Alison Doherty

Alison Doherty is a writing teacher and part time assistant professor living in Brooklyn, New York. She has an MFA from The New School in writing for children and teenagers. She loves writing about books on the Internet, listening to audiobooks on the subway, and reading anything with a twisty plot or a happily ever after.

Must-Read June New Releases

Rioters recommend the June new releases they're most excited for!

100 Must-Read Books About Mothers and Motherhood

A list of one hundred books that discuss motherhood or have interesting mother characters.

4 YA Books That Deal With Gentrification

A list of four young adult books set in neighborhoods that have been recently gentrified.

6 YA Novels About Grief and Mourning

YA books that explore grief, loss, and mourning.

Trump’s Administration as Harry Potter Villains

"Alt-right" is a nice cozy term for "Death-Eater."

Refusing to Read My Mom’s Favorite Books

One Rioter on not reading their mom's favorite books.

Reading Pathways: Sarah Dessen

Where to start with the young adult novels of the recent Margaret A. Edwards Award winner Sarah Dessen.

12 Books to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Oprah Winfrey Show

Oprah's book club popularized many classics and made the careers of contemporary authors. Here's what to read to celebrate her work!

21 Books Called The Next Harry Potter

A list of books that have been described as "the next Harry Potter"

Do You Read Longer Books in the Winter?

Musings on why we read longer books in the winter, with a few suggestions!