Last Week's Top Reviews

The most-read reviews on last week were...

#1 Dying of Whiteness

#2 Where the Crawdads Sing

#3 Girl, Stop Apologizing

#4 Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know

#5 An Anonymous Girl

From the Newsletters

Tip Sheet

Claire Harman, author of Murder by the Book: The Crime That Shocked Dickens’s London, discusses the connection between the 1840 murder of an aristocrat and William Harrison Ainsworth’s novel Jack Sheppard.

Children’s Bookshelf

Editor Arthur A. Levine, known for bringing the Harry Potter series to the U.S., is leaving Scholastic.

Global Rights Report

S&S acquired world rights to Howard Stern’s latest book, Howard Stern Comes Again.

BookLife Report

This roundup of last month’s best-reviewed BookLife titles highlights a romance novel, a work of historical fiction, a parenting guide, an analysis of the Book of Job, and more.

Religion BookLine

Self-publishing in the Christian market has emerged as a viable option for authors seeking control and profits.


Week Ahead

PW senior writer Andrew Albanese reports from the floor of the London Book Fair, where the chaos of Brexit threatened to overshadow another stable year for the book business.

More to Come

Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons discuss Captain Marvel and the forthcoming Shazam!, the launch of First Second’s World Citizen Comics line, and comics for young readers at Marvel and DC, among other topics.


Author Jonathan Stutzman and illustrator Heather Fox discuss their debut picture book, Llama Destroys the World, a sci-fi farce starring a cake-loving llama.



A blogger looks at the recent wave of YA book cancellations and Twitter debates.

PW Insider

NBCC president Kate Tuttle recaps the awards.