The internet is aflutter with excitement about Aaron Sorkin’s new television show, The Newsroom. All kinds of questions are being asked: how will Sorkin write a Republican protagonist? Where’s Bradley Whitford? Will The Newsroom air anywhere besides the US? Here’s what I’m asking: will it change lives? Because The West Wing changed mine. For a… Continue reading All because of Aaron Sorkin: how the West Wing changed me
It’s been, I admit, very quiet on this blog of late. What with writing the Brit Lit Blog, where I round up news and views from British books and publishing every weekday, writing for Book Riot, writing about new books out each week and each month especially for my Patreon supporters, and putting out my… Continue reading At Last: a Book of One’s Own
This is a hard post to write, for all the best reasons: I’ve had a great reading year. I’ll have made it to fifty books, in the nick of the time and with the help of some short reads towards the end. I’ve had comparatively few disappointments. I’ve tried to be a bit more discerning… Continue reading Claire’s Top 10 Books of 2017 (and a few extra)
It’s all about the nonfiction in British books coming to the US this month, and royalty features heavily among the offerings both—which is probably not unrelated to the popularity of The Crown and the impending buying of holiday gifts. Read more here.
You may have heard of matching your clothes or your nails with a book cover, but here’s a new one—to me, at least. The Instagram account @literaturelipstick matches, you’ve guessed it, lipsticks to books, and the results are both thoughtful and beautiful. Read more here.
If there’s a theme to this month’s offering of British books being published in the US, it’s challenge. There’s the challenge of fighting the patriarchy. There’s the challenge of dealing with the internet and the surprising and sometimes dark world it opens up, and the challenge of imagining a world in which teen girls hold the… Continue reading 5 British Books to Look Out For in the US in October
Whatever genre you’re into, there’s something coming to the US from the UK for you in the first half of September — this month’s selection encompasses a thriller, literary fiction, YA, and non fiction.
If you’re packing for your last trip of the summer, throw one of these in your suitcase. I promise you won’t be disappointed.