This Week in Literature November 26th-December 2nd

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 November 26th-December 2nd


  • The Human Library: This is an amazing project that blossomed out of Denmark in 2000. Check out their website to see the work they’re doing to educate the world, one “book” at a time!
  • “Snow Falling”: Fan’s of The CW’s “Jane the Virgin” are in luck as Jane Gloriana Villanueva’s debut book from the show, has become a reality. Get your copy of Snow Falling now!
  • La Vida De Selena: This bilingual children’s book is taking the book world by storm. Just in time for the holidays, you can get your copy celebrating the life of Selena Quintanilla!
  • JK Responds to Twitter fan: JK Rowling (in true form) tweeted some great advice for a fan that is struggling with a book she’s writing. Check out her kindness, and celebrate her for the queen she is!
  • Win a Bookstore: Author and bookstore owner Kevin Coolidge is setting one lucky person up with the chance of a lifetime: win a bookstore by writing an essay. Check out the contest ⸺ deadline is March 2018, and they are needing 4,000 entries. Get to writing!
  • El Arroyo Book: Are you familiar with the famous sign/restaurant in Austin, TX? Known for it’s rotating humor (and truth bombs), The El Arroyo sign is getting a coffee table book! Check it out now, for a little humor in your life.
  • Chris Colfer’s New Books: Actor and writer Chris Colfer is beloved for his young readers series The Land of Stories, and now he has landed a new book deal, so readers get excited for more! Check out the preliminary deets now.
  • Harry Potter Vandalism: Potterheads, who are normally so chill, took things too far lately when they vandalized a 4,000 year old monolith in Spain. Guys ⸺  get it together. #NotCool
  • Netflix Acquires Millarworld: Netflix is taking their quests for adaptations even further with a new acquisition of the comic book company Millarworld. We’ll have to see what future adaptations are in the works from that collaboration!
  • Christmas at Universal: This year The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is decking the halls! Catch the holiday cheer, on display for the rest of the year at Universal Studios.
  • Discovery of Witches Adaptation: The first trailer is out for Deborah Harkness’s Discovery of Witches screen adaptation.
  • YA is Legit, so let’s recognize: Varsity has an article out right now saying what we’re all thinking ⸺ YA literature is amazing, and it’s served us well, and it deserves more respect. Check it out now.
  • Annie Proulx delivers an amazing speech: Check out Proulx’s amazing speech at The National Book Awards this year. It was moving and lovely, and totally worth a watch.


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, this December.


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