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.

Reading Pathways: Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Where to start with the novels of romantic comedy queen Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

Reading My Way Through Brooklyn

One reader finds comfort in reading books about Brooklyn after moving to New York City.

9 Judy Blume Quotes That Still Totally Apply In My Twenties

Nine quotes from Judy Blume books that still resonate in your twenties (and beyond).

21 Books Called The Next Harry Potter

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

3 Great YA Book Podcasts

Put these great podcast about YA books and writing in your ears.

What Is Up With Election Erotica?

A look at the existence of Trump, Bernie, and HRC erotica.

Does a Book Need Feminist Characters to be a Feminist Book?

Exploring feminist books without feminist characters.

Fat Girls in Romance Novels

How the fat heroines in romance novels helped one reader accept her own body.

Boy Books, Girl Books, and Missing Out on Anne Frank

How centering the stories of boys over girls harms both.