Steph Auteri

Steph Auteri writes about sexuality and more for the Atlantic, Pacific Standard, the Washington Post, VICE, and other publications. She is the author of A DIRTY WORD and the founder of Guerrilla Sex Ed. You can learn more at Follow her on Instagram: @stephauteri and Twitter: @stephauteri.

Sci-Fi Books About Space Travel

From an alien Romeo & Juliet space opera to humans changing planets, these books highlight the magic of space travel, like Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh.

The Best Books to Read on Staycation

Got travel plans of an armchair variety? Me too. Settle in for some staycation reading with this list of reads, including You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi.

My Favorite Books About Female Friendships

Female friendships aren’t hyped nearly as much as they should be, so here are a few books that display these vital relationships, like Heavy Vinyl by Carly Usdin.

8 Books That Expose the Failings of the True Crime Genre

True crime often focuses on only one kind of “ideal victim,” typically a white woman. These books, including Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe, dig deeper into the genre and its failings.

Books About Moms Who Regret Having Children

From runaway moms in fiction to essays about maternal ambivalence and regret, these books break the taboo around regretting motherhood.

Books That Will Scratch Your RESIDENT ALIEN Itch

So you’ve inhaled the TV show and now you want more: fill that alien-shaped hole with these books and stories like Resident Alien, including The Humans by Matt Haig.

Horror Where the Supernatural Takes a Back Seat

Reflecting on the power of messy genre classifications, horror, and why books where the supernatural is in the background are powerful.

On Reading Pandemic Fiction During a Pandemic

One reader explores two years of reading pandemic fiction during a pandemic, and the different roles this genre has played for her.

9 Dark Humor Books to Provoke Your Uneasy Laughter

These dark humor books, including Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour, tackle difficult subject manner with jokes that will leave you laughing despite yourself.

10 Amazing Comic Artists Who Are Selling Their Artwork Online

When you can't get to Artist Alley, buy these comic artists' work through their online stores, carrying prints, pins, clothing, and more.