This Week in Literature, October 8th-14th

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 8th-14th, 2017


    • Turtles All The Way Down:  This week the much anticipated book by John Green came out! There were midnight release parties, and more around the country. In conjunction with the release, The New York Times released a heartwarming article about John Green and his battle with depression, anxiety and OCD. Kudos to Green for helping normalize mental illness and affliction. Give him some love!
    • Cara Delevingne’s new book:  The cross over for Media-types is all over the place these days, the book world not withstanding. Actress, model, singer— and now author —  Cara Delevingne has written her first book Mirror Mirror. Check out this YA book now!
    • Jessica Williams Joins Fantastic Beasts Cast: Jessica Williams is spending her time weaseling into the Harry Potter realm, deeper and deeper. She has managed to add a new layer to her fandom by joining the cast of the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film, in an unspecified role. We’ll be sure to stay tuned and see how it plays out!
    • #Without Hermione: The Harry Potter Alliance, a reputable non-profit, is embarking on an amazing campaign to raise funds (and awareness) for inequality in classrooms and female education around the world. Check out their campaign today to see how the world would look #WithoutHermione (Spoiler Alert: Voldemort wins and everyone dies).
    • Princess Bride 30th Anniversary Re-Release: With the 30th Anniversary of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride upon us this year, there are many ways to celebrate. The cult-classic movie adaptation will be re-released in theaters on October 15th and 18th, in over 700 theaters around the country, as part of the “TCM Big Screen Classics Series”. Get your tickets now to join in on the fun!
    • Curiosa Bookstore: In August a new Harry Potter store opened up in Toronto, for fan’s everywhere. Curiosa sells Harry Potter licenced merchandise, HP adjacent items, and other witchy goodies. Check it out for some great gifts!
    • Harry Potter Expo in Orlando: It’s back, and better than ever! Universal Studios Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter is playing host again to it’s annual Harry Potter Expo in January 2018. Get tickets now for a chance to meet the actors, attend panels, ride coasters and enjoy Harry Potter inspired food and beverages with the world’s biggest fans!


  • New Outlander Wine: There are 6 new limited edition wines on the market, honoring Diana Gabaldon’s main characters from Outlander, Jamie and Claire. Get your bottles today!


  • New E.L. James Book: James has previously published a re-release of 50 Shades of Grey written from Christian Grey’s perspective (Grey), and she has followed up with a sequel — Darker, Grey’s perspective in 50 Shades Darker, which will be out in November.
  • Jesmyn Ward is awarded the MacArthur Genius Grant: Jesmyn Ward, author of Salvage the Bones, and other critically acclaimed works is awarded the MacArthur Genius Grant!
  • Poe Party on YouTube: For all those who are looking for a Literary You Tube series with comedy, mystery, and more — this is for you. Poe (and his ghost friend, Lenore) throw a dinner party with history’s most famous authors: chaos ensues. Check it out!
  • Celebrate Friday the 13th/October in Literature: Celebrate the spook-tacular season with — Haunted Houses in Literature, Top 10 Spooky Books, and more! Get out there and read something spooky!


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!.