Our Reading Lives features stories about how books and reading have shaped who we are and how we live.
Whine. Watch all the adaptations. Aggressively hint about wishlist books. It's your party and you'll be bookish if you want to.
Pandemic lit has always been my favorite kind of reading because these stories, even at their darkest moments, give me hope for what is to come.
One reader takes solace in and shares some advice on social distancing from WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING.
One reader talks about getting educated on the culture and politics of North Korea through books.
Only recently did I encounter Pakistani feminist poetry. But it has kindled a desire to lose myself in these powerful feminist perspectives.
"Give me queer suffering and give me queer celebration." One reader plumbs the depths of queer literature and considers queer representation in books.
One reader on the search for more Somali literature.
One reader on struggling to connect with the themes of biological identity and family in INHERITANCE.
TFW you didn't love the debut novel and are completely taken by surprise when you fall head over heels for that same author's second book.
A reader who fell out of love with short story collections ponders how best to make reading short stories part of the routine again.
Are you a fan of the KonMarie Method? Do you take inspiration from Zen techniques to face your daily chores? One reader considers the tidying revolution.
A reader explains why working in the publishing industry made him appreciate the value of a book more.
When I decided to move to Mongolia, I tried to find Mongolian literature in translation. There's not much out there, but this is a good starting point.
A reader reflects on the messages left behind in library books at their university library, and how the notes acted as documents of time and place.
Reading can be a wonderful thing, but beware the reading disaster. Whether it's a lost bookmark or spoilers, these scenarios are a bookworm's nightmares.