Riot Headline Winners of the 2021 PEN America Literary Awards Announced

D.R. Baker

D.R. Baker's writing has appeared at Memoir Mixtapes, Bright Wall/Dark Room, The Young Folks, Independent Music News, and others. As a musician, they have played guitar and bass for various acts over the past decade. Raised in New Jersey, educated in Ohio, and with brief forays into Michigan and Nevada, Dan now lives in New York City with their partner. Website: | Twitter: @danbakerisokay

A New Reading Goal: Measuring Time, Not Books

Having been demotivated by goals that center around book counts, a reader suggests an alternative metric when setting a new reading goal this year.

Gabriel García Márquez Books: A Brief Look at the Master of Magical Realism

Our guide to some of the many great Gabriel García Márquez books to add to your reading list, from novels to nonfiction to short story collections.

What to Do When Gifted a Book You Don’t Want

One reader's advice on how to navigate the social awkwardness of receiving a book you don't want this holiday season.

Yu-Gi-Oh! and the Ethics of Adaptation

On the sanitization of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga for the kid-friendly anime adaptation, and the ethics of drastically modifying the story for marketing.

BOOK IT! With Pizza Hut, an Evolving Program Turns 35

What's better than books and pizza? Get to know Pizza Hut's Book It! literacy program for kids as it celebrates its 35th year.

Authors and Librarians on Why Schools and Libraries Need LGBTQ+ Books

Book Riot speaks to authors and librarians on the importance of LGBTQ+ books in educational environments such as schools and libraries.

Reading Pathways: Paula Vogel

A reader and theatre lover shares three of their favorite Paula Vogel plays in honor of the playwright's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE coming to Broadway.

5 Great YA Science Fiction Series

If the idea of saying goodbye to epic sci-fi worlds fills you with sorrow, check out this list of great YA science fiction series and read on!

Thieves, Drugs, and Cons: 7 True Crime Books Not About Murder

Whether you're simply in the mood for something different or can't stomach homicide, it's nice to dive into some true crime books not about murder.

6 Great Books That Experiment With Text and Genre

One reader shares some of their favorite books that experiment with text and genre, from modern classics to forthcoming titles.