Cassie Gutman

Cassie Gutman is happiest when surrounded by books and dogs. Originally from a small, funny-named town near Louisville, Kentucky, she now edits words for a living near Chicago and would like to be paid in ice cream. You can find her on Instagram @happybooklovers or on Twitter @cassiepgutman.

When the Stars Come Out: YA Books About What Happens at Night

Midnight initiations, club meet-ups, strange happenings in the woods--these YA books explore all sorts of nighttime happenings.

How to Get a Little Free Library Sign

Say, what's that little box on the curb? Customize your Little Free Library with signage and let patrons know you're open for (free) business.

Young People Have Always Been Radicals: Suffrage in YA Fiction

Young adult books featuring girls and women fighting for voting rights and taking hold of one’s own life instead of following what’s written, such as The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee.

10 Horror Books for Book Clubs to Read

There’s no need to wait until October to read horror books for book clubs. These are our favorite scary books with lots to discuss and plenty of frights.

Eat Your Heart Out: 9 Rom-Com Books for Foodies

Indulge in a delectable and hilarious read--check out these fun rom-com books for foodies.

“I Saw a Tiger, and the Tiger Saw Man”: 8 Books Like TIGER KING

Eight books to read if you like Tiger King and want more.

These Paranormal Cozy Mysteries Will Cast a Spell on You

From ghosts and goblins to witches and werewolves, these paranormal cozy mysteries are filled with supernatural creatures and murder and mayhem.

9 Free Books to Get Right Now for World Book Day

Amazon is offering nine free ebooks from around the world for World Book Day.

Bitpunk Books: Your Guide to this ’80s-Tastic Genre

Similar to cyberpunk with an 80s flair, this guide will help you learn more about this genre and find books in the bitpunk genre.

Little Free Libraries Turning Into Little Free Pantries Amid COVID-19

The Little Free Library community has identified an incredible way to give back to their neighbors by turning their LFLs into Little Free Pantries.

10 Best Bookish Podcasts for Distancing Yourself From the News

When you need some time away from the headlines, check out these literary podcasts for stress relief, with topics ranging from library chat to teen horror.

Taking Fictional Characters Down with Me: 9 Closed-Space Books for Quarantine Reading

Feeling a little trapped inside and twiddling your thumbs? Relatable! These closed-space book recommendations make for perfect quarantine reading.

Covers Got Me in Stitches: Embroidered Book Covers

These embroidered book covers use the art and aesthetic of a traditional craft to create covers that are both inviting and gorgeous.

Jump to the Front of the Line: Hacking Your Library Holds List

Learn our top hacks and secrets for how to get to the top of your library holds list faster and beat others to it in the first place. 

How to Find Free Mystery Books Online

Where exactly can you find these elusive free mystery books? These are our recommendations for getting started and sleuthing them out.

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