Lily Dunn

Lily Dunn is an avid reader and an intrepid explorer, and she has never met a cheese she didn't like. She lives with her husband in Hong Kong where she works a literacy teacher and goes hiking almost every weekend. You can read her musings on books, mental health, faith, and what it means to live wholeheartedly at or follow her travels and expat adventures at

11 Literary Quotes That Speak to the COVID-19 Pandemic

If there is a motto for the current situation it must be, "We are living in uncertain times." Here are eleven literary quotes for the COVID-19 pandemic.

What Dani Shapiro’s INHERITANCE Taught Me About How I View Family

One reader on struggling to connect with the themes of biological identity and family in INHERITANCE.

New to Netflix: The Latest Shows and Movies Based on Books

If you're a "read-the-book-first" person, here is a list of 15 TV series and movies based on books that are new to Netflix in January and February of 2020.

12 Books From My Backlist I Swear I’ll Read in 2020

One book at a time, this reader plans to catch up on their backlist in 2020.

5 Books About Pandemics That Will Help You Understand Coronavirus

There are few situations in life where books can’t offer some solace. Here are five nonfiction books about pandemics to help you understand coronavirus.

Why I Always Read the Acknowledgements

I will likely skip the bibliography or the note about the font. Sometimes I will even ignore the author’s biography. But I always read the acknowledgements.

When You Hate the Classics, But You’re an English Teacher

Why one English teacher hates the classics -- and why that's not a bad thing.

Reading While Pregnant: How Pregnancy Has Changed My Reading Life

On how one reader's reading life shifted during pregnancy.

An Expat’s 5 Favorite Books About Expat Life

As an American living in Hong Kong, I am interested in stories about the expat experience. These are 5 of my favorite books about expat life.

What to Read to Your Baby in Utero

Did you know that there are benefits to reading to your baby while still in utero? Here are some books that are perfect for their developing senses.

7 BookTubers Who Talk About Adult Books

I love BookTube, but I’ve been frustrated by what feels like an overabundance channels for YA literature. Here are 7 Booktubers who talk about adult books. 

What to Do When Your Favorite Authors Let You Down

Maybe it’s just me, but lately I’ve felt let down by some of my favorite authors. What do you do when your favorite authors let you down?

5 Books About Rich People Problems to Read This Summer

One of my favorite guilty-pleasure genres is what I like to call “Rich People Problems Books.” Here are 5 satisfying books about rich people problems.

Books are Like Time Machines: Remembering Life Through Books

Books are like time travel machines for me. They transport me back to when I first read them. I often find myself remembering my life through books.

5 Fiction Books to Cure Your Wanderlust…At Least for a While