Joe Hill on Vinyl | Book Pulse

Audio-only on vinyl, book worlds moving to VR, and role-playing games point to the new ways stories are being told. In the NYT Mario Vargas Llosa gets much attention.

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

James Patterson and Candice Fox leads holds this week with Fifty Fifty and ABC lands the first James Comey book interview. Mozart in the Jungle,Black Panther, and and White Houses by Amy Bloom get media buzz.

Flora Reading | Wyatt’s World

There are many seasons to book publishing, from the fall list to January’s self-help explosion. Hovering around Valentine’s Day and the early push for spring are the flower books. Here are five seasonal examples.

New Best Sellers | Book Pulse

The new best sellers arrive, Congressman John Lewis starts a new graphic novel trilogy, and George R.R. Martin’s book update will not please Game of Thrones fans.

Authors Daniel Kraus, Margot Singer, Marie Kondo, and Ibi Zoboi Make News | Book Pulse

Daniel Kraus will finish George A. Romero’s incomplete zombie novel while Margot Singer wins the Edward Lewis Wallant Award. Pride and Prejudice gets re-mixed and Netflix brings cleaning joy.

A Circus Escapade, Tips for Distance Runners, and More | Books for Dudes

This month Doug reviews Mary Beard, feminist classics author supreme, Tessa Fontaine, a talented writer masquerading as a circus performer, a dark-as-a-dungeon tale of pathology from Christopher Yates, and the greatest-book-in-the-world-this-month by JM Gulvin.

Getting Ready for Black Panther | Book Pulse

Black Panther will break big. Meanwhile, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society gets a trailer, Mrs. by Caitlin Macy and All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire® by Jonathan Abrams break out and Karl Ove Knausgård leads a literary road trip into Russia.

Authors on Air and in Conversation | Book Pulse

Authors Richard Morgan, Steven Pinker, Akwaeke Emezi, and Jill Santopolo get interviewed while a number of stories break about upcoming adaptations.

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

Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman leads holds this week. The RUSA/CODES awards are announced and Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday is getting strong literary buzz.

Celebrating Black History Month | Wyatt’s World

As February unfolds and readers set out to mark the celebration of Black History Month, support their efforts with a selection of critical and powerful new works published in recent months.