This Week in Literature: October 15th-21st

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 October 15-21

  • Together We Rise:This book to celebrate the Women’s March anniversary will be launching on January 16th 2018! It will be a series of essays from feminists around the globe, including America Ferrera.
  • “Electric Dreams”: There’s something new on the horizon for Philip K. Dick fans. This anthology is brought to us by Amazon; it’s shot on two continents, with different writers, directors and actors for each episode.
  • Philip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage launched on October 19th: There are some lovely articles celebrating him while detailing his launch, life and general happenings.
  • New Zealand Librarians go Viral: These Librarians did a photo shoot, a la Keeping up with the Kardashians that fans are dying for! Check it out.
  • BBC 100 Women Challenge: BBC is currently underway with its fifth annual “100 Women Challenge”, bringing together women around the world to address issues such as female illiteracy.
  • Mississippi School District Bans Classic: To Kill a Mockingbird has been pulled from the classrooms in Biloxi, MS because “the language makes people uncomfortable.”
  • Hachette Book Group: The book group pulled the plug on “Weinstein Books” amid allegations agains Harvey Weinstein.
  • The Stanley Hotel: The creepy hotel that inspired the shining is in the news for its latest spooky ghost photo — check it out!
  • Gatsby House is for Sale: The Long Island mansion that (supposedly) inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to write The Great Gatsby is up for sale!
  • Manbooker Prize Awarded: American author George Saunders takes home the prize for his work Lincoln in the Bardo.
  • Literary Candles are Trending: The Etsy Shop “Muggle Library Candles” has gone viral after the world caught wind of “sorting hat candles”. Check out their literary-candle-offerings, and take some home today!
  • DIY-Harry Potter Pumpkins: Tis the season, to decorate gourds!  Check out these fun patterns for Harry Potter pumpkins!

Those are this week’s highlights, in a nutshell. Did you follow any of that trending news? What was your favorite story of the week?

ALSO: October is a big month for book releases- so be sure to check out the onslaught of highly anticipated books coming to a shelf near you — such as: Dan Brown’s Origin, John Green’s Turtles All The Way Down, Rick Riordan’s The Ship of the Dead, Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach and Philip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage and so many others!

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