This Week in Literature October 29th-November 4th

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 29th-November 4th


  • NaNoWriMo: November is “National Novel Writing Month,” and it’s time to get writing! Visit the NaNoWriMo Site, and get to writing your story! Check out the history and other successes on our blog!
  • The Invisible Man Adaptation: Hulu is in the works to adapt this 1952, National Book Award winning, novel into a television series.
  • The King Killer Chronicles Adaptations: Patrick Rothfuss’s amazing book series is finding a home on the big screen and on Showtime with a dual-adaptation brought to us by Lionsgate. Check out the prospect of this double adaptation, and get pumped now!
  • Deathly Hallows Symbol: With the new documentary out, “Harry Potter: A History of Magic”, on the BBC,  there are many revelations from the Potter-Universe happening. Rowling has revealed the (subliminal) inspiration for the Hallows symbol, and so much more!
  • Author Jason Reynolds: Reynolds is now an accomplished writer, who was longlisted for a National Book Award this year, and is doing talks to inspire young people to read. He himself did not read a full-length novel until he was 17. Find out why, and what kinds of books he thinks we should put into the hands of young people.
  • Shelter Dogs Sorted into HP Houses: Pet Alliance Orlando has taken to sorting their perspective dogs into Harry Potter Houses so that adoptee’s can better understand their personalities. Check out the cute photos (and take home a dog?)
  • Lipstick and Literature: The Instagram account @LiteratureLipstick is giving us food for thought: What lipstick goes best with your current read? Give them a follow and glam up your feed!
  • Shelley The Machine: A group of MIT scientists have created a chatbot equipped to tale horror stories. Shelley can currently be found on twitter, building horror stories, cooperatively with other people.
  • National Book Award: The event will be on November 15th in New York City, and is going to be hosted by Cynthia Nixon! Check out the recipient’s now.
  • Paperbag Princess: This 1980 children’s classic is coming to the screen! The project is attached to Margot Robbie and Elizabeth Banks. Check out the preliminary details now!


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: November 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.


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