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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

15 Of The Best Dystopian Novels to Add to Your TBR Immediately

Here are 15 of the best dystopian novels to add to your ever-growing pile of TBR books (you'll probably want to bump some of them to the top).

Who is Your Bookish Girlfriend? The Quiz is Here!

When we published our Who is Your Bookish Boyfriend? quiz, readers asked for a girlfriends version! Happy quizzing!

What Is Cli-Fi? A Beginner’s Guide to Climate Fiction

Have you heard the term Cli-Fi (or Climate Fiction), but still aren't sure what that means? Read on to find out. Maybe the current president of the United States Donald Trump doesn't believe global warming is real, but ever since the 1800's scientists have been studying the greenhouse effect.

Who is Your Bookish Boyfriend? Take the Quiz!

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person with an affinity for books will find themselves in want of a fictional boyfriend or two. Take this quiz to find your bookish boyfriend!

An Interview with Celeste Ng, the 2018 Independent Bookstore Day Ambassador

In this Celeste Ng interview, we talk about the importance of independent bookstores, the upcoming mini-series adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere, and much more.

Can’t Get Enough RP1? Try These 25 Books Like READY PLAYER ONE

If your'e eagerly awaiting your opportunity to see Stephen Spielberg's film adaptation opening on March 29, you're probably wondering what else you can read to fill the RP1 void. Here are 25 books like Ready Player One that will fit the bill for you.

Which Fairytale Lady Are You?

Are you Cinderella, the Little Mermaid, an evil witch (just kidding!)? Find out which fairytale lady you are by taking the quiz!

Inbox/Outbox: March 2, 2018

What books did you acquire (inbox) and finish (outbox) this week?

Read Harder 2018: A Genre Book In Translation

Looking for a great genre book in translation to help you with task #19 of the 2018 Read Harder Challenge? Here are 10 excellent options.

26 Haruki Murakami Quotes That See Into Your Soul

If you still have somehow missed the Haruki Murakami bus, it's time to get on board. Here are twenty-five of the most insightful Haruki Murakami quotes that see right into your soul.

100 Must-Read Books with Cats in Them

Calling all cat lovers! We've got 100 must-read books featuring some feisty, friendly (okay, maybe not so much) felines.

Rate These Popular Novels To Reveal Your Love Language

Take a quiz to find your love language based on how you feel about these best-sellers.

8 Murder Mystery Books That Will Keep You Up All Night

Here are a few of my favorite murder mystery books that I recommend to friends and, in some cases, have read more than once (yes, even though I already know who did it).

24 Edgar Allan Poe Quotes On Love, Death, Madness, and More

To get you through your post-Halloween slump, I'm here to offer you a sampling of the best Edgar Allan Poe quotes about madness, death, love, and more.

Which Secondary Jane Austen Character Are You?

Which secondary Jane Austen character do you see yourself as? Take the quiz and find out if your guess matches your result!