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Rebecca Hussey

Rebecca holds a PhD in English and is a professor at Norwalk Community College in Connecticut. She teaches courses in composition, literature, and the arts. When she’s not reading or grading papers, she’s hanging out with her husband and son and/or riding her bike and/or buying books. She can't get enough of reading and writing about books, so she writes the bookish newsletter "Reading Indie," focusing on small press books and translations. Newsletter: Reading Indie Twitter: @ofbooksandbikes

How Two Novelists and a Poet Made Me Change My Life

Are there certain books with topics you avoid? That you fear may leave you a little worse for wear? Here's what may happen if you read them.

An Introduction to the Lyric Essay

An introduction to the lyric essay, how it differs from other nonfiction, and some excellent examples to get you started, including Bluets.

The Best Genre-Bending Nonfiction of 2021

Check out the best genre-bending nonfiction of 2021, including Tastes Like War by Grace M. Cho

8 Great Satiric Novels

Find great satiric novels that will make you both laugh and think with this eight of the best satires in fiction.

Great New Nonfiction in Translation

Check out these new nonfiction in translation books from around the world, including Black Box by Shiori Ito, translated by Allison Markin Powell.

An Introduction to the Book-Length Essay

An introduction to the book-length essay, how it differs from other nonfiction, and some excellent examples to get you started, like In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri, translated by Ann Goldstein.

12 Great Indigenous Memoirs

Read your way into the lives of Indigenous writers with these excellent memoirs, including White Magic.

10 Genre-Defying Memoirs You Need to Read

These innovative memoirs — including In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado and Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal — play with format and blend genres, making them some of the most interesting writing happening today.

Buying Books Like I’m Immortal: Death and the TBR

Will one reader ever finish their TBR? Probably not, but that doesn't stop the desire to keep acquiring books.

10 Reasons to Begin Reading Poetry

If it's crossed your mind that you might like reading poetry, but you need a little encouragement to begin, this post is for you.