This Week in Literature: December 31st – January 6th

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 31st-January 6th


  • HOLD THE PRESS- JK Rowling is getting a Biopic: Rowling is getting her own film, chronicling her young life and rise from poverty to billionaire status, through the magical world of Harry Potter. Tentatively called, “When Lightning Strikes”- check out the deets, and a peek at the script now.
  • JK Rowling Pub named after her: The Conan Doyle, a popular pub in Edinburgh, Scotland, has honored Rowling by temporarily becoming “The J.K. Rowling.” The name will be up for a month, so visit it while you still can!
  • Steve Bannon Book: Though they’ve been threatened with legal action, the book “Fire and Fury” has pushed it’s launch date up and become a #1 bestseller. People cannot quit talking about the drama. Check it out.
  • Bowie Book Club: In honor of David Bowie, his son has started a book club- you can join as part of your New Year’s (Reading) Resolutions!
  • Ambassador of Literature: Jacqueline Woodson is named, “Ambassador for Young People’s Literature!”
  • Cover to Cover comes back on MONDAY JANUARY 8th! Check out our new format, and all the fun videos, book reviews, and bookish news we have for you!


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.

  • The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
  • Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
  • Gnomon by Nick Harkaway
  • This Could Hurt by Jillian Medoff
  • I Know My Name by C.J. Cooke
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele
  • Brave by Rose McGowan
  • The Hazelwood by Melissa Albert
  • The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

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