This Week in Literature: January 14th-20th

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 January 14th-20th


  • Revamped Cover to Cover: Have you had a chance to check out #CovertoCover? It’s the Facebook show that brings you ALL THE BOOK BUZZ. We have “Monday Musings”, “What’s Good Wednesdays” and Friday’s “Weekly Round Up” every week. Check us out on Facebook!
  • The Magicians: Lev Grossman’s “The Magicians” fantasy trilogy has been adapted into a successful show on SyFy network….and season three is back this week! Get to binge-reading if you still need to finish before watching, and join in on the discussion!
  • One of the “Central Nine” Writes a Book: 60 years ago, nine black students integrated into Little Rock, Arkansas’ Central High School – and now we’ll get a book from one of ‘the nine’s’ perspectives!
  • New York Prisons Restrict Literature Choices for Inmates: In an effort to enhance safety and security in the prison facilities, a directive from the NY state department has limited the vendors that inmates can receive packages from, and has banned gifts by outside family and friends.
  • Pirates Who Read Leisurely?: That’s right. The infamous pirate, Blackbeard, was just like you (sorta). Check out this epic find by archaeologists!
  • Reading Makes You Smarter (duh): Not that this is new information, but there is some new scientific evidence out there reiterating the benefits of being bookish. Check it out if you need a boost!


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!