Emily Martin

Emily has a PhD in English from the University of Southern Mississippi, MS, and she has an MFA in Creative Writing from GCSU in Milledgeville, GA, home of Flannery O’Connor. She spends her free time reading, watching horror movies and musicals, cuddling cats, Instagramming pictures of cats, and blogging/podcasting about books with the ladies over at #BookSquadGoals (www.booksquadgoals.com). She can be reached at emily.ecm@gmail.com.

10 Propulsive 2021 Books Everyone Will Be Talking About

Get ahead of the reads everyone will be talking about. We've rounded up some of the most propulsive 2021 books hitting shelves this year.

Manage Your 2021 TBR With These Reading List Apps

These eight reading list apps can help you stay organized and focused on your reading goals throughout 2021.

Barack Obama’s Literature to Understand America

A look at the books The New York Times listed as titles former President Barack Obama would recommend to someone who just arrived in America.

Read Harder: A Genre Novel by an Indigenous, First Nations, or Native American Author

In this Read Harder Challenge post, we're recommending books for the task asking you to read a genre novel by an Indigenous, First Nations, or Native American author.

Book Gift Basket Ideas for the Holiday Season and Beyond

How to make a book gift basket, what to include, how to decorate, and more. Don't want to assemble? We also share some great baskets to buy!

Chirp Audiobooks Review: Does Chirp Change the Audiobook Game?

What is Chirp? How does it differ from other services like Audible? And, is it worth getting? Learn more in our Chirp audiobooks review!

10 Horror Podcasts for the Love of All Things Scary

Fans of audio dramas, chilling histories, and tall tales, put these horror podcasts in your ears and prepare to get your creep on.

2020 Horror Novels: 16 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss

There are so many horror novels out this year, but these are the best horror books of 2020 you definitely won’t want to miss! Check out The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher and more!

8 Great Books to Prep for NaNoWriMo

From inspiration to developing discipline to self-editing, we've got the NaNoWriMo prep books you need to succeed this November.

The Most Terrifying Books: 15 Titles Not for the Faint of Heart

You may want to keep the lights on for these, dear readers. We’ve rounded up some truly frightful reads just in time for Halloween, like The Troop by Nick Cutter.

Horror Books for Middle School: 15 Spooky Titles for Middle Grade Readers

A list of thrilling, chilling horror books for middle grade readers to reach for this spooky season, like Lilac Skully and the Haunted House by Amy Cesari.

Historical Nonfiction: 30 of the Best Books in the Genre

Historical nonfiction is so much more than history books you read in school. These stories are well-researched and just as riveting as fiction.

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2020 With These Official Online Events

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2020 with a host of online events, including author panels and drawing demonstrations.

10 Books That Explore the Multiverse

Sidestep into a parallel universe and explore what is, what could be, and what’s different elsewhere with these books about the multiverse, including Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth.

Scared About the Environment? Read These 10 Eco Horror Novels

If headlines about the state of the planet aren't enough to keep you awake, these eco horror novels will put the fear in you.