#Read Harder

Read Harder is Book Riot’s annual reading challenge, where we design 24 tasks to help you read outside your comfort zone and find your next favorite read!

The 25 Best Horror Books of 2023

Get ready to get spooked. Find the best horror books 2023 has to offer that have defined the year in horror.

How Should We Feel About Barnes & Noble Now?

Barnes and Noble is putting on the costume of a local indie bookstore, but their inner mechanics are still all big-box chain corporation.

Reckless Vibing: 12 Disaster Girl Novels to Make You Think You’re Doing Pretty Great, All Things Considered

We love a disaster girl novel, and you will, too.

We Live in a Society: A Brief Introduction to the Social Horror Genre

The social horror genre takes societal issues and exaggerates them, turning them into a major source of horror. Find our picks.

The Most Read YA Books in College and University Classes

The average publication date of YA books most commonly assigned in colleges and universities is 1998.

40 of the Most Anticipated Beach Reads of 2023

Find 40 of the best beach reads 2023 has to offer, including Summer Reading by Jenn McKinley, organized by release date so you know when you'll be able to find them.

Cozy is Key: Why Escapist Reads are More Popular Than Ever

The past three years have been stressful: is it any wonder we're reaching for cozy mysteries, cozy fantasies, and light romances more now?

Quiz: Pick Your Favorite Period Piece Films, Get a Historical Fiction Recommendation

Pick your favorite period piece films and drama in this quiz to get a recommendation for a matching historical novel!

The Backlash Against TikTok Darling Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover books like It Ends With Us are dominating BookTok and the bestseller lists. But they're not without controversy.

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.