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.

8 Really Good SFF Series That Also Grapple With Racism

All organizing is science fiction. These SFF series are captivating, well-written, amazing works of literature that also fight racism.

“Hard Topics” Books to Help You Start the Year Off Strong

These challenging books, including The 1619 Project edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones, take on difficult and important topics like colonialism, mental health, and gender bias.

Science Fiction and Fantasy to Hunker Down With This Winter

Winter is a great season to settle in with some sff and a blanket, and these books offer sprawling narratives full of magic and wonder. Check out The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah for starters.

10 California History Books

Find amazing California history books that delve into the many dynamic facets of the Golden State's history in this list, starting with The Other California: Land, Identity, and Politics on the Mexican Borderlands by Verónica Castillo-Muñoz.

Wild Worlds: SFF Books By Unexpected Writers

Poets, literary fiction authors, and other unexpected writers are taking their shot at sci-fi and fantasy. Here are some of the best, including Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich.

9 Unforgettable Prose Books Written by Poets

Poets are expert wordsmiths, so it's no surprise these prose books by poets are meticulously crafted, making for unforgettable reads.

Poetry to Get You Through the Winter

Here are poetry collections, like Desgraciado: The Collected Letters by Angel Dominguez, that will have you parsing through your emotions and engaging in introspection — perfect for the colder months.

8 Enchanting YA Fairy Tales to Feast on This Fall

Snatch your favorite enchanting YA fairy tales book off the shelves — perhaps Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen? — and hunker down for a long, dark night full of stardust and mischief.

No Tricks, Just Treats: Fun Halloween Books for Adults

Whether you're seeking a witchy woo-ing, a macabre mystery, or a phantasmagoric fantasy, you'll love these Halloween books for adults, like The Monsters We Defy by Leslye Penelope.

Halloween Cards, Crafts, and Paper Goods for Book Lovers

From home decor to book accessories, these bookish goodies will help you bring paper play into your Halloween season this year.