Author Stephen Hawking Has Died | Book Pulse

Stephen Hawking has died, Mallory Ortberg’s The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror continues to get buzz, and Markus Zusak announces his next book.

Man Booker International Prize Longlist Triggers a Trend Watch | Book Pulse

A few bookish trends get coverage, LJ‘s PLA Galley Roundup is out, and a number of books head to screens. HBO talks GOT and Big Little Lies.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

The Flight Attendantby Chris Bohjalian leads holds this week and the TV show Rise is also making noise (it is inspired by a book). Netflix buys the US rights to the film version of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society but has yet to announce its air date.

More Book Clubs Make News | Book Pulse

Book clubs continue to make news this week, Astronaut Scott Kelly credits reading for his success, and Lin-Manuel Miranda signs on for the adaptation of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” series.

New Best Sellers | Book Pulse

The NYT moves its bestsellers lists to Thursdays—and adds an audiobook category. Emma Watson selects Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot as her new bookclub pick. The Tournament of Books is on; The Idiot by Elif Batuman won the play-in yesterday.

Reese Witherspoon Is Bookish and Winnie-the-Pooh Is Trending | Book Pulse

Reese Witherspoon has a new book club pick, Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal. The teaser trailer for the new Winnie-the-Pooh film, titled Christopher Robin, is trending on YouTube. Three more book related trailers debut as well.

Women’s History Month Gets Literary | Book Pulse

The New York Times measures the state of fiction—being led and changed by women. Michael Connelly wins the 2018 CWA Diamond Dagger award and Barnes & Noble starts a nationwide, in-store, book club with The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer. NPR reports further on the sexual harassment allegations against Sherman Alexie.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer leads holds this week. The Sandman by Lars Kepler tops the list of buzzy books, quickly followed by Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride and by Luis Alberto Urrea. The Oscars get a little bit bookish and The Bram Stoker Awards are announced. Mary Poppins makes her opening bow.

New Best Sellers | Book Pulse

Fifty Fifty by James Patterson and Candice Fox and Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover hit the best seller lists, while Sweetbitter gets a trailer and news breaks that the BBC is looking to adapt Terry Pratchett’s “Discworld” novels. Sherman Alexie responds to allegations of harassment.

March Reading Lists Bloom | Book Pulse

Best of March reading lists are out and Green Sun by Kent Anderson gets a glowing review. Ta-Nehisi Coates is going to start writing the Captain America comics and Dolly Parton joins forces with the Library of Congress.