Want to be a famous author? Is your name Kate or Simon? Congrats, you're halfway there!
Authors discuss FAQ about diversity in reading and authorship on Book Riot.
These famous authors apparently had the good luck to come back as dogs.
Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure is the bleakest of all his bleak novels, according to this infographic. Which probably makes it the bleakest novel ever written. Choice Hardy quote: “...happiness [is] but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain," from The Mayor of Casterbridge. Cheers!
I can't stop comparing the English book covers to the American versions. Which do you like best? I think America got the better deal.
You didn't take Mark Twain's bronze plaque from his graveside, did you?
Steven Soderbergh catalogued everything he read and watched in 2014, and the catalogue has been broken down in this handy chart. Now, he's only read 35 books this year, which may not sound like a lot to you avid readers, but he's also one of the biggest and busiest names in Hollywood. I'm guessing he doesn't have that much free time.
The New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Book List causes a lot of anxiety in the publishing world—find out more about its history here.
The original case files for the Clutter family murder detailed in Capote's In Cold Blood have been released. The files may reveal how many creative liberties Capote took in the book, which he called a "nonfiction novel."
A Shakespeare First Folio has been discovered in a French library, where it had been sitting untouched for 200 years. Printed in 1623, these Folios are the reason the playwright is known today. Without them, Shakespeare's plays would likely have been lost and forgotten long ago.
The Goldfinch is being adapted for the big screen, and Peter Straughan, who adapted Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy has been tapped to write the script.
I've got bad news: You're never sleeping again. Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is being turned into a movie. However, I'd like to see them top the horror of Stephen Gammell's original artwork.
Goodreads collected data from 40,000 readers, and as a rule, we're all probably a little sexist in our reading selections.