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Riot Recommendation: Books About Reading

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Rebecca Joines Schinsky

Chief of Staff

Rebecca Joines Schinsky is the executive director of product and ecommerce at Riot New Media Group. She co-hosts All the Books! and the Book Riot Podcast. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccaschinsky.

start here cover imageThis installment of Riot Recommendation is sponsored by Book Riot’s own Start Here: Read Your Way Into 25 Amazing Authors. Here’s the book, in a nutshell:

There are so many fantastic authors and great books out there that sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. Start Here solves that problem; it tells you how to read your way into 25 amazing authors from a wide range of genres–from classics to contemporary fiction to comics.

Each chapter presents an author, explains why you might want to try them, and lays out a 3- or 4-book reading sequence designed to help you experience fully what they have to offer. It’s a fun, accessible, and informative way to enrich your reading life.

It’s available as an ebook in the usual places: AmazonBarnes and Noble, the iBookstore, and if they’re signed up with Kobo, your local independent bookstore. And it’s just three bucks! (in the US at least.)


Everybody loves a book about books, and we’ve made a big ol’ list of them here already. Few things are more satisfying and validating than reading about another reader’s experiences. Memoirs about reading are rad, but what about when you something more practical, something that will help you figure out WHAT to read or HOW to read? That’s where books about reading come in.

In this Riot Recommendation, we want to know: what are your favorite reading guides, works of literary criticism, and books about how to a better reader?