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10 months ago

Times New Roman, Arial, and Helvetica: The Font Favorites, But Why?

Why did we write all of our papers in Times New Roman? Why is Helvetica haunting me? Let's find out…

10 months ago

Quiz: What Book Should I Read Next?

Life's too short to stress out about which book on your TBR to read next. If you're wondering "what book…

10 months ago

The Most Popular Books on TikTok

We analyzed the most-watched 50 booktok videos to find the most popular books on TikTok. Can you guess the top…

10 months ago

Bullet Journal Supplies for Book Lovers 2021

Start the new year off best you can with these bullet journal supplies for book lovers in 2021. From stickers…

10 months ago

Gorgeous Reading Corner Ideas to Help you Devour Books in Style

Creators are constantly finding ways to make me empty my wallet and it's my pleasure to share some reading corner…

10 months ago

Quiz: Which GREAT GATSBY Character Are You?

Pop a bottle of champagne, stare at a distant green light, then discover which GREAT GATSBY character you are most…

10 months ago

The Life and Times of Oscar Wilde

Join us on this exploration of the life and times of the king of comebacks that made Oscar Wilde the…

10 months ago

January 2021 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations

Find your January 2021 horoscopes book recommendations you're sure to love, along with bonus bookish New Year's resolutions.

10 months ago

In Defense of Cookbooks: Yeet the Internet

Why do I stand in defense of cookbooks? Why do I prefer them to Tasty or Food Network? Let me…

10 months ago

The Best Comics We Read October-December 2020

Rioters share the best comics they’ve read, including Feelings: A Story in Seasons by Manjit Thapp.

10 months ago

Why Are We Obsessed With Other People’s Bookshelves?

Since COVID-19 began and Zoom calls became a regular feature of our lives, we've become even more fascinated by other…

10 months ago

Bookish Crafts to Do in Quarantine

If you've been bitten by the crafting bug, but don't want to make a run to the store, try these…

10 months ago

Dear Bookseller: What Should I Read Right Now?

Dear Bookseller, what do you think I should read right now? I am feeling, well how can I describe this?…

10 months ago

Screen-Free Literacy Activities to Give Your Eyes a Break

Stuck at home staring at your screen? Here are screen-free literacy activities to help you out and keep it bookish.

10 months ago

What Do We Want in a Literary Adaptation?

What makes a good adaptation? A reader identifies four different types of adaptation, and compares them using PRIDE & PREJUDICE.

10 months ago

Searching for Little Free Libraries As a Way to Say Goodbye

A reader on saying goodbye not only to the books she can't bring on the next phase of her journey,…

10 months ago

Reading Aloud: A Letter of Recommendation

Trying to find new ways to get more reading in and really engage with your chosen stories? Try reading aloud…

10 months ago

2020 Book Goal Updates

A plan was made, then 2020 happened! One reader checks in on this year's reading goal progress.

10 months ago

The Power of the Reread

One reader shares thoughts on making time for the joy of rereading old favorites—and the guilt of passing over unread…

10 months ago

Tips and Tricks For Marrying Another Bookworm Successfully

Are you marrying another bookworm? Maybe you're just moving in or thinking about combining collections. We have tips!

10 months ago

Want to Listen to (More) Audiobooks? Pick Up a Craft!

If you're looking for ways to up your productivity, creativity, and reading life, pick up a craft and listen to…

10 months ago

Falling Into My First Book Club

A reader on the positive experience of participating in her first book club, and the importance of that virtual, bookish…

10 months ago

Why Queer Holiday Stories Are Necessary

Holidays are all about family and tradition--and those can be complicated for queer people. Here's how queer holiday stories prove…

10 months ago

10 Free Holiday Romance Short Stories You Can Read Online

These free holiday romance short stories are ready for you! Choose the magic of kisses under the mistletoe and read…

10 months ago

8 Books to Pair With Your Favorite Gentle Reality TV Shows

If you love the Great British Baking Show, Queer Eye, and more, we’ve got gentle book pairings, including The Book…

10 months ago

14 of the Best Books About Unions, Organizing, and American Labor

Get some education on unions, labor, and organizing with nonfiction reads, including Our History is the Future: Standing Rock Versus…

10 months ago

10 Queer Comics and Manga That Made 2020 Bearable

Get through the rest of the year with some sweet, queer comics and manga, including I Married My Best Friend…

10 months ago

Ooh, Shiny: THE BLUE CARBUNCLE Adaptations to Enjoy This Holiday

The Blue Carbuncle is as close as Conan Doyle ever came to a Sherlock Holmes Christmas special. Let's look at…

10 months ago

The Best Fonts for Books

Looking for the best fonts for books? Let our deep dive into some typeface history and insider designer information help.

10 months ago

I Buy Books as Souvenirs in Every City I Visit

A reader on the birth of a bookish tradition: buying books as souvenirs memorializing meaningful trips and experiences.

10 months ago

2021 Reading Lists and Challenges to Expand Your Reading

Get ready to read! These are our favorite 2021 reading lists and challenges out there already for your reading resolutions.

10 months ago

17+ Gorgeous, Inclusive Tarot and Oracle Card Decks

Find your perfect tarot or oracle deck that highlights diversity, inclusivity, and power for all.

10 months ago

25 Book-To-Movie Adaptations To Look Forward To In 2021

Start working on that To Be Watched list and keep it bookish with this list of exciting 2021 book adaptations…

10 months ago

To All the Off-Brand Series I’ve Loved Before

The Magic Attic Club. The Cheetah Girls. Do you remember these junior varsity of lesser known nostalgic children's book series?

10 months ago

The Best Positive Thinking Books of 2020

The best positive thinking books can help you keep going no matter what difficulties you’re facing. Find our favorites here,…

10 months ago

15 Of The Best Historical Fiction Series

Find the best historical fiction series that both engages and entertains, with lively and diverse characters.

10 months ago

The Best Online Shopping For Book Nerds

Looking for the perfect gift? From bookish tees to literary candles, these sites are some of the absolute best online…

10 months ago

Our Biggest Bookish Achievements of 2020

In a year of lows, we're shining a light on the highs: Rioters the bookish achievement they're most proud of…

10 months ago

A Collection of Music to Listen to While Reading

Check out this collection of some great playlists and music to listen to while reading. Good background music for reading…

10 months ago

15 Great English/Spanish Books for Kids

A comprehensive list of the best bilingual English/Spanish books for kids to help you teach your kids another language, including…

10 months ago

Phone Cases for Book Lovers: Literary Bling For Your Ring-Ring

Whether you like quotes, stacks of tomes, animals, or a little colorful language, these phone cases for book lovers are…

10 months ago

Ho-Ho-Holiday Horror: Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas

The weather outside is frightful! If you’re as ready for a good scare as you are for a winter holiday,…

10 months ago

Tiny Tim: Complex Reactions to a Stereotypical Character

A reader's analysis of idealized and stereotypical depictions of disability through Tiny Tim in Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

10 months ago

5 Moving Memoirs in Verse By Amazing Women

Find powerful memoirs in verse by women about growing up African American, refugee life, and more to move you with…

10 months ago

10 Literary Families to Make the Holidays Less Lonely

Spend the holidays with some families from literature, like the Mortmains from I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith.

10 months ago

Dark Mood Reading That’s Working For Me

If you’re leaning into a darker mood, check out these sobering books, including Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward.

10 months ago

DIY Craft Kits for Book Lovers

Try your hand at a new hobby with these DIY craft kits for book lovers, from book binding to stitching…

10 months ago

9 More Books for Fans of POD SAVE AMERICA

Deepen your knowledge and understanding of today’s political climate with these books like POD SAVE AMERICA, including So Here’s the…

10 months ago

2021 YA Books to Movies: Your Guide to Upcoming Adaptations

It's the time of year where everyone begins to prepare to say goodbye to the old and welcome in the…

10 months ago

20 Reading Accessories Perfect for the Book Lover in Your Life

These reading accessories are great for making on-the-go reading a little easier or making home reading even cozier.

10 months ago

The Best Books You’ve Never Heard of: Winter 2020

You've likely never heard of these books, but you'll want to add them to your TBR as soon as possible.

10 months ago

15 Books About Appalachia to Read Instead of HILLBILLY ELEGY

Better understand Appalachia by skipping Hillbilly Elegy and reading these outstanding books instead, including Step Into the Circle: Writers in…

10 months ago

Why I’m Joining Instagram Book Clubs

Have you joined an Instagram book club? One reader shares why this visual, low-stakes medium has worked so well for…

10 months ago

Saddle Up and Read Improves Kids’ Literacy One Farm Trip at a Time

A conversation with Caitlin Gooch of Saddle Up and Read, a non-profit organization using equine activities to promote children's literacy.

10 months ago

11 of the Best Books on Artificial Intelligence for Beginners, Business, and Beyond

A short list of some of the best books on artificial intelligence, the study of how computers can be made…

10 months ago

5 Books for an Introduction to Disability History in the U.S.

These introductory U.S. disability history books, including A Disability History of the United States by Kim E. Nielsen, show how…

11 months ago

The Most Popular Under-The-Radar Books in U.S. Libraries: July–September 2020

Take a peek at the most popular under-the-radar books in public libraries across the United States for the 2020 third…

11 months ago

Bath Book Holders Perfect for Reading Dates

These bath book holders, ranging from bamboo to acrylic and even floating options, will make bath time reading even better.

11 months ago

Introducing the 2021 Reading Log

Get ready to make 2021 your most literary year yet with the official 2021 Book Riot reading log!

11 months ago

The Benefits of Community Reading Programs

Have you ever participated in a community reading program? Learn more about what they are and why they're great here!

11 months ago

Nostalgia for Pre-Pandemic Reading Destinations

As we continue to stay at home, one reader muses about some favorite pre-pandemic reading destinations, from childhood to today.

11 months ago

20 Of The Best Bookish Holiday Sweaters

Show up to your holiday zoom parties in style with these bookish holiday sweaters full of book puns and Fair…

11 months ago

As I Stand on the Precipice of 30, Have I Accomplished My Reading Goals?

A little over a year ago, I wrote a piece titled “30 Things You Should Check Off Your Book Bucket…

11 months ago

18 Of The Best Horror Audiobooks To Extend The Haunting Season

Even though Halloween is over, now is the best time to immerse yourself in some of the best horror audiobooks.…

11 months ago

10 Short Story Collections by Asian Authors Released in 2020

These short story collections by Asian authors, like A House Is a Body by Shruti Swamy, explore themes that sometimes…

11 months ago

The Best Children’s Books of 2020

These are the best children's books of 2021, with titles from picture books to middle grade, crossing a wide swath…

11 months ago

Foretelling the Future of Vampire Books

What kind of batty bloodsuckers will come knocking on our chamber doors in the near future, and what shape will…

11 months ago

29 Cozy Book Blankets to Gift This Holiday

Whether it’s a banned book duvet cover or a book page throw, a book blanket is the perfect warm and…

11 months ago

Nancy Drew Wasn’t the Only Girl Detective: Learn About 8 Other Classic Teen Sleuths

You've read Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, but have you read these other books like Nancy Drew? Meet 8…

11 months ago

The Gutenberg Bible and How to See it Online

If you're curious about the the first book to be printed using moveable type, learn more about the Gutenberg Bible…

11 months ago

Gifts For Readers 2020: Excellent Bookish Ideas For Under $30

These are the best gifts for readers 2020, all of which ring in for under $30.

11 months ago

A 2020 Literary Advent Calendar

Get your daily dose of bookish delight this holiday season with Book Riot's 2020 Literary Advent Calendar.

11 months ago

December 2020 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations

What to read, what to read? Consult the stars with Book Riot's December 2020 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations.

11 months ago

Book Gift Basket Ideas for the Holiday Season and Beyond

How to make a book gift basket, what to include, how to decorate, and more. Don't want to assemble? We…

11 months ago

Mood Is The Most Underrated Literary Device — And The Most Valuable

Mood is the most powerful -- and most misunderstood -- literary device available to readers. Get your mood on and…

11 months ago

25 of the Best Book Subscription Services of 2020

Discover the best book subscription services of 2020 for fantasy readers, romance readers, fans of the classics, and everyone in…

11 months ago

The Best Gifts for Feminists 2020: Book Lovers Edition

The best gifts for feminists who love books, reading, and social justice. Book subscriptions, stickers, clothes, and more!

11 months ago

Separating the Art From the Artist: Yoga Edition

How do you separate the legacies of master yoga teachers accused of abuse from the work they've left for modern…

11 months ago

15 of the Best Post-Apocalyptic Books in 2020

Check out our list on the best post apocalyptic books 2020 has to offer (and that seem uncannily realistic in…

11 months ago

Rioters Behaving Badly With Books

Every Rioter engages in some secret bad reading habits from time to time. You may identify with some of our…

11 months ago

The Perfect Literary Gifts for Tea Lovers

The perfect literary gifts for tea lovers, from bookish themed tea to tea-themed tees, and more.

11 months ago

Bookish Swag For, By, or With People of Color

Get your shop on and grab some fabulous bookish swag for, by, or with people of color for your holiday…

11 months ago

14 Books About Pop Culture to Distract You From 2020

If you're into music, film, and, of course, books, and need some distraction, check out these engaging books about pop…

11 months ago

Books You Should Read If You’re a Middle Child

Welcome, fellow middle child. Do you feel neglected today? Do you feel the need to draw attention to yourself in…

11 months ago

Stock Up On Criterion Adaptations While They’re On Sale 50% Off

Through the end of November, Criterion films are 50% off at Barnes and Noble. Grab one (or many) of these…

11 months ago

11 Great Comics to Relax With

When you need a break from all the stress, put your feet up and settle in with these relaxing comics…

11 months ago

How to Find LGBTQ New Releases

More LGBTQ books are being published than ever before. These sites will help you find out about new queer titles…

11 months ago

Cookbooks for the Wannabe GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW Contestant

Cookbooks for those who love the Great British Bake Off, so you can learn the art of bread week, cake…

11 months ago

Books Like THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT To Keep The Magic of Chess Alive

These books like THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT will scratch your itch for stories of chess and games of high-stakes strategy, including…

11 months ago

How To Make A DIY Book Page Wreath (And How To Buy)

A step-by-step guide on how to make a DIY book page wreath using vintage books and household supplies, and links…

11 months ago

20 Of The Best Personalized Children’s Books To Gift In 2020

The best personalized children’s books now allow you to customize names, character appearance, storyline, and more. Find yours now, including…

11 months ago

18 Literacy Charities To Donate To This Year

Donating for the holidays or for the CARES Act tax deduction? These literacy charities are doing great work locally and…

11 months ago

How To Pack Books For Moving

Moving is challenging under any circumstances but for avid book collectors, it can feel very daunting. Here's how to pack…

11 months ago

15 Holiday Cards Perfect For Book Lovers

Spread the cheer and the book love this holiday season with these cute and elegant literary holiday cards for book…

11 months ago

14 Cozy Book Care Packages For Readers

These book care packages are already boxed up, ready to send. No need to add anything extra; it's all ready…

11 months ago

10 Book Club Subscription Gifts To Treat Your Bookish Besties

Book club subscription gifts or boxes are a great choice to keep your book loving besties stocked with plenty of…

11 months ago

What Makes Good Jacket Copy?

Hear from authors and publishers, and consider your own biases when choosing books based on covers as we ask what…

11 months ago

Mary Wollstonecraft or Mary Shelley? How to Tell the Difference

How to tell the difference between Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, and the Mary Wollstonecraft statue.

11 months ago

20 Of The Best Books For 10th Graders

These are the absolute best books for 10th graders, spanning fiction, non-fiction, and many other genres, including Seafire by Natalie…

11 months ago

Keeping Up a Bookish Lifestyle Without Actually Reading

Reading is a nonstarter for some of us these days. Here's how one reader maintains a bookish lifestyle without the…

11 months ago

The Best Marvel Villains Without Superpowers

Some of the best villains in Marvel comics are the villains without superpowers - here are some of the best…

11 months ago

What Happens When a Community Loses Its Newspaper?

Taking a look at alternative news sources and the impacts of missing media, in questioning what happens when a community…

11 months ago

Indie Press Round-Up: 8 Great New Releases for Fall

Don’t miss picking up these fall 2020 indie books, like Terroir: Love, Out of Place by Natasha Sajé, including literary…

11 months ago

The Ultimate Guide To Book Puzzles To Do and To Give This Winter

Whether you want 100 pieces or 2000 pieces, there's a perfect book puzzle for you. Stock up now before the…

11 months ago

10 Chilling Books Set During Winter

If you prefer your reads extra chilling, pick up these scary books set during winter, featuring ghosts, murder, history, and…

11 months ago

9 Great Books Set in Very Cold Places

If you can't wait for winter's snowy days, dark nights, and bleak landscapes, check out these books set in cold…

11 months ago

Quiz: Decide Your Winter Aesthetic and Get Your Next Wintry Read

Figure out what makes your heart sing during the winter and let your mood, aesthetic, and this quiz guide you…

11 months ago

Tips and Tricks For Marrying Another Bookworm Successfully

Are you marrying another bookworm? Maybe you're just moving in or thinking about combining collections. We have tips!

12 months ago

16 Best Gifts for Comic Book Lovers

From apparel to toys to other merch (but no comics!), these best gifts for comic book lovers are sure to…

12 months ago

Terror in Translation: 6 International Horror Novels You Need to Read

Take a tour of the terrors of the world with this list of horror offerings from across the globe with…

12 months ago

What to Write in a Book As a Gift: 40 Bookish Inscription-Ready Quotes

What to write in a book as a gift is one of the most important questions to tackle before getting…

12 months ago

Book Calendars 2021: Let Literature Guide You In The New Year

Book calendars 2021: plan for the best bookish celebrations, literary events, and personal engagements with these great calendars for readers.

12 months ago

20 Scary Comics For The Haunting Season

I’ve compiled a list of the best scary comics, graphic novels, manga and webtoons to scare and creep you out…

12 months ago

25 Best Funny Audiobooks for Your Holiday Road Trip

Before you pile into the car to visit family for holiday gatherings, here are the 25 best funny audiobooks for…

12 months ago

All the Books Recommended on MY FAVORITE MURDER in 2020

The My Favorite Murder book recommendations are always on point. Read on for all the books Karen and Georgia have…

12 months ago

Soothe Election Night Anxiety With These 7 Free Coloring Pages

These seven free coloring sheets are good for a little unplugging and self-care in times of stress.

12 months ago

18 Bookish Cottagecore Gifts

Fill your surroundings with these soothing, whimsical literary cottagecore gifts and make your home as cozy as it is bookish.

12 months ago

Vandalization at Major Libraries Aims At Voter Intimidation

Three libraries, including two major metropolitan downtown facilities, have seen vandalism related to voter intimidation in the last two weeks.

12 months ago

November 2020 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations

Let the stars guide you to your next perfect-for-you read with November 2020 horoscopes and book recommendations for everyone.

12 months ago

Can’t Touch This: 8 Great Books Featuring Cursed Objects

Damn you! Here are 8 fun books about amulets, dolls, and other cursed objects to thrill and delight you this…

12 months ago

10 Great Books Featuring Cemeteries

Whether you're into horror or avoid the creepy stuff, we've got some excellent books featuring cemeteries, from middle grade to…

12 months ago

Why Are Teenage Girls So Scary?

Why are teenage girls so scary? This reader takes a look at how a few frightening fictional teens are characterized.

12 months ago

An Open Letter To All The Books I’ve Lied About Reading

An open letter to all of the books one reader has lied about reading, and why she won't be getting…

12 months ago

8 Excellent Books on Democracy In Its Many Forms

Looking for some great refresher books on democracy? We have got you covered! From theory to actionable items, this list…

12 months ago

Print-at-Home Bookish Art For Updating Your Decor

The perfect print-at-home bookish art to buy or to download for free and use to decorate your space.

12 months ago

6 Places Where You Can Read Manhwa

Do you want to read manhwa but don't know where to start? Here are 6 platforms where you can find…

12 months ago

How to Start a Virtual Book Recommendation Service

Find out how to start your own virtual book recommendation service, whether you're a librarian, bookseller, or lover of books.

12 months ago

How to Improve Your Reading Comprehension as an Adult

We've gathered some tips on how to improve your reading comprehension as an adult, based on recent research around the…

12 months ago

So, Horror Baking Books Are A Thing

Didn’t know horror baking books were a thing? We’re here to enlighten you and haunt your kitchen with these chilling…

12 months ago

2020 Horror Novels: 16 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss

There are so many horror novels out this year, but these are the best horror books of 2020 you definitely…

12 months ago

Edward Cullen is a Comedian, and Other Thoughts on MIDNIGHT SUN

A reader examines her history with TWILIGHT and shares her wiser, more critical, and more snarky thoughts on MIDNIGHT SUN.

12 months ago

20 Must-Read Horror Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Find some under-the-radar horror reads for the season, including The Low, Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado, illustrated by DaNi.

12 months ago

52 Incredible Picture Book Biographies of Black People Creating and Leading

Check out wonderful picture book biographies of inspiring Black icons, including Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker.

12 months ago

The Longest Book Series to Get You Through Winter 2020, AKA The Longest Time of All Our Lives

Get through the winter with some of the longest series on shelves, including The Guin Saga by Kaoru Kurimoto.

12 months ago

When Reading is More Stressor Than Stress Relief

Reading might be good for stress relief, but what happens when it becomes what creates stress for you?

12 months ago

30 Spooky, Cute, & Downright Gross Horror Leggings For Fans

Cozy up in these creepy horror leggings, wrap yourself in a blanket, grab the candy, and settle down with a…

12 months ago

Who Creates Meaning in Fiction: Authors, Readers, or Both?

One reader contemplates the question of who gives meaning to fiction: is it the reader's perspective, the author, or both?

12 months ago

Check ‘Em Out: Find The Perfect Library Tote Bags To Haul Your Goods

These library tote bags will help you carry your new-found haul in style.

12 months ago

Tiffany D. Jackson and the “Stress” of It All

A reader examines why Tiffany D. Jackson's novels can be stressful, and how stories like GROWN advocate for Black girls…

12 months ago

Queer Characters Don’t Need a Romance to Prove They’re Queer

There can and should be stories about the lives of queer people beyond who they're attracted to and choose to…

1 year ago

Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Ideas and How To DIY

Here are some ideas for your own book character pumpkin decorating endeavors as well as a bit on how to…

1 year ago

What’s the Science Behind Reading?

We're taking a look the science behind reading, including its effects on the brain, body, and mental and emotional states.

1 year ago

10 Free Audiobooks You Probably Didn’t Know Were in the Public Domain

There are thousands of audiobooks in the public domain, here's a list of titles you probably didn't know you could…

1 year ago

All The Shakespeare Mugs

To buy all the Shakespeare mugs or not to buy all the Shakespeare mugs, that is the question. Buy all…

1 year ago

I’ve Got to Talk to Someone About This! A History of Book Clubs

A deep dive into the history of book clubs, including Black and Queer book club spaces.

1 year ago

“I’ve Censored My True Feelings”: Jessica Darling, Me, and Mental Illness

Jessica Darling made me feel less alone growing up, navigating what it is to discover oneself while experiencing mental illness.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Gothic Fantasy

With spooky season here, many are craving dark and creepy reads. Enter the excellent subgenre: gothic fantasy. Here’s our guide…

1 year ago

10 Eerie Books for Autumn

If you’re not that into horror, or easily creeped out, but want to get into the spirit of fall, check…

1 year ago

5 Novels From 2020 With Complicated Female Characters

A list of five novels published in 2020 that feature complicated female main characters who range from self destructive to…

1 year ago

What Are The Most Cited Poems?

Want to know where some of those famous poetic quotes came from? Take a peek at the most cited poems…

1 year ago

10 Cosmic Horror Art Pieces For Your Horrific Aesthetic

Hang these cosmic horror art pieces on your walls for your scary, existential horror aesthetic needs all year long.

1 year ago

Give Me a Gay Section, Not Gentrified Bookshelves

How to lose friends and win enemies by making it difficult for queer readers browsing bookstores in search of books…

1 year ago

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Whether you celebrate the creepy season for a week, a month, or all year long, you're going to want these…

1 year ago

Why Are We Obsessed With Other People’s Bookshelves?

Since COVID-19 began and Zoom calls became a regular feature of our lives, we've become even more fascinated by other…

1 year ago

10 Native North American Women Writers to Read This Fall

It's Indigenous Peoples' Day! Explore poetry, nonfiction, plays, and more by these excellent Native North American Women writers.

1 year ago

Bookish Halloween Costume Ideas for Every Sign in the Zodiac

We’ve got bookish Halloween costume ideas for every sign below. Get your Halloween on for the gram or other socially…

1 year ago

“Readers Are Realizing Their Hunger For Our Stories”: Native Literature for Kids and Teens

On the growth of Native literature for young readers and teens, from Native authors and storytellers.

1 year ago

LGBT Urban Fantasy: 11 of Our Favorites

LGBT urban fantasy has come in to its own in the last five years. These are our some of favorite…

1 year ago

How Do Readers Rate The New York Times Best-Selling Books?

What do actual readers think about the books which land on the New York Times Bestseller List? A new study…

1 year ago

How the Pandemic Has Changed Our Reading Lives

Real readers weigh in on how the stress and new routines of the pandemic have changed how much we’re reading—and…

1 year ago

28 Must-Read Frightening Folk Horror Books

Whether you’re looking for deep meaning or abundant corn-based frights, the best folk horror books, including Hex by Thomas Olde…

1 year ago

20 Must-Read Fantasy Romance Books

If you’re like me and are constantly on the hunt for more of the best fantasy romance books to read,…

1 year ago

7 Unconventional HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Adaptations

Here they are in chronological order: seven of the most unusual The Hound of the Baskervilles adaptations to ever hit…

1 year ago

Why The Medieval Girl in the Tower Trope Still Exists in YA Lit

What is it about the girl in the tower trope that has kept it in use since the Medieval era?…

1 year ago

5 Quirky Ways to Turn Your Partner Into Your Reading Buddy

Love your books and your partner, but haven't married both worlds? Try these ideas for turning your partner into your…

1 year ago

3 Ways to Start a Two-Person Book Club with a Friend

One Rioter describes three different types of two-person book clubs that have helped her make and maintain long-lasting literary friendships.

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Quiz: Which YA Friendship is Most Like Your Own?

Find your bestie in a great book! Consider your BFF and take the quiz to determine which YA friendship is…

1 year ago

19 Queer Friendship Books That Go Beyond the Gay Best Friend

If you're sick of reading books with one queer person per friendship group, check out these 19 books celebrating queer…

1 year ago

Screen-Free Literacy Activities to Give Your Eyes a Break

Stuck at home staring at your screen? Here are screen-free literacy activities to help you out and keep it bookish.

1 year ago

New Fall 2020 YA Books To Add To Your TBR

Grab your TBR! It's time to add a whole lot of awesome new fall 2020 YA books to it.

1 year ago

How the USPS Chooses Its Literary Stamps

A look at how the USPS selects which stamps to make and how they do it, plus a deep dive…

1 year ago

The Best Comics We Read In July-Sept 2020

Rioters share their favorite recent comic reads!

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11 Gripping Books About Alcoholism and Recovery

Reading books like Drink by Ann Dowsett Johnston about alcoholism and recommending them to you is part of my personal therapy.

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The Most Terrifying Books: 15 Titles Not for the Faint of Heart

You may want to keep the lights on for these, dear readers. We’ve rounded up some truly frightful reads just…

1 year ago

15 Detective Books for Young Sleuths

Adults aren’t the only ones who love s good “whodunit.” Get those young sleuths on the case with these detective…

1 year ago

Thriller vs. Horror: Your Guide

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