Ashlie Swicker

Ashlie (she/her) is an educator, librarian, and writer. She is committed to diversifying the reading lives of her students and supporting fat acceptance as it intersects with other women’s issues. She's also perpetually striving to learn more about how she can use her many privileges to support marginalized groups. Interests include learning how to roller skate with her local roller derby team, buying more books than she'll ever read, hiking with her husband and sons, and making lists to avoid real work. You can find her on Instagram (@ashlieelizabeth), Twitter (@mygirlsimple) or at her website,

This Is The Year: Bookish Planner Supplies to Help You Meet Your Reading Resolutions

The time has come to once again embrace The Notebook That Will Change Everything. These bookish planner supplies will get you right.

7 Types of Booktoks That Skyrocketed My Reading By 1000%

These seven kinds of BookTok videos helped this children’s librarian and book writer increase her reading by over 1000% in 2023.

I’ve Got 60 Seconds to Hook You: Bookstagram vs BookTok

There is a lot of overlap between the bookish communities on TikTok and Instagram. What are the advantages of each platform for readers?

The Books I’m Reading to Ease Into the New Year

These are the books I'm planning to read in the new year to prioritize my health, my relationships, and my joy.

8 of the Best Reverse Harem Books: Why Choose?

Looking for the best reverse harem books (or Why Choose books)? Start here.

The Myth of The First Thanksgiving and Picture Books That Tell the Truth

Why does the myth of the first Thanksgiving continue to thrive?

10 Bookish Candles to Light in the Dark Months

Now's the perfect time to get into the coziness of a gently flickering bookish candle, with these bookish-themed candles.

Chilly Days and Cozy Nights: 9 of the Best Autumn Read-Alouds

These gorgeous picture books capture the coziness and color palette of autumn, making them perfect read-alouds for the season.

8 of the Best Children’s Books About Mental Health

Find the best children's books about mental health, covering topics from anxiety to personal autonomy to flexible thinking. Read on.

Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve: 9 Library Shirts To Buy Today

These library shirts let you wear your heart on your sleeve, letting everyone know that you would likely rather be reading.