Jeffrey Davies

Jeffrey Davies is a professional introvert and writer with imposter syndrome whose work spans the worlds of pop culture, books, music, feminism, and mental health. In addition to Book Riot, his writing can be found at PopMatters, Spectrum Culture, and other places. Find him on his website and follow him on Twitter @teeveejeff and Instagram @jeffreyreads. He is also the co-host of a Gilmore Girls podcast, Coffee With a Shot of Cynicism.

An English Major’s Guide to Relearning How to Read for Pleasure

If you majored in English, you read a lot. But how did it impact your pleasure reading? We've got a guide to rekindling that joy.

8 Queer Read-Alikes For Your Favorite Love Stories

Try these queer romances like your favorite love stories, including the queer book version of Grease, Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales.

How Lauren Graham’s SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY, MAYBE Shaped My Young Adulthood

I first read Lauren Graham's novel Someday, Someday, Maybe as a teenager. Each time I returned to it in years since, I found something new.

10 YA Books With No Romance For When You’re Out of Love

Young adult books don't have to be all about swooning love stories. Here are 10 YA books where romance takes a backseat, if there is any at all.

Portals to the Past: The Wonderful World of Used Books

On the irrefutable magic of used books and used bookstores.

On Reading May Sarton’s JOURNAL OF A SOLITUDE After Our Own Year of Solitude

I decided maybe it was time to check out the journal that had inspired this deep dive into my own creative psyche.

Why I Started Keeping a Reading Journal

Why the pandemic convinced this Rioter to start keeping a reading journal after a lifetime of avoiding journalling.

How WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE Helped Put Pandemic Anxiety Into Words

How watching WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE? helped one reader name the inner monsters and demons that started appearing last year.

Reading Less, Living More: Dispatches From a Pandemic Reading Life

How one Rioter realized that reading could no longer be used as a way to outrun anxiety, and returned to reading for pleasure.

How Shopping at a Local Indie Bookstore Made Me Feel Whole Again

How one reader realized the dream of spending a glorious chunk of time browsing the shelves of a local independent bookstore.