Romance Bookstores to Fall in Love With

From a pastel bungalow in San Diego to a queer-owned shop in Wisconsin, these romance bookstores are serving up happily ever afters.

We Interrupt Your Scrolling to Bring You 8 Analog Horror Books

Love spooky videos of found footage? These analog horror books scratch the same itch, with plenty of scares.

The Racial Slur that Everyone Is Okay With (and Why We Shouldn’t Be)

There's been a push to eliminate offensive words from everyday usage. But there is one word still in rotation. Here's why it shouldn't be.

Welcome to Music and Literature Day!

It's Music and Literature Day at Book Riot! Press play and dive in.

Riot Roundup: The Best Books We Read January-March 2023

Rioters share the best books they read last quarter, from new releases and upcoming reads to classic and backlist picks.

8 of the Best Audiobooks from the First Quarter of 2023

Listen your way into some of the best audiobooks from the beginning of 2023. It's off to a bang!

Who Gets To Be the Final Girl In Horror Novels and Movies?

The horror genre has been a mirror reflecting back society's values, but how does the Final Girl trope fit into that?

Black Voices in Speculative Short Fiction: The Rise of FIYAH

FIYAH magazine is a leading force in upending the racial status quo in publishing. Here's how it got started and how it's done so far.

An Overthinker’s Guide to Giving Book Recommendations

Do you question every book you recommend? Spiral immediately after giving a book your stamp of approval? This overthinker's guide is for you.

10 Fascinating Fantasy Books Like Babel

With dark academic undertones and magical language, find more books like Babel by R.F. Kuang to sate your literary appetite, like How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu.