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Kathleen Keenan

Kathleen Keenan is a writer and children's book editor in Toronto. In addition to Book Riot, she has written for Reel Honey, The Billfold, and The Canadian Press. She also edits a monthly newsletter for the indie bookstore A Novel Spot. Kathleen has an MA in English with a focus on nineteenth-century fiction, and there is nothing she loves more than a very long Victorian novel. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @KathleenMKeenan or find her writing even more about books at

15 New Historical Fiction Reads to Pack For Your Summer Vacation

This list of new historical fiction books to take on your summer vacation will give you plenty of vacation reading ideas.

Over 500 Unique Literary Baby Names for Bookish Parents-to-Be

Can't think of a baby name? These literary baby names have you covered, with literary names inspired by classic children's books, famous authors, and more.

How to Find A Romance Novel: A Guide for First-Time Romance Readers

Learn how to find a romance novel for you with this list of tips to help first-time romance readers find the best modern romance novels.

Beyond Poutine: 23 Essential Canadian Cookbooks and Books About Food

Is Canadian cuisine known outside of Canada? I know many non-Canadians have heard of butter tarts, Nanaimo bars, and poutine ...

A Song of White and Red: The Real History Behind A GAME OF THRONES

If you’re like me, you’re still in denial that Game of Thrones is over. The epic HBO series based on ...

The Best Emily Dickinson Poems and How to Get Started Reading Her Work

The best Emily Dickinson poems are about grief, pain, death, and faith. Here's a list of the ten best Emily Dickinson poems to get started reading her work.

Ranking 8 of the Best Bookish TV Shows

A reader with experience as an editor at a publishing company ranks some of their favorite bookish TV shows (using completely arbitrary categories).

A Totally Scientific and Definitive Ranking of Jane Austen Heroes

In this ranking of Jane Austen heroes, discover whether Mr. Darcy, Captain Wentworth, Colonel Brandon, or another dashing Regency hero comes out on top.

Anthony Doerr’s ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE Will Be a Netflix Limited Series

A Netflix adapation of ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE is coming. Netflix and Stranger Things production company 21 Laps will develop the limited series.

60 of the Best, Steamiest Romance Novel Covers for Your Viewing and Reading Pleasure

The most gorgeous, steamiest, and fun romance novel covers out there. This list is for everyone: romance newbies and genre fans alike!

15 Celebrity Book Clubs and Bookish Celebrities to Follow in 2019

If you’re struggling to decide what to read next, or can’t join an actual book club, celebrity book clubs just might be what you’re looking for.

15 Books to Read After a Breakup

February can be a tough time of year if you’re heartbroken. It’s become almost impossible to avoid the complete frenzy ...

17 of the Best eBook Subscription Services in 2019

Looking for ebook subscription services? We've rounded up 17 of the best subscription services for comics fans, romance lovers, sci fi readers and more.

No, Marie Kondo Doesn’t Want You To Throw Away All Your Books

Do you have too many books? Marie Kondo's book tidying advice is not about getting rid of all of them. Instead, think about what sparks joy.

How to Deliver a Baby and Solve a Murder: Bookish Unnecessary Life Skills We Learned from Reading

Books teach us all kinds of things, some pretty impractical, like delivering babies, solving murders... and several other bookish unnecessary life skills.