Who Can Be Redeemed?

The U.S. favors stories with a redemtion arc, but who can be redeemed? Is just anyone allowed to redeem themselves, or is there more to it?

On Not Understanding Christian Allegories in Literature

A reader examines the prevalence of Christian allegory in literature, and the experience of not understanding it.

An Updated Required Reading List

The N-Word: Confronting Racial Slurs In Literature

Just because it's in the book doesn't mean we should feel free to say it. A reader on how to approach the N-word and racial slurs in literature.

When You Hate the Classics, But You’re an English Teacher

Why one English teacher hates the classics -- and why that's not a bad thing.

15 Literature-Themed Adult Coloring Books

50 Webcomics You Have to Check Out Now

Satire, Autobiography, and More Books on Writers and Writing

From satire to autobiography, here are 5 recent books that shine a spotlight on some legendary writers and on the writing process.

More of Book Riot’s Favorite First Lines in Literature

We wanted to throw a few more favorite sentences into the mix and give you more of Book Riot's favorite first lines in literature.

Women of Color Who Should Be Added to the Literary Canon

Love Dickens, Hugo, and Stendhal? Read these women of color.