Books

Inside the head of the Drunken Bakers creator 2
Books

Inside the head of the creator of Viz's Drunken Bakers

Posted by
Mike Rampton
Published
  • Can't seem to finish that book you're reading? There's one solution
    Books

    Can't seem to finish that book you're reading? This is the solution

  • The unbearable process of writing a book (according to an author)
    Books

    The unbearable process of writing a book (according to an author)

  • dungeons
    Books

    ‘Rick and Morty' fans get excited: there's a new crossover on the way

Latest In Books

  • Confessions of an eavesdropper
    Books

    Why I can't help being an eavesdropper - and why you're one too

    Author Leo Benedictus on the repercussions of secret listening

    Posted by
    Leo Benedictus
    Published
  • This Stephen King-inspired painting contains 170 references to his books
    Books

    This awesome Stephen King-inspired painting contains 170 references to his books

    Can you spot them all?

    Posted by
    Mike Rampton
    Published
  • Nobody at The Sun has read Frankenstein
    Books

    'The Sun' attacked millennials for getting 'Frankenstein' wrong and it backfired massively

    Has anyone at 'The Sun' read a book?

    Posted by
    Mike Rampton
    Published
  • This Easter egg will tell you which Hogwarts house you're in 6
    Books

    This new 'Harry Potter' Easter egg will also sort you into a house

    "Not Slytherin... not Slytherin"

    Posted by
    Alexandra Haddow
    Published
  • A TV adaptation of 'His Dark Materials' is on the way 1
    Books

    A BBC adaptation of Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' looks set to go ahead

    This could be a great series

    Posted by
    Mike Rampton
    Published
  • Joe Dunthorne
    Books

    Joe Dunthorne on the idea of elusive adulthood

    The acclaimed author on the difficulties of becoming a fully-grown human

    Posted by
    Sam Diss
    Published
  • George R.R. Martin's new 'Game Of Thrones' book is coming... but it's not the one we're waiting for
    Books

    George R. R. Martin's new 'Game of Thrones' book is coming... but not the one we're waiting for

    He's George R. R. Startin' to take the piss

    Posted by
    Mike Rampton
    Published
  • Bill Gates
    Books

    This is Bill Gates' new favourite book of all time

    Read this book, become a millionaire

    Posted by
    Dave Fawbert
    Published
  • A short story about the healing power of ice cream
    Books

    A short story about the healing power of ice cream

    Willy Vlautin spins a yarn just for you

    Posted by
    Willy Vlautin
    Published
  • ‘Harry Potter’ has been translated into Scots and it’s pretty great
    Books

    ‘Harry Potter’ translated into Scots is absolutely brilliant

    Anyone for a round of Bizzumbaw?

    Posted by
    Harvey Day
    Published
  • The 40 most powerful literary quotes 62
    Books

    The 40 most powerful literary quotes

    Sentences with real oomph

    Posted by
    Shortlist Team
    Published
  • Zuckerberg Gates
    Books

    Here are the books Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg think you should read

    And they know what they're talking about

    Posted by
    Dave Fawbert
    Published
  • 6 easy things you can do to be happier in 2018 3
    Books

    If you do these six things you'll be happier in 2018

    Here's how to improve on 2017

    Posted by
    Harvey Day
    Published
  • Iceland's extremely chill Christmas reading tradition needs to be adopted by everyone right now
    Books

    This extremely chill Icelandic Christmas tradition needs to be adopted by everyone

    God damn, I am so fully behind this

    Posted by
    Sam Diss
    Published
  • An AI bot wrote a 'Harry Potter' chapter and it is hilarious nonsense 5
    Books

    This new chapter of 'Harry Potter' written by a bot is absolutely hilarious nonsense

    "Harry tore his eyes from his head and threw them into the forest"

    Posted by
    Gary Ogden
    Published
  • Behold, the most savage rejection letter in history
    Books

    This publisher's rejection letter is the most savage put-down we've ever read

    I... don't think they liked it

    Posted by
    Mike Rampton
    Published
  • Brian Blessed tells us which animals he'd be reincarnated as
    Books

    Brian Blessed's fantasy animal reincarnations

    When he dies, which five animals would Brian Blessed most like to return as?

    Posted by
    Ralph Jones
    Published
  • Amazon have revealed the top 100 books of the year - how many have you read?
    Books

    These are the best books of 2017, according to Amazon

    How many have you read?

    Posted by
    Gary Ogden
    Published
  • A comprehensive list of all the books that you will read at every stage in your life 1
    Books

    Every single book you will ever read in your entire goddamn life

    From nursery right up until your fiery death

    Posted by
    Gary Ogden
    Published
  • Mr. Men books are getting a hilarious adult update
    Books

    Mr. Men books are being updated for adults and they're brilliant

    Time for Mr Greedy to hit the gym

    Posted by
    Dave Fawbert
    Published
  • This classic book has been banned in schools because it made people uncomfortable
    Books

    'To Kill a Mockingbird' is being banned in schools for the most ridiculous reason

    How can they ban such a classic?

    Posted by
    Duncan Vicat-Brown
    Published
  • polar-bear-book
    Books

    A grandma accidentally bought her 6-year-old granddaughter this very unsuitable book

    She clearly didn't read it first

    Posted by
    Tom Victor
    Published
  • Biff and Chip was full of hidden NSFW scenes and we never even noticed
    Books

    Biff and Chip was full of hidden NSFW scenes and we never even noticed

    5-year-old me is so shocked right now

    Posted by
    Alex Finnis
    Published
  • Kill Your Friends
    Books

    A much-loved cult classic book is finally getting a sequel

    A welcome return for one of the most gloriously depraved characters ever

    Posted by
    Tom Victor
    Published
  • Stephen King
    Books

    20 things you (probably) didn't know about Stephen King

    Find out something new about the King of horror

    Posted by
    Shortlist Team
    Published
  • I judged the International Booker Prize shortlist by their covers 6
    Books

    I judged the Man Booker Prize shortlist by their covers

    They say to never judge a book by its c- you get the idea

    Posted by
    Gary Ogden
    Published
  • test test
    Books

    This artist turns famous love songs into Stephen King book covers

    Every single one is perfect

    Posted by
    Gary Ogden
    Published
  • Books

    Terry Pratchett's unfinished novels run over by a steamroller

    Flatter than Discworld itself

    Posted by
    Gary Ogden
    Published
  • Books

    These animated geometric vintage book covers are mesmerising

    Get your head spinning

    Posted by
    Dave Fawbert
    Published
  • Books

    The 10 best books of 2017, according to Amazon

    Need something for your holiday? Get one of these

    Posted by
    Tom Victor
    Published
  • Books

    Michael Bond, the creator of Paddington Bear, dies age 91

    He brought joy to millions of childhoods

    Posted by
    Gary Ogden
    Published
  • Books

    Everyone's taking the piss out of Brooklyn Beckham's photography book

    Are they being too harsh on the kid?

    Posted by
    Carl Anka
    Published
  • Books

    The 30 most memorable literary fathers

    These book dads certainly left an impression

    Published
  • Books

    I judged the International Booker Prize shortlist by their covers

    So the saying doesn't go

    Posted by
    Gary Ogden
    Published
  • Books

    Women fancy men who read and this is the book that impresses them most

    But it doesn't work the other way

    Posted by
    Tom Mendelsohn
    Published
  • Books

    The physical Amazon bookstore is using really cool ways to group books

    Online meets the real world

    Posted by
    Dave Fawbert
    Published
  • Books

    14 new books you need to read in April

    The best picks for your reading pile this month

    Posted by
    Dan Dalton
    Published
  • Books

    This bookshop is giving clickbait titles to all the classics

    "Teenage girl tricked boyfriend into killing himself" - anyone?

    Posted by
    Emily Reynolds
    Published
  • Books

    These bored book store employees deserve all the Instagram followers

    Bookface goes French at Librairie Mollat

    Posted by
    Dave Fawbert
    Published
  • Books

    Philip Pullman has just saved us all from Real Life

    Here's what we know about 'Book of Dust'

    Published
  • Books

    Orwell’s 1984 book sales spike after Trump’s inauguration

    We've gone full blown Orwellian now

    Posted by
    Jamie Carson
    Published
  • Books

    Mark Twain's unfinished children's story to be released this year

    Find out when The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine will hit the shelves

    Published
  • Books

    These are the books Barack Obama says everyone should read this year

    Be like Barack

    Posted by
    Sam Diss
    Published
  • The best new books of 2017
    Books

    The best new books of 2017

    New year, new reads

    Posted by
    Sam Diss
    Published
  • Books

    Donald Ray Pollock: Inside the mind of a nightmare specialist

    Modern master of disturbing prose on the moments from page & screen that made him who he is

    Published
  • Books

    Harry Potter fans can now discover their Patronus

    Don't lie, you want to give it a go, don't you?

    Posted by
    David Cornish
    Published
  • Books

    Your chance to see excellent US author Donald Ray Pollock

    And also have a beer! Win win

    Published
  • Books

    Return to a nineties classic: Chuck Palahniuk on Fight Club

    20 years since Fight Club, the author tells us how he’d rewrite his seminal novel for 2016

    Published
  • Books

    Details announced for new Partridge book

    'Nomad' will arrive this autumn

    Published
  • Books

    13 famous books that had very different working titles

    13 famous books that had very different working titles

    Posted by
    Chris Sayer
    Published