Women’s History Month: Read On | Wyatt’s World

Nonfiction explorations, a grand collection of comics portraits, and a welcome anthology of reimagined tales are just some of the books that help readers celebrate the history and achievements of women.

The Week Ends with Book Awards and Title Announcements | Book Pulse

Women writers sweep the National Book Critics Circle awards; Joan Silber wins the Fiction prize for Improvement. Reni Eddo-Lodge wins the Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour, for Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race.

New to the Best Seller Lists | Book Pulse

The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer heads up the bestseller lists this week and four titles mining popular culture also hit the lists: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition (Star Wars) by Jason Fry, The Shape of Waterby Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus, Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasureby Amy Kaufman, and Unmasked: A Memoirby Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Sinister School Days | The Reader’s Shelf

The few years that many of us spend at college are often the most intense of our young lives as we confront new experiences, ideas, and people—often both enticing and intimidating. It is no wonder that authors incorporate this time into novels of psychological suspense.

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.

The Books of March | Wyatt’s World

March brings a number of highly anticipated titles, including Ramona Ausubel’s story collection Awayland, Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon’s Blood of the Four, Rebecca Kauffman’s The Gunners, and Shobha Rao’s Girls Burn Brighter. Here are five more, from genre picks to new short fiction.

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.