bbNews & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff
- Every 16 year old in Sweden to recieve copy of We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. (The Guardian) Yes!
- The Goodreads Choice Award winners were announced on Dec. 1. Go Set a Watchman (fiction), The Girl on the Train (mystery/thriller), The Nightingale (historical fiction), Queen of Shadows (YA) and The Sword of Summer (children’s) are among the winners.
- J. K. Rowling inspires surge to crowdfund book on race and immigration (in the UK). (The Guardian)
- Wisconsin school cancels reading of book about transgender girl after parents threaten to sue (GalleyCat)
- Google honored L. M. Montgomery with not one but three Google Doodles on her 141st birthday on Monday.
- Where Do Book Titles Come From?: On the Origins and Import of Some Iconic Titles (Dustin Illingworth, for LitHub)
- Posthumous books could come with a lot of dollar signs (Boston Globe) examines the growing trend for publishing books by dead authors, or continuations of their series by other writers. Somehow, it manages to ignore Go Set a Watchman.
- I’m Leaning Into My Reading Slump (A.J. O’Connell, for BookRiot)
- Literary Holiday Card Round-Up – bookish holiday cards to buy, download, or just admire (BookRiot)
- 7 YA Must-Reads That Started As NaNoWriMo Projects (Riffle)
- 6 Books to Reach Your Reading Goal (BookRiot)
NovelTea offers novel tins of tea — or if you prefer to use your own tea, you can order just the empty tin. Three tins currently available, with more designs in the works.
That’s it for this week!