Riot Headline COVID-19 Updates from the Bookish World

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Don’t Ban Books Like Eleanor and Park, Teens Need Them

If you’re plugged into the bookosphere, by now you may have heard of the craziness that is Rainbow Rowell being ...

Let’s Put James Franco on All the Book Covers

Last week, when presented with the As I Lay Dying movie tie-in with James Franco on the cover, the internet let ...

Meryl Streep’s 10 Best Literary Roles

  The recent news that Meryl Streep will be playing the Chief Elder in the upcoming film version of The ...

Books for Boys and Books for Girls: Problems with Gendered Reading

We can be our own worst enemies when it comes to teaching kids how to love reading. We tell boys ...

Ten Things That Drive Books Crazy

Ever wished your books could speak to you? (I mean, literally “speak,” and not in the “oooooh that book spoke ...

JK Rowling to Write New Film Series Set in the World of Harry Potter

This is not a drill, folks….J.K. Rowling has agreed to write a series (!) of films set in the world ...

Are You Ready For Some Football?: 10 Titles for the Upcoming Season

The wait is finally over: Football season is here.  To mark the occasion, fellow Book Riot contributor Emily Gatlin and I ...

Introducing: Amazon MatchBook Burner

Dear Customers, We believe in the magnificent glory of words. We love letters more than anything. Especially when you string ...

Oyster: The Netflix for Books You’ve Been Waiting For

The elusive combination of “Netflix” and “ebooks” has been the dream of many readers for several years now. It’s an ...

Listen to Kate Winslet, Richard Ayoade, and Other Famous People Read Roald Dahl

Rioters, I’m so excited. I just can’t hide it. I’ve been holding my breath to share this with you for ...

Life Lessons From Winnie-the-Pooh

Your childhood is calling, it has some wisdom to share! Sometimes, when I go back and read old favorites, I’m ...

Margaret Atwood Reveals Her Genre Kryptonite: Horror/Terror Tales

This post is part of our Margaret Atwood Riot Reading Day, a celebration of one of our favorite authors on the occasion of ...

What I Said When They Came for THE HANDMAID’S TALE

This post is part of our Margaret Atwood Riot Reading Day, a celebration of one of our favorite authors on the occasion of ...

I Wish I Could Quit You: The Curse of a Chronic Book Finisher

When I was in chorus in sixth grade, we staged a production of “Bye Bye, Birdie,” and at the party ...