Reading Round-up (21st May 2016).

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Here’s the round-up of the best articles on books and reading from around the web for this week.

JK Rowling defends Donald Trump’s right to be ‘offensive and bigoted’.

Man Booker International prize serves up victory to The Vegetarian.

Host a Silent Reading Party in 7 Easy Steps.

Lena Dunham’s surprise book sells out in 24 hours.

Do teens really need a special YA version of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code?.

PJ Lynch is Ireland’s new children’s laureate.

The Durrells get new biography that ‘they would enjoy’.

Women SF Writers Sweep This Year’s Nebula Awards.

“Writing Is an Act of Pride”: A Conversation with Elena Ferrante.

The Da Vinci Code rewritten for YA readers? Please spare them.

Comics Panel: Achewood returns neurotic as ever after all these years.

Read the Prize-Winning Story “Head Over Knees” by Eric Schlich, Picked by T.C. Boyle.

Interview with a Bookstore: Kramerbooks & Afterwords, a Washington DC staple.

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Black Panther is superhero success story.

Kafkaesque: a word so overused it has lost all meaning?.

Navigating Depression With the Help of Romance Novels.

Dinosaur porn or Rabid Puppy pastiche? The strange story of Chuck Tingle.

14 Books That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud: Today in Critical Linking.

Great Job, Internet!: Tumblr imagines what would happen if Stephen King wrote comic strips.

How do I join the Summer Reading Challenge 2016?.

Lucia Berlin: ‘Conversational, confessional snapshots into domestic life’.

The Power Paradox by Dacher Keltner review – how success triggers self-absorption.

J.K. Rowling Defends “Offensive and Bigoted” Donald Trump’s Freedom of Speech.

Rick Riordan: What’s Apollo Doing This Summer?.

Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize shortlist 2016 – in pictures.

War of the Fancasts: The Wheel of Time.

The ultimate Jewish road novel, set in first-century Rome, Judea and beyond.

Rivka Galchen & David Gordon Discuss Children, Japanese Culture and Writing as a Conversation with a Friend.

Han Kang wins Man Booker International prize for The Vegetarian – video.

Jonathan Franzen Competes on Jeopardy, Knows about Birds, but Not Shakespeare.

What are the best illustrated non-fiction books for children?.

Hecho En Venezuela: The Private Poetics of Narrative, Memory, and Lies.

Bookish things to do with children this summer.

Outlander Fans, Finding Fraser is Your New Summer Must-Read.

Books in Bathtubs: Why Ruining Books is Best.

Which Genre Are You?.

12 Fun Things to Buy After You Sell Your Used Textbooks to B&N.

5 Nonfiction Books That’ll Reassure You This Isn’t the Craziest Election on Record.

Letter that inspired Jack Kerouac’s On the Road goes on sale again.

This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell review – technically dazzling.

JK Rowling is wrong to defend Donald Trump.

White Noise is an outsider’s look inside small-town Americana.

Top 10 fictional houses with personality.

Kick by Paula Byrne review – what if JFK had been a woman?.

4 of the Best Fiction in Translation Works This Year (So Far).

8+ Bookish Snapchat Accounts You Should Be following.

The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver – a vibrant vision of America in decline.

Book Riot’s Deal of the Day for May 18th, 2016.

(More Than) 3 On A YA Theme: Title Equations.

Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Facebook split into its liberal and conservative halves.

Smoke Puts All Your Darkest Sins on Display.

3 Series for Romance Beginners.

Whit Stillman on Jane Austen and “Love & Friendship”.

The Book Nerd’s Guide to Book Clubbing With Your Dad.

Shawn Vestal’s Daredevils Captures the Angst of a Teen.

Summer Adaptations We Can’t Wait to See.

An Exclusive Conversation with Siddhartha Mukherjee, Author of “The Gene”.

The 2015 Nebula Award Winners.

Coming to Terms With My Unread Pile.

“If They Drown, They Will at Least Drown Together”.

Marina Lewycka: ‘Finding something funny in the bedroom tax was a challenge’.

“A Core Goal Is to Keep Readers Guessing”.

The 2016 Audie Awards for Audiobooks.

Five navigation tools every young explorer needs.

The Bones of Grace by Tahmima Anam review – love and loss in Bangladesh.

Finding Time to Read When You Work All the Time.

17 Great Upcoming Books About Women: BEA Edition.

User manuals publisher Haynes announces job cuts after profit warning.

Newswire: Marvel exclusive: Mockingbird flies high in her ongoing solo series.

6 Questions for Brian K. Vaughan, writer of SAGA and PAPER GIRLS.

George RR Martin: Game of Thrones characters die because ‘it has to be done’.

Book Riot’s Deal of the Day for May 19th, 2016.

A review of Men by Marie Darrieussecq.

“Six Notes of Cicada Songs” by Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi, Original Fiction, recommended by Electric Literature.

The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan – review.

Mean Girls Meet Their Match In Girls On Fire.

Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus: Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan – review.

Agatha Christie hits USA TODAY’s list.

Here's the round-up of the best articles on books and reading from around the web for this week.

Here’s the round-up of the best articles on books and reading from around the web for this week.


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