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 kathleenmkeenan.com.

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.

Literary Tourism: Scotland

Planning a trip to Scotland? Check out this itinerary of literary destinations in Scotland for bookish tourists.

In Defense of LITTLE WOMEN’s Amy March

Fans of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women love to sympathize with Jo March and hate her little sister, Amy. In defense of Amy March, this writer explains why we all may be more like Amy than we care to admit.

25 Inspiring Margaret Atwood Quotes

Need some inspiration? Check out these 25 inspiring Margaret Atwood quotes from The Handmaid's Tale, Alias Grace, Cat's Eye, the MaddAddam trilogy, and more of her work.

50 Must-Read Canadian Children’s and YA Books

Looking for a great Canadian picture book, middle-grade novel, or young adult read for Canadian Children's Book Week? This post has 50 must-read Canadian children's and YA books to keep you going all week long.

Watch the Trailer for Kevin Kwan’s CRAZY RICH ASIANS

Watch the trailer for this summer's Crazy Rich Asians, the movie version of the bestselling novel by Kevin Kwan, starring Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh.

10 Movies You Didn’t Know Were Based on Books

Did you know YOU'VE GOT MAIL was based on a classic movie that was based on a play? We've got all the fun adaptation facts in this list of 10 surprising book-to-screen adaptations.

Emma Watson Picks Terese Marie Mailhot’s HEART BERRIES for Her Book Club

Emma Watson's March/April pick for her feminist book club Our Shared Shelf is Terese Marie Mailhot's memoir Heart Berries.

6 Books to Help You Beware the Ides of March

Want to beware the ides of March? Check out these six books about betrayal to read about infidelity, murder, revenge, wrongful imprisonment, and all other kinds of betrayal.

12 Home Library Design Ideas That Showcase Your Books

Twelve home library design ideas, including ideas for small home libraries, creative book display ideas, and incorporating DIY into your home library.

10 Beautiful Literary Maps on Etsy

A list of beautiful, decorative literary maps available to purchase on Etsy.

Read Harder 2018: A Work of Colonial or Postcolonial Literature

An explanation of what colonial and postcolonial literature is, as well as a list of books to read for the book of colonial or postcolonial literature task of the Read Harder Challenge.

Award-Winning Canadian Books from 2017

A guide to award-winning Canadian books from 2017, including the books that won the Giller Prize, the Governor General's Literary Awards, and other awards.

Books I’ve Read Instead of Finishing Moby-Dick

Whaling, Victoriana, satire, and historical fiction one reader has picked up while she slowly makes her way through Moby-Dick.

10 Ways to Experience the Holidays Like a Bookseller

Booksellers know how to do the holidays, from decor to gifts to wrapping. Here are 10 ways to experience the holidays like a bookseller.