Ilana Masad

Israeli American, queer, chronically ill, and forever reading, Ilana Masad is a book critic and fiction writer. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, Tin House, McSweeney's, Joyland Magazine, and more. She is the founder and host of The Other Stories, a podcast that features new, emerging, and established fiction writers. Twitter: @ilanaslightly Blog: Slightly Ignorant

100 Must-Read Sad Books that Make You Cry

Books that make you cry, for readers of all ages and lovers of all genres.

JUSTICE: 4 Books on a Big Topic

From OCTAVIA'S BROOD to THE MAKING OF ASIAN AMERICA, next up in books on a big topic, we're talking about titles that confront justice.

94 Contemp Black Women/Femme/NB Authors You Can Monetarily Support

Instead of congratulations ourselves for thanking Black women for voting for Doug Jones in Alabama, let's support their work.

10 Black Princess Books to Celebrate the Royal Engagement

In light of the engagement of Prince Henry and Meghan Markle, we've rounded up a list of children's books starring black princesses.

TIME: 4 Books on a Big Topic

The next topic in the big books series is, you guessed it: Time. Here's a selection of four books that talk about or deal with the concept of time.

The Environment: 4 Books on a Big Topic

Fiction and nonfiction exploring the environment.

7 Instagram Accounts Proving Books + Fashion = Awesome

Fashion + Books + Instagram = win.

It’s National Coming Out Day in Scary 2017!

National Coming Out Day is acknowledged on October 11 every year, and here at Book Riot, we're celebrating by featuring only queer voices today.

100 Must-Read Books by Queer Authors

Looking for a reading list of queer authors to get started with? These 100 must-reads by queer authors is a great place to discover new and veteran writers.

HEALTH: 4 Books on a Big Topic

Four books on the big topic of health.

4 Books Westworld’s Dolores Abernathy Should Totally Read

Book recommendations for Westworld's Dolores Abernathy!

Moving: 4 Books on a Big Topic

We all know moving is stressful. In fact, it's one of the most stressful activities of modern life. I recommend 4 books, fiction and non, for the occasion.

Queerness: 4 Books On a Big Topic

Queerness. What is it? A lifestyle? A movement? A sexual orientation? An offensive term reclaimed? All those and more?

Literary Tourism: Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska: land of great literary tourism.

Why I Won’t Be Watching This (or Any) Little Women Adaptation

Every LITTLE WOMEN adaptation that comes out, I wonder whether this time I'll watch it. And while I've stopped being an adaptation snob, this is still NOPE.