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The 7 Kinds of Books You Read During a Global Pandemic

Self-isolating during the COVID-19 outbreak? Here are the seven kinds of books keeping you company during this global pandemic.

7 Books About Magic Schools for Every Reader

Though Harry Potter might be one of the most easily recognizable books about magic schools, there are many books that go beyond Hogwarts. Find them here.

What To Do If You CAN’T Read Right Now

Can't read lately as a side effect of COVID-19 stress? Here are some way Book Rioters are embracing stories while they can't read during social-distancing.

Why Reading Pandemic Lit Gives Me Hope

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.

10 Best Bookish Podcasts for Distancing Yourself From the News

When you need some time away from the headlines, check out these literary podcasts for stress relief, with topics ranging from library chat to teen horror.

16 Funny Short Stories and Books to Brighten Your Mood

In the midst of researching news reports and washing your hands, here is a list of 16 funny short stories and books to brighten your mood.

Magical Cities in Literature Day

Take a tour of the magical cities in literature as we explore these strange, frightening, and wonderful places on the page.

Books for When Anxiety Makes it Hard to Concentrate

If you want to read, but are having a tough time focusing on stories, try these breezy, quick reads to break out of that anxiety-induced slump.

Stuck at Home? Here are 20 of the Best Books on Hoopla Right Now

If you're stuck at home and bemoaning the absence of libraries from your life, don't fear! Here are some great books available on Hoopla right now.

10 of the Best Audiobook Series

Get ready for hours of listening because we've rounded up some of the very best audiobook series in a variety of genres for readers of all ages.

Get Haunted By The Best Horror Fiction Podcasts

From fictional horror stories to recommendations for your next horror read, it's always a good time to listen to these horror fiction podcasts!

A Look Inside Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Take a look at the well-known literacy program built by a country legend. Explore the history, legacy, and issues of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

5 Self-Help Books That Actually Helped Me

I can’t speak universally, but I do know that the following self-help books have greatly altered my life for the better in specific and long-lasting ways. 

20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies

When the ups and downs of life (or the even more erratic ups and downs of current events) weigh heavily, find escape in these feel-good fantasy books.

Go Global With These (Nearly) 80 YA Books Set Around The World

Travel the seven seas and read almost 80 YA books set around the world.