#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!

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.

QUIZ: Can You Guess These Famous Authors’ Most Read Books?

Take this quiz to find out how well you know famous authors' most read books, including authors like Agatha Christie, Neil Gaiman, and Toni Morrison.

The Scandalous Life of Natalie Clifford Barney

The life and legacy of Natalie Clifford Barney, a drama-prone lesbian known for her many lovers, fantastic parties, and literary salons.

8 of the Most Famous Dragons in Mythology and Books

From the Aztec world to Japan, dive into an exploration of some of the most beloved and famous dragons in mythology and literature.

The Dragon’s Gold: 20 of the Best Award-Winning Fantasy Books

From the World Fantasy Awards to the Goodreads Choice Awards, here are some of the best award-winning fantasy books you can read, including The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin!

Whodunits, Cozies, and More: A Mystery Sub-Genres Primer

From cozies to hardboiled, noir to whodunits, dive into the wide world of mystery subgenres with this primer.

How to Stop Subvocalizing to Read Faster

Want to learn how to read faster? Here are some tips on how to stop subvocalizing to increase your reading speed.