Arvyn Cerézo

Arvyn Cerézo is an arts and culture writer/reporter with bylines in Book Riot, Publishers Weekly, South China Morning Post, PhilSTAR Life, the Asian Review of Books, and other publications. You can find them on and @ArvynCerezo on Twitter.

How Reading Rilke Helped Me Deal With Grief

A reader shares how reading Rilke’s intimate letters helps them deal with cutting ties with their best friend.

24symbols Review: Is It Better than Scribd?

In this 24symbols review, we’ll explore what makes it unique, including the price, pros, cons, and verdict. Is 24symbols better than Scribd?

Scribd Alternatives: 8 Ebook/Audiobook Subscription Services to Try Now

Thinking of switching to another ebook and audiobook subscription service? Here’s a list of eight Scribd alternatives to try now.

BookSloth Review: A Good Alternative, But Is It Worth Ditching Goodreads?

BookSloth is a good alternative, but is it worth ditching Goodreads for good? In this BookSloth review, we’ll discuss the pros and cons.

2021 National Book Awards Finalists

The 2021 National Book Awards finalists feature a wide range of new voices and familiar names.

2021 National Book Awards Longlists Announced

The National Book Foundation has announced the longlists for the 2021 National Book Awards on September 15–17.

Best Book Accounts on Instagram to Follow for When You Want to Reduce the Digital Noise

Here are the best book accounts on Instagram to follow for feed curation, self-care, inspiration, ideas, recommendations, and beyond.

THE HUNGER GAMES’ Three-Finger Salute: A Symbol of Resistance to Tyranny in Asia

The three-finger salute from The Hunger Games series has now become a symbol of resistance to tyranny in several protests in Asia.

The Best New Poets You May Not Have Heard Of

Have you had enough of the same old poems from dead white poets? Here are some best new poets, majority non-white, you may have missed.

Redefining Masculinity: 9 Essential Books About Healthy Masculinities

Here are nine books about healthy masculinities to redefine what it means to be a man and break the cycle of toxic masculinity, including After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay.