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12 Literary Quotes for Your Holiday Cards

Bookish quotes to include in your holiday cards!

Honest Plot Summaries of 19th-Century Novels

What if we summarized those 19th-century classics a little more...honestly?

Is There a Right Age to Read Certain Books?

Are some books better appreciated in the blush of youth or with the wisdom of age?

The 5 Best Classic Novels to Read in Spring

Five of the best classics to pick up in springtime.

The Definitive Guide to Picking Up Women at a Bookstore

Why hello there. It looks like you’ve Googled “How to Pick Up Women at a Bookstore.” Before we begin, a ...

8 Authors Whose Biggest Successes Came After The Age of 50

When you read lists like “the top 25 writers under 25”, find out that Stephen King published three of his ...

START HERE, Vol. 2 Write-In Giveaway Finalist #1

Alice was chosen as a finalist in the START HERE, Vol. 2 Write-In Giveaway, in which we invited the Book Riot community ...

The ‘Middlemarch’ Tongue Burn: Books That School Ruined

George Eliot’s most famous doorstop Middlemarch is getting a lot of love these days. The Paris Review featured a panorama ...

Books to Re-Read Every Five Years: George Eliot’s Middlemarch

Everyone has a book they re-read every few years because, as they age and change, so does their experience of ...