This Week in Literature: December 17th-23rd

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 17th-23rd


  • URGENT – Calling all Harry Potter fans: Potterheads, this is not a drill! 2018 is bringing us a Harry Potter Mystery game for our cell phones. I repeat, not a drill.
  • Little Women Mini Series coming to PBS: That’s right, we’re all excited and ready to ugly-cry in May 2018. Check out the first trailer for this book-to-screen adaptation that looks lovely!
  • New Year, New You: Are you ready to start a reading log, and track all your mighty progress in 2018? Book Riot’s got your back. Check out their comprehensive templates to track your reading, and watch that stack dwindle over the next year!
  • Want to do a workshop with Chuck Palahniuk?: First rule of workshop is, you don’t talk about workshop. JK, tell everyone.
  • China is having an online literary boom- why?: China’s E-book industry is booming! This has had a multitude of effects on the market, and has made Chinese IT stocks fluctuate. Check up on the state of affairs, and keep an eye on the growing trend.
  • Harry Potter Athletic Wear: Just launched this week, Australian clothing designer, Black Milk Clothing, is launching a hogwarts house clothing line, so you can always be head girl when working out. Get some now!
  • Harry Potter predictive text “book”: Taking the internet by storm this last week? Botnik Studios predicatext version of a Harry Potter chapter. Check it out now for all the laughs (and, weirdly, things that are spot on).
  • Cat Person Author: “Cat Person” took The New Yorker by storm last week, and author Kristen Roupenian has been signed on for a book deal. Check out “Cat Person” and be sure to keep up with her blooming career!
  • Author book recommendations for holiday gifts: Good Morning America asks some top authors for their book recs! Get some pro tips for which books to read/gift this holiday season.


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?

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!