This Week in Literature: December 3rd-December9th

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 3rd-9th


  • Cassandra Clare’s new series: Did you love “The Mortal Instruments” series? YOU’RE IN LUCK! Cassandra Clare is working on a new “high fantasy” series for adults, and book one (Sword Catcher) is in production now.
  • The Hate U Give Banned in Texas School District: Katy School District, in Texas, is catching flack for banning Angie Thomas’s breakout novel, The Hate U Give, in it’s school district. Thomas hits back with moving words on Twitter.
  • Junot Diaz gives an inspiring speech: Don’t let dystopia get you down! Check out Diaz’s take on keeping the world a little bit brighter, through literature and love.
  • Olly Moss Harry Potter Book Covers and Posters: ATTENTION POTTERHEADS! Alternate book covers and amazing HP posters for your viewing pleasure. You’re welcome.
  • Harry Potter Class Rings: Do you want to commemorate your Alma Mater? (I mean Hogwarts, of course.) WELL, now you can! Check out these geek-chic rings!
  • Storybook Cosmetics: Do you need some magic and glamour in your life? Check out this bookish cosmetics company, bringing you closer to the magic.
  • Love, Simon trailer out now:  This film is based on the hit book “Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda”, and fans are STOKED for the adorable trailer out now. Will you be watching?
  • Be on “The Wizarding World” YouTube page: Checkout how to get your best Potter-esque DIY, recipes, art, and more online now!
  • Project Alpha: Want to join a virtual book club, featuring celebrities and other well-read humans? Check out the brainchild of “The Nerdist” & “Geek and Sundry” now!
  • “The Magic Misfits:” Neil Patrick Harris is bringing us a book for young readers with a lot of heart, and a lot of Magic (as in card tricks, rabbit hats, and more!) Check it out now for the young reader in your life.
  • NPR Book Concierge: NPR has your back for all the top rec’s for 2017 books. BUT, if you want it narrowed down (A LOT) check out “Cover to Cover” ⸺ where we’ve got you.
  • RECOMMENDATIONS: Throwing a holiday party? Do a White Elephant “book exchange” at your next event!


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!