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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 has appeared on HuffPost, 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.

Healing My Relationship With Self-Help Books

I had foolishly fallen for the capitalistic belief that all I needed to do to fix my life was find the perfect book, TV show, movie.

Don’t Just Call It Angst: Mental Illness in Alice Oseman’s SOLITAIRE

A reader examines portrayals of mental illness in Alice Oseman's SOLITAIRE, a title met with mixed reviews for all of it's "teenage angst."

How I Finally Got Myself Into Historical Fiction

Sometimes a poor initial reading experience can turn us off to a genre. But here's how one reader kindled a love for historical fiction.

DAISY JONES & THE SIX is a Rip-Off, But Don’t We Like It That Way?

Television critics have taken issue with the fact that the DAISY JONES & THE SIX series’ premise is a rip-off of real-life stories, but why?

Friends With the Monster: The Fate of Truman Capote’s ANSWERED PRAYERS

A look at the controversy surrounding Truman Capote's ANSWERED PRAYERS, the salacious (and unfinished) work Capote called his magnum opus.

How Reading Fairytales Influenced My Queerness

"Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in any truth that is taught in life."

The Loneliest Doll: What Ever Happened to Dare Wright?

The Lonely Doll by Dare Wright was named "the creepiest children's book of all time," but the story of its creator is even more haunting.

Books That Have Gotten Better With Age

While some older classics contain outdated values that are hard to stomach now, there are also some stories that have aged like a fine wine.

Is BookTok a Reinvention of Bookish Social Media, Or Just a Repeat?

BookTok is the biggest driver behind book sales right now. But is it really so different from its BookTube and Bookstagram predecessors?

9 of the Worst Celebrity Books Ever Written

Plenty of celebrity memoirs are informative, well written, and entertaining. These, however, are not among them.