Ashley Holstrom

Ashley Holstrom helps make books at Sourcebooks. She lives near Chicago with her cat named after Hemingway and her bookshelves organized by color. Newsletter: Crooked Reads. Twitter: @alholstrom.

The Sexiest Romance and Erotica Audiobooks

Get some ice cubes for your ears before diving into this list of sexy romance and erotica audiobooks. Whew.

The Worst Books to See on a Dating Profile

They're not bad books and there's no shame in liking them, but these books as a favorite in a dating profile might send up some big red flags.

True Crime Audiobooks to Keep You Up All Night

Keep your ears entertained with these true crime audiobooks that will have you missing your exit and staying up late.

Nonfiction Manga to Teach You Something New

From a look at fonts to mental illness and understanding sexuality, these nonfiction manga titles are must-reads.

Serialized Substacks of Classic Literature You Need in Your Inbox

Get ready for a summer of crushing the classics with these serialized Substacks, including Dracula Daily and more.

The Worst Covers of Classic Books

Not every edition of a book has a good cover. Feast your eyes on this list of the worst covers of classic books.

Mint to Be: Wedding Books, from Planning Guides to Romance Novels

Let these wedding books help your own planning, from guidebooks like Wedding Hacks by Maddie Eisenhart to fun romance novels about weddings, like The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory.

The 20 Most Influential Memoirs of All Time

These influential memoirs, including The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, reflect on poverty, mental illness, racism, and more, and they’ve indelibly changed the culture.

10 Books Like The Anthropocene Reviewed

Feast your eyes on the beauty and wonder of the world around you with these books like The Anthropocene Reviewed, including World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

The Value of Mental Health Memoirs From the Sidelines

Why we need more mental health memoirs from the perspective of caregivers, parents, siblings, children, partners, and friends of those with severe mental illness.