Ashley Holstrom

Ashley Holstrom helps make books at Sourcebooks. She lives near Chicago with her cat named after Hemingway and her bookshelves organized by color. Newsletter: Crooked Reads. Twitter: @alholstrom.

Read Harder: A Book Set in the Midwest

Conquer your Read Harder goal and take in the beauty of the middle of the United States with a book set in the Midwest.

How (and Why) to Spring Clean Your Digital Book Clutter

Take the time to spring clean your digital book clutter by tidying up your Kindle cloud, Goodreads shelves, and TBR with these tips.

The Best Fonts for Books

Looking for the best fonts for books? Let our deep dive into some typeface history and insider designer information help.

The Best Epigraphs of 2020

Savor some beautiful words from some of this year's most wonderful books. These are the best epigraphs from books published in 2020.

Ghosts, Murder, and Adventure: Reading Pathways to Maureen Johnson’s Books

Use this guide to make your way through books by Maureen Johnson, especially if you're in the mood for mystery and rom-coms.

Edward Cullen is a Comedian, and Other Thoughts on MIDNIGHT SUN

A reader examines her history with TWILIGHT and shares her wiser, more critical, and more snarky thoughts on MIDNIGHT SUN.

11 Gripping Books About Alcoholism and Recovery

Reading books like Drink by Ann Dowsett Johnston about alcoholism and recommending them to you is part of my personal therapy.

Up Your Reading Game With The Thumb Book Holder

Make your reading life a little bit easier with these thumb book holders you can buy or DIY.

6 New Books About COVID-19

Read some of the fresh books about COVID-19, including Intimations: Six Essays by Zadie Smith. We have essays, poetry, and a few anthologies containing both, alongside a picture book.

Quiz: What Middle Grade Graphic Novel Should You Read Next?

Poetry From the Suffrage Movement

We're sharing a bunch of really rad poetry from the women's suffrage movement to get you amped up and ready to take on the world.

Ways I’ve Organized My Rainbow Bookshelves

I tested different methods of organizing my rainbow bookshelves. The goal was to visualize the ratio of read to unread books, but keep the rainbow.

The Cat’s Pajamas: 9 Funny Cat Books

Feast your eyes on these funny cat books about all their goofy antics, from introvert cat poetry to cat fairy tales to text conversations with a cat.

Free Ebooks about Police Violence to Read Right Now

Here are some free ebooks about police violence to read right now, in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests across the world.

The Bestselling Audiobooks of All Time

Ever been curious what the bestselling audiobooks of all time might be? We've done the work and present to you the most popular in fiction and nonfiction.