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 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.

True Crime Audiobooks to Keep You Up All Night

Keep your ears entertained with these true crime audiobooks that will have you missing your exit and staying up late.

Nonfiction Manga to Teach You Something New

From a look at fonts to mental illness and understanding sexuality, these nonfiction manga titles are must-reads.

Serialized Substacks of Classic Literature You Need in Your Inbox

Get ready for a summer of crushing the classics with these serialized Substacks, including Dracula Daily and more.