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.

8 Books about Drugs, from Science to Politics

With recent political and science advances, it's time to dive in to nonfiction books about drugs, especially of the recreational variety.

Under the Sea: Books about Ocean Life for All Ages

These books about ocean life are deep, thought-provoking texts about our oceans, sea creatures, and humans' impact on marine ecosystems.

Alas, Poor Yorick: Ranking Books By Their Skull Covers

What are the best and/or most creative skull book covers out there? We're ranking some of our favorites.

8 Subtle, Subversive Books with Vulvas on the Cover

It’s always a delight to let your eyes relax to see a hidden meaning, or to focus in on details like neon signs saying, “Yep, it’s a vagina!”

Comics for Goths and Wannabe Goths

Whether you're a full-fledged goth or a wannabe, these delightful zines and comics for goths, including That Full Moon Feeling by Ashley Robin Franklin, will make you feel like you're in the club.

How to Find the Author Behind the Pseudonym

The internet is abuzz about the new book CORINNE, with theories of it being penned by Stephenie Meyer. Is it?

The Birds and the Bees: 20 Must-Read Books About Sex

Get comfortable with these books about sex, in the form of advice, history, science, sociology, and memoir.

Recommending Books Based on the Weirdest Facts They Taught Me

Sorry (not sorry) that so many of my favorite weirdest facts I learned from nonfiction books like Gross Anatomy by Mara Altman are about poop.

The Sexiest Romance and Erotica Audiobooks

Get some ice cubes for your ears before diving into this list of sexy romance and erotica audiobooks. Whew.

The Worst Books to See on a Dating Profile

They're not bad books and there's no shame in liking them, but these books as a favorite in a dating profile might send up some big red flags.