The Hate U Give and Fahrenheit 451 Make Some Noise | Book Pulse

Angie Thomas and Fahrenheit 451 draw focused attention while the books of the moment are Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue by Ryan Holiday and I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara.

LJ Talks to Naomi Hirahara

After six mysteries starring elderly Japanese American gardener and World War II atomic bombing survivor Mas Arai, Naomi Hirahara brings her Edgar Award–winning series to a close in her March release, Hiroshima Boy.

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

Raspberry Danish Murderby Joanne Fluke leads holds this week. Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, gets a pub date, and the NYT takes readers to Virginia Woolf’s Cornwall.

New Best Sellers | Book Pulse

The new bestsellers land and On Chesil Beach get its trailer.

Sarah Jessica Parker Sends a Book Soaring & Nebula Finalists | Book Pulse

Sarah Jessica Parker features Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney and the finalist lists for both the Nebula Awards and the L.A. Times Book Prize are announced.

PEN Award Winners and a Recommendation from Stephen King | Book Pulse

Layli Long Soldier takes home the biggest PEN Award for her debut collection of poetry, Whereas. Stephen King recommends The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor.

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.

A Sadly Growing Genre | School Shooting Fiction

As our country once again mourns the victims of yet another mass shooting, some readers may want to turn to literature to try to make sense of an action so violent and inexplicable. Fiction about school shootings is, sadly, an expanding genre, and four novels being published early this year will stir serious discussion.

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.