Jeffrey Davies

Jeffrey Davies is a professional introvert and writer with imposter syndrome whose work spans the worlds of pop culture, books, music, feminism, and mental health. In addition to Book Riot, his writing can be found at PopMatters, Spectrum Culture, and other places. Find him on his website and follow him on Twitter @teeveejeff and Instagram @jeffreyreads. He is also the co-host of a Gilmore Girls podcast, Coffee With a Shot of Cynicism.

When Will I Stop Equating My Self-Worth With the Amount of Books I’ve Read?

One reader questions his compulsion to read as a prop for self-worth, and considers how reading slumps lead to existential angst.

12 Gay YA Books to Make You Feel Yourself (Or Make You Cry)

Laugh, cry, and find a story to relate to among these gay YA books about finding yourself, romance, and so much more, including titles like All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson.

I’ve Broken Up With My TBR Pile: A Love Letter to Books During a Global Crisis

But if this year has taught me anything, it’s that time isn’t real, and the hold you have over me isn’t real, either

Why the Library is Still the Only Place I Feel Safe, Even During a Pandemic

How one reader with OCD struggled with the loss of library access during the pandemic, but ultimately benefited from some time away.

The Sordid History of Truman Capote’s BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S

Go behind the scenes, and the book, to explore the history of Truman Capote's BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, and search for the real Holly Golightly.

How A WRINKLE IN TIME Got Me Through Depression

How one reader found catharsis about growing up and embracing inner strength in both the book and adaptation of A WRINKLE IN TIME.

Why You’re Allowed to Grow Out of Books and Authors

How one reader came to accept that it's okay to grow out of books, especially when the reading experience is emotionally connected to harder times.

I Miss the Library: and Other Thoughts on Quarantine Reading Life

An introvert on missing the library during quarantine.

13 Books That Have Improved My Mental Health

One reader on 13 books that have been tremendously beneficial for their mental health.

6 of the Best Books About Marilyn Monroe

if you are in the market for some interesting and trustworthy nonfiction about the Hollywood icon, here are 6 books about Marilyn Monroe to check out!

Let Life Happen: Letting Books Find Us Organically

Hating Popular Books Does Not Make You Superior: A Lesson Learned

Not liking something that's popular isn't a personality trait.

How TUCK EVERLASTING Helps Tone Down My Anxiety

“Don’t be afraid of death, Winnie. Be afraid of the unlived life": How TUCK EVERLASTING helped one reader come to terms with their anxieties.

How to Do Nothing: The Case for Rereading Books

The case for rereading books and not making your reading life one of being productive.

How Nancy Drew Helped Me Reject Toxic Masculinity and Gender Roles

A reader on taking to Nancy Drew and how the teen sleuth helped him defy the gender norms and toxic masculinity that surround the series.

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