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.

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.

Portals to the Past: The Wonderful World of Used Books

On the irrefutable magic of used books and used bookstores.

On Reading May Sarton’s JOURNAL OF A SOLITUDE After Our Own Year of Solitude

I decided maybe it was time to check out the journal that had inspired this deep dive into my own creative psyche.

Why I Started Keeping a Reading Journal

Why the pandemic convinced this Rioter to start keeping a reading journal after a lifetime of avoiding journalling.

How WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE Helped Put Pandemic Anxiety Into Words

How watching WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE? helped one reader name the inner monsters and demons that started appearing last year.