Posted on November 29, 2023 at 8:10 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Catch up quick with the bookish news of the past few days ... or take a deeper dive into each story. Your choice!
Giving Tuesday was yesterday, but 'tis still the season to be charitable; BookRiot noted ten reading-related volunteer opportunities to check out, and Literary Hub highlighted literary organizations worth donating to.
The National Literacy Trust found that almost a million children in the UK do not have a single book of their own at home, says the Guardian.
The New York Times already shared 100 notable books of 2023, but now it's time to share staffers' ten favorite books of the year.
Speaking of long book lists ... one Booker Prize judge shared the near-impossibility of reading every single contender to make the longlist, and Literary Hub unpacks what that reminds us about book awards.
Colm Tóibín, Marlon James, and Jeanette Winterson are among the authors who will speak at next year's Hay Literary Festival; the Guardian has more from organizers on what to expect from the 2024 event.
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