement in response to fans’ outrage, and it only heightened the flames.
  • Emma Mills has a new book for all the theater nerds: Foolish Hearts is a book about a group of teens putting on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and finding a lot of parallels between the play and their own lives. Check it out now!
  • “Sharp Objects” cometh to HBO: Gillian Flynn’s popular book has been opted for the screen as an HBO miniseries, coming to you in the summer of 2018. Fan’s are excited to see Amy Adams and a star-studded cast in action!
  • “The Hate U Give” Movie Adaptation Coming Soon: We’ve caught some stills from the set of the upcoming movie, which recently wrapped production. Though the book just came out this year, the rights have already been snatched up for the screen. Stay tuned for the release of this project.
  • “Cat Person”: This short story came out this week, and quickly became the most read piece of all time on “The New Yorker.” The post has gone viral, and a conversation is being spread around the internet as to the nuances of the tale. Check it out now to join in on the convo!
  • Tough Topics Poster: There is a tough-topics poster at The Fayetteville Free Library near Syracuse, New York, that is offering assistamce to teens. This poster indicates where books on “tough topics” can be found. People are having feelings about it! Check it out now.
  • New Book about the Harvey Weinstein Scandal: The two reporters who broke open the story on Harvey Weinstein, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, have a forthcoming book on their research and efforts. Check it out in 2018 for more details.


ALSO: Be sure to check out the onslaught of highly anticipated books coming to a shelf near you.


Be sure to check back for next week’s rundown. Until then… keep reading, writing and being awesome!