P.N. Hinton

Born into a family of readers, P.N. gained a love reading as a sort of herd mentality. This love of reading has remained a life long passion, resulting in an English Degree from The University of Houston in Houston, Texas. She normally reads three to four books at any given time, in the futile Sisyphean hope of whittling down her ever growing to be read pile of no specific genre.

How to Find Bookish Joy in a Time of Quarantine

One reader shares personal stories about how she's finding bookish joy during these dark days of shelter in place and the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Brief Tour into the World of Cozy Mystery Authors

Curious about all things cozy mysteries? We've got a guide to the world of cozies, featuring a wide range of stories, characters, and sleuthing.

10 Funny Mystery Authors Like Janet Evanovich

Looking for new reads? Other authors like Janet Evanovich have the same level of humor, hijinks, and familial bonding that she does. Find them here.

Your Complete Guide to Romance Tropes

There are so many different romance tropes and subgenres as we'll explore here, along with recommended reads for each!

9 Fun Reality TV Romcom Reads

If you’re a fan of any type of reality TV show and want a break from watching TV, then pick up some of these reality TV rom-com books! 

Get Haunted By The Best Horror Fiction Podcasts

From fictional horror stories to recommendations for your next horror read, it's always a good time to listen to these horror fiction podcasts!


One reader returned to a childhood favorite, THE GIRL WITH THE SILVER EYES, re-reading the main character as a metaphor for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The Lasting Magic of THE SNOWY DAY

THE SNOWY DAY is the most borrowed item from the NYPL. One reader considers why Ezra Jack Keats' 1962 children's book is beloved by generations.

The Longevity of Oprah’s Book Club

On the history, popularity, and endurance of one of the longest-running and most successful celebrity book clubs: Oprah's Book Club.

18 Whimsical Children’s Books About Butterflies

If you’re looking to add some whimsy to your child's collection, consider the following children's books about butterflies, both fiction and nonfiction. 

Begin 2020 With a Backlist Bump

Before you make grabby hands at all the buzzy new books, consider reading more backlist this year. And here's how you can find some older reads.

19 Black Children’s Books by Black Authors

This list of Black children's books by Black authors are ones which you may want to get for the kiddos in your life (or your own library).

Curl Up With These Cozy Cat Mystery Books

Hopefully one of these cat mystery books catch your interest for a 'purr'fect reading session with a warm blanket and warm beverage.

Digging Into 2020 Book Goals

One reader on their reading goals for 2020. What goals do you have for your reading life this year?

Remembering Johanna Lindsey

Remembering the work of late romance writer Johanna Lindsey.