Anne Mai Yee Jansen

Anne Mai Yee Jansen is a literature and ethnic studies professor and a lifelong story addict. She exists on a steady diet of books and hot chocolate, with a heaping side of travel whenever possible. Originally hailing from the sun and sandstone of southern California, she currently resides with her partner, offspring, and feline companion in the sleepy mountains of western North Carolina.

Bookish Swag for Summer Patio Parties

Whether you've got a patio, a balcony, or a front stoop, there's some bookish swag on this list to suit your style.

Perfect Pairs: Books that Go Together Like Cats and Bookstores

These book pairings are surprising, delightful, and sure to make your TBR grow a little bit longer.

What Readers Should Think About When they Encounter the Label “AAPI”

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, but what does that label really mean? Here's what readers should know.

Some of the Most Influential Asian American Literature of All Time

Get to know some of the most influential Asian American literature of all time, including Dictee.

Quiz: Which AAPI Poetry Collection Should I Read Right Now?

It's May, which means it's AAPI Heritage Month, so what better time than now to take a quiz and get a recommendation for a poetry collection, like Goddess Muscle by Karlo Mila.

Indigenous Poets You Should Know

There are simply too many amazing Indigenous poets (North American or otherwise) to capture all on one list, but here is a place to start reading, including Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz.

Why I Used to Be Scared of Poetry (But Can’t Get Enough of It Now)

A reader shares their on-and-off relationship with poetry and what finally made the literary format so appealing for them.

Inspiring Interior Design Books

If you love interior design -- whether it's because you love creating your space or just imagining creating your space -- enjoy these books, including Jungalow.

Must-Read Books About Love That Aren’t About Romance

Books that celebrate love in all of its myriad forms, from familiar to interspecies, best friends, and more, including OBIT.

Hygge Home Goods for Bibliophiles

If you love a warm atmosphere with good people, you love hygge. Here are a few things to help you get your hygge on.