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 Collider, 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.

Writing What You Need to Read: One Quote Shared by Countless Authors

"Write what you need to read" is a quote attributed to dozens of authors. But who really said it and who said it first?

12 Books for Gay Teens Who Have Just Come Out

A list of books for gay teens who have just come out, from books that helped me when I came out to reads for people of varying backgrounds.

Easily Flushable Knowledge: A Brief History of UNCLE JOHN’S BATHROOM READER

You've seen it in bathrooms, whether your own or elsewhere. But what's the story behind UNCLE JOHN'S BATHROOM READER?

On Unlearning to Read Compulsively

My journey back to reading books like I did as a kid: joyfully and freely, and not as a compulsive coping mechanism.

Ursula Nordstrom and the Queer Revolution of the 20th Century Children’s Book

Who was Ursula Nordstrom? Get to know the boundary-breaking editor of classic children's books who helped establish queer lit for kids.

Krazy Felines: A Brief History of Cat Comics in North America

From Krazy Kat to Felix the Cat, Garfield to Heathcliff, these comic cats are a purr-fect part of comic history.

An English Major’s Guide to Relearning How to Read for Pleasure

If you majored in English, you read a lot. But how did it impact your pleasure reading? We've got a guide to rekindling that joy.

8 Queer Read-Alikes For Your Favorite Love Stories

Try these queer romances like your favorite love stories, including the queer book version of Grease, Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales.

How Lauren Graham’s SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY, MAYBE Shaped My Young Adulthood

I first read Lauren Graham's novel Someday, Someday, Maybe as a teenager. Each time I returned to it in years since, I found something new.

10 YA Books With No Romance For When You’re Out of Love

Young adult books don't have to be all about swooning love stories. Here are 10 YA books where romance takes a backseat, if there is any at all.