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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

Rockin’ Around the Book Tree: A Roundup of Festive Ideas for Decorating with Books

This roundup of festive ideas for decorating with books will inspire you to make your own book trees, snowpeople, and more.

Royal Cousins: Books About Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I to Read Before the New Movie

Mary Stuart and Elizabeth Tudor were cousins, fellow queens, and rivals. These books about Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I are perfect for your TBR.

Award-Winning Canadian Books from 2018 to Add to Your TBR

This list of award-winning Canadian books from 2018 will grow your TBR pile in all categories, from novels to non-fiction to children's books.

31 Ways to Find the Best Book Recommendations in 2018

Stuck on how to find book recommendations? We've got the best in-person and online ways to figure out what to read, plus book recommendation services.

Inspired by Oprah, 9 of Our Favorite Bookish Items for Holiday Gift-Giving

Embrace your inner Oprah and read this list of favorite bookish items for holiday gift giving, or that are perfect for just treating yourself.


If you've watched all of The Haunting of Hill House, you need some new ghost stories. This list of 13 books like The Haunting of Hill House has you covered.

Yes, LITTLE WOMEN is a Feminist Novel — And Here’s Why

Little Women is a feminist novel—right? Before this week, I thought the answer to this question was an obvious yes. But ...

5 Must-Read Creepy Historical Novels to Get You in the Halloween Spirit

Looking to scare yourself silly before Halloween? Here are five must-read creepy historical novels, ghost stories, and horror novels set in the past.

31 Shakespeare Love Quotes to Use in Weddings, Speeches, and Love Letters

These 31 Shakespeare love quotes are perfect for wedding vows, wedding speeches, love letters, and other occasions requiring romantic quotes.

10 Books That Should Be Movies

There is nothing better than a great film adaptation of one of your favourite books. Seeing all the characters come ...

Watch the Official Teaser for HBO’s TV Adaptation of MY BRILLIANT FRIEND by Elena Ferrante

Watch HBO's newly released first teaser trailer for their November 2018 TV adaptation of MY BRILLIANT FRIEND by Elena Ferrante.

Classic Novels Rewritten as Millennial Clickbait

We’ve all seen them—headlines about avocado toast, ruined industries, and microtrends from one corner of Brooklyn that the New York ...

15 Pairs of Book Socks You’ll Love To Wear While You Read

Need some stylish book socks? Check out this list of book-themed socks, Harry Potter and Jane Austen socks, and socks with books on them.

15 Alice Munro Quotes for All Situations

These Alice Munro quotes from the beloved Canadian author and Nobel Prize laureate will make you think about life, love, family, and loss in new ways.

BLEAK HOUSE on the Beach: What Makes a Good Beach Read?

What kinds of books do you bring to the beach? One reader reflects on her preference for more serious beach reads.