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Matt Grant

Matt Grant is a Brooklyn-based writer, reader, and pop culture enthusiast. In addition to BookRiot, he is a staff writer at LitHub, where he writes about book news. Matt's work has appeared in Longreads, The Brooklyn Rail,, Huffpost, and more. You can follow him online at or on Twitter: @mattgrantwriter

Why the Pandemic Put Me Into a Book Spiral

For several days, I felt paralyzed over what to choose. Everything was too long, too short, or not interesting enough. I was trapped.

The Top 10 Best Wonder Woman Villains

A superhero is only as good as her villains, so let's take a look at the Wonder Woman villains Diana has squared off against in her nearly 80-year history.

The Painful Process of Getting Rid of Books

A reader on the painful process of giving away books, including figuring out which books have to go, and realizations about book acquisition habits.

My Only Reading Goal This Year is to Have Fun

How one reader arrived at the decision to pay less attention to how much he was reading, and more attention to how much reading fun he was having.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Gave Me Life When I Didn’t Know I Needed It

One reader discovers Anne of Green Gables at the perfect time.

The Anti–Beach Read Book List

If your ideal summer beach read is a long, complicated, dense book, have we got the list for you. Pick up these challenging reads this summer.

Magical Alice in Wonderland Costumes For Your Next Party Or Halloween

We've rounded up the best in Alice in Wonderland costumes for adults and kids alike. Find inspiration for Alice, the Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit, and more.

Thanks, Dad, For All the Sci-Fi

A reader remembers the part his father played in the development of his love for reading and, specifically, science fiction.

There Is Now A Bookstore In The Bronx

Another Year, Another BookExpo

Missed Book Expo? A reader is here to tell you about the experience...and the totes.

Fantasy Books For People Who Didn’t Watch Game of Thrones

"Lower" fantasy (or lower in violence!) for folks who like the genre but just never got into Game of Thrones.

5 Books To Read When Coping With the Loss of a Child

Consider these five powerful books for coping with the loss of a child, and grappling with the far-reaching effects of grief.

The Surprise of Reading Books You Didn’t Think You’d Like

15 Marriage Problems Authors Should Write About That Aren’t Adultery


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