Our Reading Lives features stories about how books and reading have shaped who we are and how we live.
Instead of asking canned, cliché interview questions, can you just look at my reading log?
Since COVID-19 began and Zoom calls became a regular feature of our lives, we've become even more fascinated by other people's bookshelves.
A reader on saying goodbye not only to the books she can't bring on the next phase of her journey, but to her roomie, her sister.
A plan was made, then 2020 happened! One reader checks in on this year's reading goal progress.
One reader shares thoughts on making time for the joy of rereading old favorites—and the guilt of passing over unread books.
Hey. It's me, your coffee table. I didn't want to bring this up, but... can we talk?
A reader on the positive experience of participating in her first book club, and the importance of that virtual, bookish connection.
A reader examines the joy of stumbling upon reads, and expresses conflicting feelings about a year of buzzy books read by recommendation.
If you've ever stopped browsing your B&N to wonder about life as a bookseller, here's a firsthand account of working at a Barnes & Noble.
A reader on the birth of a bookish tradition: buying books as souvenirs memorializing meaningful trips and experiences.
In a city with almost 400 Little Free Libraries, are they actually worth visiting? I documented every LFL in my neighborhood to find out.
How reading The Little Prince as an adult helped one reader find wonder and escapism in a tumultuous year.
We build TBRs, set reading goals, say we'll sit in a curated space to read all day: all a part of our reading daydream.
In a year of lows, we're shining a light on the highs: Rioters the bookish achievement they're most proud of in 2020.
My Goodreads TBR is my personal biography. It’s tracked my interests and life events for as many years as I’ve had an account.