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Genre Primer: Short Story Examples in (Almost) Every Genre

These short story examples are all free online, and every story has been paired with a novel in case you need more of that genre right away.

New York City in Children’s and Young Adult SFF

A bustling, fascinating city makes the perfect setting, or portal to, worlds of fantasy and imagination in these New York City SFF books for young readers.

The Best Gaming Gear for Dungeons & Dragons and Tabletop RPGs

Be bookishly social (or socially bookish) with some tabletop games and gaming gear for Dungeons and Dragons.

24 Evocative Sylvia Plath Quotes

Sylvia Plath is one of those writers, and Sylvia Plath quotes can evoke every emotion from the depths of despair to the heights of joy.

Taika Waititi to Make Roald Dahl Series for Netflix

Taika Waititi will write, direct, and executive produce two animated Roald Dahl series for Netflix.

10 Things I Hate About Shakespeare

From THE TEMPEST to 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, one reader takes a look at some of the most interesting teen film adaptations of Shakespeare.

The Best Courtney Milan Books: Your Guide

Looking for where to start with the best Courtney Milan books? We discuss her series and standalones for new readers. Get reading!

6 Ideas For Nancy Drew’s 90th Birthday (That Aren’t Killing Her)

Let's replace the garbage that is this Nancy Drew 90th birthday storyline wherein she's killed off for a Hardy Boys mystery with these superior ideas.

J.K. Rowling Makes Transphobic Statement on Twitter

J.K. Rowling made a transphobic statement on Twitter in support of Maya Forstater, a UK researcher whose employer declined to renew her contract after tweeting that 'men cannot change into women'.

19 Magical Books Like THE NIGHT CIRCUS

There is nothing that reads exactly like it, but these books like THE NIGHT CIRCUS share some common elements with Morgenstern's novel.

The First Line of THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE and the Last Line: A Close Read

"Hill House, not sane, stood by itself..." We're taking a close look at the first line of THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, as well as the last.

16 Authors Like Neil Gaiman

Looking for authors like Neil Gaiman? We've got you covered. These authors write in similar styles for your next Gaiman readalike book.

7 Westerns That Defy Typical Colonialist Narratives

These Westerns by Native and non-Native people defy colonialist narratives that perpetuate stereotypes.

Hot and Sweet: A Primer to Romance Terms and Tropes

What words do you need to know to find the type of romance that you want to read? We've pulled together a romance terms and tropes primer for reference.

48 Terrifying THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE Quotes By Shirley Jackson

Trust no house! Let Shirley Jackson deepen your distrust of lonesome, malevolent houses by way of these creepy THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE quotes.