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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 ( She can be reached at

The Best Memoirs to Read for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

As you consider how to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, add these books to the top of your list.

Quiz: Which American Girl Are You?

Love American Girl dolls? With TikTok bringing back the beloved doll, this quiz is just in time to find out which girl you are.

Who Was Maya Angelou?: Remembering A Visionary

Who was Maya Angelou? Get to know the poet, memoirist, activist who left an indelible mark on American history.

Get Scared This Spring: This Season’s Most Anticipated Horror Books

Find every kind of chill to set your reading life on fire with these spring 2022 horror releases.

Your 2022 Poetry Calendar for National Poetry Month

This National Poetry Month, curl up with a cup of tea and a fuzzy blanket and read a poem a day, made easy with this 2022 poetry calendar.

The 25 Most Influential Horror Novels of All Time

How many of the most influential horror novels of all time have you read? Sink your teeth into some powerful thrill rides, including The Haunting of Hill House.

Books You Should Read if You Love EUPHORIA

If you can't get enough of the Zendaya-led show Euphoria, Here are some books to hold you over until season 3.

The Evolution of the Magical Girl in Manga and Anime

From the predecessors of the genre to the height of its popularity and how it endures today, this is the history of the magical girl.

Training My Brain to Read Comics and Graphic Novels

Comics are supposed to be easier to read than just text. So why does it take me a month to struggle through one?

Treat Yourself to These SAILOR MOON Items Just in Time for the 30th Anniversary

This year marks the 30th anniversary of this beloved anime/manga series. Celebrate with some Sailor Moon swag!