Best of the Web 05/15/17

Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.


A recent study shows that the literary genre you prefer can reveal--or shape--your sense of what is ethical. 

"You Are What You Read"


Six years after the release of The Martian, Andy Weir announces his next book, Artemis, which is due out this November. Plans are already underway to adapt the upcoming book into a movie. 

"The Martian Author Andy Weir's Next Book Will be a Crime Thriller Set on the Moon"


A teen in southwest England wrote a book on mental health for young children. She decided to write the book after her own experiences with mental health. The book is an easy guide for kids to learn about the different types of mental health illnesses and how to get support. 

"This Incredible Teen Wrote a Book About Mental Health to Help Little Kids"


We’ve all had weeks where it feels like life is determined to pound us into the ground. Make sure you check out how you can give yourself a break and improve your week with one of these books.

"8 Books To Read When You're Having A Busy Week"


Although George R.R. Martin is still not finished with the sixth installment of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, he will be releasing a story--a never-before-released history of Westeros--which will appear in a new anthology book. 

"Rejoice: George R.R. Martin has a New 'Game of Thrones' Story Coming Out"

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