Book News: Friday Bites

Book News: Friday Bites


Lovable comedian Aziz Ansari writes a book about dating in the digital age. Also today: Avatar, Adele, Roald Dahl and a hot prison read.

azizSparks and Information

Comedian Aziz Ansari—otherwise known as Parks and Recreation’s self-proclaimed heartthrob Tom Haverford—is writing a book about dating in the Internet age.


adelePuffin’ it Up

Prompted by freshly experienced motherhood, pop goddess Adele pens a children’s book for Penguin’s Puffin Books.


Michael JensonBitter Waters

Did LDS-affiliated Sweetwater Books just sever ties with gay author Michael Jensen due to his sexual orientation?



wally lambA Ban Undone

The Oprah-endorsed She’s Come Undone is back in circulation at Mansion Youth Correctional after a short ban due to its “graphic nature”—nothing compared to current prison must-read 50 Shades of Grey!


nat dormerFrom Throne to Hunger

Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer will play Capitolian-turned-rebel Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.



guardianFirst Time’s the Charm 

Check out the 11 debut authors who’ve charmed their way into The Guardian’s First Book Award longlist, with everything from Icelandic executions to Arabian sex.


dustjudEsio Trots to the Big Screen

nitsuD namffoH dna iduJ hcneD rats ni eht mlif noisrev fo dlaoR s’lhaD cissalc. If you have no idea what that means, you should definitely read this.



Pandora’s Books

Sci-fi wiz Steven Charles Gould is writing four books based on James Cameron’s Avatar universe.

This article originally appeared on Zola Books.