Are You Really a Reader if You Have to Motivate Yourself to Read Books?

Reading is supposed to be an enjoyable hobby. So why do some of us book lovers have to motivate ourselves to do it?

They’re Dead, Dead: 8 Kinds Of Murder Mystery Plots

From the whodunit and whydunit to the did-they-or-didn't-they, these are eight of the most common kinds of murder mystery plots.

Literary Mean Girls, Book Cliques, and…Parenting?

Can books about mean girls and mean moms help with navigating parenthood?

Should You Look Up Words You Don’t Know While Reading?

Here are some questions to considering before setting aside your book to look up every unfamiliar word you encounter while reading.

Most Anticipated Books of 2022

Discover your next read, get those preorders in, and clear space on your shelves for Book Riot’s most anticipated books of 2022.

I Almost Died After Giving Birth. Lucy Knisley Helped Me Unpack The Trauma.

How one reader who almost died after giving birth found solace in Lucy Knisley's KID GLOVES.

In Defense of the Fast Burn Romance

The fast burn romance can be the definition of mess, making it an extremely appealing romance trope.

The Bookish Life of Catherine O’Hara

Catherine O'Hara. You adore her. My best friend adores her. My mother adores her, my children adore her. The bookish life adores her.

January 2022 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations

Learn more about the month ahead for your sign, the upcoming Mercury retrograde, and new books by Jessamine Chan, Jami Attenberg, and more.

Introducing the 2022 Reading Log!

The 2022 reading log is here! It's packed full of stats to track and infographics to peruse to help you meet your reading goals this year.