Here's a look at what's buzzing in the book world today:
Trifecta: Veronica Roth has a lock on the top three spots on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list for the second time with her Divergent trilogy. She scored the same feat on Jan. 9. The young-adult dystopian series is benefiting from the mega-hype surrounding Friday's opening of the movie version of Divergent, starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James. Expectations are so high that some in the media are warning the young stars to expect Twilight and Hunger Games-level fame.
On the road:Publishers Weekly reports that Jeff Kinney's latest book for kids, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, was 2013's most popular book, selling 3 million copies. Now publisher Abrams announces that the ninth book in the series about a wisecracking middle schooler named Greg Heffley will be released Nov. 4. There's no title yet, but Kinney says, "I'm taking the Heffleys out of their home environment and sending them out on the road. Writing about an epic family road trip has really got my creative juices flowing, and I think this could be the funniest book yet." Six Wimpy books have landed at No. 1 on USA TODAY's list. – Bob Minzesheimer
Game time: On Friday, J.K. Rowling released the second part of new writing on the sport of Quidditch on Pottermore, the digital platform for Harry Potter. The first part was released March 14. Part two, says a Pottermore release, "relays the Quidditch World Cup's more recent history, with witty recaps of each tournament (held every four years) from 1990 to 2010, and includes a look forward to this year's Quidditch World Cup 2014, which will be held in April."
New wave: USA TODAY's Brian Truitt talks with Rick Yancey about The Infinite Sea, the forthcoming sequel to his young-adult sci-fi novel The 5th Wave. And we reveal the cover. The biggest surprise in the sequel? Fans "will be absolutely shocked — shocked — by Evan's fate," says Yancey.
New celeb memoirs: ABC's Elizabeth Vargas, who revealed in January that she had been in "denial" about her struggle with alcoholism, will write about her battle in a new book to be published by Grand Central. The as-yet untitled memoir has a tentative pub date of spring 2016. And singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris will reflect on her life in a memoir, also untitled, due from Blue Rider Press in fall 2015.
Pantsuit Chronicles: Possible presidential candidateHillary Clinton was in New York City Wednesday to promote her forthcoming memoir, about her time as secretary of State, tentatively due in June. Apparently it has no title, because Clinton, a Tiny Fey fan, joked about possibilities, including Bossy Pantsuit and The Scrunchie Chronicles, USA TODAY's Bob Minzesheimer reports.
Mystery roundup: Reviewer and mystery author Charles Finch checks out a new crop of mysteries and thrillers for USA TODAY, including Alex Berenson's thriller The Counterfeit Agent (31/2 stars out of four) and Runner by Patrick Lee (3 stars).
Very interesting: Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings, is writing a young-adult novel inspired by Sylvia Plath. She spoke with NPR about Belzhar(the title is a play on The Bell Jar). Wolitzer explains: "My narrator is a 16-year-old girl named Jam Gallahue who's dealing with a tragic loss. She's sent to a boarding school in Vermont for 'emotionally fragile, highly intelligent' teenagers. While there, she is put into a tiny, elite class that reads only one writer a semester. And this semester the class is reading Sylvia Plath."