Danika Ellis

Danika spends most of her time talking about queer women books on tumblr and at the Lesbrary, as well as chatting about all sorts of bookish things on booktube. Blog: The Lesbrary Twitter: @DanikaEllis

The Best Books You’ve Never Heard of (Summer 2020)

We bet you haven’t heard of more than one book on this list, but you’re missing out! Here are some of our favourite little-known gems, like The Water Thief by Claire Hajaj.

Reflections of a Professional BookTuber

One reader reflects on her time as a professional booktuber, from the content creation process to connecting with viewers.

19 Unbelievably Realistic Book Cakes that Will Have You Side-Eyeing Your Bookshelves

Book cakes are always fun to look at (and eat!) But what about ones that make you question reality? Here are 19 unnervingly realistic book cakes.

What Charles and Anti-Charles Reveal About Goodreads Homophobia

On the unsettling phenomenon known across the queer bookish community as Goodreads Charles, and what it says about homophobia and Goodreads' rating system.

6 Sapphic Shakespeare Retellings

Looking for some Shakespearean tales with a focus on queer women? Check out these excellent Sapphic Shakespeare retellings.

An Imitation of Imperfection: A History of Deckle Edges

Why are the page edges of your book ragged? Why do some people think it's a defect and others think it's a sign of luxury? Let's talk deckle edges.

8 Books With Established F/F Relationships From The Start

No slow burn or will-she-won't-she here! Check out these excellent books and comics that feature established F/F relationships.

Why are Books That Shape? From Codices to Kindles, Why This Rectangle Stays Golden

Ever wonder why books are rectangular? We've got the answers!

Why Did Interactive Ebooks Never Catch On?

We examine why interactive ebooks have struggled to catch on among readers, considering the work that goes into them, the distraction of them, and more.

QUIZ: How Well Do You Remember the Food in Harry Potter?

The Best Books You’ve Never Heard of, July 2019

5 Reasons to Participate in The Reading Rush!

The Reading Rush is a week-long readathon starting July 22nd. Earn badges! Enter giveaways! Do Twitter sprints! (But mostly, read books!)

I Tried to Teach High School English for a Month. Here’s What Happened.

11 Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Started Book Blogging

A book blogger offers some hard-learned tips about book blogging, including choosing your books, valuing your time, and being consistent.

The Best Books You’ve Never Heard of, April 2019

We love buzzy books, new releases, and all the books, but, here, we turn the spotlight on under-the-radar books that deserve some love.